ACHF Arts Access
New relationships created in cities to the north will result in new concert venues and new audiences in 2016 and beyond. During and after the project, Sounds of Hope will conduct discussions with local groups and individuals hosting or facilitating the arts activities to determine successes and to begin planning future projects. 2: 1,500 general public audiences, 300+ seniors, and 100 underserved youth will attend concerts and workshops. Trained staff members will count audiences and workshop attendees and conduct random surveys, while other staff will interview community contacts, with the organization maintaining and using resulting records in future planning.
Strong new relationships in Long Prairie, Melrose, Brainerd, and Glenwood. Promising ones in Crosslake, Biwabik, Little Falls, and Sauk Centre. We measured audience satisfaction through written and oral surveys and through post-concert discussions with sponsors. Also, we contacted local sponsors post-project to gauge interest in return visits, new community resources available, and likely programming. During evaluations, conversations quickly turned from the past project to future projects. We have started a database of likely contacts, partners, and programs, with the database to continue growing in future years. 2: Audience counts with help from partners indicate total audiences of 1,625, including 600 seniors and roughly 150 underserved youth in workshops. Trained staff performed audience counts at all venues. Local school partners provided demographic information on youth in workshops. Staff at senior care facilities provided information about residents to staff. The program director conducted follow-up to gauge and explore new approaches to engage more youth of color, rural residents, and youth in general. Detailed notes of partner feedback was kept by the program director and/or was committed to emails.
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