Arts Activities Support
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The primary artistic goal for the Minnesota Music Summit is to facilitate a dynamic intersection for emerging musicians from across the state, established musicians from the Twin Cities and audiences hungry to hear new Minnesota Music. We will accomplish this goal by presenting concerts, artist workshops, a national keynote speaker, networking opportunities and one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry professionals as part of a 3-day free festival. With the addition of a high-profile national keynote speaker, the presentation of the Minnesota Music Supporter Award, we hope to boost attendance from about 600 people last year to more than 800 this year. Last year everyone who responded to our survey, said they thought the workshops were of good or high quality. We hope to have similarly great feedback on this year's programs.The Minnesota Music Summit was conceived and designed as a result of our first Caravan du Nord, in response to evaluation, feedback and successes of that endeavor. As we enter our fourth year of the Minnesota Music Summit, we continue to build on the program based on artist and participant feedback. The Minnesota Music Coalition will continue to evaluate the success of this project both qualitatively and quantitatively. To track attendance, we will do both a head count and an email sign-in at the networking events and workshops. The Amsterdam staff track total number of concert attendees that come through the door. We will provide written surveys to participating artists after the Summit is over, a method that has worked well in the past. We will also measure the quality of the event through comments on our social media as well as through informal conversations and post-event meetings with Minnesota Music Coalition staff, Board and partnering organizations.
As we had hoped, this year's Minnesota Music Summit drew over 800 people who came from all over Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. And, as we post more videos from the event, we'll be able to reach many more artists, fans and industry professionals. 100% of survey respondents said that they had an excellent experience and that they were very likely to recommend the event to other artists.
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