Arts and Cultural Heritage
ACHF Arts Access
The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases. The quality, types and number of arts opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access are identified and addressed. Executive Director Sara Buechmann will oversee the project evaluation. She has received training from Dr. Patricia Shifferd in the field of arts evaluation and attended workshops on the subject. The plan is to use volunteers to distribute a survey at the performances, along with programs, and collect them at the end of each performance. The surveys will be tabulated to determine any trends or changes in participation. In addition to surveys, we find valuable information through talking to participants. The open ended nature of the walk up outreach activities means that a survey is not practical. We can talk with participants and ask questions about their experience to determine if goals are being met. We also analyze unsolicited feedback-thank you letters, phone calls, and posts on social media often provide a lot of information about a powerful concert experience. Many people post about their first visit to the Symphony and tag us so that we can see it.
Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We used and tabulated a survey. This information was very useful and identified the needs of our patrons. This will assist us with future programming and how we reach old and new music listeners.
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