Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
Three groups comprise the intended audience. Approximately 500 people will attend the subscription concert, 1,000 will attend the children’s concert, and 150 students will see Keith Bear experience music that bridges two cultures. 70% of audience respondents will have a positive reaction to the concert, 70% of the children will have a positive reaction to the children’s concert, 50% will have learned something new about the orchestra, and 60% will have learned something new about Native American Culture. The Keith Bear residency will expose students to aspects of Native American Culture and will enhance their understanding of his culture and their own culture. 50% of the students will be actively engaged in the activities and 60% will have learned something new about Native American Culture.To evaluate Keith Bear’s residency, photos will be taken to document his work with the students. Volunteers and teachers will observe the student participants in the school settings and report on their engagement with the presentations and material, and teachers will poll students on what they learned about Native American culture that they didn’t know before. To evaluate the subscription concert, audience feedback on post-it notes will provide reactions to the concert, as well as photos and a video and audio recordings. For the children’s concert, teachers will poll the students with three questions, and the teachers will be asked how effective the materials and information provided prior to the concert was for the students.
All areas exceeded the targeted percentages for each area evaluated in the project. 2,186 children either attended the Children’s Concert and/or participated in Keith Bear’s School Residency program. 93% of children who responded had a positive concert experience, 90% responded that they had learned something about an orchestra and 85% responded that they learned new about Native American Culture. From the responses to Keith Bear’s School Residency, 90% responded that they had learned something new about Native American Culture and music, 95% of students participating were actively engaged and 100% of participating teachers had positive reactions to and comments about the School Residency program.
Other, local or private