Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Participant attendees will indicate through oral and artistic feedback that they have gained in skill, knowledge, and awareness by completing the sentences “I learned…” “I tried…” “I saw…” and “I met…”A talkback video booth will be available for anyone interested in providing feedback and responding to the provided prompts “I learned…” “I tried…” “I saw…” and “I met…” Others may opt to illustrate their responses to these prompts on the pages of a ledger book, which will not only serve to show the impact of the festival on the participants, but will also serve as a comment on the community in attendance at this place in time- making art out of what is. Both methods will self-create a work of feedback art to serve as a marker to the successes and challenges of this initial event.
We determined our impact on our community, organization, and the local indigenous artisans to be not only positive, but a point of inspiration to become more involved in the community as a whole. The artisans expressed excitement for more similar opportunities and overall gratitude for the experience and many hopeful wishes for making the Indigenous Arts Fest an annual event. We had more visitors than expected and we met our goals of having a good representation from each of the many facets of our local community. There were youth groups from Outward Bound, participants from all three of the surrounding reservations, tourists and locals representing a wide range of backgrounds. It was noted how this may have been the only place that some of our target populations would ever have a chance to “cross paths” in this area.
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