Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage
The goals of this project are to increase knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of arts, history, and local cultures, heritage, and traditions for Beltrami county residents and tourists visiting the exhibit. Audiences will be impacted with a high quality arts experience, an artist’s artistic career will be impacted, and the skills and experience of the Beltrami County Historical Society staff will allow for future and sustainable high quality arts projects to happen at the history center.The primary method of evaluation will be a survey offered to the target audience at the exhibit and online. Visitors will be asked to rate how the exhibit enhanced their understanding and knowledge of local history, arts, and culture as well as measure a meaningful change in their appreciation and awareness of the area and the arts through this exhibit. A guest book will allow for more descriptive entries about the impact the exhibit has had on visitors. Todd and BCHS staff will be interviewed with questions including How much has awareness of your work changed since the exhibit, and for staff specifically, how has this experience will help incorporate arts and cultural heritage activities into future projects.
Beltrami County Historical Society staff gained valuable skills and experience digitizing photographs, learned about important metadata to collect for archival items, and gained experience putting together a photographic exhibit (particularly proper framing and matting techniques). Survey results showed that 85% of visitor respondents reported that their knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of history and culture was “very enhanced” or “extremely enhanced” because of the project. The majority of respondents also reported that they are “very likely” or “extremely likely” to view the History Center as a place to engage in arts and cultural heritage activities in the future.
Other, local or private