ACHF Arts Education
Arts learning opportunities are more accessible to Minnesota because barriers to participation have been identified and mitigated.
1. High School Students at FAIR Downtown were able to participate in rigorous art and design classes. These classes were made free and accessible to the students by eliminating the cost barrier (classes were free) and the transportation barrier (buses were provided). 2. We hired an outside evaluation consultant (Vanessa Stephens of FaceValu Learning) to conduct both surveys and focus groups for students who participated in the classes. The focus of her evaluation was to determine the following: effectiveness of the arts programming in meeting students' needs and interests; their ability to participate and if not, what were the barriers; what Minneapolis College of Art and Design and FAIR could be doing to engage more students in the program.