ACHF Arts Education
Arts learning opportunities are more accessible to Minnesota because barriers to participation have been identified and mitigated. More Minnesotans are engaged in arts learning opportunities.
We were able to make arts accessible to several underserved populations: homeless individuals and families in transition, children with autism, adults with Multiple Sclerosis, the elderly and immigrant families whose primary language is Spanish. We evaluated our success based on: registration and attendance at workshops and events, group evaluation at the end of each session, and interviews with selected participants. Group evaluations elicited from participants their thoughts on what worked well, what needed improvement, and how well barriers were overcome. We also debriefed each series with staff and leaders from partner organizations, to understand their perspective on access. 2: We surpassed our projection by a great number, due to increased participation at our events, and adding new partners such as Invitation to Belonging, Normandale House (transitional housing) and Young Dance. We also held workshops at several community festivals such as Midtown Phillips, the Greenway and Semana Culture Camp. We utilized pre and post surveys and attendance sheets to track attendance and retention, as well as group evaluations at the end of each session.
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