ACHF Arts Education
We will engage at least one hundred new creative writing students, the majority of them under-represented people of color, through the project. Track attendance and collect demographics at each educational session; compare sign-in sheet data from each session against current participant information in database to determine new constituents. 2: The project’s accessible format will draw a majority of new participants in Loft education programming and fledgling fiction/memoir writers. Survey participants about prior engagement with the Loft and/or other creative writing education or practice; compare participants with constituents already in database.
We engaged 216 participants in the classes, and more as audiences. All but a few participants were people of color. The program assistant counted 166 registrants (those who volunteered to register; it was not required), total participation, participation per session, and participation in independent groups. We surveyed all participants twice during the grant period, gathering demographics as well as comments. Lastly, we also counted 112 members registered online to the project's Facebook group. 2: Of those who responded in surveys, more than half were new to the Loft. Many of the returning students had not attended in a number of years. We surveyed project participants, asking whether they had previously participated in any Loft programs or activities, as well as collecting voluntary participant demographics and participant comments.
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