Arts Legacy Grant
ACHF Arts Education
Real or perceived barriers to arts participation/access are addressed through Camp Art bringing a high quality art experience to 70 students in our rural area in the summer. Evaluation will occur through an audience and participant questionnaire, personal observation of activities, attendance numbers, and interviews.
95% of the children that are enrolled in Camp Art have never attended an art class taught by an artist outside of this activity. It is too time consuming and expensive for most families to drive kids to the closest art camp which runs for 5 days in Grand Forks. For many campers this is also their only exposure to the art forms that are taught during Camp Art. The camper each filled out a questionnaire rating Camp Art. Each family that attends the Art show fills out a questionnaire asking questions about scheduling, cost, and success of their child's experience at Camp Art. Every year that we have held Camp Art, I re-evaluate if running the camp is worth the amount of time that is spent getting it ready for the kids on the first day and running it. Every year I come back to the same conclusion. There is no way that I can not do this for the kids of the area! It is so much fun to see their questionnaires come back to me full of exclamation points! Both parents and kids will tell me that Camp Art is often the highlight of the summer. Every summer kids are exposed to more art, more ideas, more interesting people with interesting view point and every summer they surprise me when their love of art grows deeper still. How do you measure that? In hugs? In thank yous? In tears from parents when they see their child succeed or become a leader? In artists praise of a community that values its kids and kids who value art? The website designer/ graphic designer/photographer that works for Camp Art recorded the number of visits the site received. There were 812 page views by 118 different individuals. An amazing amount of exposure for the program on so many fronts! Here is web site address: http://campart2015.weebly.com
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