Arts Organization Development and Equipment
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Measurable goals for this grant will include successful grant requests from new sources as well as networking with people from both granting organizations and other arts organizations. We will also have increased publicity and education efforts which could include publications, visits to clubs, organizations and schools, press releases published in newspapers, radio spots, and more community events. Finally, we will be able to measure an increase in students due to new programming and outreach. The accomplishment of these goals will result in increased and more divers programming as well as a larger support network for Milan Village Arts School, thus contributing to the health of our region and local arts community.We will measure success by the number of successful grant proposals and the comparative before and after income of Milan Village Arts School. We will also track the number of publicity pieces. Numbers of students will also reflect the success of this project. Finally, we will include questions in our exit survey about where people learned about Milan Village Arts School to help track the effect of the additional publicity.
The present measurable outcomes included the amount of funds raised for the Basement Project and the work completed by the assistant in the office. Future measurable outcomes will be the number of events and classes that will be held in the new basement. The school should see an expansion of classes, members, students and as well as attendees at the various annual events. The addition of an assistant should lead to a greater awareness of the school outside of its traditional impact area. For example, the school is gaining greater recognition both nationally and globally from both its classes and events. The Spoon Gathering has expanded to 4 events, including the Spoonfest in England and 2 associated spoon gatherings and green wood working events in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The organizers of the new wood working events attribute their success to the original Spoon Gathering at the Milan Village Arts School. The addition of an assistant to the coordinator will be invaluable to the continued expansion and promotion of the school's goals.
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