Arts Tour Minnesota
ACHF Arts Access
Minnesota professional artists and arts organizations have more opportunities to tour their work throughout the state. Minnesota professional artists and arts organizations tour to communities and regions they haven’t previously visited. More community and nonprofit organizations become involved in presenting touring artists and arts organizations.
1. The Sinfonia did indeed tour to nine Greater Minnesota communities: Canby, Granite Falls, Willmar, Hutchinson, Luverne, Worthington, Jackson and Redwood Falls in the summer and fall of 2012, and Faribault on February 14 of 2013, bringing top quality professionally produced orchestral music to these communities. By playing in new [to the Sinfonia] communities, the orchestra was able to diversify and increase its audiences, and allowed the musicians to tour parts of the state. Anonymous audience survey results (see below), reported that the audiences were stimulated, entertained and educated by the performances. 2. We evaluated the success of our intended outcomes by the written responses from anonymous audience surveys, audience reactions/discussions with the host sponsors (which were reported back to the Sinfonia) and by audience live interaction with the conductor after the performances. Five of the communities were surveyed, and the resulting comments were very good. 2: 1. The technical aspects of the tours were very successful. The venues, lodging transportation and scheduling all went according to plan. The performances by the orchestra and soloists were outstanding. Every concert received standing ovations, and as mentioned above, the responses on the surveys were very complimentary. 2. We evaluated the program outcomes with surveys of the audiences and discussions with community hosts and the library sponsors. The surveys were adaptations of surveys that were developed for the Sinfonia by the public relations firm of Padilla Speer Beardsley.
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