Arts Tour Minnesota
ACHF Arts Access
More community and nonprofit organizations become involved in presenting touring artists and arts organizations. We used box office reports, online surveys, and paper surveys to evaluate our goals.
We performed for 145 audience members split over two nights in October. These numbers were lower than our goal, but our goal was incredibly ambitious, and these numbers are much higher than our average audience. Enrollment for the workshops was so strong that we added two extra sessions so everyone who wanted to could participate. Sixty-three students took part, participating in one to four workshops. We provided scholarships of $40-$160 for nineteen students. All those who requested a scholarship received one, in the full amount they requested. We presented a free talk about improvisational theater to the public in a Q and A format, with twenty-three people attending. This is the second Q and A we have ever held, and we learned that having this program at the theater is not as successful as we would like. In the future, we will arrange to have our special guests speak at a community center or school. Eighty-four audience members completed a paper survey at the event. Eight percent rated it “good,” and 92% rated it “exceptional” or “great.” Twenty-four audience members answered the extra survey online, more than double our expectation. We received very positive assessments of the ease of parking and the ticket purchasing system. And 87% said the Bassprov performance increased their understanding of improvisation as an art form, and 58% said this performance of Bassprov encouraged them to study improvisation.
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