Arts Tour Minnesota
ACHF Arts Access
We will have more opportunities to tour our work throughout Minnesota, including touring to communities and regions we haven't previously visited. Evaluation of touring successes includes documenting audience reach at events, and media penetration in interviews, and press clips, and Web analytics of our OboeBass website and Facebook page. Increased visibility can be as important as attendance. 2: More community and nonprofit organizations become involved in presenting touring artists and arts organizations. This is already achieved by reaching out to libraries, church series, and performing arts centers that stretched their programming to include chamber music performed by an OboeBass Duo. Presenter surveys will ask about plans for future chamber music programming.
Prior to this tour, we had never performed in the towns of Lake Crystal, Mapleton, Mankato, New York Mills, St. Peter, or Bigfork. In areas previously visited, such as Ely (2006), and towns served by the Great River Regional Libraries, we played for new audiences, particularly where we reached new students rising through the schools in our outreach activities, or performed programs we had not previously presented. Outcomes were very positive, with respectable audience sizes, good media coverage, and promising contacts for future endeavors. Evaluation Google Analytics for the grant period showed 250 sessions coming from regions reached by our tour, amounting to 22% of our total website activity, comparable to the percentage of our total activities encompassed by this tour. Age demographics were roughly one third each in age ranges 0-24, 25-34, and above 35. 2: Most presenters involved were new to us and had not presented an ensemble of our nature before. Booking us almost by definition stretches their usual programming. We involved arts center coordinators, teachers, librarians, and church concert series organizers in bringing our programs to fruition, including making contacts with area media to publicize the arts activities supported by this grant. We believe weve consistently met or exceeded their expectations, and weve been inspired by the enthusiastic participation and support we find for the arts throughout our travels. Presenters conveyed their evaluations in email responses, sample attached.
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