Community Arts Support
ACHF Arts Access
Grant support allows us to book Main Series concerts (which are costlier to mount than the At the Door events) with less worry about taking losses that would put us in the red at the end of the season. This is the cushion that lets us put on national touring artists whose asking prices routinely now run $2000-4000. We would be happy to fill the concert-season calendar with a mix of At The Door (regularly on Fridays) and Main Series (other open nights) events. Quantitative measures: Track attendance (which amounts to ticket sales) for both At the Door and Main Series events. Track number of Main Series events. Qualitative measures: It's hard to characterize the quality or prestige or high-profile nature of a performer, but Main Series concerts imply at least artists who are more expensive to attract, and we would hope to offer more of these, schedules and available venues permitting.
We mounted 36 events (13 Main Series and 23 At the Door) between September '14 and May '15. We managed to book a dozen national touring acts for the Main Series and remained in the black for all but two of them. (The two that lost money cost us less than $100 total against guarantees.) The At the Door concerts delivered all income (less the pay for the sound tech) to the artists, as intended. Evaluation method is primitive: count events, attendance and income.
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