Community Arts Support Grant
ACHF Arts Access
Recognizing that the arts are essential to the quality of life and health of our community, we promote an environment which offers quality arts education, arts experiences, artist support, collaborations with other arts and cultural organizations, and appropriate facilities for instruction, exhibition and performance. If the Alliance achieves its expectations for each program area, we expect that the community will increasingly subscribe to our programs, our artist base will continue to support the Alliance, classes will become more fully subscribed, and the downtown businesses and partnering organizations will continue to work with us in making the arts an essential quality of the community environment. As a by-product, the quality of our offerings will be highly rated and the amount of volunteerism and financial backing from the community will be at an appropriate level.If outcomes and goals are clearly defined before the event occurs, we have found that measurements of success can best be made by the appropriate program committee in their debriefing meetings. They use various instruments; surveys, feedback during the event, observations, audience size and age, etc. The amounts of qualitative and quantitative measurements vary depending on the nature of the event. The bottom line is probably the best quantitative measurement and the committee is primarily concerned with qualitative measurements during their debriefing meetings. All minutes of committee meetings go to the Board and they review all outcomes, either at monthly meetings if they have questions, or at the end of the year when they set Board goals for the next year.
The Arts Alliance had to vacate its facility within 30 days due to structural weaknesses in the building. This was done successfully, into a new downtown location with enough space to develop a ceramics classroom. The move, however, added a new rent of $1
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