Community Arts Support Grant
ACHF Arts Access
We have had more success with our art exhibitions and receptions based on immediate feedback at the events. The exhibitions are professionally put together, with ample space between pieces, proper labeling, appropriate lighting, and great placement. The reception ceremonies are community builders and provide insight to the artistic process. Staff and board members are available and approachable. We were given recognition in our online efforts to drive traffic to our website, the Around the Cloud website and social media. We are seen everywhere" when we use social media to emphasize where and when we are. We seem bigger than we are to organizations and individuals outside the St Cloud area. We were given a nod for our use of social media by HBH Consultants (January 2012). Artists are appreciating our persistent sharing of information through the use of our website, e-newsletter and social media.Visual Arts Minnesota has streamlined the survey methods this year, in order to capture the qualitative and quantitative satisfaction of participants in our programs. Efficiency is key in this effort, due to limited staffing resources. We offer opportunities for discussion, conversation or suggestions throughout the year, in hopes to reach new audiences (both new artists and new viewers). Participation levels (numbers of artists or viewers) are consistent, but we have very little room to grow. Yet the artists are "revolving" as they move onto new levels in their career. That's a good thing."
We isolated our most successful and necessary programs, in order to make the most out of our staff time, fund raising efforts and impact on artists and community members. Seeing the demand of our services to other community groups, especially in the summe
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