ACHF Arts Access
The major goal of this project will be to overcome the barrier for our audiences of inadequate sound quality in outdoor and other non-theater performance venues, and for our organization, the barrier of equipment that is not technologically advanced enough, is a challenge to move, and does not do an adequate job for our needs. We expect that this replacement equipment will result in our audiences having a much richer experience by being able to hear more clearly, that we are able to utilize more digital options enhancing that experience, and that our technicians who run the equipment will find it easier to move and run. We will survey our Shakespeare in the Park and radio show audiences regarding their ability to hear the performances more clearly than in previous years. We will also survey our technicians regarding ease of use and portability, as well as if they felt they had more creative options with the new equipment. We will include comments from any outside group staff that use this equipment during the grant period. We will collect a sampling of feedback from community groups that will use this equipment -- handing out a paper survey at MAFAC's summer park concerts, for example, may not be feasible, but we could manage a random "exit poll" at these open area, non-ticketed events.
Other,local or private
Portable sound system replacement.
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, director, teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Mark Brodin: theatre; Maureen Keimig: theatre; Brett Lehman: music, SMAC Board; Janet Olney: visual art, arts admin, SMAC Board; Erica Volkir: theatre, dance, arts admin, SMAC Board; Mark Wilmes: theatre, music.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471