Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
ACHF Arts Access
Our goals for this project are: a. To use art, portraiture, costume design, and video to help people learn about the portrait process, and about a significant historical period and culture, the Viking Age. We will use this fresh and, we think, surprising approach to enliven a museum exhibit and engage people, b. To give the public and students opportunities to observe and interact with the artist as the project progresses, c. To produce for sale a project book, to provide visitors with memories of their museum experience and increase their appreciation of the role of art in learning about history. Grant funds will not be used for this, d. To produce a workbook to be used by area art classes, whose students can visit the museum. We will make the workbook available to the public as well.The A Center for the Arts Executive Director has attended measuring goals workshops across the state over the past 2 years. The best account is that funders are not accepting increase box office and smiles as measurement any longer. The difficulty was the conclusion at the end of the sessions where that consultants were also stymied as to what granting organizations want. Surveys are still acceptable, to some extent, but our audiences have become complacent. At the conclusion of the 2012/13 season Survey Monkey was used to contact the Center Series patrons and our e-mailing list. Over 1400 e-mails were sent, twice, with a response rate of 18. In the Executive Directors opinion the best workshop was conducted in Morris by Lakes Region Arts Council. The ideas were innovative and exciting but not yet acceptable to most granters. A Center for the Arts will, with our next show on the 13/14 season, experiment with those workshop ideas and suggestions from staff. Many low tech” for our patrons. We will include a red and a green piece of paper in every playbill at A Center for the Arts performances. At the end of the evening patrons will be asked to place one of the papers in a receptacle on the way out of the event. Green you enjoyed the show red you didn’t. We will palace a dry erase board in the lobby where patrons will be encouraged to put down one word to sum up the evenings offering resulting in a word bubble. A Center for the Arts will have in the playbill for each show and e-mail out at the end of the season a 5 question survey.
Overwhelmingly positive, we understand not everyone is going to like everything we do. As a matter of fact we hope not. We want to challenge our patrons with new and exciting programming. 1000 characters is far too small a space for the results please see the report.