ACHF Arts Access
1. Increase attendance at the annual American Craft Council Saint Paul Show. 2. Conduct workshops, seminars, and discussions on craft at events that are open to all Minnesotans. 3. Build greater inclusivity through partnerships, outreach to artists of color, and improved access through programming, social media, and the Web. Test methods for collecting feedback from patrons at the 2012 American Craft Council Saint Paul Show. Survey the membership regularly. Conduct a series of listening events around the country.
1. The American Craft Council contacted thirty-eight schools, sixty-six galleries, thirty-three Greater Minnesota arts organizations, and eight regional arts councils to build relationships and distribute 500 tickets to the 2012 American Craft Council Saint Paul Show. The attendees numbered 8,531, consistent with 2011. Four hundred and twenty-five new members joined. Forty-five Minnesota artists were involved in the show. 2. Two listening sessions, with fifty Minnesota artists, informed a new strategic plan. Three hundred fifty people attended free Salon Series events. Craft presentations at the annual show expanded into all-day craft stations with working artists. 3. The American Craft Council partnered with the Minnesota Woodturners Association, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Northern Clay Center, potekglass, and the Textile Center. Engaging artists of color began with outreach to the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent and the Chinese American Association of Minnesota. A redesigned Web site was launched, drawing 91% more Minnesota hits than in 2011. The American Craft Council Library Digital Collections database was launched and promoted, and visits numbered 17,378 in April alone.
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