ACHF Arts Access
The Trust creates positive change in our community by presenting live performances, visual arts and other arts experiences in WeDo. Online surveys of theatre goers and pre-/post-event discussions with theatre goers and participants in other arts activities. 2: Students and underserved communities engage in inclusive, meaningful arts experiences that create positive change for themselves and their communities. Stakeholder meetings and surveys identify the impact of engagement and capacity building strategies on participants and their community.
Students and artists in ongoing programs reported increased learning and career enhancement, while theatre goers reported positive changes in affect. Conducted online surveys with theatre goers, and surveys and interviews with program participants. Response types included rating scales to measure the degree to which outcomes were met. We also obtained observations from staff and participants. 2: Students and underserved communities reported a sense of personal growth, willingness to recommend activities and connection with other participants. Conducted surveys (online, intercept) and interviews with program participants. Response types included rating scales to measure the degree to which outcomes were met. We also obtained observations from staff and participants.
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Hennepin Theatre Trust creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses, and organizations in the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District, to create and enjoy cultural experiences.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Patricia Andrews: Executive director, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; Lisa Bergh: Public artist; executive director for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts; Jonathan Carter: Director of IT business relationship management, Harmon, Inc.; former board chair, Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir; Erin Cooper: Operational director, Irish Fair of Minnesota; Don Eitel: Former managing director, Mu Performing Arts; Ann Fee: Executive director, Arts Center of Saint Peter; teaching artist, writer, editor, and instructor; Julie Johnson: Grant writing consultant; former public relations director at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Paula Justich: Program director of arts and cultural management, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; Sarah Lawrence: Co-general artistic director, Lyric Opera of the North; Jonathan Lewis, Executive director, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; percussionist; Gretchen Pick, Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.