ACHF Arts Access
AACA will develop and implement evaluation tool(s) to measure relevance and accessibility of performing arts. Report analyzing data from new performance arts evaluation tool(s) completed. 2: AACA will identify and address barriers to participation in arts education to serve more patrons and maximize program impact. Tool for identifying barriers utilized; report outlining barriers with plan to address barriers--and therefore maximize impact--completed.
Austin Area Arts developed and implemented an evaluation tool to measure relevance and accessibility of performing arts. Report analyzing data from initial evaluation tool measuring relevance and accessibility of performing arts is completed. A work plan to improve evaluation is in place. 2: Austin Area Arts identified barriers to participation in arts education. Plans to address barriers are in process. Report identifying barriers is complete.
Other, local or private
The Austin Area Commission for the Arts envisions a vibrant and successful community enriched by diverse arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. We strive to identify, engage, and support the development and advancement of diverse arts, entertainment, and cultural activities that benefit people in Austin and the surrounding area.
Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, 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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund.; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Crystal Brinkman: Executive director, Kulture Klub Collaborative; Brenda Brousseau: Visual artist, app developer and software company owner; Michael Cook: Treasurer, Twin Cities Jazz Festival; retired banker; Sindiswa Georgiades: Project management and fund development professional; Betsy Husting: Retired fundraising consultant to nonprofit and arts organizations; Sonja Jacobsen: Retired office manager, Jacobsen Metal Fabrication; vocal and instrumental music teacher; board member, Mankato Symphony; Cheryl Kessler: Founder and principal evaluator, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; Philip McKenzie: Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts