ACHF Arts Access
1. Deepen relationships with underserved communities to increase access to our mainstage performances and grow overall attendance by 20%. 2. Design and implement new Minnesota state standards-aligned artist residency models. 3. Enhance organizational sustainability by creating a facilities reserve fund undertaking critical capital maintenance projects and budgeted surplus to address depreciation expenses associated with our new building. Written and oral audience surveys, pre- and post-activity assessment tools, teacher and participant surveys, student journaling and discussion, growth in overall attendance, growth in the number of school and community partnerships each year, demographic distribution of participants, and market research.
1. In FY 2012 SteppingStone Theatre increased class/camp attendance by 11% (including a 15% increase in the summer session alone) and increased filled capacity for general public mainstage performances by 10%. We increased access to programs through a larger scholarship fund, fully or partially subsidizing about 15% of mainstage tickets and 15% of class registrations. SteppingStone also increased access through new Pay What You Can Day performances. 2. SteppingStone Theatre continued to revise its residency models to align with state standards and also created new curriculum. We implemented twenty-one residencies. 3. SteppingStone Theatre began a small reserves fund with reserves and investment policies approved by the board. SteppingStone Theatre also completed a major capital improvement project, raising over $185,000 for the renovation of the front staircase. We measured outcomes by tracking overall attendance, different types of attendance, and the number of school partnerships.
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