ACHF Arts Access
1. The arts are interwoven into every facet of community life. 2. Minnesotans believe the arts are vital to who we are. 3. People of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities participate in the arts. 4. The arts thrive in Minnesota. Measurements include: reach (demographics and number of tickets); engagement (community programs and special promotions); revenue (earned and contributed); and total economic impact (partnerships).
Hennepin Theatre Trust launched its SpotLight Advisory Board with fifty-six student liaisons and an alumni network. Grew SpotLight from forty-seven to fifty-six schools. Distance learning grew from ten to thirteen schools. SpotLight teacher/parents trained to effectively advocate for the arts. Updated communications tools to expand brand recognition and target affinity groups. Developed pre- and post-show e-mail and social media options for feedback. Outreach to diverse audiences through programming and media connections to African American, Latino and GLBT media. Distributed 9,000 access tickets. Explored with the Guthrie and the Ordway a plan for regional cost-sharing of open captioning. Partnered with the Walker and ArtSpace to involve the public in cultural corridor planning through eight documented Talk-it Hennepin workshops. Opened New Century Theatre; partnered with Theatre Latte Da and Cantus to develop their audiences. Conducted board training on philanthropic and outreach expectations and added two development positions.
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