ACHF Arts Access
1. Increase regional and national visibility of our unique educational mission. 2. Build/nurture our instructor community. 3. Integrate family-focused programming into all special events. Evaluate course enrollments, number of artist participants, and number of family-focused activities.
1. In September 2011, National Public Radio's Mountain Stage Radio Show came to be part of Unplugged X. Unplugged welcomed more participants than ever before, and two of the three nights of music were sold out more than one week in advance. Following Unplugged X, many local businesses applauded our efforts and asked us to consider hosting the expanded event again in 2012 (which we are). The two shows recorded by Mountain Stage have each been broadcast twice across the nation. Ticket sales for 2012 are 30% ahead of last year. 2. Two collaborative projects are now underway: an assistant/apprentice instructor plan for growing our base of skilled artisans, and an instructor retreat weekend to be hosted April 2013. 3. All special events and thematic program weekends have included family and/or youth offerings, and our first-ever family weekend was hosted in October, 2011.
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