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. Use staff observations, focus groups, interviews, informal visitor feedback, and responses to questionnaires. Evaluate reviews and local and national coverage as well as sales.
The Clay Center engaged partners across the metro area and beyond, including schools, Veterans in the Arts, local neighborhood groups, and social service organizations. In 2011, we had 12,000 participants, an increase of 1,000 over 2010 participants. We had over 15,000 adults and youth in scheduled educational activities, an increase of 12% over 2010 numbers. Our individual support decreased from $68,695 in 2010 to $66,717 in 2011, which we attribute to the dollars donated for 20th anniversary activities in 2010. The Center expanded its programs to persons aged 55 and above, reaching over 2,400 persons. In addition, we reached youth and young adults from a variety of economic, social, physical, and geographic backgrounds. Our surveys indicated increased levels of engagement and satisfaction with the Northern Clay Center experience. The Center supported 143 Minnesota ceramic artists during the 2012 fiscal year through exhibits, art sales, teaching positions, and grants.
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