Arts Needs Survey

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and encouraging the development of the arts in the eighteen counties of southwestern Minnesota by serving as a source of funds and technical services which enable local organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to sponsor and/or create and promote the arts in their communities.

 

Please answer the following questions to help us determine how well we are meeting your needs and the needs of your community, as we plan our programs and services for the next two years. 

 
1.

How aware are you of SMAC's grant programs, which include:

        Art Projects & Art Legacy Projects

        Art Legacy Project Planning  

        Arts Organization Development

        Arts Organization Start-Up

        Equipment & Facilities Improvement (+ Legacy level)

        Operating Support

        Cultural Bank 

        Individual Artist - Development

        Individual Artist - Established Career (+ Legacy level)

        Art Study Opportunity for Youth

        Arts in the Schools 

Very
Somewhat
Not at all
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2.

Have you applied for a SMAC grant?  If yes, list the grant program(s) applied for below. 

Yes
No
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3.

If you have applied for a SMAC grant, was your application funded? 

Yes
No
4.
If you have applied for a SMAC grant, please rate the quality of SMAC grant services.
Poor  Average  Excellent       
      
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5.

If you have not applied for a SMAC grant, why not?  

Not eligible
Not needed
Didn't know about
Too hard
No time
Other  
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6.

How aware are you of SMAC's other services and events, which include:

        Grantwriting workshops
        Technical assistance
        Financial and other educational workshops
        Artist Retreat
        Newsletter, "Voices"
        Art Gallery (featuring grantee artists)
        SMAC Annual Celebration
        Area arts event calendar

Very
Somewhat
Not at all
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7.

Rate the quality of any of the following SMAC services that you have experienced. 

 Poor  Average  Excellent 
Workshops/events for artists
Workshops/events for organizations
Art gallery
Communications: newsletter, emails, website, etc.
Area arts event calendar
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8.

How would you rate the arts activities in your community? 

 Poor  Average  Excellent 
Number of arts activities available
Variety of arts activities available
Quality of arts activities available
Number of participants in arts activities
Arts activities in the schools
Opportunities for artists
Community support and/or recognition for local artists or arts activities
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9.

What are your arts needs and/or what do you perceive to be the arts needs of your community? 

 

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10.

How can SMAC help you and/or your community? 

 

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11.

Check all that can describe you. 

Artist
Teacher
Director or board member of an arts organization
Active participant in an arts organization
Arts advocate
Audience member
Other  
12.

What is your age group? 

Under 20
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+
13.

What county do you live in? 

Big Stone
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Other