Cache Valley Center for the Arts serves as an arts incubator, nurturing creative entrepreneurs and serving as a fiscal sponsor for arts startups.
Quantitative Methods in the Arts Service Learning Projects
Caine College of the Arts students studying … identify an artist or arts organization and together identify a problem that will benefit from quantitative analysis. The student applies concepts and skills learned in class to a problem of interest to the student and of use to the client. The project must include access to or collection of data substantial enough to generate a final report with conclusions or recommendations. Twelve projects have been completed to date on subjects such as cost of materials, pricing models, correlation of advertising and ticket sales, time series analysis, social media analytics, and audience demographics. The next class convenes August 2016. If you are interested in working with a student on a project that could benefit from quantitative analysis, contact Wendi Hassan.
Utah State University Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning
The Community Bridge Initiative of the USU Center for Civic Engagement and Learning is a place-based service model that enables students to utilize knowledge obtained in the classroom to tackle real-world problems identified by the community. Students work with community leaders to define meaningful solutions, develop action plans, and implement projects directly relevant to their course curriculum. As a result, students are given greater depth to their course content and come away with the experience of addressing locally relevant issues, building their professional networks and creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable future for us all. To propose a project, contact Wendi Hassan.
The grassroots Quarterly Arts Summit meetings often include a professional development component. Past subjects have included how to use social media, how to ask local businesses for sponsorships and the types of insurance nonprofits may need. We also work with Workforce Services and the Small Business Development Center to connect local arts entrepreneurs with available resources. For information about upcoming meetings or to suggest a topic, contact Robyn Hoth.
Professional Training for Sound Engineers
Cache Valley Center for the Arts, Summerfest Art Faire and Why Sound are collaborating to provide professional experience to beginning sound designers. Participants are working in multiple venues and with different equipment to become proficient in sound reinforcement for indoor and outdoor events for audiences of all sizes. For information about this partnership, contact Cory Castillo.
Arts Incubation/Fiscal Sponsorship
- The Artists’ Gallery, established in 2014, harnesses the efforts of 35 local artists in a co-operative endeavor. They pool their resources and time to stock and staff the beautiful gallery on Main Street where they sell their work. Cache Arts provides bookkeeping, facility and back office support and advises on marketing. Artist applications are currently being accepted (link to Artists’ Gallery page).
- Logan Youth Shakespeare, established in 2009, provides opportunities for youth aged 9-19 to memorize and perform Shakespeare plays. There are no auditions, every student who registers performs. Double and triple casting the shows, and gender and age blind casting ensure that each student has a respectable line load. They have more than 100 full length Shakespeare performances under their belt and have yet to repeat a title. Cache Arts provides bookkeeping, facility and back office support.
- New Horizons Orchestra, established in 2014, gives adults aged 40 and over the opportunity to learn to play a string instrument in an orchestral setting. Participants’ musical backgrounds vary from beginner, to rusty, to experienced. NHO also serves as a teacher training program for Utah State University music education students. Cache Arts provides bookkeeping, facility and back office support.
- The Book and Puppet Program offers creative art projects for students attending Logan City and Cache County schools, featuring puppet making for third graders and book making for fifth graders. Artist Diane Terry spends two days in each classroom and serves approximately 1,400 students each year. Cache Arts provides bookkeeping support.