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Organization DBA ACA
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

ACA's mission is to transform lives and build community through the arts by: providing art education experiences to all, regardless of age or experience; providing studio and performance space for artists working in all media;
collaborating with local non-profit and community groups to promote the arts and building community by creating arts inspired experiences  to bring together diverse audiences.

Mission Statement

ACA's mission is to transform lives and build community through the arts by: providing art education experiences to all, regardless of age or experience; providing studio and performance space for artists working in all media;
collaborating with local non-profit and community groups to promote the arts and building community by creating arts inspired experiences  to bring together diverse audiences.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2011 to Sept 30, 2012
Projected Income $583,500.00
Projected Expense $573,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • ACA Programs Summary

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

ACA's mission is to transform lives and build community through the arts by: providing art education experiences to all, regardless of age or experience; providing studio and performance space for artists working in all media;
collaborating with local non-profit and community groups to promote the arts and building community by creating arts inspired experiences  to bring together diverse audiences.

Background Statement

The Arlington Center for the Arts was established as a community arts center in 1988 by a visionary group of artists, writers, musicians and educators as a place where artists could share their work with the community through educational and outreach programs and also find studio space.

Impact Statement

ACA serves over 10,000 people annually through its programs which include:
- Arts Classes for Adults and Children
- Vacation Arts Programs for children aged 4-17
- Community Arts Events including
    - Images of Arlington
    - Open Studios
    - Shakespeare in the Park
    - School Show Program
- Performances in the ACA Theater

Needs Statement

Capital Improvements:
Theater: $10,000
Classrooms: $5,000
 
Strategic Plan Development
 
 

CEO Statement

Art is within us all and our lives are enriched when art is given the opportunity to be shared and explored.  ACA provides opportunities for everyone to find a  way to explore and share the artist within themselves, and we invite you to join us!

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Somerville, Winchester, Woburn

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Visual Arts
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Performing Arts

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

ACA Programs Summary

ACA offers over 200 programs annually in the visual, literary, and performing arts, serving over 10,000 people throughout Greater Boston. People of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience come to discover an artistic talent, develop a new skill, blossom in a supportive, individualized learning environment and connect with others who share their interests. We offer classes and educational programs ranging from one-night family workshops to 8-week classes. These are kept small so that faculty can support a variety of learning styles through dynamic, responsive teaching methods. As accessibility is important to our mission, we provide many low-cost and free programs, and provide partial scholarships each year. Program content promotes diverse arts media and cultures, from classes in mosaics, bookmaking, and painting, to performances by African drummers, community theater groups and other performing artists. Literary and performing arts events include poetry readings and performances by local and emerging artists as well as nationally recognized talent. We also offer opportunities for visual artists to present their work and for the public to experience contemporary art in welcoming venues through exhibits and lectures. In addition to the Arlington Children's Theater, ACA provides affordable studios for 14 visual artists, musicians, and writers. All of these elements contribute to the ACA's role as an important and dynamic regional resource for the arts.
Budget  $585,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Each year, ACA touches over 10,000 people giving them a positive reinforcement of the value of the arts in our daily lives.
Program Long-Term Success  ACA continues to maintain enrollment in the face of challenging economic times
Program Success Monitored By  Surveys from programs are collected and reviewed at the end of each semester to ensure ACA is providing the best possible arts experiences.
Examples of Program Success  Now in it's fourth year, the "Kids: Images of Arlington" Exhibit gives every fifth grader in Arlington Public Schools a chance to share their "image" of Arlington.  This program is encouraging students to use are to communicate their affection for local places where they live.  Dallin School 5th Grader Abi with her piece, “The Slides.” “I chose to do the slides at Skyline Park,” Abi says, “because they were always my favorite place to go when I was younger. Images of Arlington was an excuse to visit them again for me. The angle I drew it from was how I always looked at it, starting from the bottom and looking up to the top.”

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. John Budzyna
CEO Term Start Nov 2005
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience John Budzyna is entering his seventh year as ED at ACA having previously served as the ED at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport. John has over 14 years of arts management experience and holds a B.A. in Theater/Business and a Masters Degree in Management.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Arlington Vision 2020
- Arts & Recreation Committee
- Sustainable Arlington Committee
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Arlington International Film Festival
Arlington Cultural Council
Arlington Public Art
Arlington Children's Theatre
Arlington Public Schools
Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park
Friends of Robbins Farm Park
Friends of Spy Pond Park

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 21
Number of Contract Staff 20
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Eric Stange
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Board Chair Term Nov 2010 - Oct 2013
Board Co-Chair Dan Cianfarini
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Nov 2010 - Oct 2011

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Betsy Baldwin No Affillation Voting
Carol Band No Affiliation Voting
Gwen Chasan No Affiliation NonVoting
Dan Cianfarini No Affillation Voting
Barbara Costa No Affillation Voting
Patrick Ford No Affiliation Voting
Sandra Miller No Affiliation Voting
Anne Orens Community Volunteer Voting
Adam Pachter No Affiliation Voting
Suzanne Rothschild No Affillation Voting
Eric Stange No Affillation Voting
Betty Stone No Affiliation Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 8
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 20%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Building
  • Executive
  • Finance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2011 to Sept 30, 2012
Projected Income $583,500.00
Projected Expense $573,000.00
Form 990s

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Revenue $577,684 $565,999 $581,616
Total Expenses $578,230 $559,747 $557,354

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $30,919 $31,759 $32,705
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $527,495 $515,757 $32,705
Investment Income, Net of Losses $115 $298 $784
Membership Dues $19,155 $18,185 $20,785
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Program Expense $275,370 $316,527 $308,843
Administration Expense $300,944 $239,845 $243,223
Fundraising Expense $1,916 $3,375 $5,288
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.01 1.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses 48% 57% 55%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 6% 11% 16%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Assets $240,972 $243,226 $241,673
Current Assets $228,873 $221,479 $221,391
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $16,940 $12,227 $16,926
Total Net Assets $224,032 $230,999 $224,747

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 13.51 18.11 13.08

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Despite the current economic climate, ACA has been able to maintain and offer high quality arts opportunities for the greater Arlington community.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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