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Rocky Neck Art Colony Inc.

 6 Wonson Street
 Gloucester, MA 01930
[P] (978) 515-7004
[F] --
www.rockyneckartcolony.org
director@rockyneckartcolony.org
Suzanne Gilbert Lee
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INCORPORATED: 1999
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EIN 04-2795273

LAST UPDATED: 02/09/2017
Organization DBA Rocky Neck Art Colony
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc. is to nurture excellence in the visual arts and to celebrate the artistic culture of Rocky Neck by:

* Encouraging free expression and open mindedness when engaging in creative activity.
* Acknowledging the importance of the traditions upon which the Rocky Neck Art Colony was founded and work to keep them vital in the context of contemporary culture.
* Fostering the economic and cultural vitality of the Rocky Neck community.
* Providing opportunities for educational and professional development in the arts, which might include lectures, workshops, exhibitions, scholarships and residencies.
* Providing space to artists and non-profit organizations for arts and cultural programming.
* Working in partnership with arts institutions, funding agencies, neighbors, businesses and others in the advancement of the Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc. is to nurture excellence in the visual arts and to celebrate the artistic culture of Rocky Neck by:

* Encouraging free expression and open mindedness when engaging in creative activity.
* Acknowledging the importance of the traditions upon which the Rocky Neck Art Colony was founded and work to keep them vital in the context of contemporary culture.
* Fostering the economic and cultural vitality of the Rocky Neck community.
* Providing opportunities for educational and professional development in the arts, which might include lectures, workshops, exhibitions, scholarships and residencies.
* Providing space to artists and non-profit organizations for arts and cultural programming.
* Working in partnership with arts institutions, funding agencies, neighbors, businesses and others in the advancement of the Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Nov 01, 2016 to Oct 31, 2017
Projected Income $132,500.00
Projected Expense $132,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
  • Gallery 53 (formerly Rocky Neck Gallery)
  • Goetemann Artist Residency
  • Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail

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Overview

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc. is to nurture excellence in the visual arts and to celebrate the artistic culture of Rocky Neck by:

* Encouraging free expression and open mindedness when engaging in creative activity.
* Acknowledging the importance of the traditions upon which the Rocky Neck Art Colony was founded and work to keep them vital in the context of contemporary culture.
* Fostering the economic and cultural vitality of the Rocky Neck community.
* Providing opportunities for educational and professional development in the arts, which might include lectures, workshops, exhibitions, scholarships and residencies.
* Providing space to artists and non-profit organizations for arts and cultural programming.
* Working in partnership with arts institutions, funding agencies, neighbors, businesses and others in the advancement of the Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. 

Background Statement

 

The Rocky Neck Art Colony was founded in the mid-19th century and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1973. Thanks to an energetic, committed volunteer staff and supportive community, our programs have flourished.
Embracing a spirit of inclusion, hundreds of artists, from aspiring novices to nationally recognized professionals have benefited from Art Colony programs that support the Cape Ann arts economy by attracting thousands of visitors and program participants each year. With the Cultural Center, the Art Colony programs are reaching a wider demographic as our visual arts focus is expanding to include more diverse cultural and educational offerings. Our programs include:
The Goetemann Artist in Residency: One of the few visual artist live-work residencies in Massachusetts, this one month residency accepts three artists per season selected through an increasingly competitive international process. The residency was expanded in 2015 to include a one-month invitational residence to an emerging Gloucester artist. A Distinguished Artist/Teacher also holds workshops and studio visits. The residency enhances the Art Colony’s national reputation as a geographically desirable place for cultural discourse and artistic production.
Gallery 53 (formerly Rocky Neck Gallery): A coop gallery of 32 artists attracts a growing number of visitors (11,852 in 2016).
The Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail, self and guided tours to 12 locations where renowned American artists of the 19th and 20th century lived and worked.
Art Exhibits have included juried national exhibitions, members' exhibitions, a student exhibit showcasing work from Montserrat College of Art and Endicott College, and the Summer Artist Series.
The Ward Mann Scholarship, awarded to a Gloucester High School student showing promise in the field of visual arts.
The Art Colony E-Newsletter, reaching over 1,000 recipients in Essex County and beyond.
The Rocky Neck 5K entering its fourth year in 2017, hosted close to 300 runners in 2014, 2015 and 2016. RNAC hosted the event in cooperation with Rocky Neck Cultural District partners The Studio Restaurant to enhance the access and visibility of the area.


Impact Statement

1. In 2016 the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) exhibited the work of one hundred and ninety artists in the Cultural Center Gallery, and 5,588 people visited ten exhibits at the Center throughout the year. The Cultural Center hosted 240 music lovers to nine music events, and 325 people to lectures and Rocky Neck Conversations, panel led discussions on a social issue.

2. Thirty-two RNAC members exhibited in the seasonal Gallery 53(formerly the Rocky Neck Gallery) along with seven Summer Artists selected for one-month shows at Gallery 53 where a total of 2,7i7 pieces of members and invitational artists’ work sold. Gallery 53 had a total of 11,852 visitors this passed year. A total of $81,230 in commissions were paid to artists from both galleries.

1. To stabilize the Goetemann Artist Residencey through a move of the rental location for the live/work space which houses the residents in the program while launching a new fellowship residency initiative.  

2. Goals for the coming year include securing underwriting for exhibitions at the Cultural Center Gallery to unburden the costs assumed by participating artists who cover the costs of exhibitions through fees.

3. To match a Cultural Facilities Grant from the MCC to expand our ability to host diverse styles of cultural programming through the purchase of AV equipment and acoustic installations in the Cultural Center gallery. As well as to enhance the lighting for artwork and preformance events and lectures. Cape Ann Community Cinema has approached RNAC to be an offsite location for a film festival if this is achieved through grant funding.

4. To continue to grow membership and the recruitment of volunteers to fill committee roles. 


Needs Statement

1. $12,000 to expand the Goetemann Artist Residency program; and to add a new Fellowship Program which is designed to move art-making out of the studio and into an open-air environment, allowing effortless public access and engagement.

2. Complete a matching funds campaign for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Cultural Facilities Fund grant of $25,000 to improve AV equipment, lighting and carry out an acoustic installation at the Cultural Center gallery to increase the variety of cultural programming and uses of the main room of the building for income generating events.

3. Increase RNAC’s financial capacity for maintaining a six-month operating reserve.

4. Skilled volunteers to support marketing, fundraising, and programming efforts.

5. Building capacity of the Board for governance and financial contribution


CEO Statement

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is geographic, it is an organization, and it is a community with the arts at its core. Located on a beautiful peninsula in Gloucester's working harbor, the Art Colony is a forty year-old 501(c)(3) arts organization with over 200 regional artists, community residents, patrons, and business owners as members. Historically significant, it is one of the oldest continuously operating art colonies in the country where 19th century plein air artists such as Winslow Homer and 20th century progressives such as Stuart Davis and Marsden Hartley lived and worked, attracted to the light and the working waterfront.  Today, supported by an energetic and creative local community, the Art Colony  stewards its rich cultural history through programs such as the Historic Art Trail.  Concurrently, the Art Colony is crafting its identity as a progressive leader in the context of contemporary art on Cape Ann, with initiatives designed to meet the challenges of community cultural economics. The Art Colony has a advantageous and long-standing brand identity that is serving it well as it establishes its expanded role through expanded cultural and educational programming and outreach.
Over the past few years the Art Colony has established itself as a leader for Cape Ann area cultural development through the designation of Gloucester's Rocky Neck Cultural District (one of the first five designations by Mass. Cultural Council); through its newly active partnerships with its cultural neighbors, Glouceter Stage Company, Gloucester Writers Center, and many others; and by example through its internal capacity-building initiatives: board development, fundraising, property acquisition, and strategic planning. The Art Colony is an excellent example of how strong leadership, a vision for excellence, and local and state support can combine to strengthen the ability of an arts-based community to thrive in our challenging economic times.

Board Chair Statement

When I became President of the Rocky Neck Art Colony in 2009, I recognized that its strengths - an extraordinary artistic heritage, a forty-year old organization, a widely known artist community and stunning geography - could create and sustain an exciting and dynamic platform for improved cultural offerings that would benefit Rocky Neck artists and the broader community. Yet the Art Colony had struggled with the question of what it was, who it was, and where it was in the context of contemporary culture. Due to prohibitive property values, the Art Colony had always maintained its programs in at-will rented facilities so its ability to develop those programs under a solid brand and for broader impact was limited. As of its 2009 long-range planning process the Art Colony determined that it would serve a broader community, and aimed to:

Improve the local economy to make it possible for more artists to work and live in the area;

Continue to maintain a space for a gallery and an artist residency program;

Strengthen partnerships with the City of Gloucester, the Commonwealth, and Cape Ann's cultural organizations;

Expand opportunities for arts education and cultural appreciation for children and adults; and

Find a permanent home to allow for expanded, year-round programming.

Our strategic planning process began, and, within a short time, two opportunities were presented: the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Cultural District initiative, and the chance to purchase and develop a building to serve as our organizational headquarters and the administrative base of the Cultural District, to function as a visitors' Welcome Center, and to provide a space for community-building through arts and cultural programming. We realized that our all-volunteer organization had to build internal capacity to handle the challenges presented by the Cultural District initiative and building ownership. Toward that end, much work has taken place over the past six years to strengthen our Board and management team, and in our fundraising, marketing, and financial structures.

The phenomenal success of the Cultural Center project since programming began in May 2012 reflects our hard work, and the public's response has been overwhelming. Since May, 2012 dozens of extremely well-attended art exhibits have taken place at the Center, resulting in gross sales of over $40,000 annually. Total art sales at Rocky Neck Art Colony venues exceed $100,000 per year, with 75% directly supporting artists. Diverse lectures, classes, and workshops have served hundred of artists and community members. There is now a year-round facility that is welcoming, thriving, and strongly supported by the community in an otherwise purely seasonal community. In 2014 the Art Colony’s fundraising efforts retired the Cultural Center’s mortgage and we now have a full-time Executive Director, part-time bookkeeper, and custodian.

In addition to the activities of the Cultural Center, the Art Colony manages Gallery 53 - a cooperatively run seasonal gallery on Rocky Neck overseen by 30 artists per year. We also offer the highly competitive Goetemann Artist Residency on Rocky Neck, now in its 11th year, providing one month of free live-work space to four artists annually. Finally, as a designated MCC Cultural District, we partner with our for-profit and non-profit neighbor to produce the annual community-building Rocky Neck 5K and other programs of community interest.

As President of the Rocky Neck Art Colony I am pleased and proud to say that the organization is fully committed to strengthening this cultural gem of Gloucester well into the future. As we continue to build programming and infrastructure, we will continually evaluate our efforts to assure continued alignment of our programming with our mission and with the changing needs of the community that supports us. Our main challenge over the next few years will be to grow our budget so that it can support additional staff positions, and increase our programming offering and community outreach. The organization is well on its way toward those goals, and our members realize that our growth will be carried out incrementally, and with fiscal prudence. With our organizational infrastructure in place, and having a permanent physical location from which to continue our extremely successful programming, the Art Colony is in an excellent position to fulfill our mission with a strong backbone for years to come.


Geographic Area Served

NORTHEAST REGION, MA
The Rocky Neck Art Colony serves the residents, artists, and businesses of Gloucester and Cape Ann, and visitors from north of Boston and the northeast U.S.  Members in RNAC are primarily from the 019 zip code areas.  Many international visitors are welcomed annually, mostly during the summer season. 

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts & Culture
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community & Neighbourhood Development
  3. Education - Alliances & Advocacy

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

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Programs

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

 A year-round facility for our expanding program agenda and outreach, the Cultural Center has been under development by the Art Colony since August 2011; programming commenced in May 2012. The Center’s main hall supports easily convertible space and serves as a fully equipped gallery (with seamless wall, lighting, and hanging systems), a small concert and lecture hall, and a function room for business seminars. The lower level serves as a studio for art classes and as  additional gallery space.  Since programming at the Center began, thousands of visitors have attended events, including hundreds during the previously inactive winter season. Community support is unequivocally positive; the Center has allowed the Art Colony to develop strong partnerships with its cultural neighbors including the Gloucester Writers Center, Gloucester Marine Railways, Gloucester Stage Company and others.
Budget  25,000
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Presenting
Population Served Adults Families K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Year-round sales of art at the Center will increase the Art Colony's revenues by 25%.  Lectures, workshops, and other cultural presentations will take place at least four times per month in 2013.  Partnerships and collaborations that take place at the Center will be documented and leveraged for future initiatives.
Program Long-Term Success  Ownership of the Cultural Center will strengthen the Art Colony’s leadership in the area’s cultural and visitor economy, preserve a historically significant building, and provide a year-round facility for an expanding program agenda. The Center will extend the business season of Rocky Neck, encouraging other area businesses to provide year-round services. The Center will be highlighted on promotional materials provided to Gloucester's burgeoning cruise ship industry, and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and  the Massachusetts Office of Tourism and Travel will promote the Center as the first stop for the Rocky Neck Cultural District.The project already meets a growing need on Cape Ann for arts production, sales and programming, and aligns with the Art Colony's mission to foster the community's economic and cultural vitality by leveraging the growth of our neighbors including the Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester Writers Center, Gloucester Marine Railways, Ocean Alliance, local restaurants, and many artists and other businesses in the entire East Gloucester area.
Program Success Monitored By  We will utilize marketing metrics, website data, and surveys to measure the Center's success over time.  We track visitor daily attendance and for all events, and we will develop an evaluation form for Center programs.
Examples of Program Success  Thousands of visitors have attended Cultural Center events since programming began in May 2012, including hundreds during the otherwise dormant winter season.  Revenues from art sales and other initiatives have demonstrated early financial sustainability of the Cultural Center. 

Gallery 53 (formerly Rocky Neck Gallery)

Gallery 53 (formerly the Rocky Neck Gallery) is a cooperative seasonal gallery of thirty to forty artists managed by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.  Located in a rented building in the heart of Rocky Neck, the gallery welcomed close to 12,000 in 2016. Gallery 53 is a juried gallery that is a division of the Rocky Neck Art Colony Galleries, Inc, a for-profit corporation, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation located in Gloucester, MA.  The gallery’s mission and purpose is to facilitate the creation and sale of contemporary art for the enjoyment and education of an expanding international audience and to provide Art Colony artist members with an opportunity to show and sell their work. The Summer Artist Series at the gallery provides a mini-residency opportunity for a solo show and artist talk, serving the Art Colony's mission to provide education of appreciation for the arts.
Budget  $75,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served General/Unspecified Families International
Program Short-Term Success  The Rocky Neck Gallery has made many improvements to its organizational structure over the past few years, resulting in marked improvements to the gallery's physical space and management and, consequently, to a heightened customer experience.  In the next season (May to October 2013) a 10% increase in gallery sales and visitor attendance is expected as evidence of the Art Colony's continued contribution to the local cultural economy.
Program Long-Term Success  The Rocky Neck Gallery will continue to support the livelihoods of dozens of artists through its art sales.  Its Summer Artist Series will contribute to the Art Colony's expansion of its artist in residence offerings which serve its mission to provide education of and appreciation for the arts. The Art Colony will continue to establish a strengthening collaboration with the new owner of the gallery building, supporting the partnership objectives of the newly formed Rocky Neck Cultural District.
Program Success Monitored By  The gallery keeps records of visitor attendance and art sales.
Examples of Program Success  Visitor attendance and art sales are the primary metrics of this program.  Other examples of the program's success include the high morale and lack of attrition among gallery members. Most members stay on from year to year, all members participate in committee work and gallery-sitting duties, and the gallery's reputation for quality of management and offerings has grown substantially over the past five years.

Goetemann Artist Residency

One of the few visual artist live-work residencies in Massachusetts, this one month residency accepts three artists per season selected through an increasingly competitive international process in which our 2012 applications doubled. A Distinguished Artist/Teacher also holds workshops and studio visits. The residency enhances the Art Colony’s national reputation as a geographically desirable place for cultural discourse and artistic production. In 2015 the program expanded to include a fourth invitational emerging Gloucester artist to a one-month residency, and 2017 the program will expand further to include a fellowship for a no cost live/work space while they install an open-air, site-specific artwork outside of the traditional studio space.
Budget  $8,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists-in-Residence
Population Served Adults College Aged (18-26 years) General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Having improved our residency marketing strategies, we expect to receive a record number of qualified applicants from an international pool this season.  We further expect that our attendance record will continue to improve, and, with additional attendees, a much greater appreciation of contemporary art practice, process, and theory from a national and international perspective.
Program Long-Term Success  The Goetemann Residency will continue to expand the contemporary arts programming of the Art Colony, enhancing the organization's reputation as a place of relevant cultural discourse.  Now comprised of just three month-long residencies and a week-long distinguished artist residency, the Art Colony will support the program's growth over time to enable concurrent residencies, additional work space, and targeted community involvement. 
Program Success Monitored By  We have begun an exit survey and long-term follow-up survey of resident artists.  We will track how the residency impacted the artists' professional lives, what opportunities arose as a result of the experience, and what economically measurable outcomes occurred (i.e. art sales, commissions). Surveys conducted of Art Colony members to date have documented broad support for the program.
Examples of Program Success 
In 2012 attendance for the program's resident artist talks increased nearly 100% from previous years.  This was due, in part, to the increased visibility of the Art Colony through its 2012 Cultural District designation and the development of its Cultural Center where some of the talks took place. Community support for the program is extremely strong, as evidenced by attendance records, local media coverage, and visitors to the residency studio.  The artists in residence are uniformly positive in their assessment of the residency; many return to Rocky Neck and many maintain close relationships formed during their time in residence.
 

Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail

The Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail maps twelve sites of art historic significance in one of America’s most visually arresting locales. Rocky Neck is a granite promontory with tide flats and wharf buildings directly on Gloucester Harbor.  With its scenic views and humble waterfront buildings, this spit of land has since the early 19th century beckoned a steady stream of painters, sculptors and writers to its picturesque shores. From 1850 to 1950 the area attracted a number of the most important realist painters in the annals of American art. Visiting the sites where they worked, lived and became inspired, visitors can walk in the footsteps of Winslow Homer, Fitz Henry Lane, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper and a host of other pioneering American artists. By identifying where historical artistic events took place and to see them in present context, visitors can make the most of their visit to one of the special places in the history of American art. http://www.rockyneckarttrail.org/
Budget  $600.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served General/Unspecified Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success  The Art Colony anticipates an increase in the number of guided Art Trail tours over the next two years, from 4-5 annually to 10-12, and an increase in qualified Art Trail guides from 1 to 5.  Increase in attendance of 25% is expected in 2013.
Program Long-Term Success  The Art Trail program and its accompanying book by Judith Curtis, Rocky Neck Art Colony 1850-1950 form the cornerstone to the Art Colony's art historic stewardship role.  With the Cultural Center now as the Art Colony's base of operations, the Art Trail can be promoted and enhanced with a year-round interactive art historic exhibit at the Center.  The current Art Trail's twelve sites may be expanded over time to include the many dozens of sites throughout East Gloucester where artists, writers, and actors have lived and worked.  Over time, expansion and promotion of this program will help the Art Colony realize its goal of contributing to Gloucester's cultural economic well-being.
Program Success Monitored By  Participant surveys, data generated by Essex County Trails and Sails initiative (in which the Art Trail has participated over the past four years), and attendance statistics are the immediate metrics that will measure the program's success.
Examples of Program Success  mmm

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Suzanne Gilbert Lee
CEO Term Start Sept 2015
CEO Email director@rockyneckartcolony.org
CEO Experience

Suzanne Gilbert Lee, a native of Gloucester, comes to the art colony with an eight year history of arts administration, most recently as festivals coordinator for Historic New England headquartered in Boston. As former gallery director at North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, Gilbert Lee is well suited to handle the growing management needs of the expanding Rocky Neck Art Colony. 

Gilbert Lee is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a BA in journalism and a graduate certificate in theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

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Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
MCC Cultural District designation Mass. Cultural Council 2012

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

City of Gloucester - partners in Gloucester's Rocky Neck Cultural Distric; Gloucester Stage Company - partners in Gloucester's Rocky Neck Cultural District; Gloucester Writers Center - partners in Gloucester's Rocky Neck Cultural District; Gloucester Marine Railways, Cape Ann Forum, Schooner Adventure - programming partners at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck; Ocean Alliance - partners in Gloucester's Rocky Neck Cultural District; North Shore Arts Association - partners in Gloucester's Rocky Neck Cultural District; Endicott College - partners in internship program and exhibitor at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck; Montserrat College of Art - partners in internship program and exhibitor at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck; MassAudobon, partnered on a themed exhibit and events in 2016 as a joint fundraising project; Backyard Growers, a Gloucester non-pofit that creates gardens for families, in schools and communitiy properties, partnered for a themed exhibit and events for Feb-Mar 2017. 

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 40
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 41
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No Semi-Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Martha Kurz
Board Chair Company Affiliation Martha Kurz Consulting
Board Chair Term Nov 2016 - Oct 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Nov - Nov

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Kathleen Gerdon Archer White Bird Gallery Voting
Ms. Amy Bell Ross Retired Voting
Ms. Kristie Bernard Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Patricia Conant Retired Exofficio
Mr. Michael DiLascio Interset Voting
Ms. Ramona Faherty Rocky Neck Accommodations Exofficio
Mr. Karl Frank Mission Systems TASC Inc. Voting
Mr. Mark Glovsky Glovsky & Glovsky, LLC Voting
Ms. Martha Kurz Martha Kurz Consulting, LLC Voting
Ms. Mary Ann McCormick Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Ann McKay J. Michael Faherty Law Offices Exofficio
Ms. Ruth Mordecai Community Artist Volunteer Voting
Mr. John Mullen Retired Voting
Ms. Karen R. Ristuben International Music Network Exofficio
Ms. Judy Robinson-Cox Robinson-Cox Photo and Design Studio Voting
Ms. Martha Swanson Retired 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: 16
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 12
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 80%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Building
  • By-laws
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Nov 01, 2016 to Oct 31, 2017
Projected Income $132,500.00
Projected Expense $132,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $199,159 $195,629 $321,515
Total Expenses $173,562 $137,768 $98,759

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $53,827 $69,173 $130,415
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    Unspecified $53,827 $69,173 $130,415
Individual Contributions $55,742 $33,911 $109,275
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $45,613 $53,430 $49,151
Investment Income, Net of Losses $137 $71 $844
Membership Dues $18,750 $20,880 $16,695
Special Events $25,090 $18,164 $15,135
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Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $99,240 $78,697 $58,850
Administration Expense $44,208 $41,504 $30,826
Fundraising Expense $30,114 $17,567 $9,083
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.15 1.42 3.26
Program Expense/Total Expenses 57% 57% 60%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 22% 14% 4%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $791,733 $765,177 $706,693
Current Assets $109,355 $61,691 $62,590
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $1,488 $528 $1,407
Total Net Assets $790,245 $764,649 $705,286

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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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? 3.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose The purpose of our Capital Campaign is to purchase and renovate the former church building at 6 Wonson St. Gloucester to house the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, and
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates May - Dec
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 73.49 116.84 44.48

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. 
 

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Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

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2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

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3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

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4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

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