Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

  • Orlando, FL
  • http://www.drphillipscenter.org/

Mission Statement

To be an inspirational, creative place where people love to be and where people love to work.

Main Programs

  1. Performing Arts and Arts Education
  2. Arts Education

ruling year

2005

chief executive for fy 2004

Ms. Katherine Ramsberger

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Keywords

Dr. Phillips Center Performing Arts, Dr. Phillips Center, art center, ballet, theater, performing arts, opera, symphony, plaza, placemaking, visual arts, drama, Broadway, arts, education, arts education

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EIN

20-0695917

Also Known As

Orlando Performing Arts Center Corporation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

In the first year of programming (an abbreviated 8 month season), the Dr. Phillips Center hosted 287 performances which served approximately 300,000 attendees. We also provided 40,000 students with the opportunity to see performances, including every 8th grader in Central Florida, through subsidized opportunities made available through grant funds. Over 900 students attended camps and classes at our School of the Arts with more than 290 of those students having special needs or being at risk youth. The Dr. Phillips Center serves two major functions for the community - to bring the best international, national and local artists to the stage and to engage learners in performing arts education; providing a performance space for productions large and small enables our audiences to experience the best of Broadway, dance, rock, comedy, lectures and local artists. Additionally, the Dr. Phillips Center is proud to be part of a national effort to advocate for arts education through STEAM themed curricula and has partnered with the Orlando Science Center in an early childhood initiative to provide integrated performing arts and science programming to preschoolers in at-risk communities. Finally, it is critical that we raise $35,000,000 to complete the construction of our state-of-the-art building. Two major local arts groups, Orlando Ballet and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, are waiting to take up residency upon completion of our building with groundbreaking set for spring of 2016.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Performing Arts and Arts Education

The Dr. Phillips Center creates programming that reflects the community, including a mixture of grassroots, professional and touring arts. Artists representing a broad represenation of music, dance, opera, theater, spoken word, and beyond have a home and a voice here. The new state of art Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts remains committed to creating its reputation as a "World Class" performing arts venue and facility. Through this new facility and a strong focus on educating learners of all ages through our programming, Florida Hospital School of the Arts, lectures, collaborative projects, educational opportunities and residencies, the Dr. Phillips Center aims to expose patrons, community members and learners of all ages, cultural backgrounds and income levels to the arts and arts education.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program 2

Arts Education

Our arts education program enriches the lives of students of all ages. It offers advanced training, performance-based education, professional development and teacher training; partnerships with Central Florida schools, arts groups and after-school programs; and virtual and distance learning.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal is to be "arts for every life" with a focus on the Central Florida region. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is so much more than a place; so much more than a stage. So much more than entertainment. Yes, it's all of that, but it's also a symbol, a catalyst, and an inspiration. Think of it as a place you can go to not only see amazing performers and productions, but also to play and to participate, to learn and dream. The Dr. Phillips Center will be a magnet for the creative spirit, where the diverse talents of the world, Central Florida all come together.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The art center will implement a broad strategy to reach our stated goal. 1 - we will make the arts accessible for everyone who wants to come see a performance 2 - we will take performing artists to people who cannot come to the art center (i.e. individuals in the hospital, at the VA center, juvenile detention centers, and senior centers) 3 - we will bring the arts to the general public through a series of free shows, lectures, and performances 4 - we have programming that engages diversity and every genre; including but not limited to comedy, dance, musicals, lectures, gospel, children/family, ballet, orchestra, rock band, rap/hip hop, and spoken word to name a few. 5 - we will work with community partners and collaborators to make sure that we are enhancing the arts and professional development throughout Central Florida
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We are more than capable of implementing the stated strategies. The art center has the staff and volunteer force to make a lasting community impact. We have community partners like the Central Florida Foundation, Tupperware Brands, JP Morgan Chase, and PNC Bank to name a few; who have supported us from sponsorship opportunities, foundation grants, to guidance and leadership. We have relationships with all seven county school districts; as well as individual teachers and administrators throughout the schools. We have partnerships with the LGBT community, with the local VA in Lake Nona, with homeless advocates, with local restaurants, with senior centers, and with our interfaith community.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We will know if we are making progress by the number of students impacted; the number of elderly we see at the senior centers, the number of local veterans who come to see a show or take a master class, the number of people impacted and exposed to the arts and cultural experiences. We will measure this impact by how many repeat attendees we have, we will be randomly handing out questionnaires asking what people like, number of new Broadway subscribers, number of renewals for different series (i.e. jazz), what they don't like, how they heard of the performance, etc.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In the first year of programming (an abbreviated 8 month season), the Dr. Phillips Center hosted 287 performances which served approximately 300,000 attendees. We also provided 40,000 students with the opportunity to see performances, including every 8th grader in Central Florida, through subsidized opportunities made available through grant funds. Over 12,250 students attended camps and classes through our School of the Arts or attended another event organized by our Arts Education program.

Funding Needs

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has three immediate needs: 1 - Capital campaign. Stage 2 Construction: The art center needs to raise additional funding for Stage 2. The main component of Stage 2 is the construction of the 1,700-seat multi-form Acoustic Theater, which will be the new home for our local resident arts organizations the Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Ballet. Stage 2 also includes large rehearsal rooms, Seneff Arts Plaza, and deferred components from Stage 1. 2 - arts education and programming fundraising. The art center needs to raise funds for art education programming either through grants, private donations, or through sponsors. At our core, we are an art center for education, a place to nurture and develop the arts and an appreciation for them. The purpose of the education programming is to offer the region reasonably priced and/or free access for arts-centered, extended school program that empowers students to grow and maintain their sense of self and make healthy life choices. 3 - Endowment fundraising. The art center has committed to raising $25 million within 5 years of opening. The purpose of the endowment is to ensure the long-term stability and success of the performing arts center.

Affiliations + Memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)

Performing Arts Center Consortium

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DR PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Katherine Ramsberger

BIO

Ramsberger has over twenty years of leadership experience working with corporations, entrepreneurial companies, and philanthropic organizations. In these roles, her responsibility has been to develop and execute complex programs founded in effective corporate alliances, strong financial management, creative problem solving, dynamic brand development, team creation and management, and operational leadership. Her business skills include strategic positioning and implementation of business, communications and marketing plans involving corporate and government organizations.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"Bringing the finest in the performing arts to the people of Central Florida, bringing all our students to the performing arts, and bringing our performing artists together: those goals are paramount to the Dr. Phillips Center. The art center offers a high caliber of performance experiences for Central Florida artists and audiences. Artists will be nourished by working in a state-of-the-art setting that offers bountiful rehearsal and performance spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center has programming that reflects the community, including a mixture of grassroots, professional, and touring arts and entertainment. Artists representing a wide variety of music, dance, opera, theater, spoken word, and beyond have a home and a voice here. In addition, the Dr. Phillips Center makes a meaningful contribution to arts-education programming in Central Florida and helps schools ensure that students are exposed to learning through the arts."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. James H. Pugh Jr.

Chairman; Epoch Properties, Inc.

Term: Sept 2003 - Sept 2017

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