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PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM INC

aka PAAM   |   Provincetown, MA   |  www.paam.org

Mission

The objects and purposes of this association shall be to promote and cultivate the practice and appreciation of all branches of the fine arts, to assemble in Provincetown and environs a collection of works of art of merit, to hold exhibitions, and by forums, concerts and similar activities to promote education of the public in the arts and social intercourse between artists and laymen. To these ends, it shall operate strictly within its charter as a non-profit, educational, artistic and cultural organization.

Notes from the nonprofit

Provincetown is the oldest continuous art colony in America. What does this mean? Since 1896, artists have traveled to the farthest reaches of Cape Cod, to bask in the light and get carried away by their own creativity and desire to learn. As the only art museum in Provincetown (even on Outer Cape Cod), PAAM is the anchor of that history, and the keeper of its traditions. By collecting works of art by artists who have a Cape Cod connection, PAAM upholds the history of Provincetown as place, and continues to educate students about its historical importance, while providing space for contemporary artists to make their own marks on history. Its unique combination of Museum and Art Association allows PAAM to showcase exhibitions by world-renowned artists, alongside works from our own membership.

Ruling year info

1952

Chief Executive Officer

Christine McCarthy

Main address

460 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657 USA

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EIN

04-2210747

NTEE code info

Art Museums (A51)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Art Reach

Recognized for excellence by Michelle Obama at a White House reception, Art Reach is an after-school program for youth aged fifteen years and up that provides substantive learning in the arts and humanities. A collaborative community response developed by PAAM and several school systems, this program addresses specific needs of young people for three hours on each of three afternoon a week from October through May. Participants work with teaching artists in a variety of media and disciplines, including painting, drawing, printmaking, digital media and creative writing. The program culminates with a public reception for an exhibition of student works in PAAM’s galleries. Art Reach is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

A free program for middle school-aged students that runs four hours on Saturdays over two twelve-week semesters. Instructors include a lead teaching artist and several visiting artists per semester—all of whom are experienced in a primary medium, exhibit professionally, and are represented widely in collections. Participants work in five traditional media—sculpture, painting, drawing, monoprint, and white-line woodblock printing. For the final exhibition in PAAM’s galleries, participants select one piece from among several permanent collection artworks, and respond to it visually and in writing—ultimately hanging it alongside their own creation. Children in this program travel up to 40 miles to participate. The program is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Curating Program engages students, teachers, and school administrators with artworks chosen from the Museum’s permanent collection, to create artworks in response to them, and curate exhibitions of participants' work alongside collection works.

Population(s) Served

Presentations by artists and curators on contemporary artists in conjunction with exhibitions in the museum galleries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PAAM filmART presents movies that are recognized works of art, also inspiring films about art and artists, followed by discussion and guest speakers. Screenings are twice monthly on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Commonwealth Award 2019

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Art Reach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are free or low cost programs offered through PAAM. 2020 numbers reflect Covid-19.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

PAAM will be known as a Best Practice in the museum and cultural field, and will be a proof point for small- to mid-sized organizations and the ability to have a unique and meaningful impact on the profession and touch the lives of visitors in a powerful and distinctive way. vWe will have transformed any perceived liability of scale and location into an asset, leveraging opportunities to make a real difference though a dedicated culture of professionalism, risk-taking, engagement and inclusion.

Success will be indicated by the increase in peer collaborations and contribution to scholarship and museumologiocal best practice; greater requests for and responsiveness to knowledge-sharing; and sustainable increases in visitation and program participation.

Financial:
Be better capitalized; Start each fiscal year with positive cash balance, not including reserves or loans; Reassess each quarter with respective trigger dates/action plan

Adaptive Capacity:
To stay relevant and connected as we move out of the pandemic with hybrid models of programs, exhibitions and classes.; Ensure that the staff and Board are prepared for a recession, another possible outbreak of Covid, etc.

Equity:
To further build equity so we can remain leaders by imparting diversity of art and artists in and around the community.

Other strategic priorities
Planning for possible expansion/capital campaign;
Engage in Climate Change Initiative.


We have the long-term flexibility and reserves to be able to build equipment replacement plans and building endowment into our budgeting process.

PAAM understands what it takes to attract and retain staff on the Cape, and can plan for changes

PAAM’s hybrid flexibility coupled with a robust cybersecurity system allows us to weather any future unforeseen challenges and continue to grow as we move out of the pandemic.

We are purposefully creating a culture we are proud of and activate it every day through our interactions with one another, members, visitors, stakeholders, etc. We continue to examine and reevaluate it annually.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM INC

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lise Motherwell

no affiliation

Term: 2022 - 2023

Judyth Katz

no affiliation

James Bakker

no affiliation

Lennie Alickman

no affiliation

Arthur Cohen

no affiliation

Doug Dolezal

no affiliation

Sharon Fay

no affiliation

Joe Fiorello

no affiliation

Lise Motherwell

no affiliation

William Rawn

no affiliation

Irma Ruckstuhl

no affiliation

Carol Warshawsky

no affiliation

Ellen Burbank

no affiliation

Dave Roberts

Kevin O'Shea

Lori Bookstein

Annemette Cliggott-Perlt

Mary Cabral

David Datz

Breon Dunigan

Kristin Hein

Cheryl Katz

Heather Blume

Maria Lopez

Dawn McCall

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/6/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.