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Arts Center Task Force (ACTF)

Building a Home for the Arts in Tri-Cities

aka Mid-Columbia Performing and Visual Arts Center   |   Richland, WA   |  https://artscentertaskforce.com/

Mission

Our mission is to build a performing arts center to advance the cultural and economic vitality of our region.

Ruling year info

1996

Board Chair

Steven Wiley, Ph.D.

Main address

PO Box 2131

Richland, WA 99352 USA

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Formerly known as

Vista Arts Center

EIN

91-1697752

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Arts Center Task Force is a volunteer non-profit group. We are building a performing and visual arts center for the Tri-Cities, WA that advances the cultural and economic vitality of our region.

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?

Mid-Columbia Performing Arts Center

Through the construction of an 800-seat performing arts center, we strive to enhance cultural access and quality of life for the community, promote economic vitality, and support local arts organizations to collaborate, grow, and thrive. We are committed to creating a hub for arts and culture that attracts visitors and stimulates growth in the local economy.

In addition to our goal to provide exceptional performance and community spaces, we support local arts organizations by serving as a collaborative resource for artistic development and innovation. We believe that by working together, we can build a vibrant and sustainable arts ecosystem that benefits artists and audiences alike.

We're work to create a welcoming environment that inspires creativity and enhances quality of life. By providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the arts, we hope to cultivate a lifelong love of culture and foster a sense of community pride and belonging.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers

Where we work

Awards

Supporting the Arts in Richland STAR Award 2022

Richland Arts Commission

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.

To build a performing and visual arts center that advances the cultural and economic vitality of our region.

To partner with other organizations in operating a self-sustaining performing and visual arts center that consistently provides entertaining, delightful, moving, surprising and educational experiences to audiences of all kinds.

In all our actions, we embody:

Integrity through fiscal responsibility, honesty, and transparency.

Collaboration through input from arts, business and community organizations, and individuals in our decision-making.

Diversity through embracing the richness and cultural diversity of our region, where all are welcome both on the stage and in the audience.

Tenacity through steadfast pursuit of our mission.

We have raised $1,000,000 to date, have an architectural concept, and hired staff. Next step is to finish fundraising and start construction.

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Arts Center Task Force (ACTF)

Board of directors
as of 11/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Steven Wiley

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL)

Term: 2013 - 2028


Board co-chair

Mr. Richard Walling

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Term: 2013 - 2028

Reginald Unterseher

Shalom United Church of Christ/Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

Eva Baroni

Pacific Northwest National Lab (Retired)

Julie Wiley

Pacific Northwest National Lab (Retired)

John Veysey

Amentum

Jeff Brown

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL)

Joel Rogo

Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music/Mid-Columbia Ballet

Boyce Burdick

Areva (Retired); Mid-Columbia Symphony

Rick Walling

Pacific Northwest National Lab

Kelly Precechtel Bright

Market Vineyards

Shirah Thietje

Pacific Northwest National Lab

Emilia Keener

Kadlec Medical Center/Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

Jess Howard

Educational Service District 123/Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre

Walter Timmons

Banner Bank/Arts Foundation of the Mid-Columbia

Al Wells

Framatone (Retired)/Mid-Columbia Ballet

Tina Baumgardner

Trios Health & Lourdes Health

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes
  • 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 11/1/2023

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/01/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.