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ArtsWorcester

aka ArtsWorcester   |   Worcester, MA   |  www.artsworcester.org

Mission

Established in 1979, ArtsWorcester exhibits and promotes local contemporary artists. Our openings and exhibitions are always free to the public.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Ms. Juliet Feibel

Main address

44 Portland Street

Worcester, MA 01608 USA

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EIN

04-2768202

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Programs and results

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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?

ArtsWorcester Gallery Programs

We produce large member exhibits, small-group shows, and solo exhibits in our Portland Street galleries. The galleries are open, accessible, and free to all, and exhibitions run year-long.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Material Needs Grants, funded by an anonymous donor, support the expenses of supplies and materials for the creation of new art in Worcester County. With this gift, we are able to distribute grants to artists between $500 and $1,500. We generally exhibit the work produced in the following exhibition season.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Free event for all teens to explore ArtsWorcester and hear from local artists. This event happens a few times a year and all public, private, charter, and home-schooled teens are welcome.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Mass Cultural Council, Portfolio member 2019

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, 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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ArtsWorcester

Board of directors
as of 02/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ryan Hacker

Umass Chan

Term: 2019 - 2023

Brigita Clementi

No Affiliation

Francis Amory

No Affiliation

Louis Despres

Artist

Suzanne Campbell-Lambert

Unum

Romina Sarreal Ford

Verizon

Adam Glass

Commerce Bank

Rob Mack

North Oxford Mills Carpet and Flooring

Sarah Callahan Lenis

No Affiliation

Anne Diamond McNevin

Artist

Heather Mangione

United Way; Airspray Worcester

Jane Molina

No Affiliation

Erika Davis Wade

No Affiliation

Ann K. Molloy

Mountain Dearborn

Alicia O'Connell

O'Connell and O'Connell

Jon Seydl

Worcester Art Museum

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/13/2022

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
Jewish
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/13/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.