Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization

Nurturing creativity and promoting cultural diversity.

aka Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization   |   MANCHESTER, MI   |  riverfolkmusicandarts.org

Mission

Riverfolk’s mission is to engage the community in music and arts experiences which nurture creativity and promote cultural diversity.

Ruling year info

2005

Director

Aileen Rohwer

Main address

PO BOX 146

MANCHESTER, MI 48158 USA

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EIN

20-1545218

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Riverfolk Music and Arts exists to enhance the cultural offerings of the greater Manchester area through music and art.

Our programs

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

Blacksmith Shop Concerts

Once a month, Sept-May, ticketed live music performance in historic, intimate setting featuring musicians residing or touring through Michigan. Focused on classical, folk, jazz, world, singer/songwriters.

Population(s) Served

Youth Music Strings Education Program. Summer Day Camp in June, year round private lessons and group ensemble classes. Community Outreach and twice a year public recitals. Violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar.

Population(s) Served

once a week live outdoor music performance June-August featuring local performers in folk, country, R & B, world, singer/songwriters, bluegrass, americana etc.

Population(s) Served

Free quarterly community dances

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

To engage the community in music and art experiences
To promote cultural diversity
To offer music and art activities and educational resources to all individuals regardless of ability to pay
To provide respite, hope, and healthy connections through music and art

We provide a weekly FREE live performance for the entire community during the summer months
We provide a ticketed event September-May with a limited number of free tickets
We provide music education opportunities to the youth of Manchester with instruments that are not offered in the schools
We provide a free community dance where individuals can physically participate and connect with others
We obtain funding for all our programs through a variety of granting sources and individual donations as well as corporate sponsors

We diversity our income streams with grants, donations and program fees that fit within the financial capability of the community. We secure community partners willing to provide low rent or in-kind locations for our programs. We employ local and regional artists. We utilize local and regional media sources to carry out marketing and publicity.

Riverfolk Music and Arts Festival 2004-2011
Riverfolk Summertime Gazebo Concert since 2001
Riverfolk Blacksmith Shop Concerts since 2015
Cultural Art Strings-string music education for youth since 2012
Riverfolk Jam Camp -teens to adults since 2013
Dance, Manchester since 2018

Our next goal is to build up to having a centralized location for all our services: a community arts center that includes a concert hall/theatre, classrooms, dance studios, museum. A gathering place that becomes a regional cultural center for our corner of the county.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Horton

James Horton

Phil Cecconie

Carol Palms

Aileen Rohwer

Andrea Cecconie

Elaine Osterbur

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.