Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization

Nurturing creativity and promoting cultural diversity.

aka Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization



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

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Aileen Rohwer

Main Address

PO BOX 146



music, arts, education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Music (A68)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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What we aim to solve

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

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Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Blacksmith Shop Concerts

Cultural Art Strings

Manchester Gazebo Concerts

Dance, Manchester!

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

We will track the number of individuals attending our events and participating in our programs. We will regularly survey participants at the end of programs that engage over a period of time. We will track reviews, comments and feedback for engagement. On a more personal level, we will know we are making progress by the retention rates in our programming and the individual conversations we have with our stakeholders-parents, participants, and audiences.

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.

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Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


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?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable


Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable


Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/11/2020


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 05/11/2020

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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.