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Seed Artists

Great Art for Good Works

aka Seed Artists   |   Montclair, NJ   |  www.seedartists.org

Mission

Seed Artists creates adventurous music and arts programming that enriches and broadens the cultural fabric; inspires the next generation to be curious, creative and self-confident; and builds community through collaboration. To borrow a phrase, we seek to take people to places they didn't know they wanted to go.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Pheeroan Aklaff

Main address

19 Elmwood Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07042 USA

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EIN

20-3391603

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

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?

Let's Listen To Jazz

Two and a half hours of deep listening and discussion of Jazz, the African-American social dynamics of the music, and the lives of its creators. It is led by professor Peter Bodge, with a prepared discography and intermittent Q and A . It is educational and uniquely informative, by using a thematic context to discuss folklore and an overview of the music and its history.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

Over 40 International artists, and young emerging artists in concert.

Population(s) Served

Duo performances of creative musicians in the 73 See Art Gallery.
Brandon Ross & Stomu Takeishi - Stephanie Griffin & Hilliard Greene - James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor - Ravish Momin & Val Jeanty

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Sexual identity
Family relationships
Ethnic and racial groups
Age groups
Social and economic status
Sexual identity
Family relationships
Ethnic and racial groups
Age groups

The magnificent tribute to Eric Dolphy in May of 2014 will return in May 2024.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

This year we seek to expand our audience and supporters by presenting music and art that is educative, inclusive, and multi-generational. We will prepare for the return of the Eric Dolphy Freeedom Of Sound Celebration. We intend to invite creative expressionists. and continue to preserve the work of legendary artists We believe that live music events create lifelong memories that represent possibilities. We enjoy facilitating examples of mentoring, which is a key component within the art form Mr. Dolphy expanded.

We will apply for funding from Chamber Music America and New Music USA. We will partner with universities in New York that have vigorous music programs.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

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

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Seed Artists

Board of directors
as of 02/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Veronica Nunn

Luz Marina Bueno

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Michael Schreiber

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Veronica Nunn

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John Ehlis

Maxine Roach

Cathy Hung

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/19/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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