Arts, Culture, and Humanities

RHAPSODY ARTS CENTER INC

Verona, WI

Mission

We exist to support and protect arts-dedicated education in our community, through instruction of the highest quality and development of artistic resources while ensuring expressive access to all who desire it.

Ruling Year

2007

Executive Director

Mr Keith Hampton

Main Address

1031 North Edge Trail

Verona, WI 53593 USA

Keywords

Wisconsin

EIN

20-5073641

 Number

0152671571

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Access to arts education and music therapy needs to be expanded, in a climate of reduced funding for schools and increasing need for interventions that can be addressed by the programs of Rhapsody Arts Center. We seek to reduce barriers to participation in our multidisciplinary arts programs and music therapy.

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

Music and art lessons, music therapy

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We seek to reduce barriers to participation in our multidisciplinary arts programs and music therapy, by 1) seeking greater support from the community through individual, corporate, foundation, and other donations; 2) revising our fee and program structures to expand inclusivity; and 3) creating and expanding partnerships to maximize mission-based efficacy and impact.

We are developing an expanded fundraising plan and are applying for more grants. We are also making scholarships easier to apply for and to receive, while revising our fee structures. We will soon undergo a full strategic planning process, while in the meantime adjusting current programs and/or creating new programs, with community partners, aimed at increasing participation and enhancing inclusivity.

Board, staff, and employees have a combined level of experience equal to hundreds of years of valuable knowledge and expertise. We currently hold no debt, and the strength of our programming is reflected by its ongoing record of an ability to fund itself through program fees. The capacity for additional unearned income, including donations, grants, and partnerships, to expand our reach is evident when comparing Rhapsody to its peer organizations and their outcomes, both in size/budget and in types of programming offered.

Progress will be noted through enrollment tracking, including raw counts, plus demographic shifts that begin to more closely resemble the characteristics of the Verona school district and its surrounding communities. Gains in unearned income, program fees, and increased scholarship awards will also indicate success. Finally, the addition of a second therapist will allow us to serve more clients in our music therapy area.

We have hired the organization's first full-time Executive Director in 2018, and are in the process of expanding the board's infrastructure and capacity to support the organization as it grows. Next steps include a strategic planning process; expansion of the music therapy area; and possible facility upgrades to provide the best possible environment for our students and families.

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Financials

RHAPSODY ARTS CENTER INC

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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