WOMEN IN THE ARTS INC

"Art heals by giving voice to the soul"

aka WOMEN IN THE ARTS INC   |   Orlando, FL   |  www.womeninthearts.org

Mission

Women in the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to recognize the work of women artists and bring art education to the greater community. The organization's defining statements, "Art heals by giving voice to the soul," and "Celebrating the genius of women," underline its mission to advance art education for people of all ages, especially the youth, and raise public awareness of women's contributions to the arts.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Maria Noel Guerrero Mrs.

Main address

PO BOX 692195 Women in the Arts Inc.

Orlando, FL 32869-2195 USA

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EIN

20-5090019

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Women in the Arts, Inc. since 2007 has excelled at implementing quality community programs in partnership with other organizations such as the Orange County Library System, The Mennello Museum of American Art, and the Orlando Museum of Art. Your financial support is crucial to expand the reach of our art education programs and the recognition of women artists.

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?

Community School of the Arts (CSA)

"Art heals by giving voice to the soul"

Art education for PK-12 grade
CSA offers an intensive education in the arts for students in Pre-K through 12 grade in partnership with the Orange County Library System at the Hiawassee branch, during selected dates in the year. Classes are free and all supplies are provided. Each session of the program concludes with a student art exhibition and awards ceremony.

Since the pandemic, our programs have been offered online with registration via OCLS. Families check-out their art bin at the library. The art bin has all the necessary supplies to complete the projects. The program and supplies are free.

Students expand their art experience by connecting with the museum environment, and creating their own artwork inspired by the exhibitions on display.

Art education ages 18 and above
Fine arts workshops are offered in partnership with the Orange County Library System at the Southwest library branch location for adult students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Multiracial people

Community School of the Arts on Tour

This program brings the work of students on a traveling exhibition at various library locations, businesses, and partner organizations.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Community School of the Arts at the Museum

In partnership with the Mennello Museum of American Art, CSA offers a studio series for advanced students built around current exhibits in the museum.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

“Celebrating the Genius of Women”

This juried annual competition, held in early spring, is organized in partnership with the Orlando Public Library, celebrating Women’s History Month and exhibiting the work of the competition finalists at the library's main branch. The Women in the Arts Awards event recognizes local, United States, and international honorees.

"Therefore, the goal of the Women in the Arts competition is to recognize, reward, and promote women’s accomplishments and talent in the arts while also providing a venue for them to showcase their work and connect with other female artists."

Excerpt from "The Little Nonprofit that does" by Samira de Nijs

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community School of the Arts (CSA)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average participation per workshop.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Women in the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to recognize the work of women artists and bring art education to the greater community.

The organization's defining statements, "Art heals by giving voice to the soul," and "Celebrating the Genius of Women," underline its mission to advance art education for people of all ages, especially the youth, and raise public awareness of women's contributions to the arts.

We have a committed, stable, and healthy base of private and business donors that keep our programs running. Our strategy is to create a building fund to start saving for our future building expenses and building construction, and begin a marketing campaing to increase the donor base for this new project. Above all we are looking for donors that may be able to provide us with an existing or new building for our art school.

Women in the Arts' Board of Directors and Advisory Board have demonstrated discipline, commitment, and responsibility handling all aspects of the nonprofit.

Staff, sponsors, and partner organizations provide a strong support system to carry out Women in the Arts' mission.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (CSA)
Women in the Arts, Inc. since 2007 has provided art education to hundreds of students in the Orlando area. The program grew from a class of ten students to multiple studio classes with multiple age groups, including parent-student art classes.

. CSA developed a proven and dynamic lesson plan system including grades PK-12: CSA Level I, CSA Level II, CSA Level III, and Art Lab, Art Club for adult participants.

. The work of our students is exhibited at other organizations through the program: CSA on Tour.

. A teen program was designed in partnership with the Mennello Museum of Art: CSA at the Museum. (MMAA and Orlando Museum of Art).

. Students who have graduated from our program have pursued careers in the arts, they have returned to our school as interns and alumni to teach and volunteer: CSA Alumni

. The portfolio built at CSA has granted students access to magnet and prestigious art programs at High School and college level.

WOMEN IN THE ARTS AWARDS
"Celebrating the Genius of Women"

This event continues to evolve each year. The annual women artists' competition and awards program are done in partnership with the Orlando Public Library during Women's History Month. It recognizes women artists' accomplishments in public, bringing to light their talent and contribution to the community at the local, national, and international levels.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Families, children, teens, and adults.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    There is a steady demand for more art classes for children and teens. We are actively seeking to expand our area of service, to include a new library location as part of the Community School of the Arts program.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It is very important to hear from the program participants to understand our impact and any areas in which we need to improve or expand services. We have a positive and engaging relationship with all participants from the start of the program until the conclusion. The final feedback is a continuation of this constant communication, mostly reassuring of the experience we aim to give the participants.

  • 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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WOMEN IN THE ARTS INC

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maria Guerrero

Women in the Arts Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2021

Susan Torregrosa

Studio T

Carol Vale

naviHealth Inc.

Erika Oliver

Orlando Health

Sara Brown

Orange County Library System

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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