LUMINARIA

aka Luminaria   |   San Antonio, TX   |  www.luminariasa.org

Mission

Luminaria is a dynamic nonprofit arts organization dedicated to producing and promoting the arts to the city of San Antonio by managing the annual Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, the Luminaria Artist Foundation grants program, and culturally driven creative placemaking. Established in 2008, the iconic festival is a showcase event for the arts and artists in San Antonio. Luminaria is a creative incubator for cutting-edge new work whose featured artists reimagine the urban streets, parks, vacant lots, theaters, and galleries of our city. Luminaria is a cultural connector – between artists, audiences, and the world.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Yadhira Lozano

Main address

PO Box 120188 Luminaria

San Antonio, TX 78212 USA

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EIN

26-3764030

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Luminaria aims to grow exposure for artists and to cultivate a creative city.

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?

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

Luminaria produces an after-dark contemporary arts festival that activates downtown San Antonio, Texas with art that illuminates and inspires. Artists from San Antonio and around the world present new works in all disciplines, including dance, theater, film, visual arts, performance, literary arts, and more at this free festival.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Luminaria will grant awards for new, original work by individual artists in the following disciplines: literary, visual arts, and performing arts. The awards for Bexar County artists recognize artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline, and potential for further professional development.
This program launches in 2020.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Luminaria works with partner organizations in San Antonio to activate the arts with site-specific artist installations.
We have facilitated murals throughout downtown and activated spaces such as a vacant lot and the historic Mission San Jose.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Centro San Antonio - Best Event Award 2016

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Luminaria is dedicated to producing and promoting all disciplines of art to the public through its Contemporary Arts Festival annually in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Luminaria additionally creates arts site-specific experiences throughout San Antonio and supports regional artists with funding to create new art.

Luminaria's staff and board work closely with the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, corporations, foundations, and individuals to raise the profile of the Arts in San Antonio, Texas.
Luminaria' has a staff of arts professionals who work closely with featured artists to promote their work and to produce it with highest quality at the festival or place-making installations.

Luminaria's staff and board work closely with the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, corporations, foundations, and individuals to raise the profile of the Arts in San Antonio, Texas.
Luminaria' has a staff of arts professionals who work closely with featured artists to promote their work and to produce it with highest quality at the festival or place-making installations.

Luminaria has successfully produced 12 annual Contemporary Arts Festivals with over 50 featured artists annually.

Financials

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Operations

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

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LUMINARIA

Board of directors
as of 8/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Eric Rodriguez


Board co-chair

Stuart Allen

Phil Hardberger

Founder, Former City of San Antonio Mayor

Jane Lewis

Treasurer

Eric Rodriguez

Board Chair

Stuart Allen

Angelika Jensen

Eric Garza

Chris Nwabueze

Keith Conklin

Rebecca Gonzalez

Amy Shaw

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/25/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/25/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.