Arts, Culture, and Humanities

LUMINARIA

aka Luminaria

San Antonio, TX

Mission

Luminaria delivers a contemporary arts program that includes a festival of international stature; supports downtown & the urban core; and brings attention to San Antonio's multi-arts culture. Established in 2008, the contemporary arts 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. The multi-arts festival brings diverse approaches to a San Antonio arts. What began twelve years ago as a one-night event has grown and continues to deliver both intimate artist events and large-scale celebrations.

Ruling Year

2008

Executive Director

Kathy Armstrong

Main Address

PO Box 120188 Luminaria

San Antonio, TX 78212 USA

Keywords

Art, music, performance, exhibition, dance, literary, film, international, national, workshops, community, free, San Antonio, Texas

EIN

26-3764030

 Number

5887016829

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

Our programs

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

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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

Luminaria Artist Foundation Grant Program

Luminaria Place-Making Program

Where we work

Charting Impact

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

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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

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 Board of Directors are responsible for strategic planning with staff, stakeholders and community members to ensure that we are we are meeting the needs of both artists and audience.

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

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Centro San Antonio - Best Event Award 2016

Financials

LUMINARIA

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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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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