Ethnic Arts Institute International

Sausalito's Premier Provider of Multicultural Arts & Education

Sausalito, CA   |  www.ethnicartsinstitute.org

Mission

Ethnic Arts Institute International is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and advancing multicultural and traditional arts. We concentrate our efforts on achieving two primary objectives: creating equity and value for ethnic expression by mainstream audiences and preparing young learners for global citizenship. Ethnic Arts Institute International accomplishes this mission through cultural exchanges and travel studies, the Arts & Culture Summer Camp, Journeys In Latin Jazz radio show and our resident performance company--Hula Manu O'o--now in it's 28th season delighting audiences with authentic dance from ancient Polynesia.. . Member of UNESCO International Dance Council CID

Ruling year info

2010

Founding Executive Director

Ms. Lisa Saunders

Main address

P. O. Box 463

Sausalito, CA 94966-0463 USA

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EIN

27-2892651

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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Arts & Culture Summer Camp

The Arts & Culture Summer Camp is an exciting immersion in multicultural dance, global music and traditional arts & crafts for children and youths. Campers of all abilities enjoy learning music, dance and crafts alongside locally and internationally respected teaching artists and culture-bearers. Arts and Culture Camp is a non-competitive environment that fosters creativity and honors ancient wisdom in study of artistic heritage from the four corners of the globe.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Artists and performers

The world's most vibrant cultural expressions are represented in Multicultural Arts Residency program for K-12 students. Ethnic Arts' roster of professional teaching artists bring traditional dance & music into the classroom to merge cultural education with core curriculum. Award-winning dance and music programs for school or youth groups include:African Dance  (grades K-12)Dance Around the World  (grades K-12)Keiki Hula: Hawai'ian Dance for Kids (grade 3 through 12)Rockin' Rollin" & Dancin'  (grades 3 through 12)Palabras (grades K through 12)Ritmo Para La Vida (grades K through 12)

Population(s) Served
Students
Artists and performers

Journeys is a series of media production projects that showcase traditional arts to a broad spectrum of mainstream audiences. The series includes:"Journeys in Latin Jazz" -A weekly showcase of jazz and latin jazz music, produced in partnership with Radio Sausalito in Marin County, California."Journeys in Art"- A community access television production that brings the world to viewers through visual and performing arts. The program will air in Northern California and throughout the South Pacific."Jouneys in Dance" - Filmed in locations around the world, this instructional DVD series introduces global culture to viewers are they are guided through step-by-step dance lessons from the four corners of the globe.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers

Cultural Exchange & Travel Study is a valuable opportunity for participants to serve each other as a citizen ambassadors: working together to transform and build sustainable global community. This is another installment in our flagship program founded in 1985.  As Ethnic Arts Institute International celebrates 25 years of multicultural programs, we reaffirm our commitment to bridging international communities one person at a time through the transforming and healing power of the arts! Each year the program promises to be bigger and better than the previous exchanges with artists in Hawaii in 1989-91 and Brazil in 2003."Agri+Culture" hosts 10 high school students from Port Au Prince for a travel study and cultural exchange that enriches both San Francisco Bay Area youths and their Haitian counterparts. The activities selected are ones that address critical needs and present both groups with opportunities to action  effective, positive change.

Population(s) Served
Students
Artists and performers

This student showcase is an exciting and unique opportunity for students performers to present work on world-class stage in iconic venues before international audiences.

Population(s) Served
Students
Artists and performers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

UNESCO- CID Council on International Dance 2013

Financials

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Ethnic Arts Institute International

Board of directors
as of 7/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lisa Saunders

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No