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MACKINAC ARTS COUNCIL

arts.culture.education

Mackinac Island, MI   |  www.mackinacartscouncil.org

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Mission

To collaborate with arts and other organizations to create, sponsor, and promote Mackinac Island artistic activities, artists, and programs, thus enriching the quality of life of all residents, including K-12 students, seasonal workers, and guests visiting the island.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Mark Ware

Vice President

Kathryn Rado

Main address

PO Box 1363 6633 Main Street

Mackinac Island, MI 49757 USA

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EIN

30-0189164

NTEE code info

Arts Council/Agency (A26)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Mackinac Arts Council (MAC) is the sole non-profit arts agency on Mackinac Island, dedicated to providing accessible arts and culture opportunities. Advocating for local artists, MAC organizes over 100 annual events, including free outdoor concerts, low-cost art classes, and special arts programs for K-12 schools. A priority is extending arts events to the year-round population, the underserved island demographic of rural Mackinac County with an average income of $29k. Situated in the historical Straits of Mackinac, the 8.4-mile island, reachable only by boat or air, offers a charming setting for arts & culture. MAC's efforts have helped make it a prominent destination. MI Tourism Bur boasts one million visitors each season, earning recognition as the #1 Summer Travel Destination by USA Today in April 2023. MAC is committed to deepening engagement with over 2500 underserved seasonal employees from diverse backgrounds, including Latin America and Eastern Europe, many on H2B visas.

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?

Mackinac Island Arts & Culture Programming

Mackinac Arts Council produces arts, culture and education experiences spanning the entire calendar year, including Music Monday's Fireside Chats, Community theatre, Exhibits in the Gallery, Music in the Park, Workshops at the Museum, Performing Arts Series, Mackinac's Got Talent, Art and Music in the School, Music on the Trail, International Celebrations and A Very Merry Mackinac.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Low-income people
Working poor
Artists and performers
Self-employed people

Where we work

Our results

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

Total number of fields trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Mackinac Island Arts & Culture Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, MAC funded one on-site Mackinac Island Public School workshop with Northern Michigan University and one for 15 Mackinac Island students to visit a weekend at Northern Michigan University

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.

We seek to collaborate with arts and other organizations to create, sponsor, and promote Mackinac Island artistic activities, artists, and programs, thus enriching the quality of life of all residents, including K-12 students, seasonal workers, and guests visiting the island.

Goal 1: Continuously enhance Quality Programming
Strategy: Commit to growing programming
through quality of offerings rather than quantity. Assess
program quality through metrics set forth by the
Program Committee. Increase organizational capacity
to meet this goal (see GOAL 5).

Goal 2: Build & Strengthen Partnerships
Strategy: Create events, programs, and collaborations that
generate and strengthen relationships and partnerships
with arts groups, community organizations, and
businesses to expand presence on and off island.

Goal 3. Membership Growth
Strategy: Promote annual membership giving through direct
mailings, newsletters and publications, events, and
social media.

Goal 4: Build Brand Recognition
Monitor online reach, as well as number and quality of
article placements, by Mackinac Arts Council and
others, in state and regional publications. Collaborate
with a marketing professional if/when required to
provide more in-depth implementation initiatives.

Goal 5. Build Organization Operations/Capacity
Collect data from arts organizations of comparable size
and scope throughout Michigan and the region to
conduct a comparative analysis determining best
practices. This data will include programming, expense
structure (see GOAL 6), staffing and skills required,
operations policies and procedures.

Goal 6. Organization Sustainability
Secure a mix of multiple income streams to achieve this
goal of independence and sustainability. Incoming
financial resources are identified as memberships,
donations, sponsorships, partnerships, fundraisers, and
planned giving.

We have a highly competent board and executive staff with extensive experience in both arts organization and private business to fulfill these goals; We are in the process of developing our next 5-year plan, anticipating greater focus on organization capacity building to offer more winter and off season programming to island resident.

MAC has performed on all 6 Goals, achieving its MAC 5 year plan ahead of schedule. For example:

1. Partnerships: In 2020 Annual Report, MAC reported 32 different constituent groups. In 2023
we will report 72 corporate organizations who contributed to the Mackinac Arts Council over the
past year, in -kind or through advertising or cash donations.
2. Membership
2023: 200 Members/$37,170
2019: 164 Members/ $39,334
15% growth
In 2019, 164 people were counted as Members of MAC; in 2023, from Jan-Dec, MAC reports
200 members, a 21% increase from 2019
3. Sustainability
Sustainability 2019 to 2023 Percentage change
Donations: 96 to 257 giving units
$19,981- $124,490 6x+ growth over
2019
IV. GRANTS
2019:Grants 2
sources
$45,872 (2019 Theater one year only equip grant)

2023: 4 Sources
-MICF
-MAAC
-Arts
Midwest
-MI
Humanities
39,188
(-14%) (difference from equip grant)


Financials

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Operations

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

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MACKINAC ARTS COUNCIL

Board of directors
as of 06/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Ware

Mission Point Resort

Term: 2021 - 2024

Kathryn Rado

Formerly Deloitte, fabric artist

Sam Barnwell

Hotel Investment Services, Inc

Jeri-Lynn Bailey

Former Retail shop owner, Mackinac Island, MI; active in Mackinac Island Community Theater

Becki Barnwell

Former, proprietor, Mackinac's Little Gallery

John Jones, Jr

Former, Sr. VP Bronson healthcare group, Kalamazoo, MI

Ann Levy

Summer Cottager

Suze Oostendorp

Hotel Iroquois Manger

Liz Ware

Marketing, co- owner, Mission Point Resort

Jennifer Wohletz

Photographer, Retail frame shop owner

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/7/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability