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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.

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Mission

"Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. creates and sustains an environment in which young people, based solely on their desire to participate, can grow, learn, and lead through active participation in the visual and performing arts."

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Ms. Shane Hawkins

Main address

301 E. 2nd St. Lynn Building, Suite 101

Jamestown, NY 14701 USA

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Formerly known as

Infinity Performing Arts Program, Inc.

EIN

30-0268598

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is a creative youth development program and community arts center that provides high quality individual and group music, art, dance, and theater  lessons and classes, digital/audio/video production, live sound training, unique music and arts experiences, and a broad variety of performance opportunities. In a creative and supportive environment, students are offered opportunities to “grow, learn and lead through active participation in the arts."  All programming is designed to encourage habits of mind, and develop skill sets that are transferable to any personal, academic, workplace, or community setting. Explore! Experience! Excel!

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?

Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance

Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance for children ages birth to 21. Adult lessons available!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.

Total number of students participating in private lessons

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

Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of performances

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

Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

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Number of students enrolled

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

Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Infinity offers private and group lessons onsite, as well as multiple offsite programs within existing school and partner organization sites.

Total number of classes offered

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

Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Group Classes and Private Lessons are offered in five areas of study: music, art, dance, theater, and literature.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Infinity has been in existence since 1998. By offering need-based scholarships, unlimited creative freedom, plentiful educational activities, and practical talent-showcasing experiences, Infinity seeks to empower and engage students to challenge themselves and build confidence in their abilities and futures. More than $40,000 in dedicated scholarship funding is raised and awarded annually for students with financial need to ensure that every child that desires to experience individualized music and arts education has a chance.

What happens at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts?
~Infinity has been in existence since 1998.
~The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center provides 14,100 sq. ft. of learning and rehearsal space and Infinity lessons and programming are available to community members of all ages.
~More than 13,500 individualized private lessons and more than 2,000 group classes occur annually at the Infinity Center within five pillars of the arts: music, art, dance, theater and literature.
~Student music ensembles in a broad variety of genres for performance-level students are mentored by experienced, professional musicians.
~An array of group classes in a wide variety of art forms and theater topics are offered along with unique music and arts workshops.
~Summer and Spring Break day camps are available each year.
~Thanks to the generosity of local funders and individuals, more than $40,000 in scholarship funding is raised and awarded annually so that any child who desires to participate in individualized arts education has the chance to do so.
~Our Gen Z leadership program immerses students in marketable skills training and opportunities to practice those skills in a live setting.
~Students enjoy access to a fully equipped recording and rehearsal studio, two fully stocked art studios, and instruments and equipment based on interest and ability.
~Hands-on training is available for students interested in digital recording, audio production, and sound technology.
~Students receive instruction and mentorship from a network of more than 40 music and arts professionals from our community.
~Numerous opportunities to perform and showcase artistic talent.
~More than 30 events, workshops, and performances are held annually in the Infinity Center's 4,000 sq. ft. performance space known as the “Infinity Arts Café".
~The Infinity Arts Café offers students the opportunity to practice performing on stage in front of a supportive audience, learn stage presence skills, and to observe and learn from area professional musicians who share the stage with our students.

The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center provides 14,100 sq. ft. of learning and rehearsal space and Infinity lessons and programming are available to community members of all ages. Students receive instruction and mentorship from a network of more than 40 music and arts professionals from our community.

The Infinity concept was developed in 1998 as an opportunity for aspiring young musicians to develop and enhance their creative talents and performance skills under the supervision and guidance of local, professional musicians, educators and mentors. The name Infinity was chosen to represent the potential for future growth and participation for youth throughout the community. What began in a parent's living room with a group of seven talented young musicians has evolved into a comprehensive visual and performing arts non-profit organization that serves more than 1,200 students annually and is housed in an 14,000 sq. ft. arts education and performance center. What began as a single musical performance group has grown to become a leading youth development agency in our community.

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • 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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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Justin March

SUNY JCC

Steven Riczker

The Resource Center

Alyssa Porter

Chautauqua Institution

David Kadanoff

Jamestown Community College

Christine Wright

Falconer Central School

Neil Flory

Jamestown Community College

Shelby Tomaszewski

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts

Sony Ton-Aime

Chautauqua Institution

Makayla Santiago-Froebel

Chautauqua Institution

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/14/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/14/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 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 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.