ART THERAPY STUDIO

Cleveland, OH   |  www.arttherapystudio.org

Mission

Enhancing individuals' quality of life through therapeutic art.

Ruling year info

1968

Executive Director

Michelle Epps

Main address

12200 Fairhill Rd #C155

Cleveland, OH 44120 USA

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Formerly known as

Art Studio

EIN

34-6608596

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Art Therapy Studio believes that promoting mental health promotes healthy communities. Mental health and wellness should not be viewed as a luxury and therapy should be accessible to all. Art therapy is an effective tool for individuals coping with addictions, trauma, bereavement, mental health diagnosis, serious injuries, acute and chronic illness, continual stress of homelessness and economic insecurities, depression, and even managing day-to-day stress. By removing the stigma often associated with behavioral and mental health therapy we can empower individuals to take ownership of their own wellness.

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?

Community Art Therapy

Our 11-week Community Art Therapy sessions are modeled after our philosophy that art making is central to the healing process. Classes utilize creative therapeutic arts techniques in group settings to focus on specific concerns and various approaches to art using painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture.

Population(s) Served

Art therapy is universally accepted as a proven approach to health, wellness, and self-care that carries into everyday life.

Population(s) Served

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.

Number of multi-year grants received

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

Community Art Therapy

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of staff members certified in subject area training

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

Art Therapy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of program sites

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

Community Art Therapy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Annual number of sites visited at least once

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

We strive to provide equitable and accessible services by offering fee reductions to remove economic barriers to participate in our community art therapy programs. We elevate and increase our client artist visibility in the community by providing opportunities to engage with new audiences.

We operate within Northeast Ohio and focus our services on addictions and mental health, hospital inpatient and residential services, veterans, individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, kinship families, incarcerated youth, women, and children in transitional housing, economically disadvantaged individuals, LGBTQIA+, and employee wellness.

We look to engage in creative partnerships with legacy arts organizations and established health and human service providers to expand our outreach even further to those impacted by systemic racism, non-neurotypical individuals, marginalized communities, refugees, children aging out of the foster care system, survivors of human trafficking, and raise awareness of Art Therapy Studio to all those who would benefit from accessible art therapy in Northeast Ohio.

Art Therapy Studio is a non-profit organization with a 50+ year history of providing art therapy in a safe space for all people, including historically underserved populations, and those living with mental and physical health challenges.

We employ Board-Certified/Credentialed Art Therapists to work with individuals and collaborate with community partners, responding to the unique needs of our diverse community by providing therapy that promotes mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and social connections.

In 2019, ATS client artists were able to select goals in the following categories: increasing self-confidence, increasing self-expression, building on strengths, improving well-being, and increasing socialization. For example, survey results from the 2019 summer session indicated:

•100% of clients who responded felt they increased their well-being by reducing depression
•100% felt they increased their self-expression
•100% felt they built self-confidence in their art-making
•100% felt the program reduced their feelings of loneliness
•100% felt they increased their socialization
•100% of survey respondents achieved at least one goal and made progress towards others

Art Therapy Studio continues to build and foster relationships with individuals and institutional partners to secure our financial future and increase our outreach and impact in the 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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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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ART THERAPY STUDIO

Board of directors
as of 9/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Chris Treu

Wanda Shippy

Progressive Insurance

Maura Hughes

Calfee Halter & Griswold

Jay Valerian

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Kirsty McNamara

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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 09/08/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/08/2020

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 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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.