Arts, Culture, and Humanities

BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD ART CENTER INC

aka BBAC   |   Birmingham, MI   |  www.BBArtCenter.org

Mission

To connect people of all ages and abilities with visual arts education, exhibition and other creative experiences.

Ruling year info

1959

President & CEO

Annie VanGelderen

Main address

1516 S. Cranbrook Rd.

Birmingham, MI 48009 USA

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EIN

38-1717631

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Education

The BBAC's programming provides a phenomenal breadth and depth of art opportunities to Southeast Michigan communities. About 500 classes, plus spring/summer youth art camps, are offered over four annual terms for individuals ages three and up, including senior citizens. The BBAC provides more than 1,100 hours of art education each month (except for summers, which vary with short -term adult workshops and many youth art camps}, providing scheduling flexibility for a variety of students. Levels of instruction for adults range from introductory to expert. The BBAC faculty (more than 75 highly respected artists) is the organization's greatest asset in providing high quality visual arts programming. Programs offered are based on research of higher-level visual arts education and other art centers, as well as requests by students and community members. The BBAC requires instructors to: develop a repertoire of teaching strategies appropriate to the needs of all students, as students have different cultural backgrounds and learning styles; possess strong studio skills and a well-developed understanding of their own art-making processes, qualities, and techniques; demonstrate an understanding of artistic development as a complex multidimensional process; and collaborate with other educators. Many artist-instructors also teach at College for Creative Studies, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan. The BBAC offers outstanding technical studio art instruction, conceptual development through lectures, participation in class critiques, and exhibitions.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: paper surveys.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

Financials

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Operations

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

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BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD ART CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 5/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jessica Woll

Managing Partner, Woll & Woll PC

Term: 2018 - 2020

Margaret Greene

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Lois DeBacker

The Kresge Foundation

Patty Eisenbraun

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Jessica Woll

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Mike Lewandowski

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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? 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

Keywords

Visual arts all ages noncredit