Arts, Culture, and Humanities

NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL FOUNDATION

Supporting the arts for all people in every community

aka Foundation for North Carolina Arts

Raleigh, NC

Mission

Support, foster, and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of the North Carolina Arts Council and its programs.

Ruling Year

2014

Principal Officer

John Willingham

Main Address

PO Box 26263

Raleigh, NC 27611 USA

Keywords

arts, arts and culture, creative industry, creative economy, education reform, community development

EIN

46-3987880

 Number

4049414819

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The N.C. Arts Council Foundation was formed in 2013 “to foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of the N.C. Arts Council and its programs." The N.C. Arts Council has been the catalyst in creating and nurturing a statewide infrastructure for the arts, generating arts driven economic development in communities large and small, and inspiring youth and students through the arts to achieve in the classroom and in life. While creative ideas for using the arts to improve the quality of life in our state continue to emerge from the Arts Council, the agency lacks the capacity for replicating successful programs, especially in rural communities, or creating new initiatives to meet our citizens' needs.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A+ Schools of North Carolina

African American Heritage Commission

SmART Initiative

Arts for All Citizens

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of donations made by board members

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Arts for All Citizens

Context notes

The composition of the N.C. Arts Council Board and the Foundation board changed in 2016.

Total dollars received in contributions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Arts for All Citizens

Context notes

Major grants from private foundations restricted to specific programs are the largest source of contributions.

Number of grants received

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Arts for All Citizens

Context notes

Grants from private foundations are applied for to support specific initiatives.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

While the initial intent of the Foundation was focused upon fundraising for specific statewide initiatives, development efforts for programs such as A+ Schools and the SmART Initiative have already proven successful. Now, the Foundation is undertaking planning activities to explore additional ways to strengthen the Arts Council through a capacity building campaign – funds from which could be used for programs, grants, and/or agency infrastructure to support programs and grants.

The Arts Council is committed to continuing their statewide support for arts councils, arts organizations, schools, local government and artists in all 100 counties of our state. In addition, much of the staff's time and talents are directed to providing technical assistance to our partners so that the arts can be developed and sustained in communities both large and small. The Foundation will support this work through public-private partnerships, soliciting contributions and taking the message of 'Arts for All' to philanthropists and the business sector.

Since its creation 50 years ago, after decades of vigorous work, experimentation, and refinement, our state's arts infrastructure now reaches into all 100 counties through one of the most highly developed and effective networks of local arts councils in the nation. Today, North Carolina is home to 93 local arts councils, and close to 3,000 nonprofit arts organizations. The business model of the N.C. Arts Council is unique among state agencies – 80% of the agency's budget is distributed among all 100 counties of the state. No other state in the nation has such a strong network of local arts partners. The Foundation works through this network to communicate the opportunities for arts development.

The long term goal of the Foundation is to establish an Endowment. In the short term, progress is measured by continued support from major private foundations for specific initiatives and by increased donations from individuals and public entities.

The Foundation has facilitated the expansion of the A+ Schools program, the SmART Initiative and the African American Heritage Commission. It continues to sustain the outreach of these programs across the state. As additional funds are raised, the Foundation plans to support enhancement of the Traditional Arts Programs in the Schools (TAPS), as well as the Cultural Trails network to promote arts tourism. Both of these programs are particularly significant in providing arts-based economic development opportunities in rural communities.

External Reviews

Financials

NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL FOUNDATION

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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