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Roswell Arts Fund Inc

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ROSWELL, GA   |  http://www.roswellartsfund.org

Mission

Roswell Arts Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving community through the arts and helping the City of Roswell, GA to thrive as a cultural destination. RAF seeks to IGNITE imagination and conversation, IMPACT economic growth, and INSPIRE engagement and connection to the arts through high-quality and accessible public and performing art programming. As the designated Art Agency for the City of Roswell since 2015, RAF leads the implementation of public art initiatives as directed by the City and defined by the City’s Imagine Roswell Arts and Culture 2030 Study and the Public Art Master Plan.

Ruling year info

2015

Board Chair

Scott Hitch

Main address

PO BOX 768136

ROSWELL, GA 30076 USA

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EIN

46-4829028

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

ArtAround Roswell Sculptures

ArtAround Roswell is a partnership initiative between Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell.

Started in 2016, this free “museum without walls” is a public art sculpture collection hosted in various outdoor sites throughout the city’s acclaimed park system, historic district and private businesses.

Currently, the collection includes 10 permanent sculptures and 10 temporary sculptures.

https://roswellartsfund.org/initiatives/art-around-roswell/

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The Painted Utility Box (PUB) project is a partnership initiative with RAF and the City of Roswell designed to enhance the everyday environment and bring creativity to spaces large and small throughout the City.

This project grew after the success of a volunteer-driven project at the corner of Canton and Woodstock in 2021. Building on that success, in 2022, 10 incredible artists were selected from an open call and commissioned to transform the boxes with beautiful images that speak to the spirit and nature of Roswell.

Population(s) Served

Roswell in Print is a photography and poetry outdoor exhibit originally launched in the Fall of 2020 as a response to the pandemic. Traditional exhibition spaces were momentarily closed and yet the desire for connection and creative experiences was thriving. Roswell is home to a wealth of nontraditional outdoor spaces to explore and Roswell Arts Fund saw an opportunity to curate unique, socially distanced, outdoor experiences in neighborhoods throughout the city.

The installation is designed to highlight the diverse characteristics of the City of Roswell, using storytellers to capture it through beautiful, compelling imagery and words displayed in non-traditional spaces.

Submissions for the 2022-2023 exhibit were asked to showcase work that depicted the unexpected, the discovery, and the growth and progress of our world.

Population(s) Served

The Beaucoup Jazz and Blues Festival and Pop Up Art Village is outdoor, ticketed celebration featuring world class Jazz and Blues musicians, delicious food and beverages, and a Pop Up Art Village featuring artists of all disciplines.
The third annual festival will be held fall of 2023.

Population(s) Served

Imagine a space for music, theatre, and dance…a place where our community gathers to enjoy a favorite band or ballet production…a destination for entertainment, inspiration, and laughter… an opportunity to showcase emerging talent and bring world-class performances to our city.

The RAF Pop Up series is the first step towards building a permanent, premium performing arts venue in Roswell with the potential to complement our robust restaurant scene, increase tourism, embody our local pride, strengthen our brand, and activate our Modern Spirit. Southern Soul.

Roswell Arts Fund is thrilled to present a monthly classical music series in partnership with The Roswell Music Club and Friends of Mimosa Hall and Gardens at Mimosa Hall and Gardens

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We haven't found an ideal way to collect feedback at Public Art sites.

Financials

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Roswell Arts Fund Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Scott Hitch

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2023

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
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2023

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 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.