Youth Development

ARTS OUT LOUD INC

White Oak, PA

Mission

To mentor, give a voice, and provide financial assistance to needy LGBT young adults aspiring to a career in the arts.

Ruling Year

2014

CEO

Jennifer Heastings

Main Address

1985 Lincoln Way Ste 23, Box 203

White Oak, PA 15131 USA

Keywords

Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, film, theatre, dance, music, fashion, youth, kids, teens, lgbt, scholarship, mentoring, workshops

EIN

46-5744122

 Number

4206845741

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Dream Out Loud Scholarship Fund

Discover Out Loud Mentoring

Speak Out Loud Community Networking

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Phase One of our goal is to launch 'Discover Out Loud,' a program which pairs young LGBT artists with a mentor in their field. Mentorship pairings will be live and in-person, or online, depending on the location of the mentee and the availability of a professional artist mentor in their area. Each mentor is obligated to work with their mentee for one year, meeting regularly and providing feedback over the course of the mentorship.

'Discover Out Loud' will kick off in Pittsburgh, PA - our headquarters - and in Los Angeles, CA, where there has been an abundance of support and mentorship requests. Eventually, Arts Out Loud would love to have mentorship pairings in every metropolitan area across the US.


Arts Out Loud is capable of meeting our initial goal by engaging the educational community, instructors, entertainment professionals becoming mentors, and word of mouth among our youth.

Arts Out Loud will deem the program a success as students participating begin to apply what they're learning from the mentor into their everyday practice, some students will become college students, some will achieve their career goals, and all will become upstanding, productive members of society.

At this time Arts Out Loud is planning to kick off a pilot program for Discover Out Loud Mentoring in Pittsburgh, PA, Los Angeles, CA, and the online community.

We have a small community of vetted mentors with education and experience in the arts.

Arts Out Loud still needs to gain the public's attention and build the confidence of the public.

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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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

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