ARTISTS MATTER INC

Santa Monica, CA   |  www.artistsmatter.org

Mission

The specific purpose of this nonprofit corporation is to provide creative support, resources and services for artists. Artists Matter, Inc. will, but not be limited to producing films, short films, concerts, festivals, live events and multimedia web content. Artists Matter, Inc. will be open to anyone in the community that would want to use our services. We will be raising capital through donations and revenue and to pass these monies to other charities that support the arts and other charities that fight for other good causes including but not limited to
ending animal cruelty, the preservation of wildlife, the environment and the quality of life on this planet.

Notes from the nonprofit

We want all artists who have participated and supported Artists Matter objectives with there time and energy over the past 7 years.

Ruling year info

2016

Principal Officer

Lloyd Sax

Main address

3021 Airport Ave Ste 101j

Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA

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EIN

47-5270902

NTEE code info

Film, Video (A31)

Music (A68)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Musician Mixer/ Artists Showcase

This is where Artists Matter will put on an event where Artists of all talent levels can share their music to the community and at the same time have an opportunity to connect with other Artists

Population(s) Served

This is a once a month event where filmakers, actors, directors, and all film industry people are invited to come out and show their films and network with one another. The films are then critiqed by experienced film makers and people of the film industry.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We aim to accomplish support for artists and to lesson the burdens of an artists life while in the pursuit and development of their creative expression. As a result more art will flourish which will help make this world an even better and more beautiful place for everyone.

Artists Matter we will provide a safe working place where they can get hands on experience and express themselves creatively and freely. For those artists who have already reached a level of success we will provide a safe place where they can get creative support, teach and inspire others, express themselves freely and maintain their craft. We will provide education in the entertainment industry, and invite guest speakers who are successful in their craft and entertainment industry to lecture and put on seminars. We allow artists to check out equipment for various events. We will provide classes and workshops for the various genres of the arts. We will buy equipment for artists who do not have the funds to purchase equipment themselves. We will shoot video and stills for artists that come out and perform for the Artists Matter events, and upon request provide them with copies of the media so that they can critique their performances and or use it for securing opportunities, i.e. promotion on their website or booking events. We will provide a state of the art recording studio for artists to record their music. For artists that are just starting out we will do everything we can to help artists become successful and achieve their dreams.
Artists will have an opportunity to express themselves creatively and freely and at the same time the local community will have an opportunity to partake in the creative expression and be creatively enriched. We will provide a source of entertainment for the local communities. And bring artists and communities together.

Lloyd Sax Co-founder and President of Artists Matter who has extensive managerial skills and experience in the Entertainment industry is in the process of building a competent staff of individuals who have extensive skills and experience in all aspects of the arts ranging from Theatre, Music, Film, Dance, and Arts and Crafts, . As a non-profit 501c3 Artists Matter will be seeking grants from foundations, Corporations, Small businesses and individuals who share the same vision of supporting the arts.

With the combination of an experienced staff and financial backing Artists Matter will unlimited capabilities of achieving it's goals.

We have allowed artists to borrow musical equipment for there music performances, donated monies to artists, video taping of artists for there own critiquing, and providing a venue for artists performances and expression.

One of Artists Matter's goals is to obtain it's own building where artists can utilize services and the facilities 24/7. Build out a recording studio for artists to use at no cost to them, house artists temporarily while in transition, put on art gallery showings and any other artists programs. There are many more programs that Artists Matter would like to implement as more funding is received .

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve all artists and there is feedback is taken seriously as we want to provide as much support to accommodate their needs so that they able to prosper and pursue the artististic goals

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email, Artists feedback from events,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has strengthen our relationships and have allowed artist to feel a safer environment to express themselves more freely

  • 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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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ARTISTS MATTER INC

Board of directors
as of 08/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lloyd Sax

Lloyd Sax Management

Term: 2015 - 2030

Lloyd Sax

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/1/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/01/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.
  • 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.