Blair Center for the Arts

See you at the Blair!

aka Blair Theatre   |   BELLEVILLE, KS   |  https://www.theblairtheater.com

Mission

The Blair Center for the Arts (BCA, the Blair) is a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization in Republic County, Kansas. Our mission is to provide quality arts and entertainment opportunities to the area to help counter the artistic and cultural void that occurs in rural locations. At our core, we work to improve the mental health and quality-of-life for everyone in the community by programming live Arts, movie entertainment, and maintain a venue that can host local school, business, and community event needs.

Ruling year info

2001

President of the Board

Merle Hadachek

Main address

1310 19TH ST

BELLEVILLE, KS 66935 USA

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EIN

48-1240833

NTEE code info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Film, Video (A31)

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

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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?

Free Summer Movie Series

Every summer we partner with the Belleville City Recreation Program (City Rec.) to provide movie entertainment in conjunction with their program. While we focus on providing an enjoyable program for the children participating in City Rec., the secondary audience consists of the entire community, as everyone is welcome to attend these free-to-the-public viewings. The goal of this program is to run from when children are out of school in the spring until they resume school in the fall each year. To sponsor a movie the cost is $500.00. This helps cover licensing the movie and our operational costs. For 15 weeks of movies, the program cost is $7,500.00. We have successfully run this program free-of-charge since 2011 with the support of sponsorships and grant-funding!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

The Blair strives to bring movies to our rural and underserved area each week while maintaining reasonable ticket and concessionary prices for our patrons. Studio licensing fees for a year of programming can vary, but $26,000 would cover all licensing and cover some of the operational costs associated with 52 weeks of movie programming.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Every year the Blair works to bring live theater viewing opportunities to our underserved rural area. The Wichita Children's Theater delights children and audience members of all ages each year with their delightful performances! This amount covers their performance costs as well as covers our facility and staffing operation costs associated with hosting this event.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

“No School” Film Series
There are several times throughout the year where students aren’t in school. We’d love to be able to them some quality entertainment outside of our normal programming.
Professional Development Days Series-6 days available-$3,000.00.
Christmas/Holiday Vacation Series-23 days available-$11,500.00
Spring-break Series-5 days available $2,500.00
Total Cost: $17,000.00

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • 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 don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Blair Center for the Arts

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Merle Hadechek

Andy Walker

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Amy Walker-McGuire

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Mikel Hadachek

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Marlea James

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Brian Young

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Steve Breeden

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Greg McGuire

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Kelly Collard

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Shelley Pachta

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Lesa Zenger

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Lora Gieber

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