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St Marys Art Center Inc

Where Art, History & Culture Come Together Since 1964

aka ST. MARY'S ART CENTER, INC.   |   Virginia City, NV   |  www.stmarysartcenter.org

Mission

To build upon our art and cultural achievement by nurturing and supporting artists, strengthening existing cultural programs throughout the region and introducing new ventures that will enable us to continue as a vibrant arts destination with strong links to our unique history.

Notes from the nonprofit

Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's Art Center. Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns: [email protected] or 775.847.7774

Ruling year info

1975

Executive Director

A Perry

Main address

PO Box 396

Virginia City, NV 89440 USA

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EIN

51-0145621

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We offer multiple types of programming which support our mission to drive and elevate the arts. In addition, we care for and work to preserve and restore an 1876 former hospital property which is home to our organization. While we continually seek funding support through grants, donations, memberships, and programming revenue, the investment required to sustain a historic property and also focus on arts programming is a perpetual challenge, particularly with a very modest staff.

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?

Imaginations Children's Art Programs

Children's special events and classes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Venue for arts education and creation within a historical location.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Artists and performers

Historical tours of Art Center history and former hospital history

Population(s) Served
Adults

Seven art galleries with rotating art exhibitions of local and regional artists.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Community focused art classes for adults-only, working with a variety of mediums.

Population(s) Served

Classes and workshops focused on long-loved and studied mediums for adults and children (medium-appropriate).

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Children and youth
Artists and performers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of guided tours given

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Historical Tours

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on fiscal year vs calendar.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of exhibitions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of teachers recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on fiscal year cycle vs. calendar. Includes all grants, donations, and memberships, excludes arts programming revenue. Excludes preservation grants in FY20-21.

Number of Arts, Writing, and other Creative Retreats

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We are very focused on offering diverse programs for professional artists, emerging artists, and children. Our goal is to appeal to and support all artistic disciplines, from burgeoning creatives to masters, in an inclusive and dynamic space. Programs include the Imaginations Children's Art Program community events, artist workshops & retreats, art gallery exhibitions, art classes, historical tours, and more.

Our property has historical significance as an art center and previously as a hospital. It has been a cornerstone of Virginia City, and as such, offers a unique space to engage with the community. We aspire to offer more ways for the community to learn about, experience and enjoy the art, history and unique property. In 2024 we will introduce new ways for individuals to experience the property, including slideshow/video, QR code and printed tours. The QR code and printed versions will be offered in both English and Spanish.

GOAL: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES:

Goal Target: Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the worlds cultural and natural heritage

Strategy 1: Continue to work to rehabilitate, restore, and preserve the 1876 property so that future generations may experience the rich history.

Strategy 2: Continue to develop dynamic tours and historical exhibitions to educate visitors of the deep history of St. Marie Louise Hospital, Storey County Hospital, and St. Mary's Art Center. Each own their own respective chapters in history, and together, are remarkable.

Goal Target: By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

Strategy: Develop the front grounds between 2024-2030 into a water-conserving, accessible, relaxing public space with an outdoor art program. Our front grounds are one of only two in Virginia City with such opportunity for the public.

GOAL: REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Goal Target: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

Strategy 1: Implement multiple ways visitors may experience the art center's history and current exhibitions, including QR Code tours in English and Spanish, Written tours for the hearing impaired in English and Spanish, and slideshow/video/virtual tours for persons unable to navigate the four-story main building.

Strategy 2: Develop marketing and outreach campaigns to promote our spirit of welcoming diversity and inclusivity.

GOAL: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Goal Target: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

Strategy: Nearly 100% of our electric consumption is provided through a large solar field on the backside of the property. This has been in place since 2012.

Goal Target: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

Strategy: Recycle waste, including typical day-to-day waste and waste generated through arts programming chemicals and supplies, in appropriate and safe ways.

1. We have a 60-year history of working with grantors and donors to rehabilitate, restore, and preserve the historic property.
2. We will build inclusion of the specific goals, tactics, and timelines into the next generation of our Strategic Plan.
3. Our staff and board come from myriad backgrounds, including: fundraising, grant writing/management, architectural design, real estate & construction project management, local government, LGBTQ+, disabled, and activism. Through the many interests and backgrounds, we are well-poised to execute our plans and strategies.

1. We have been proactive in minimizing our carbon footprint since 2012 with the installation of a large solar field.
2. The QR code, written, and remote-viewing tours have already begun in 2024 by staff and volunteers.
3. The front grounds will receive the first step toward a more climate-friendly, water-conserving design in 2024 through funding support by Storey County.
4. We have successfully completed approximately $1.75 million in grants projects focused on preservation and arts programming, including those which allow for diversity and inclusion.

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.
  • 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 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

  • 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 share key feedback and suggestions with certain grantors as part of our reporting process.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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St Marys Art Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Vanessa Stephens

Vanessa Stephens

Nolan Preece

Jay Carmona

Martin David

Honey Coughlin

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Not applicable
  • 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 3/4/2024

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2024

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.