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THE DELAPLAINE ARTS CENTER INC

Everyone deserves art

Frederick, MD   |  http://delaplaine.org

Mission

The Delaplaine Arts Center provides the Frederick region with educational opportunities and experiences in the visual arts through classes, exhibits, and programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Delaplaine Arts Center welcomes more than 85,000 visitors each year to experience the arts and participate in art education. Visitors can view more than 50 exhibitions, participate in 250 classes and workshops, and take part in a variety of engaging special events and activities each year. Admission to the Delaplaine is always free. The Delaplaine is committed to providing opportunities for individuals of all ages to experiences the arts regardless of economic status, physical ability, age, race, background, or circumstance. That commitment is reflected in our ongoing Community Outreach program, which partners us with other nonprofits to ensure that art opportunities and experiences are available to all, including the community's underserved and at-risk. The Delaplaine is a tremendous asset to the community as an arts leader, service organization, and spur for economic growth.

Ruling year info

1987

CEO

Mr. Duane Doxzen

Main address

40 S Carroll St

Frederick, MD 21701 USA

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Formerly known as

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

EIN

52-1481592

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Art is vital to a community's quality of life and economic growth. Arts opportunities and experiences continue to diminish, limiting access to the visual arts for many in the community.

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?

Arts Education & Outreach

The Delaplaine offers more than 50 public art exhibits, over 250 art classes, and engaging special events and activities each year. Programs include outreach to underserved populations in the region, in partnership with other nonprofits.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations


Since 2003

Standards for Excellence 2021

Awards

One of DC Metro Area's Best Nonprofits 2023

Catalogue for Philanthropy

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of organizational partners

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

Arts Education & Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Delaplaine formally partners with nonprofits, service organizations, and others to better serve our mission and increase the quality of life in the community. NUMBER PROVIDED ARE M.O.U. PARTNERS.

Number of customers reporting satisfaction with program

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

Arts Education & Outreach

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Delaplaine continually and meaningfully evaluates its programs, making changes necessary to address the evolving needs of the community. NUMBER PROVIDED IS A PERCENTAGE OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS.

Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention

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

Arts Education & Outreach

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Delaplaine provides survey opportunities to all students and made available to all exhibit visitors. NUMBER PROVIDED IS A PERCENTAGE OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS.

Total number of free admissions

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

Arts Education & Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Delaplaine offers free admission to its galleries throughout the year. NUMBER PROVIDED IS TOTAL NUMBER OF ON-SITE VISITORS. *2020 - 2022 COVID effect

Total number of classes offered

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

Arts Education & Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Delaplaine offers classes, camps, and workshops for all ages and skill levels, in a variety of media each year. Classes are led by experienced artists and instructors. *2020COVID effect.

Total number of exhibitions

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

Arts Education & Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Delaplaine offers individual and group exhibits in its eight on-site galleries throughout the year. Exhibits change monthly. Exhibits are also held at several satellite galleries.

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.

Everyone deserves art. The Delaplaine Arts Center, guided by its mission to provide educational opportunities and experiences in the visual arts, seeks to meaningfully engage and bring the visual arts to all segments of the community.

In order to engage all segments of the community, the Delaplaine actively partners with other nonprofit organizations, businesses, foundations, government agencies, community groups, and individuals. The Delaplaine creates programs that serve specific target groups, as well as general audiences. The Delaplaine also offers admission and many activities at no charge, and subsidizes educational scholarships through the Community Outreach program. The Delaplaine maintains a policy of inclusivity in all its activities.

The Delaplaine is able to accomplish a diversity of programming and high degree of inclusivity due to the outstanding support of individuals and others in the community. It is able to leverage its successes to grow its programs and outreach. It also maintains a centrally-located first-rate arts facility in a historic mill building that contains gallery spaces, classrooms, a gift gallery, and an event rental hall. The Delaplaine has a talented, knowledgeable, and stable staff; an involved, energized, and supportive Board; and a corps of dedicated and skilled volunteers.

The Delaplaine continually seeks to grow better at its ongoing efforts. While we are proud of our accomplishments over the last quarter century, we seek to broaden and deepen our impact on the Frederick community in everything we do.

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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

    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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THE DELAPLAINE ARTS CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 01/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tim Stolz

Bestgate Wealth Advisors

Term: 2024 - 2025

Edward S Delaplaine

Mink Hollow Systems

Dorothy Van Steinburg

VanSteinburg Enterprises LLC

Anca G Stradley

McLean Koehler Sparks & Hammond

Susan L Schnaars

Wilmington Trust

Tim Stolz

Bestgate Wealth Management

Norvis Long-Parker

Retired

Tammy O'Connor

Long & Foster Real Estate

Kim Klabe

FRG

Matt Owens

Edward Jones

Debra Ambush

Independent Scholar

Peg McGreevy

NounHR

Donna Rosano

Proffitt & Associates Architects

John Hanrahan

Brock & Scott PLLC

Kelly Russell

City of Frederick

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 ? 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 1/5/2024

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
Male, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/05/2024

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.