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Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

Support | Nurture | Thrive

Richmond, VA   |  www.rpaalliance.com

Mission

RICHMOND PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE IS A 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO ADVANCE THE PERFORMING ARTS IN THE RICHMOND REGION THROUGH PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES THAT SUPPORT THE ARTISTS OF TODAY, NURTURE THE ARTISTS OF TOMORROW, AND PROVIDE SPACES FOR THE ARTS TO THRIVE.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Ms. Abbi Haggerty

Main address

600 E. Grace Street #400

Richmond, VA 23219 USA

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Formerly known as

Virginia Performing Arts Foundation

CenterStage Foundation

Richmond CenterStage

EIN

54-2028439

NTEE code info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

RPAA Programming

RPAA’s programs engage the 11 Resident Companies of Dominion Energy Center and Altria Theater, individual artists, and other local community arts and cultural organizations and facilities. RPAA supports local artists through training and employment opportunities; provides accessible and inclusive arts education programs; offers subsidies to make professional venues more affordable; and promotes the critical role that the arts play in our lives.
The goals of our programming are to provide opportunities for smaller arts organizations and individual artists to perform in our professional venues and other places within the City, provide affordable and fully subsidized programming in the City of Richmond, increase the diversity of our audiences and the performances Richmond citizens have access to, and create more awareness about RPAA’s mission and Richmond’s performing arts offerings.

Population(s) Served
Adults

From 2009 - 2014, RPAA served as a catalyst and funder in the design of several comprehensive arts Partnerships, which brought together arts partners and seven surrounding school systems, to create programs that uniquely applied the arts to new methods of teaching and learning--spanning grades Pre-K through 12. While those programs saw many successes, we also found challenges in implementation, including our ability to most effectively balance depth vs. breadth across the region. As a result, our programs and services were restructured in 2015--some continuing as they did in the "pilot" phase, others phasing out, and still, others being restructured in terms of delivery methods to the schools. As a result, current programs and services include 1) Greater Richmond Wolf trap, 2) Baby Artsplay!, 3) Lights Up! Youth Series On the Road, 4) #ArtsHuntRVA, and 5) Timelines: An Arts Journey Through Richmond’s Cultural History.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our Digital Arts Lab offers courses, paid student internships, and resources to teach middle and high school students media literacy and technology skills as pathways to careers. Video Production for the Performing Arts spring/fall courses engage students in essential skills: setting up a camera, shooting, editing, and uploading content. Students develop a personal reel (portfolio of media arts projects) and gain real-world experience by serving as crew for live-streamed/recorded events. RPAA has served students from Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Powhatan County, private schools, and specialty centers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce 2017

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 affiliates speaking at conferences

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Totals By Year
Related Program

BrightLights Education Initiatives

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Present at conferences on arts advocacy and the benefits of arts in preK-12 classrooms.

Number of high-profile speakers or participants participating

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

Digital Arts Lab

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Host at least 2 chat-backs and/or masterclasses per year with touring productions in Altria & Dominion Energy Center. Bring in at least 1 local filmmaker to video production courses per semester.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Justin Laughter

Threshold Counsel, PC

Tom Topinka

Topinka Executive Communications, LLC

Scott R. Warren

Warren Whitney

James E. Ukrop

New Richmond Ventures

J. Robert Mooney

New Richmond Ventures

Sarah Abubaker

Richmond Public Schools

Christie-Jo Adams

Richmond Public Schools

Irvin Dallas

Community Volunteer

Scott Garka

CultureWorks

C.T. Hill

SunTrust Bank (retired)

Tatyana Manelis

Atlantic Union Bank

Chris Moseley

Henrico County Public Schools

Jerrold Samford

Troutman Sanders LLP

John-Paul Schaefer

VA Opera

Lisa Sims

Venture Richmond

J.R. Smith

Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP

Jayme Swain

VPM

Mark Webb

Dominion Energy

Brian Wright

Apple Hospitality REIT

Christine Carrera

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
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

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 (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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