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Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Inc.

New directions, innovations, services, and disruptions of choreography, performance, and affordable artspace, world-wide. Founder, Owner, and Governance of Chez Bushwick (Founded 2002), CPR (Co-Founded 2008), Space 428 Hudson (Founded 2016), and The Hudson Eye (Founded 2020).

aka Chez Bushwick (Founder) / CPR (Co-Founder) / Space 428 Hudson (Founder)   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  http://www.jonahbokaer.net

Mission

AN ARTISTIC/CULTURAL ORGANIZATION TO PROMOTE PUBLIC APPRECIATION OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTIC DANCE PERFORMANCES AND FOSTER THE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION OF NEW MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE WORKS, INCLUDING THE SUCCESSFUL FOUNDING OF PUBLIC CULTURAL PROGRAMS & VENUES SUCH AS CHEZ BUSHWICK (2002), CPR (CO-FOUNDED 2008), SPACE 428 HUDSON (FOUNDED 2016), AND THE HUDSON EYE (FOUNDED 2019).

Notes from the nonprofit

Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Inc. has cultivated a new form of Choreography merged with Visual Art & Design. As choreographer, Jonah Bokaer is the author of 60 original works, produced in 34 nations, 27 of the United States, and 292 cities – including 41 Museum Exhibitions. Earned & Contributed funds from Jonah Bokaer Choreography between 2002-2018 have realized 3 permanent nonprofit Artspaces: • Chez Bushwick (Founded 2002) • CPR - Center for Performance Research (Co-Founded 2008) • Space 428 Hudson (Founded 2016) • The Hudson Eye (City Wide Festival Founded 2019) • Window On Hudson (Co-Founded 2020 These public programs have created over 14+ jobs, and $11M+ in revenue. Jonah Bokaer is Middle Eastern: Tunisian, American, and more, living in Brooklyn NYC & Hudson NY while touring / exhibiting worldwide.

Ruling year info

2007

Founder, Choreographer

Mr. Jonah Bokaer

Main address

304 Boerum Street #23

Brooklyn, NY 11206-3542 USA

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Formerly known as

Chez Bushwick

EIN

56-2630951

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Dance (A62)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Responding to the crisis of affordable Artspace in New York City, CPR - Center for Performance Research is the result of artistic vision and market forces coming together. Co-founding CPR between 2006-2008 exhibits our 2nd successful artspace: supporting artists to foster the development, research, and presentation of new work played a central role. This met with the innovative desire on the part of Developer Derek Denckla/Propeller Group and Architect Gregory Merryweather to harness the vibrancy of the real estate market in Williamsburg to support the arts communities' creative Place-Making. All project partners envisioned a mixed-use residential building—“Greenbelt”—that would house a nonprofit community arts facility on the ground floor. CPR was realized with a $1,200,000 Capital Campaign steered by Jonah Bokaer, including its mortgage negotiation. Co-founded, Co-developed, Co-owned by our organization, CPR has supported 1700+ artists in developing of dance and performance programs.

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?

Jonah Bokaer Choreography (Banner Program)

Jonah Bokaer has cultivated a new form of Choreography merged with Visual Art & Design. He is the author of 60 original works, produced in 34 nations, 27 of the United States, and 292 cities – including 41 Museum Exhibitions. Earned & Contributed funds from Jonah Bokaer Choreography between 2002-2019 have realized 3 permanent Artspaces, creating over 14+ jobs, and $11M+ in revenue. He is Tunisian, American, and more, living in Brooklyn NYC & Hudson NY, while touring / exhibiting world-wide.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Economically disadvantaged people

Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is dedicated to fostering the creation, development, and performance of interdisciplinary movement based work through affordable rehearsal space, an incredible Artists-in-Residence program, as well as public performances, classes, and informal work-in-progress showings.
Five artists will be offered 14-week residencies dedicated to fostering the creation, development, and performance of new work by both emerging and mid-career choreographers. Our organization, with peer panel selection, will provide 5 artists up to 100 hours of rehearsal space during off-peak hours 7-11am and 7pm-12am, monthly peer forums, feedback, and a presentation of the new work developed during the residency. This new work may be presented in any form, at any stage of progress at the final showing.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Economically disadvantaged people

Affordable Dance Studios:
Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation (First Affordable Artspace: Chez Bushwick) is committed to fostering the development, research, and presentation of new performance works across disciplines. This mission is reflected in the following goals:

To support the activities, subsidies, and performances of Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, a celebrated artist-run organization founded in 2002. Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation’s main programs include: rehearsal and performance subsidies, arts advocacy, education, outreach, and community development.

To sustain the multi-disciplinary work of Jonah Bokaer, which includes choreography, media art, video, sculpture, and museum-based practices.

To oversee, structure, and support CPR – Center for Performance Research, within Brooklyn's first L.E.E.D.-certified green building in Brooklyn: our organization's role is co-founder (2008), and co-owns the facility.

To produce and document programs of contemporary performance that engage audiences in rich aesthetic and intellectual experiences.

To enlarge the role of contemporary performance and enhance its contribution to society.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Economically disadvantaged people

Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Inc. co-founded CPR - Center for Performance Research in 2008, after a two year capital campaign between 2006-2008. Our organization's Certificate Of Incorporation from the IRS in 2006 includes the following mission:

To oversee, structure, and support the activities of CPR – Center for Performance Research. CPR is housed within Brooklyn's first a L.E.E.D. gold certified green building in Brooklyn. Our organization's role is co-founder, and co-owner of the facility.

Our mission also exists to produce and document programs of contemporary performance that engage audiences in rich aesthetic and intellectual experiences. To enlarge the role of contemporary performance and enhance its contribution to society.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Economically disadvantaged people

The Hudson Eye is an artist-driven 10-day annual public program and urban showcase, with a focus on dance, music, performance, film and visual art. This annual program, presented by the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and arranged by locally-born curator Aaron Levi Garvey, aims to celebrate the arts community in Hudson and help stimulate creativity and connectivity. The Hudson Eye partners with local venues and also features daily “Hot Topics” talks that are free and open to the public, hosted by guest speakers whose professional affiliations represent the diversity of Hudson.

Following 16 years of careful activity in Hudson fostering existing and new citizens alike, in all our local, state, national, international, and economic diversity: Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation successfully launched The Hudson Eye in partnership with 34 Artists, 14 Venues, 6,000+ Diverse Attendees, Collectors, Communities, Volunteers, Small Businesses and underground Hudson Nightlife annually each summer.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

United States Artists Fellowship 2015

Ford Foundation

NYC Cultural Innovation Fund 2009

Rockefeller Foundation

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship 2015

Guggenheim

National Dance Access 2007

Andrew W. Mellon Award

Visual Arts Grant 2007

Andy Warhol Foundation

New York Dance & Performance Award - Special Citation 2007

Bessies

GREENBELT: CPR - Center for Performance Research 2007

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

Affiliate 2007

Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance

BUILD Grant 2007

New York Foundation for the Arts

BluePrint for Arts Education 2007

New York State Department of Education

Performance Studies Department 2005

New York University

Ongoing Relationship: Finance Committee 2004

Non-Profit Finance Fund

For Dance Programming 2022

Harkness Foundation for Dance

For Dance Education Programming 2022

Arnhold Foundation

For Jonah Bokaer Choreography 2022

Fox Samuels Foundation

For Jonah Bokaer Choreography and Diller Scofidio + Renfro 2023

National Endowment For The Arts - Dance

Affiliations & memberships

National Endowment for the Arts 2017

Performing Arts Center Consortium 2017

National Association of Artists' Organizations 2017

National Trust For Historic Preservation 2017

American Association of Museums 2015

Better Business Bureau 2007

Stanford University 2018

UNC Chapel Hill - DisTIL Prize Fellowship 2018

Stanford University - Mohr Prize Fellowship 2019

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation - Residency Prize 2019

LGBTQ Notable Executives From Crain's New York Business 2020

Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

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 volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, Adults, People of Middle Eastern descent

Related Program

The Hudson Eye (Annual Festival)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dance, Choreography, Brooklyn, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Minorities, Arts, Artists, Arts Facilities, Affordable Space, Diversity, LGBTQIA+ Populations, and LMIs (Low to Moderate Income zones)

Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of Middle Eastern descent, Children and youth

Related Program

Jonah Bokaer Choreography (Banner Program)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dance, Choreography, Brooklyn, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Minorities, Arts, Artists, Arts Facilities, Affordable Space, Diversity, LGBTQIA+ Populations, and LMIs (Low to Moderate Income zones)

Number of schools built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Chez Bushwick (Banner Program)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dance, Choreography, Brooklyn, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Minorities, Arts, Artists, Arts Facilities, Affordable Space, Diversity, LGBTQIA+ Populations, and LMIs (Low to Moderate Income zones)

Number of lessons taught

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People of Middle Eastern descent

Related Program

Jonah Bokaer Choreography (Banner Program)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dance, Choreography, Brooklyn, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Minorities, Arts, Artists, Arts Facilities, Affordable Space, Diversity, LGBTQIA+ Populations, and LMIs (Low to Moderate Income zones)

Number of teachers trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Multiracial people

Related Program

Jonah Bokaer Choreography (Banner Program)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DEL (Dance Education Lab) offers a variety of dance education courses: weekend workshops, intensives, and a summer institute for educators and artists interested in developing as dance educators.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, Children and youth

Related Program

Jonah Bokaer Choreography (Banner Program)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dance, Choreography, Brooklyn, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Minorities, Arts, Artists, Arts Facilities, Affordable Space, Diversity, LGBTQIA+ Populations, and LMIs (Low to Moderate Income zones)

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, Children and youth, Multiracial people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Online Donations are tracked by the organization monthly in SalesForce, Patron Manager, New York Charities, Amazon Smile, and often with Matching Gifts from IBM.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, Multiracial people, People of Middle Eastern descent

Related Program

Jonah Bokaer Choreography (Banner Program)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Jonah Bokaer Choreography has authored 67 original works, produced in 35 nations, 27 of the United States, and 294 cities – including 41 Museum Exhibitions worldwide. The impact of earned, contributed

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, Children and youth, Multiracial people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dance, Choreography, Brooklyn, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Minorities, Arts, Artists, Arts Facilities, Affordable Space, Diversity, LGBTQIA+ Populations, and LMIs (Low to Moderate Income zones)

Number of new website visitors

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

The Hudson Eye (Annual Festival)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Hudson Eye is an artist-driven 10-day annual public program and urban showcase, with a focus on dance, music, performance, film + visual art. This annual program is an economic driver in Hudson NY

Additional revenue and wages generated attributable to the organization's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, Adults, People of Middle Eastern descent

Related Program

The Hudson Eye (Annual Festival)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dance, Choreography, Brooklyn, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Minorities, Arts, Artists, Arts Facilities, Affordable Space, Diversity, LGBTQIA+ Populations, and LMIs (Low to Moderate Income zones)

Number of grassroots organizations supported

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Hudson Eye is an artist-driven 10-day annual public program and urban showcase, with a focus on dance, music, performance, film and visual art. This is a major local economic driver in Hudson NY.

Number of independent organizations served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, LGBTQ people, Economically disadvantaged people, At-risk youth

Related Program

The Hudson Eye (Annual Festival)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Hudson Eye is an artist-driven 10-day annual public program and urban showcase, with a focus on dance, music, performance, film + visual art. The annual program is an economic driver in Hudson NY.

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.

Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to fostering development, research, and presentation of new performance works across disciplines, strongly focused on Affordable Artspace, and Middle Eastern representation in Dance: which remains historically absent from American public programming and funding structures.

This mission is reflected in the following goals:

i) To support the activities, subsidies, and performances of Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, a celebrated artist-run organization founded in 2002. Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation's main programs include: rehearsal and performance subsidies, arts advocacy, education, outreach, and community development.

ii) To sustain the multi-disciplinary work of Jonah Bokaer, which includes choreography, media art, video, sculpture, and installation-based practices.

iii) To oversee, structure, and support the activities of CPR – Center for Performance Research, within Brooklyn's first L.E.E.D.-certified gold green building in Brooklyn, of which Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is a co-founder.

iv) To produce and document programs of contemporary performance that engage audiences in rich aesthetic and intellectual experiences.

v) To enlarge the role of contemporary performance and enhance its contribution to society.


The scope, history, and nature of our public programs are as follows:

• Jonah Bokaer Choreography (Founded 2002)
Choreography and Programming world-wide, featuring 8 multi-ethnic dancers showcasing Middle Eastern, African, African American, Latina, LGBTQ, and former Yugoslavian dancers' representation.

• Chez Bushwick (Founded 2002)
Rehearsal and Performance Space Subsidies of high quality serving 1142 diverse artists of varying abilities in Bushwick, Brooklyn: hailed by Bloomberg as "NY State's most affordable workspace." Chez Bushwick is NYC's only remaining 24-hour venue.

• CPR - Center for Performance Research (Founded 2008)
Our organization oversees, structures, and supports CPR, within Brooklyn's first L.E.E.D.-certified gold green building: our organization's role is Co-Founder, and Co-Owner of the facility. Deliberately rezoned as a Community Facility in Williamsburg, CPR is ADA Compliant, and accessible to all people.

• Education & Community Development (2008-Present)
Our full-time Education Manager oversees and creates targeted connections between artists and urban neighborhoods through free movement classes and other community programs, initiated from within communities of need. We employ a long-term robust approach with educational programs in NYC Public Schools, undertaken with the Arts Blueprint (via NYC Board Of Education). All Community Programs are all hosted in association with the Coalition For Hispanic Family Services, notably "Arts & Literacy" programs for young Ecuadorian children in Brooklyn (2008-Present).

Presently, Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization with its main office in Brooklyn, and an outpost in Paris. Guided and administered by artists, the organization has succeeded in developing one of the most inexpensive artist subsidy programs in New York, and vigorously advocates towards economic justice for the performing arts. Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation provides programs for the artistic community including artist residencies, studio member work-in-progress showings, teaching artist opportunities, and choreographer projects while also producing adventurous programs of multidisciplinary work through its presenting program: Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation Presents. The organization has earned a reputation over its lifetime for creative risk-taking, political activism, and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and works towards better serving its local arts and Bushwick communities every day.

Presently, Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization with its main offices in Brooklyn, Hudson, and an outpost in Paris. Guided and administered by artists, the organization has succeeded in developing one of the most inexpensive artist subsidy programs in New York, and vigorously advocates towards economic justice for the performing arts. Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation provides programs for the artistic community including artist residencies, studio member work-in-progress showings, teaching artist opportunities, and choreographer projects while also producing adventurous programs of multidisciplinary work through its presenting program: Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation Presents. The organization has earned a reputation over its lifetime for creative risk-taking, political activism, and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and works towards better serving its local arts and Bushwick communities every day.

Our organization is pleased to have realized a 5-year Strategic Plan, funded by the New York Community Trust, and overseen by Joe Kluger of Wolf Brown consulting firm. The primary objectives of our Capacity Building assessment were to:

• Consider adjustments as needed to key organizational goals and strategies;

• Examine the impact on mission, identity and business model of organizational relationships among and the public service missions of Chez Bushwick and CPR - Center for Performance Research: including intense chronic brand confusion 2006-2019 between these neighboring spaces, due to limited capacity - being addressed by current fundraising and consultation;

• Ensure there is sufficient organizational capacity at the Board and Staff levels to carry out the plan initiatives; and

• Review current business model and develop multi-year financial plan with sufficient earned and contributed resources to insure sustainability.

After a 9-month process of facilitated discussions among organization leaders, the Board approved the framework of its Strategic Plan at its meeting in 2017. This Strategic Plan reflects the results of that collaborative effort and contains a set of strategic recommendations – and accompanying financial projections – that are intended to serve as an organizational “road map” through FY2020.

Because the environment in which our organization – and all arts groups today – is constantly changing, the Board and Staff monitor progress closely and are prepared to make mid-course adjustments in strategy as conditions warrant, for Guidestar and Donor ongoing support.

To appreciate the breadth and depth of the Strategic Plan requires a thorough review - and is available upon request. However, it is useful to have an understanding of the primary strategic priorities (listed above) of our Plan, and how they cohere with our annual appeals for philanthropic support - as well as our organization's capabilities for delivering on its mission.

Recent Progress:

• Robert Rauschenberg Foundation prize residency award (2019)

• Stanford University, Mohr Prize (2019)

• UNC DisTIL Fellowship Award (Chapel Hill, NC 2018-2019)

• 1st Place, Olympic Rink of Lake Placid, Senior Free Dance:
Quinn Carpenter & Lorraine McNamara (July 27, 2018)

• National Theatre of Serbia / Infant Festival Prize (Serbia, 2017)

• NYU Center for Ballet & The Arts Fellowship (NYC, 2016)

• Civitella Ranieri Foundation Prize in Visual Arts (Italy, 2016)

• United States Artists Fellowship / Ford Foundation (USA, 2015)

• John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (USA, 2015)

• National Endowment for the Arts (USA, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)

• Prix Nouveau Talent Chorégraphie, SACD (Paris, 2011)

• Bogliasco Foundation / Jerome Robbins Fellowship, Dance (Italy, 2011)

• Crain’s NY Business “40 Under 40” (NYC, 2011)

• The Nifty Fifty, America’s Up-And-Coming Talent (NY Times, 2010)

• Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund (NYC, 2009–2010)

• OUT Magazine (2009)

• Alumni Achievement Award, UNCSA (2009)

• Young Leader of the French American Foundation (France, 2008–2009)

• NY Dance & Performance / Bessie Award (Lighting: Aaron Copp, 2008)

• NY Dance & Performance / Bessie Special Citation (Bushwick: 2007)

• National Dance Access, Dance/USA (Mellon Foundation, 2007)

• Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (Dance Finalist, 2007)

• Inaugural Gallery Installation Fellowship, DTW (NYC, Media Art, 2007)

• 25 To Watch, Dance Magazine (2006)

• Passing It On Award, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (Chez Bushwick, 2006)

• Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (2005–2006)

• Joan Kirnsner Memorial Award (The New School, NYC 2005)

• Human Rights Award (Public Service, North Carolina, 2000)

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 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, LGBTIQIA+ Safe Spaces, in LMI Zones, 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

  • 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 difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Inc.

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

Mr. Paul G. McCann

Patsy Tarr

Paul G. McCann

Helen Allen Smith

Michèle Gerber Klein

Rachel Dora Libeskind

Helen Yee Little

Brent Sikkema

Jonah Bokaer

Richard A. Anderman, Esq.

Youness Anzane

Nicole Birmann Bloom

Wayne Blank

Lili Chopra

Rosalind Dear

Stephanie French

Alexander Gorlin

Claude Grunitzky

Steven Johnson, Esq.

John Lithgow

Turid Meeker

Lorcan O'Neill

Sheela Raj

Ronald Rudolph

Martha Sherman

Marina Abramović

Daniel Arsham

Frederick W. Beinecke

Christophe de Menil

Micki Wesson

Diana Wildmaeier Picasso

Robert Wilson

Anthony Roth Costanzo

Susan Kessler

Elbrun Kimmelman

Samir Bitar

Brandon Wayne McNamee, Esq.

Dr. José Ignacio Prado, Ph.D.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 1/1/2023

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
Middle Eastern/North African
Gender identity
Male
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

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/01/2023

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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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • 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 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.