Arts, Culture, and Humanities

GADSDEN CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION INC

aka CAF, Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, EYO, GCSA, DDC, Center for Cultural Arts

Gadsden, AL

Mission

Our mission:
The Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation serves as a hub of community arts education.

Our vision:
We enrich lives, support artistic and cultural progress, affirm individual value and dignity, and promote a sense of well-being for all people.

Ruling Year

1986

Executive Director

Mr. Tom Banks

Main Address

P. O. Box 1507

Gadsden, AL 35902 USA

Keywords

cultural, arts, school for the arts, concerts, exhibits, children

EIN

63-0899081

 Number

0575030300

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts

Imagination Place Children's Museum

Gadsden Community School for the Arts

Etowah Youth Orchestras

Exhibits

Presenting and ticketing for Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center

Youth Alive!

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Total number of fields trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Imagination Place Children's Museum

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of field trips to Imagination Place Children's Museum

Total number of paid admissions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Total program participants

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Gadsden Community School for the Arts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Students enrolled in music, art and dance classes

Total number of off-site performances held

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Imagination Place Children's Museum

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

outreach programs in schools

Total number of performances

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Total number of programs offered

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We want to offer the highest quality arts education to all who desire it.

Partnering with others and making the communtiy aware of our many programs.

Professional staff and high quality space is one of our assets.

Increased participation and continued awards from regional and national organizations will serve as indicators of our progress.

We have established a one million dollar investment account to fund access for community members.
We have outgrown our space and need to find a away to expand.
We have a living strategic plan that the Board follows and regularly reviews.

External Reviews

Awards

Attraction of the Year 2009

Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

Event of the Year 2008

Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

James C. Howard Urban Enrichment Award 1992

US League of Municipalities

Most Livable City - Small City Division 2000

US Conference of Mayors

Event of the Year 2008

Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel

Affiliations & Memberships

National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts - Member 1996

Leage of American Orchestras - Member 1994

National Endowment for the Arts 1990

National Endowment for the Arts 1990

Association of Science and Technology Centers 1990

Southeastern Museum Conference 1990

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Financials

GADSDEN CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION INC

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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