Arts, Culture, and Humanities

LIVERMORE VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

aka Bankhead Theater

Livermore, CA

Mission

The mission of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) is to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage our diverse community.

Notes from the Nonprofit

In 2011 the State of California adopted legislation that dissolved the state's redevelopment agencies. This action, which was beyond LVPAC's control, made the future of LVPAC's regional theater unclear. In 2013 management concluded that it would be difficult for LVPAC to proceed with the regional theater. LVPAC incurred construction in progress expenditures totaling $6,619,136 and bond issuance costs of $2,216,069 as of December 31, 2013 relating to the site and design development phase for a 2,000-seat regional theater. Costs include architectural, legal and consulting fees and other related costs. Accordingly, in 2013 impairment losses have been recognized in the statement of activities in the amount of the costs (see 2013 IRS Form 990 Public Disclosure copy).

In November 2014, LVPAC completed a four-party transaction with the City of Livermore, the County of Alameda, and the Bank of New York/Mellon, which eliminated the remaining bank debt on the Bankhead Theater. The approximately $3 million needed to fulfill the Bond Redemption Agreement was successfully raised. Additional funding through LVPAC’s “Boost the Bankhead” fundraising campaign and other sources were successful and helped LVPAC begin to build the reserves necessary to ensure stability for ongoing operations.

In December 2014, the appointment of Scott Kenison as executive director is one of several significant milestones LVPAC has reached as it pushes forward with strategic plans for the future. In addition, Chris Carter joined the staff as Development Director responsible for donor relations and fundraising activities. Kenison and Carter join LVPAC in the midst of a successful 2014-2015 season that has seen increased ticket sales. Support for LVPAC continues to grow; the organization now has more than 650 members, a record number since the Bankhead Theater opened in 2007.

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center provides wide-ranging programs that provide access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. LVPAC Presents offers a broad variety of world-class music, dance and theatrical performances at the Bankhead Theater each year. The Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center are home to nine resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors. Between them, they offer more than 500 public activities each year, from classes and workshops, to concerts and performances, as well as Guitar Fest LIVE!, ArtWalk and extensive educational arts outreach. A list of upcoming performances at the Bankhead Theater, as well as activities at the Bothwell Arts Center, is available online at www.mylvpac.com.

Ruling Year

1999

Executive Director

Mr. Scott Kenison

Production Manager

Mr. Ed Estrada

Main Address

2400 First Street

Livermore, CA 94550 USA

Keywords

Performing Arts Center

EIN

68-0419182

 Number

6351364047

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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LVPAC Presents

Bothwell Arts Center

Bankhead Theater

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LVPAC has formed a Strategic Plan Committee to guide implementation of its new business model, the community theater concept. As part of the strategic planning process, new goals and strategies will be identified. LVPAC will continue to work to enhance our programming, fundraising, and marketing to ensure maximum ticket sales and to provide relevant educational arts opportunities to the community.

The following goals are focus areas excerpted from the Operations & Use Plan submitted to the City Council of Livermore in 2014.
-That the Theater and related facilities be financially solvent and available to the community for the long term;
-That the Theater and related facilities offer a range of artistic programming that engages a broad spectrum of the community and enriches the quality of life for the community and surrounding areas;
-That the governing Board actively represent a variety of backgrounds, and experiences, and have strong and varied connections to different populations within the community;
-That the Board transparently receives information from, and disseminates information to, the broad community in a timely and on-going basis.

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center's new Vision statement is: "LVPAC, the heart of a vibrant cultural arts community."

The new mission statement is: "The mission of LVPAC is to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage our diverse community."

LVPAC has begun a strategic planning process to identify how best the organization can advance forward while operating strategically. Strategies are being developed by strategic initiative task forces comprised of staff, board, and community members.

At the end of 2014 key staff were added to the LVPAC team. Scott Kenison was appointed as the new executive director bringing more than 20 years of experience from a wide range of management positions in the performing arts, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C.. In addition, Chris Carter joined the leadership staff as Development Director responsible for donor relations and fundraising activities and Dennis Keefe began as Box Office Manager to oversee ticket sales and customer service.

LVPAC will develop specific annual benchmarks and an annual report on the information listed below:
-operational income
-total revenue
-contributions and grants
-total expenses
-rental activity
-audience attendance
-number of events

The LVPAC Board is working to expand its membership with representatives from local Tri-Valley arts organizations and has formed the Governance and Community Outreach Committee to identify board member candidates and to increase communication and input from the community.
Additionally, LVPAC conducts surveys of patrons to ascertain their preferences in programming. LVPAC will continue to provide a wide range of performances and events that reflect the cultural diversity of the Tri-Valley and to work on expanding arts educational programs.

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Financials

LIVERMORE VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Jun 30

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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?

No

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

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