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LIVERMORE VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

aka Bankhead Theater   |   Livermore, CA   |  lvpac.org

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

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit cultural arts organization. Ticket sales provide only half of the funding needed to support the wide range of live performances, educational outreach programs, free cultural and community events we offer each year at the Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center. For more information visit: www.lvpac.org

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Mr. Chris Carter

Main address

2400 First Street

Livermore, CA 94550 USA

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Formerly known as

Livermore Valley Conference and Cultural Center

EIN

68-0419182

NTEE code info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Arts learning and engagement must be available for everyone, and LVPAC strives to make it accessible to all students in the Tri-Valley regardless of income. Overall, there is a need to enhance arts programming in our public schools, and there is an especially urgent need for the 30% of students in the Livermore area whose families live below the poverty line. LVPAC's arts education programs are designed to address this need, and no student will be turned away. The cost of all LVPAC's arts education programs require private and public contributions to operate, and are covered by the LVPAC Arts Education Fund.

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?

Bankhead Presents

Annual presentation of 40-50 nationally and internationally recognized performing artists and ensembles.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers

The Bothwell Arts Center provides subsidized artist studios, classrooms, rehearsal and performance space for small, community-based performing and visual arts activities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers

The 507-seat Bankhead Theater provides a subsidized home performance venue for nine regional resident performing arts organizations and is available for rental by professional and volunteer performance groups from across the Bay Area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The objective of the LVPAC Arts in Education programs is to provide programming and a space where all students in the Tri-Valley region can engage and grow in the arts. Our high-quality programs not only help to bridge the educational gaps in regards to arts in the schools, but also enhance the arts experience for students and community members. We achieve this through three areas of focus: Learning, Enrichment, and Growth.

Many of our outreach programs like school assemblies and camps are only possible through partnerships with groups like the Livermore-Amador Symphony, Livermore Shakespeare Associates and Bay Area Children’s Theater. Our role in working with these nonprofits often involves providing space, administrative support and financial subsidy.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Awards

Best Performing Arts Venue 2018

Diablo Magazine

Family Favorite 2017

Bay Area Parent

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Diablo Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance 2018

California Presenters 2007

Association of Performing Arts Professionals 2007

National Independent Venues Association 2020

Western Arts Alliance 2007

California Nonprofits 2007

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 performances

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents the total number of arts programs and performances. 2020 and 2021 saw a decrease in number of programs due to mandated closures from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Total number of audience members

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Data for each year is from our fiscal calendar of July 1-June 30. Number served in 2020 dropped due to closures from Covid-19.

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.

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

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

The objective of the LVPAC Arts in Education programs is to provide programming and a space where all students in the Tri-Valley region can engage and grow in the arts. Our high-quality programs not only help to bridge the educational gaps in regards to arts in the schools, but also enhance the arts experience for students and community members. We achieve this through focusing on areas of Learning, Enrichment, and Growth.

The Arts In Education program focuses on three areas under Learning, Enrichment, or Growth. We primarily focus on youth, but engage parents and adults alike. The various programs are listed below.
1. Learning:
-Art Classes
-Camps
-STEAM Programs and Livermore Innovation Fair
-Community Art Projects

2. Enrichment:
-Cultural/Public Events
-School Assemblies
-Field Trips
-Student Ticket Subsidy

3. Growth:
-Internships
-Teacher Training
-East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars
-Master Classes with LVPAC Presents artists

Dedicated Staff:
At the end of 2014 key leadership 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. Mr. Carter worked more than eleven years at Saint Mary's College of California, including the last eight as a leader in the College's development department. The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center staff is a dedicated, diverse, small team of talented individuals who bring their energy and enthusiasm for the arts to work every day.

Strategic Partnerships:
Our goal is to support students in the best way possible, and we know we’re not the only one in the Tri-Valley working to address these needs. We strive to pool our resources to achieve the greatest outcomes by supporting strategic partners in the arts who are also nonprofits that serve the community. Many of our programs like school assemblies and camps are only possible through these partnerships with groups like the Livermore-Amador Symphony, Livermore Shakespeare Associates and Bay Area Children’s Theater. Our role in working with these nonprofits often involves providing space, administrative support and financial subsidy.

A Strategic Plan was developed in September 2017 and approved by the LVPAC Board of Directors.
The LVPAC Board is working to expand its membership with representatives from local Tri-Valley arts organizations and businesses. The board 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.

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 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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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LIVERMORE VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Denise Watkins

Joan K Seppala

Publisher, The Independent Newspaper

Denise Watkins

Former Owner, Vancouver Stealth

Leland Younker

Retired

Henry Huff

Retired CPA

Mark Eaton

Alameda County

Layne Marceau

Shea Homes Northern California

Jean Shuler

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Kelly Cousins

City of Pleasanton

Dona Crawford

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jeff Kaskey

PineBrook Imaging Systems

Michael Weiner

Retired Doctor

Philip R. Wente

Wente Vineyards

Dyrell Foster

Las Positas College

Catherine Ndungu-Case

Cheza Nami

Kelly Bowers

Three Valleys Community Foundation

Mark Triska

Executive Vice President, Colliers

Norm Burkhard

Retired, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

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 10/18/2023

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/14/2022

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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.