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Alamo City Performing Arts Association, Inc.

aka Alamo City Arts, ACPAA, Alamo Performing Arts, Alamo City Dance Company, ACDC, and Symphony Viva, Alamo City Arts Academy, Alamo City Symphony Viva, ACA, Heart of Texas Concert Band, Memory Lane Dance Band, Ballet Folklorico de Alamo City Arts   |   San Antonio, TX   |  http://www.alamocityperformingartsassociation.com/

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Mission

Alamo City Performing Arts Association is dedicated to inclusive education in the art of dance, theater and music; in order to help instill and perpetuate a genuine appreciation of the performing arts in our community through educational and performance opportunities alongside professional artist. It is our initiative to support Alamo City Dance Company, Alamo City Symphony Viva, Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio, Memory Lane Dance Band, and Heart of Texas Concert Band productions and education through Alamo City Arts Academy.

Notes from the nonprofit

Alamo City Performing Arts Association has performed many school lecture demonstrations in various styles of dance throughout San Antonio and surrounding counties. Additionally, we have collaborated with other non-profits in helping to promote the arts. We regularly invite other non profit organizations to our performances, where we reserve 20% of our seating for this. In 2018, we did a sensory friendly Nutcracker that included individuals of the spectrum, teamed with our dancers. At the end of 2018 Symphony Viva merged with us, and they now perform at the ballets and have their own season. 2021 we have added on the Alamo City Arts Academy, so that we can train aspiring dancers in the multitude of disciplines that we offer. Additionally, Heart of Texas Concert Band merged with us at the end of 2021. In 2023 we added Ballet Folklorico de Alamo City Arts in response from our dancers and patrons.

Ruling year info

1992

CEO

Mr. Cory McRae

Artistic Director

Kathleen Rodriguez Hall

Main address

2800 NE Loop 410 307

San Antonio, TX 78218 USA

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EIN

74-2638601

NTEE code info

Ballet (A63)

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

* Expand our membership base and patrons. * To expose, entertain and educate those of lower Socioeconomic status to the arts. * Produce high quality performances. *Increase enrollment in Alamo City Arts Academy. *Work with the IDD community to teach them dance and have performance opportunities for them. *Purchase music equipment for the symphony and concert band. *Purchase costumes and drops. *Book more events at the Scottish Rite Performing Arts Center and obtain. *Remodel and make the Scottish Rite Performing Arts Center ADA compliant. *Create more impactful community outreach 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?

Fall and Spring Ballet

A dance performance with live music from either Alamo City Symphony Viva or Heart of Texas Concert Band

Population(s) Served

The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman

The Alamo City Dance Company’s original full length production of The Nutcracker in 1991 started with 50 dancers performing all of the parts.

The Alamo City Dance Company’s production of The Nutcracker, now in its 28th year and the longest running Nutcracker in San Antonio, boasts approximately 100 dancers in 160 roles danced by San Antonians with the exception of the guest artists.

Alamo City Dance Co’s The Nutcracker is an annually changing production of costumes, scenic elements and choreography. This Performance of The Nutcracker is a San Antonio favorite, it is a wonderful ballet for the entire family. In 2018 live orchestration of the music became a staple for this production performed by Symphony Viva.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Symphony Viva performs a fall performance, early spring performance, and a summer performance. It will be performed by various professional musicians that are a part of Symphony Viva. Where appropriate Alamo City Dance Company may accompany Symphony Viva in a choreographed piece with them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We have an abridged version of Nutcracker that feature members of Eva's Heroes that dance along side with our dancers. It is a three month training program for the Eva dancers. We are hoping to expand this to a year round dance program.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

This is our educational side of Alamo City Arts, we train young dancer and adult dancers who want to hone their talents as a performer.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

Heart of Texas Concert Band holds nine independent concerts through out the year. We sometimes include Alamo City Dance Company in these productions. In addition we will invite other musical groups to join us in collaborative events.

Population(s) Served

Alamo City Dance Company, provides ballets to the military at Fort Sam Houston Theater free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Adults
Families
Military personnel

Ballet Folklorico de Alamo City Arts performs several performances throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent

After school dance programs held at schools and title 1 schools.

Population(s) Served

Several permanent video dance installments for the outdoor sculptures choreographed for the sculpture.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 off-site performances held

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

Nutcracker

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of free seats filled for performances

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

Military Performances

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We had over 3.4 million view our performance of the Ford Holiday River Parde that was syndicate nationally on TV. We also provided free entertainment on Holidays on Houston St, with over 40,000 there

Total number of performances

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

Heart of Texas Concert Band

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

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

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Alamo City Arts Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of paid admissions

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

Fall and Spring Ballet

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of free performances given

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

Community Outreach Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

* Produce high quality shows that are financially successful.
*Training young artist and patrons through training and performances.
*Attract more professionally trained dancers who want to train and dance along with young dancers and disabled dancers.
*Engage the general public through productions so their lives will be enriched by the arts.
*Have music equipment so that Alamo City Symphony Viva, Alamo City Big Band, and Heart of Texas Concert Band have equipment to perform and educate.
*Have a performance Center for Alamo City Dance Company, Alamo City Big Band, Alamo City Symphony Viva, Heart of Texas Concert Band in a centralized facility.
*Have a performing arts center where local nonprofits can perform on professional stage at an affordable rate.

* Community outreach though lecture demonstrations and performances.
* Build community awareness
* Apply for grants and foster corporate involvement.
* Annual membership drive.
* Continuity of performance seasons
* Produce show that will allow us to remain in the black on the balance sheet
* Have master classes taught by professionals for young performers.
* Starting a dance program that will involved IDD children and adults.

* We have a board and Artistic Directors who is dedicated to seeing our goals through.
* Professional teachers and choreographers with years of experience in the industry of performing arts.
* We have been steadfast for 30 years in exposing the arts to patrons and youth.
* We have teamed up with organizations like Eva's Heroes to help us with our disabled dancers
*We have experienced conductors and Music Directors
*Executive Director and support staff to help with the behind the scenes.

* 31 years of Nutcracker
* 15 years of Northside Arts Festival
* Have a teaching facility for our dancers to train.
*Have an operational agreement with the Scottish Rite to operate the theater.
* Work with other non-profits such as CASA, Eva's Heroes, Haven for Hope and St. Pj's Children Home to expose and instruct their residents in the Arts
* Had Symphony Viva merge with us and perform live music for our ballet productions and solo productions. Continue to grow with them and produce more concerts.
* Performed the first Nutcracker in the nation that feature individuals with IDD. We want to expand this program where we have regular classes for them and have them perform twice a year.
*Perform regular performances on the Military base for the military at no charge to them.
*Had 15 year old Heart of Texas Concert Band merge with us.
*Film our productions and share it with Hospitals and other nonprofits.
*Worked with McNay to produce small film performances to filmed in front of sculptures, so all can see them.

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 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, 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 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 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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Alamo City Performing Arts Association, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Cory McRae

Box Office Realty Services LLC.

Term: 2016 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Buddy Trevino

Incarnet Word University

Term: 2018 - 2022

Megan Wood

NEISD

Matt Ferguson

Retired Army

Chris Osiecki

Soutwest Reaseach Center

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 9/26/2023

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/26/2023

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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.