PLATINUM2024

WEST VALLEY ARTS AND CULTURAL FOUNDATION

W Valley City, UT   |  https://www.wvcarts.org/

Mission

The West Valley Arts and Cultural Foundation (West Valley Arts), a 501(c)(3) organization created in 2012, provides opportunities to learn, experience, and celebrate art, culture, and community. West Valley Arts provides equitable access to high-quality cultural and artistic experiences including community celebrations, concerts, art galleries, educational outreach, and theatre.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Mr. Jeff Olsen

Main address

3600 Constitution Blvd.

W Valley City, UT 84119 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

80-0783246

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2022, 2021 and 2020.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

ARTrageous

The ARTrageous Program is a year-round series of free educational and participatory arts and cultural experiences, each one focusing on a major UCCC exhibit or event. Each ARTrageous event offers related activities: artist demonstrations, scholar-led gallery tours, talks, performances, and hands-on workshops. Primarily serving under-served school populations, this program is geared toward student, senior, after-school programs, and other groups. This popular program serves more than 4,000 people each year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people

The UCCC is home to West Valley City’s only gallery. The Celebration Gallery exhibits, at least six per year, include community, regional, national, and international artists and cultural groups. Well-known and emerging local artists are given a forum to show their work in dynamic, culturally-relevant exhibits. 2014-15 exhibits include Smithsonian’s Journey Stories, Day of the Dead, Trees of Diversity, Intermountain Society of Artists, Polynesian Lokahi 2, and Faces of Utah Sculpture. Opening receptions engage all with visual art, local musical groups, performances, and dialogue with the artists. The Celebration Gallery, the Westside’s only destination gallery, makes arts and culture experiences accessible to everyone.

Population(s) Served

The WorldStage! Concert Series offers an exciting mix, summer and winter, of 12 professional and amateur touring and local groups performing in a variety of genres from classical to jazz and folk to ethnic music and dance. These family-friendly shows draw together people of all ages and backgrounds, building community and cultural understanding. Attendance ranges from a few hundred to more than a thousand.

Population(s) Served

Day of the Dead is a Latino cultural tradition that focuses on gatherings of family and friends remembering those who have died. It is believed that the spirits of the dead return to be with family and friends. At the UCCC, the celebration of this significant holiday is a family affair that includes an elaborate and colorful altar created by the local community. Activities include decorating sugar skulls, ritual dances, face painting, and traditional sweet bread. Families may build altars and contribute to the community altar.

Population(s) Served

West Valley Arts offers many opportunities throughout the year for in-school K-12 arts programs that are specifically oriented to support core curriculum. Programs are available to be scheduled in classrooms county wide, with priority given to West Valley City schools. Additional programs are also offered at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Harman Theatre, and at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah Campus.

Population(s) Served

West Valley Theatrical Program at the West Valley Performing Arts Center (WVPAC), in conjunction with West Valley Arts Foundation, entertains, educates, and enriches the cultural life of West Valley City and Salt Lake County residents through high quality and meaningful theatrical experiences. In pursuit of this vision, West Valley Performing Arts will be mindful of the trust placed with it by West Valley residents. We strive to maintain good management practices, fiscal responsibility, and strong artistic value.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Favorite Local Theatre 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Musical-West Side Story 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Play- Puffs 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Dance Production- West Side Story 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Direction of a Musical-Izzy Arrieta- West Side Story 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Direction of a Play- Roberto Fernandez- Puffs 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Choreography- Benjamin Roeling- West Side Story 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Ensemble- West Side Story 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Lighting Design- Savannah Garlick- West Side Story 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Music Direction- Karin Gittins- West Side Story 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Performer in a Play- Tanner Larsen- Puffs 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Scenic Design- Morgan Golightly- Puffs 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Sound Design- Bryce Robinnete West Side Story 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Theatre for Young Audiences- Puffs 2023

BroadwayWorld

Best Semi-Professional Theatre 2023

Best of State

Salt City Best Theatre 2022

Salt Lake Tribune

Best Art Gallery 2023

Salt Lake City Weekly

Affiliations & memberships

AACT Members 2020

Utah Non-Profits Association Memeber 2024

ChamberWest Member 2024

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

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

Performing Arts/Theatre

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers play a critical role in assisting theatre operations at the West Valley Performing Arts Center. Volunteers work alongside with staff to continue supporting art, culture, and the community.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

WEST VALLEY ARTS AND CULTURAL FOUNDATION
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

WEST VALLEY ARTS AND CULTURAL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 03/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Andrew Carroll

West Valley City


Board co-chair

Jamie Young

West Valley City

Jim Welch

Tera Smith

Laurie Stringham

Erin Carlson

Donn Jersey

Elizabeth Weight

Sam Johnson

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/26/2024

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

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/26/2024

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 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.
  • 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.