Arttitude, Inc.

aka Arttitude   |   DALLAS, TX   |  www.arttitude.org

Mission

Arttitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which serves to unite the LGBTQ+ and underserved communities with the goal of inciting positive change and equality for all through various artistic endeavors.

Ruling year info

2016

Board Chair

Jerome Larez

Board Vice-Chair

RafiQ Salleh-Flowers

Main address

2488 Fort Worth Avenue 11202

DALLAS, TX 75211 USA

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EIN

81-3396249

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

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Our programs

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

Colors Art Festival

Celebrating the rich and diverse forms of artistic expressions, Arttitude welcomes you to its first bi-annual event. The festival hosts a variety of performances, workshops, panels, parties, and more, facilitating a unique community space.

Population(s) Served

Following Arttitude’s mission and vision, art education is not the inner-directed study of one’s own feeling’s, is not about self-expression and is not the benefit of the disciplines of craft. At its heart, art education is about consciousness, understanding what we have in common with other people of all nations. A genuine art education is about perception, connection, communication, and managing emotional energy and vulnerability.

A. Offer scholarships to traditional students, 30 and over, and Senior’s wishing to earn a fine arts degree, take an art class for any reason.
Set up a trust fund of $30,000 for future scholarships.
1st Set of scholarships to be given at 2018 festival.
3 scholarships of $2,000 – traditional students
3 scholarships of $2,000 – 30 and over
3 scholarships of $2000 - Senior

Total Needed by Festival 2018 $40,000

B. Art Lab - offer art classes in a variety of mediums. $250 per class. 7 classes per year with 25 students. Reaching people. Costs. $100 stipend for Instructor. $150 for supplies and misc. items.
Total Costs $10 per Student

Total: $1750

C. Art Therapy – The use of art media and the creative process to foster self-awareness, develop social skills, and increase self-esteem. Arttitude will connect and collaborate with a variety of organizations offering art as therapy.

Ten(10) three(3) hours Classes per year. Instructor’s Stipend $100 per class.

Total: $1000

D. 5th Friday Art Exhibit – 4 events per year
Arttitude’s 5th Friday art walk is a quarterly showcase and celebration of galleries, artists, restaurants, shops and small businesses located in the Oaklawn area of Dallas, Tx. The 5th Friday Art Walk brings together the visual and performing arts, dining, shopping, and socializing in a fun and casual environment.

Exhibiting 20 artists. Cost per Artist is $150
$3000 per event

Total: $10,000

Opaline Magazine - Creative Writing and Visual Art Publication

Opaline publishes short fiction, poetry, drama, personal essays and visual art by the LGBTQ/Allies community, women, people with disabilities, and other minority groups.

TOTAL: $10,00

Population(s) Served

Innovative Art Program is designed to encourage arts and cultural programs that are inclusive and remarkable for their social and cultural vibrancy. The Special projects program seeks to find artistic and creative projects that utilize community engagement at their core. Special projects are professional art activities that serve distinct cultural communities as follows: programs that enhance access to the arts for underserved communities, activities that bring the arts to isolated geographic areas and to communities with high rates of poverty, projects that promote intergenerational and multi-cultural communities and diverse populations.

Population(s) Served

Maricón is an ART CONCEPT that creates a safe space for local LGBTQIA Latinx artist to share their art and create dialogue in regards to issues that are affecting their communities.

The Maricón traveling shows feature two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) based art from LGBTQIA Latinx artists. For the purposes of the shows, Maricón is defined not as an offensive term but as a unifying term. Through art-making by LGBTQIA Latinx artists, such issues surrounding identity, culture, religion, media, politics, social climates, and sexual and gender identity can progress toward a dialogue rather than a debate. Artists are encouraged to investigate their relationship, history and understanding regarding Queer Latinx issues past and/or present that aid them in their creative process. The art shows challenge misinformation, making the ignored and stereotyped visible.

Population(s) Served

Last Night in Black History is a cultural project of Arttitude that will satisfy every art and entertainment featuring a diverse lineup of creative individuals presenting their artistic talents. The program exhibits a geographic timeline through a collaboration of a theatrical play, tribal dance, musical numbers, pre-historic storytelling and poetry to honor influential black leaders in history.

This production captures the narratives of marginalized communities in the form of artistic expression.

Population(s) Served

​Opaline aims to unite the academic and marginalized communities through community and public writing, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art. Opaline works to create positive social and political change by elevating narratives from silenced voices. To achieve this goal, we publish up to four regular issues per year in which groups participating in community writing projects are featured. In these issues, the community or academic/school group and Opaline editors work together to create an issue unique to the group's needs and interests. Additionally, Opaline publishes an annual special issue featuring short fiction, poetry, drama, personal essays and visual art by the LGBTQ/Allies community, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and other minority groups. Opaline is a program of Arttitude, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting change and acceptance through visibility for the LGBT and minority communities using art and creative writing to shine light on the narratives of those marginalized in American culture.

Population(s) Served

Transpose is a film documentary that explores the extraordinary challenges and triumphs of transgender people as they transition from the gender assigned to them at birth to living the life that they have envisioned for themselves whether as a transgender man or transgender woman. Transpose is a collection of powerful stories of individuals who choose to determine the course of their life, regardless of the difficult path of transition.

Transpose, a production of ​Arttitude, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which serves to unite the LGBTQ+ and underserved communities with the goal of inciting positive change and equality for all through various artistic endeavors..

“The stories of courage, tenacity and resolve exhibited by the characters will surely touch the lives of people, in one shape or form. It humanizes the struggles of the transgender community and affirms the basic desire of each of us to live the best life we want.” – Maria Angela.

Population(s) Served

Resonate encourages and leads listeners to engage and participate in purposeful actions and conversations that lead to positive change within the LGBTQ+ and minority communities.

Resonate is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and bringing together individuals regarding various topics. We hope to entertain listeners with intriguing conversations and games with our various guests, educate and inform by engaging in discussions that ignite thoughts and feelings regarding current events and critical issues within the LGBTQ+ and diverse communities, and unite communities and individuals through the entertainment and educational discussions that occur during the program. We discuss everything from current events, life events, art, and the various programs of Arttitude. Additionally, Resonate serves as a means for Arttitude to showcase artists involved in various programs and help share their stories through an alternate medium via voice.

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 free admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All Arttitude programs are free to the public and include admission to all of our programs.

Number of favorable critic reviews/awards of art produced given by media or peers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our programs have syndicated in the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Voice, Miami Herald, LA Times and many more.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Arttitude wishes to capture the narratives of marginalized communities in the form of artistic expression because it is these stories which highlight our diversity which will empower local, regional and national global organizations to make a positive transformation for the future. Arttitude is where the artistic community, academic researchers, and public and private advocacy organization intersect with the goal of telling stories and inciting real and positive change for the future.

Following Arttitude's mission and vision, art education is not the inner-directed study of one's own feeling's, is not about self-expression and is not the benefit of the disciplines of craft. At its heart, art education is about consciousness, understanding what we have in common with other people of all nations. A genuine art education is about perception, connection, communication, and managing emotional energy and vulnerability.

Then through each of our programs we have set measurables and expected outcomes.

We are brought together a team of professionals with the background and connections to enable great success. There is clearly a need in North Texas for the services we are working to provide and we are poised for success.

Since our formation and we are making progress on the initial formation of each of our programs. We have been focused on Board development and fundraising.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Arttitude, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jerome Larez


Board co-chair

RafiQ SALLEH-FLOWERS

Tegna Media

Term: 2015 -

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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