Salt Tree Charitable Trust

aka Salt Tree Art   |   SUNNYSIDE, NY   |  www.salttree.art

Mission

Salt Tree Art creates rich community spaces that unite arts and ecology in unexpected, educational, and inspiring ways.

Ruling year info

2018

Trustee & Chief Arts Officer

Brian James Soliwoda

Main address

4539 42ND ST 3B

SUNNYSIDE, NY 11104 USA

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EIN

82-3376530

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Salt Tree Art began with a small group of artists, ecologists, and community activists sharing a vision for a regenerative art movement. We believe that regeneratively focused arts offer an essential perspective in addressing complex challenges, from strengthening local community resilience, to building regional food security, to mitigating global climate change.

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?

Salt Tree Art's Special Events

Providing public exposure to concepts, works, and materials integrating ecology and the arts, including production of free, public festivals with environmental art themes

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of professional artists engaged

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

Salt Tree Art creates rich community spaces that unite arts and ecology in unexpected, educational, and inspiring ways.

We find inspiration in the regenerative agriculture movement, where holistic approaches to agriculture generate positive impacts to the ecosystems and communities linked to food production. We explore similar paths for creative processes to integrate with natural and social systems, revitalizing the links between them. Rather than align with the “green” movement by promoting ecofriendly habits within conventional frameworks, Salt Tree Art is working to move beyond sustainability in creative design, and to create healing within the environment and communities our projects serve.

Each year, Salt Tree Art organizes dozens of public events, exhibitions, workshops, and performances, that showcase or embody the principles of regenerative design, creating positive outcomes for the ecosystems and communities in which we work. We support artists, providing space and resources with which to explore environmental art, test new concepts, and generate communities of participation in our projects. We also support the next generation of regenerative designers and environmentally-focused creatives, providing curriculum-based STEAM education programming that introduces regenerative concepts and connects ecology and the arts.

Salt Tree Art has been privileged to advance its mission with diverse and well-established community partners, a broadly-skilled collective of advisers and participating artists, and committed leadership with a long-term vision for the organization's evolution.

At airports and waterfronts, in gardens and classrooms, on farms and in cities – through performances, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and public events – Salt Tree Art successfully brings environmental art to new partners in diverse places each year. In 2020, Salt Tree Art delivered a full season of innovative programs despite all of the year’s challenges.

With 34 artists and creative partners, nearly 1,500 volunteer hours, and over 100 contributors and sponsors, our community of support flourished, allowing us to produce a full season of events and eco-art activations.

Salt Tree Art entered new spaces in 2020. We issued our first grants to environmental artists, we explored eco-puppetry as a new discipline for the puppetry arts, we produced our first documentary film, and we hosted an international beekeeping event online! From e-festivals, to live broadcasts, to online exhibitions, to remote learning tools, Salt Tree Art also entered the digital world in earnest in 2020 with 32 different programs throughout the year, bringing the environmental arts online.

In 2020, the audiences and creative engagement for our work broadened, with participation in our programs from artists and ecologists in Australia, Brazil, France, India, Kenya, and the UK!

Financials

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Operations

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

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Salt Tree Charitable Trust

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brian Soliwoda

Salt Tree Art

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Michael Hollis

Liz McCabe

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/25/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2021

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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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 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.