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Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center

Inspiring, educating and enriching through arts and culture.

aka VCAC, Vicksburg Arts   |   VICKSBURG, MI   |  https://www.vicksburgarts.com

Mission

The Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center inspires, educates and enriches residents and visitors of southern Kalamazoo county through cultural and artistic experiences. We believe that, togther, we can strengthen and unify our community by nurturing our local arts and cluture.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Dr. Alisha Siebers

Main address

PO BOX 209

VICKSBURG, MI 49097 USA

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EIN

82-3707526

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Programs and results

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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?

Destination Series

This series focuses on a particular region of the world through storytelling, music, food, literature and performance and visual arts. Through these cultural experiences, our audience reflects on how they fit into our world-wide community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A wide variety of art exhibits including young artists, art guilds, local artists, retrospectives.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Camps provide an immersive experience in the cultural arts for children, offering big city quality with small-town warmth. Classes taught by experienced artists include encounters with pottery, glass arts, collage, painting, music writing, dance, silk-screening, and book arts. VCAC offers two camps: a half-day camp for children ages 6-8 and a full-day camp for ages 9-12.

Population(s) Served

The Arts Exploration Lab, which is planned by teens, offers experiences with the cultural arts not available in schools. Teens experiment with four types of arts from a catalog that, in 2022, included: henna (mehndi) design, terrarium building and designing with plants, stage combat, special effects makeup, advanced origami, hip-hop and jazz dance choreography, painting, and jazz improvisation. Following the workshops, the participants enjoy dinner and an Open Mic night.

Population(s) Served

Writers of all ages participate in a tournament that accepts entries in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Partcipants received encouraging and constructive feedback from judges, who award over $1000 in prizes. All entires are published in The Small Town Anthology and the Tournament culminates in a Inspiration Celebration that includes exchanges of ideas about writing and a book-signing event.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

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 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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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Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center

Board of directors
as of 06/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sydney Bastos

Jake Munson

EduStaff LLC

Jon Wallace

Mortgage Instructor

Mike Phillips

Retired Public Health Nurse

Sydney Bastos

Retired Engineer

Gina Szpak

i2B Consultants

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/6/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/06/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.