Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Pulse Arts

Building creative learning opportunities for youth

aka Pulse Arts   |   Sacramento, CA   |  pulsearts.org

Mission

PULSE Arts develops accessible youth arts programs in collaboration with professional creatives.

Notes from the nonprofit

Established 7/24/2018

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Allison Leigh Frenzel

Main address

530 Q Street #301, CA

Sacramento, CA 95811-6212 USA

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EIN

83-1467603

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With decreased funding for arts education in public schools, students rarely have opportunities to move past rudimentary exposure to the arts. Arts organizations and agencies are helping fill the gap with teaching artist-in-residence programs, but many organizations focus on art-making and could use support in educational program development and teacher training. Additionally schools often don't have the resources to identify and coordinate sustainable partnerships with arts organizations.

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?

Why Arts Matter

Pulse Arts is currently working on a series of Pop Up Creativity events in Sonoma County

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget
$5,000

Pulse Arts was hired to facilitate the strategic arts plan and the 1.7 Million Dollar SSAE grant in Windsor Unified School District.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Students
Budget
$1,800,000

Pulse Arts is working with local arts organizations to increase access to dance education for elementary students across Sonoma County

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Students
Budget
$50,000

Pulse Arts wrote a 12 week arts integrated ELD curriculum for Transcendence Theatre Company for implementation in elementary schools

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$20,000

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Pulse Arts aims to develop arts education programs in partnership with professional creatives, facilitating equitable access to quality programs for youth.

We will be writing project-specific grants for artist in residence programs and doing outreach to arts organizations and school districts in the Sacramento to offer support and services. We hope to be able to offer consulting services at a subsidized rate and are in the process of generating a strategic plan for the organization.

We are currently seeking support with development and sustainability. The organization is activated when there are grants available or when we are hired for program development or curriculum writing. We are collaborating with other organizations and public schools. We activate our staff when there is a project or work. We have extended capability to develop and execute programs, but as a new organization do not have full time staff unless funding comes in for a project.

We will gauge impact through number of programs and students served

We implemented a 1.7 million dollar grant, trained over 75 teachers, developed and implemented a dance integration program that expanded to 25 classrooms, hosted 3 public arts events in the community, issued $20,000 in teacher mini-grants for arts integrations, and written a Tk-4th grade ELD arts integration theater curriculum for Transcendence Theater

Financials

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Operations

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

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Pulse Arts

Board of directors
as of 7/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Allison Frenzel

Pulse Arts

Term: 2018 -

Lawrence Frenzel

Birchwood Pictures

Allison Frenzel

Pulse Arts

Jack Mitchell

AME Consulting

David Hamelburg

Boomerang Plus

Bernadette Alverio-Tonks

The Movement Lab, Santa Rosa

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? Not applicable

Keywords

arts education, arts organization, youth arts programs, advocacy, intergenerational leadership, creative professionals, arts education consulting