Indigenous in Music and Arts Inc

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aka Indigenous in Music   |   SARASOTA, FL   |  http://www.indigenousinmusicandarts.org

Mission

Our Mission: We are working to preserve cultural expression by creating more opportunity for the community to benefit from and be a benefit to indigenous art and music. Nonprofit Purpose: Indigenous in Music and Arts Inc is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in accordance with Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. More specifically, Indigenous in Music and Arts is dedicated to celebrating the indigenous cultural arts and working to develop the educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement of indigenous communities and individuals who share these values. Specific Purpose: Indigenous in Music and Arts provides music and cultural entertainment that reflect or represent indigenous identity worldwide.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

K. Larry Knudsen

Main address

2230 Whitfield Park Drive #: I-12

SARASOTA, FL 34243 USA

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EIN

83-4018718

NTEE code info

Radio (A34)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Being that we are new, we have a few issues we need help to address right at the starting gate. 1 Problem 1. We currently have 3 board members, we need to recruit 4 new board members this coming year, 2 from our local are, who can help us raise money. Problem 2. We are about start to raise monies for our new physical location gallery and to house our radio program as well. We will need to raise 18,000.00 to make this happen. Problem 3. We are looking for underwriters to support our program. We are in the process of bringing on a sales rep to address the underwriter issue. Problem 4. Were currently at 70 stations, and we have a volunteer to help us with calling up public radio stations and college stations who would be interested in airing our show. Problem 5. We need to hire a sales rep and volunteer to help us promote the show and galleries.

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?

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Every week Larry brings you live interviews and a mix of new music from our Indigenous musicians from around the Western Hemisphere, a variety of rock, pop, country, flute, salsa, classical, house and electronica.

Indigenous in Music is recorded weekly at the Two Buffalo Studio's in Sarasota, Florida and distributed to our flagship station, Native Voice One, the Native America Indian Radio Network and PRX the Public Radio Exchange and Pacifica Audio Port.

A big Pini-Gigi (Thank you) to “SAY Magazine” a international Indigenous magazine for giving Indigenous in Music a mention and for featuring all of our musical guest’s.

The Indigenous in Music Radio Show was developed to support indigenous musicians. After we did our research, we discovered that our indigenous musicians were not getting the exposure needed to get into the mainstream music scene. Host Larry Knudsen, from the Ho–Chunk Nation started the Indigenous in Music Radio Show.

OUR GOAL
To develop and market our show to the radio stations across the states and Canada. We will provide music, and interviews to the general public. We will promote our indigenous musicians and entertainers. Both as host and producer, Larry values the diversity of cultural expression and traditions, fosters the preservation and advancement of diverse musical genres, creates a sense of welcoming and belonging, enhances the enjoyment of life, and celebrates community with great programming.

MISSION
The Indigenous in Music Radio Show mission is to: develop, organize, administer and promote a comprehensive, coordinated music program while providing music and entertainment for the general public to enjoy.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Indigenous peoples

Our galleries showcase Indigenous artist’s current and past works, including both traditional, contemporary mediums and styles, drawing connections between our cultures’ history and our continuous evolution into the future. Creating opportunities for Indigenous artists to showcase their unique work, while providing two new markets to support the artist further.

The Two Buffalo Studios will be located in central Sarasota FL. It will be a space to be visited by Florida locals and visitors of all walks of life, showcasing one artist, quarterly which will entail A solo exhibition of 10-30 pieces for a 12-week period to both show and sell their artwork.

The Indigenous in Music and Arts Virtual Gallery, is an original On-line Virtual gallery for Indigenous people. A website to be visited by our listeners, supporters and investors including but not limited to our internet visitors and readers from our business associates such as "SAY" Magazine.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Indigenous peoples

Our outdoor family event “Sarasota Locals Halloween Party” will feature a variety of genres featuring local musicians.

A fun Saturday and evening full of music and fun along with arts and craft vendors, and 10 food trucks, along with 20 of our local non profits.

We we be looking for sponsors to help us pay for our events. We are looking for afternoon and evening of fun, music and a great sunset to boot. It’s all happening in Oct 22, 2022.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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 online groups served

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average grant amount

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donors retained

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs documented

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of leadership positions held by organization staff in community initiatives

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of evaluations conducted

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of new organization members

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

Adults

Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

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.

Problem 1. We will be recruiting 4 new board members, 2 from the local area, bringing on new board member who believe in our mission and see our vision to become well know Art Gallery in the Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Problem 2. $18,000.00 will put us in a location for our 1st year, located centrally in the Sarasota, Manatee county area.

Problem 3. Our new sales rep will help us raising money with our radio show.

Problem 4. Our volunteer will help us increase our listening audience from 70 to 100 our goal this year 2022.

Problem 5. Recruit 1 sales rep to help with underwriters and volunteer to help with recruiting more radio stations and our listening audience.






1. We will us our existing board members and linkedin to help us to recruit qualified individuals to join our board.
2. Start a Go Fund Me page.
3. Solicit for donations from fortune 500 companies, friends and colleagues.
4. Sell airtime to underwriters.
5. Sell sponsorship on our websites.
6. Sell artwork hosted in our 2 galleries.

With our new board members, we can build a campaign, using our radio program, we can easily do our radio fund, and build us a Go Fund Me page can be included. Then we can launch a donation drive to include action to build awareness and monies at the same time. And we can get underwriters, sponsors and buyers for our artwork once we bring on a sales rep.

Built a relationship with SAY Magazine, they feature our musicians and artists.
Built a relationship with the local Ringling School of Art and Design.
Currently went from 40 to 70 stations.
Airing daily on Native Voice One (The Native American Radio Network).
Established an Artist Sponsored shirt shack, all monies donated back to us.
Have two separate websites for our homepage and music page.
Opened the original virtual art gallery for our Indigenous artists.

Financials

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Operations

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Indigenous in Music and Arts Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/31/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

K. Larry Knudsen

Indigenous in Music and Arts Inc

Brandis Knudsen

tdg Ad Agency

Michael Bern

Musician

Darren Geffre

Musician

George O'Neil

Treasurer

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/31/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/12/2019

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Data
  • 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 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.