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

1438 19TH ST

SARASOTA, FL 34234 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. Were currently at 40 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. 2. 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. 3. We have been doing a Call for Artists, and our partner SAY magazine will be publishing the Call for Artists for us. This should fill our void and they will also be featuring our artists in the quarterly magazine. 4. We will be selling artwork in our virtual gallery and on location. We need to find a sales rep or volunteer to help us promote the galleries. 4. 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 12,000.00 to make this happen.

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

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. Three artists will be selected to have a solo exhibition of 10-30 pieces for a 12-week period to both show and sell their artwork. Our gallery is designed to support those in remote as well as local areas of artist who could benefit from our organization.

Population(s) Served

Mission: We will promote our Indigenous musicians and entertainers by providing music and entertainment for our Florida locals and visitors in Sarasota and surrounding areas.

Our outdoor concert series “Indigenous in Music” will feature a variety of genres featuring American Indian/Aboriginal/Mexican musicians.

Our goal is to have two concerts in 2019, starting with our 1st concert, partnering up with the Ringling College of Art and Design in May. A fun afternoon of music and fun along with arts and craft vendors.

And our 2nd event, we will be partnering up with the city of Sarasota for Friday Fest at the Van Weasel. Sarasota's favorite free outdoor concert series, FRIDAY FEST, returns this summer! The events run from 5-9pm and are located on the Bayside Lawn of the Van Wezel (weather permitting). Each of the four events will feature food trucks, beverage vendors, great live music and summer sunsets over Sarasota Bay!

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 2020.

Dates and locations are subject to change.

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.

Number of trainees successfully carrying out desired practices at least once to appropriate problems

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Indigenous in Music Radio Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trained in our engineer

Number of online groups served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

Our goal is to raise money for our new office, to house our Native/Mexican gallery and radio program in Sarasota and start selling the art work we have in our galleries. We will be charging a 33.33 mark up for art we sell.

1. Host a radio fund drive.
2. Start a Go Fund Me page.
3. Solicit for donations from friends and colleagues.
4. Sell airtime to underwriters.
5. Sell sponsorship on our websites.
6. Sell artwork hosted in our 2 galleries.

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 the first three plans of 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, they will provide us with volunteers and a new logo for our radio program.
Currently on over 40 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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Indigenous in Music and Arts Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/25/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

K. Larry Knudsen

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/12/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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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.