Carson Valley Arts Council

United and Inspired by the Arts

aka CVAC   |   Minden, NV   |  www.cvartscouncil.com

Mission

It is the mission of the Carson Valley Arts Council to create a climate for the arts through the presentation and promotion of cultural and educational events for the Carson Valley youth and community and the greater Western Nevada.

Notes from the nonprofit

CVAC is currently in Phase 2 of a Capital Campaign to renovate the Copeland Cultural Arts Center. We are also working to get the Copeland Building on the Nevada State Historic Register.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Mrs. Sharon Schlegel

Main address

PO Box 244

Minden, NV 89423 USA

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EIN

84-1653859

NTEE code info

Arts Council/Agency (A26)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to provide a home for the arts. The county currently lacks a fixed seat cultural and performing arts center to meet the needs of the community.

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?

Copeland Gallery

The Copeland Cultural Arts Center houses
a gallery that showcases the work of local artists bi-monthly.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CVAC's yearly Concert Series provides professional talent to a diverse audience. The Concert Series also has a Youth Arts Education Program where professional talent is brought to the schools for a lecture/demonstration or an after school workshop.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau 2020

Awards

Tourism Business of the Year 2009

Chamber of Commerce

Local Arts Agency 2012

Douglas County

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of paid admissions

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

Adults

Related Program

Concert Series

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

CVAC does a concert series each year that has 6 concerts. These are ticket sales from the concert series. The present facilities only allow a small audience (290 seats maximum).

Number of youth attending Youth Arts Education Programs

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Concert Series

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CVAC offers a Youth Arts Education program to our local schools.. Included in the program are assemblies by professional musicians, teaching artist and recently added Missoula Children's Theater.

Number of works exhibited temporarily

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

Adults

Related Program

Copeland Gallery

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

CVAC has a small art gallery located in the front of their building. One artist or a group of artists are showcased every two months. During 2020 our gallery was closed most of the year due to COVID-

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

CVAC's primary goal is to retire the note that currently exists on the Copeland Cultural Arts Center.
Our second goal is to renovate the building into an indoor multi-functional performing arts center.

Other goals include:

1. Affirm CVAC’s commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible organization and workplace, which is critical to advancing the arts;
2. Establish and improve practices in the management, operation and conduct of CVAC to reflect this commitment.
3. Demonstrate leadership among peers and organizations to increase the community’s engagement with and advancement of DEIA goals.
4. Increase public access, participation and investment in the arts and culture.
5. Incorporate the arts as an essential element in the educational experience of all.
6. Strengthen the environment in which artists and arts organizations work.
7. Encourage and support diverse organizations that produce, present and promote excellence in all art forms.

Strategy 1: Develop and follow a marketing plan with a strong public relations platform
Strategy 2: Continue and expand current programming & explore new opportunities
Strategy 3: Solidify our organizational structure
Strategy 4: Strive to grow the arts through community outreach & education
Strategy 5: Design a multi-functional facility that meets the cultural and artistic needs of the community
Strategy 6: Develop a multi-year financial plan to ensure the financial stability of the organization.

1. CVAC has developed a strong connection to the community from our programming.
2. CVAC has a diverse Board of Directors that have connections in the community.
3. The location of the facility is at the gateway to historic Downtown Minden. 4. CVAC has a good pool of volunteers who are committed to the project.
5. Every year CVAC's awareness and involvement in the community continues to grow.
6. CVAC has a good source of income from the Arts Incubator in our building. The Arts Incubator consists of one art gallery, one theater group, and one Artisans Store.

Due to the COVID virus, a lot of Carson Valley Arts Council's (CVAC) plans have been put on hold as we have had to stop our programming and reduce fundraising efforts. In spite of the challenges that has been given us by the virus, CVAC continues to work marching towards paying off the mortgage on our building.

We are working to return to our yearly concert series. Prior to our shutdown in early 2020, we had three of our six yearly concerts sell out.

In spite of Covid-19, CVAC continues to work with our schools to present art projects in the schools.
Thanks to our many supporters and sponsors, CVAC has given more than $5,000 to support arts education in Douglas County Schools in mini-grants over the past 2 years. Over the past five years, we donated more than $20,000 to support Missoula Children’s Theatre, artist workshops, murals, provide music and art equipment, and provide assemblies in the elementary schools.

In 2020, CVAC was instrumental in getting an arts component into the county's Master Plan and each of our towns' prosperity plans. We are working to change the view of the arts in our community and to show our community how the arts impact our economic vitality and tourism.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In 2018 we tried a new format at our concerts. After the concert we looked at the surveys taken at the concert and learned that most of our audience did not like the new format and wanted us to keep it the way it was before the format change.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our community partners,

  • 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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Carson Valley Arts Council

Board of directors
as of 2/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Brian Fitzgerald

Douglas County Parks & Rec

Term: 2010 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mr. Lee Bonner

Sharon Schlegel

Retired

Dolores Zukoski

Retired

Sharon Hoelscher Day

Promotion Consultant

Bonnie Rogers

Retired, College Administrator

Jennifer Ytrubide

Yturbide Law Firm

Nick Pchelkin

Retired

Lee Bonner

NDOT

Joe Hooven

Retired

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/13/2021

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
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/13/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • 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.