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Ruckus

An independent journal based in Louisville, KY, engaging art in the American South and Midwest.

Louisville, KY   |  https://ruckusjournal.org/

Mission

Ruckus is an independent journal that engages with art in the American South and Midwest. Ruckus was created out of the belief that complex dialogue about art is an essential component of any healthy, equitable, and sustainable art community. We seek to lift up and archive voices, perspectives, and histories that are often overlooked. Our work supports and celebrates individual artists, holds institutions more accountable to the workers they employ and the public they serve, and positions our region as diverse and innovative. As we continue to cultivate a more robust art community, Ruckus is dedicated to questioning both what art is and what art could be in the future.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Mary Clore

Main address

1538 Lytle Street

Louisville, KY 40203 USA

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EIN

84-2553760

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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Art Writing Publication

Ruckus publishes art writing digitally year round from a wide range of contributors that include exhibition reviews, artist interviews, long form essays, and more. We cover art in the American Midwest and Midsouth including Lexington, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, St. Louis, Nashville, Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Pittsburg, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, and everywhere in between.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Artists and performers
Activists
Academics

Where we work

Financials

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Ruckus

Board of directors
as of 01/10/2023
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Board chair

Kassie Alderson

Brianna Harlan

Kiana Del

Chris Reitz

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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 1/10/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/29/2022

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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 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.