The Resonance Collective

Exploring the intersection of creative and spiritual practice

Los Angeles, CA   |  https://www.resonancecollective.org/

Mission

Our mission is to inspire and nurture the collective spirit of Los Angeles and beyond by expanding our understanding of the arts as a sacred and mystical experience, through the creation and performance of innovative and adventurous music. The Resonance Collective is a multifaceted performance organization centered on exploring the intersection of art and the sacred in the context of today’s world, from a diversity of ethnic, cultural, and philosophical perspectives.

Ruling year info

2021

Artistic Director

Dr. Fahad Siadat

Main address

412 S Benton Way

Los Angeles, CA 90057 USA

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EIN

87-2208856

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

The Golden Thread Concert Series

The Golden Thread Concert Series is a monthly event that expands the ritual and ceremonial elements of a musical concert into a spiritual, as well as artistic, experience. This curated series includes a wide diversity of musical expression from the plethora of ethnicities and cultures found in Los Angeles and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Interfaith groups
Secular groups

The NEO Voice Festival is an annual, week-long event in the summer featuring a series of concerts and workshops focused on exploring the voice. Each year’s festival culminates in the Exploratorio, a new oratorio created by participants of the festival that re-examines facets of traditionally sacred themes. This program is co-directed by David Harris and Laurel Irene in partnership with VoiceScienceWorks, the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, and See-A-Dot Music Publishing. During the festival participants and fellows engage in public performances, enjoy concerts featuring some of LA’s top new music vocalists, collaborate closely with the NEO Voice Festival Ensemble, and attend numerous workshops throughout the week.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Artists and performers

The Original Works program explores performance as a vehicle of personal and spiritual transformation for performers and audience alike, creating holistic works that engage the full body and voice of the performer and are both relational and emergent. In defiance of the "isolated genius" trope, we engage in creation as a collective, community oriented process. Our pieces are based on the interplay between creators, performers, and audience as active participants in a final experience that is greater than the sum of its parts. Beginning with the premiere of their first dance-opera "Saharava" at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2012, the Resonance Collective’s interdisciplinary theatrical pieces have been commissioned and produced by such organizations as the Cincinnati Ballet, Monmouth University, the California Institute of the Arts, the Beijing Dance Academy, Institute of the Arts Barcelona, and Peridance in New York.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Interfaith groups
Secular groups
Tribal and indigenous religious groups

Where we work

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Through our Golden Thread Concert Series and Original Works program, we serve artists and audiences of all ethnicities, identities, religious practices, and socioeconomic backgrounds. By curating inclusive, thoughtful concert spaces and experiences, we can invite our audiences to engage with sacred practices, philosophies, and thought from a multitude of populations and cultures. We aspire to cultivate a culture of curiosity and understanding through our concerts and original works that informs and inspires our audiences. Through the N.E.O. Voice Festival, we serve students, teachers, researchers, and career artists who wish to learn more about the voice through a holistic, scientific lens, while also cultivating their artistic and pedagogical voices through performances and workshops.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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

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The Resonance Collective

Board of directors
as of 3/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Lisa Niedermeyer

Night Sculpture

Term: 2022 -

Alexandra Grabarchuk

Whittier College

Michael Lehman

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Marc Lowenstein

The Industry Los Angeles

Azeem Khan

Scripps College

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? Not applicable
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/23/2022

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
Middle Eastern
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.