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THOUSAND OAKS ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS

Where The Arts Thrive For All

aka TOArts   |   Thousand Oaks, CA   |  https://www.toarts.org

Mission

TOArts enriches lives and strengthens the fabric of the community through arts education and the presentation and support of visual and performing arts at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center and beyond.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Jonathan Serret

Main address

2100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 USA

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Formerly known as

Alliance for the Arts

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation

EIN

95-4466987

NTEE code info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

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Communication

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?

Kids and the Arts

Kids and the Arts provides arts exposure, access and education to K-12 youth in Ventura County. It provides free tickets and transportation to Title I campuses and free tickets to all school-aged youth of Ventura County to attend select live performances. It additionally presents artists in classrooms.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Theatre Performance Credits program is designed to provide local nonprofit arts organizations with financial assistance to make usage of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Bank of America Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) theatre facilities more accessible.

Olson Performance Grants are available to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts group who has reserved a performance date at either the Fred Kavli Theatre or the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum in the fiscal year for which the grant is being requested. Successful applicants will receive a Theatre Credit and funds will be allocated only upon certification of the completion of specified performance. TOARTS performance credits will be awarded based on available funds.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

AccessArts has a vision to support local school districts to help all elementary schools in our community provide TK-5 students much needed equal access to high-quality sequential arts education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

TOArts Presents brings world-class headliners, nationally touring acts and diverse performances to Thousand Oaks, bringing unique and diverse opportunities for our community to celebrate and connect.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Artists and performers

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 free participants on field trips

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

Kids and the Arts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In light of COVID, we provided access to high quality virtual field trips. We contracted with artists around the country to present a professionally recorded presentation to students virtually.

Total number of fields trips

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

Children and youth, Academics, Artists and performers

Related Program

Kids and the Arts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Sewam American Indian Dance Ballet Folklorico de Amalia Hernandez de Mexico The Nutcracker Martin's Dream Artabilities Jazzy Ash Cenicienta Symphonic Adventures International Anti-Poaching Federation

Total number of free seats filled for performances

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

Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

TOArts Presents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FamilyPAC provides free tickets to families helping them make lifelong memories at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center. Tickets are made available to classroom teachers as well as counselors.

Total number of paid seats filled for performances

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

TOArts Presents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of performances

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

TOArts Presents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizations applying for grants

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

Artists and performers

Related Program

Olson Performance Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Olson Performance Grants provided $117,600 in grants to local performing arts groups to help offset the costs of renting the Bank of America Performing Arts Center theatres.

Average grant amount

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

Artists and performers

Related Program

Olson Performance Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Artists and performers

Related Program

Olson Performance Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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

Artists and performers

Related Program

Olson Performance Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.
  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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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THOUSAND OAKS ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS

Board of directors
as of 12/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Mead

Prospera Law

Term: 2020 - 2025

Leanne Neilson

California Lutheran University

Al Lowe

Al Lowe Construction

Eloise Cohen

Kathy Jeffers-Volk

Janet Scherr

John Bradley

Kyle Rohrbach

Sean Rendineo

Elibet Valencia-Munoz

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? 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 12/15/2023

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/09/2023

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 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 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 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.