The Art of Elysium

aka The Art of Elysium or The AofE   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  http://www.theartofelysium.org

Mission

We empower artists and communities of need to join together and emotionally triumph over their circumstances through art.

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

Ms. Jennifer Howell

Main address

3278 Wilshire Boulevard Penthouse

Los Angeles, CA 90010 USA

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EIN

95-4673306

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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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?

Community Arts Programming

The Community Arts Program brings in artists to work with areas of need through visual arts, fashion and design, theatre and film, music and movement. Each program is designed to offer the following:
• Support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional challenges related to illness, hospitalization, displacement, elder care, hospice, and/or crisis.
• Promote opportunities for growth and development.
• Encourage socialization.
• Provide relief and self-expression through exposure to various artistic skills and disciplines.

• Liberate and empower individuals to see beyond their fear and limitations.

• Foster integration of emotional, cognitive and sensory processes.

• Improvement of self-awareness and self-observation through creating and viewing of ones own art.

• Inspire artists to use their creativity in service.

• Support the growth of emerging artists by providing opportunities to showcase their craft to the community at large.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors

Youth and teens faced with acute or chronic illnesses or with psychosocial needs often contend with a range of emotional challenges.  Lengthy hospitalizations can lead to feelings of social isolation, while pain or medically-related limitations can cause severe anxiety, depression or poor self-esteem.  To help youth nd teens to cope with the many psychosocial challenges that can accompany illness or chronic medical conditions, The Art of Elysium offers a special selection of arts-based support programs and resources.  These programs are focused on providing youth with positive psychosocial skills to cope with chronic illnesses or physical disfigurements that set them apart from their peers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

In our academic programs, we provide practical experience in film production, from development to post-production, working hand in hand with industry professionals for college and high school students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

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 volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# of Volunteers in the communities

Number of independent organizations served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes # of hospitals, Special Education Schools, Elder Care Facilities, Homeless Shelters, Community Schools, Foundations, Academic Universities, Academic High Schools.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# of volunteer hours in the communities

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# individuals in the community served

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.

The Art of Elysium encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent those in the community who can benefit from the life affirming and inspiring benefits of the arts. We provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: Fashion, Music, Theatre and Visual Art. We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues, and the homeless. We currently offer 110 community programs a month, serving over 30,000 individuals a year.

The full circle model embraced by The Art of Elysium has several goals.

1. Those served are inspired and uplifted by the talents and time donated by the volunteer artists and in return the artists themselves receive inspiration and reinvigoration of their own work.
2. The artists who make services possible receive support through exhibition, performance, networking opportunities, and fundraising in alignment with the four disciplines of fashion, visual art, music, and theatre.
3. This replicable model is brought to any city where artists and children facing medical have the potential to come together.

Artists volunteer. We support our artists.
Through service, our creative communities thrive.

Our team members at The Art of Elysium work with volunteer artists to craft creative, tailor-made programs for the populations we serve. We currently offer 110 community programs a month, serving over 30,000 individuals a year. Volunteer artist are then eligible for support services, ranging from artist salons and networking events to showcases and distribution opportunities. We currently serve 2,510 artists a year in Los Angeles.

The Art of Elysium utilizes multiple strategies to achieve its goals including capitalizing on in kind donations of volunteers for manpower strength, partnering with hospitals and community organizations, and building relationships with individuals and companies within the 4 arts disciplines. Internally structured into the four disciplines, Elysium Industry, Elysium Sessions, Elysium Collections, and Elysium Project, these divisions consolidate both the child services and artistic support components for theatre, music, fashion, and the visual arts respectively. Each of the four areas has a signature fundraiser in alignment with its art specialty that both raises money for the organization while showcasing the talents of creative within the specific field.

Additionally, the organization has strategically diversified funding to include donations, grants, and investments allowing autonomy in decision making and long term planning.

The Art of Elysium's longevity as a non-profit speaks to its ability to accomplish its long term goals. The organization has been in existence for over 21 years and is located in Los Angeles with hopes to return to New York and expand to other major cities. In total, the organization is supported by a volunteer base of several thousand volunteers. With only minimal staffing needs, the organization can concentrate on services that benefit both the individuals in need and the artists who volunteer.

The Art of Elysium began as a small grassroots effort to ensure that hospitalized could be inspired by from the arts. The organization has grown over the past 23 years, expanding to New York, and expanding those served. It was never the intention to limit the arts service to children alone, and now we can say that the programming has grown to serve the homeless, seniors, and those dealing with social and emotional challenges to start. The organization is now in the stage of its development to build an endowment via its 360 model of philanthropy, in particular in the launch of the first philanthropic film studio, Elysium Bandini. The organization looks forward to increase data capacity and a growing endowment, to create a replicable model and financially independent organization responsive to the creative arts community in its local communities.

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, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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The Art of Elysium

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tim Headington

Headington Realty & Capital, LLC

Term: 2015 -

Bill Harrison

Third Street Media Group

Ken Coelho

CPA - Partner

Jennifer Howell

The Art of Elysium

Matt Meza

Halling & Sokol, LLP

Lauren O'Reilly

No affiliation

Ragan O'Reilly

No affiliation

Christopher King

Cruzach, Inc.

Sarah Adolphson

The Artemis Agency

Justin Bartha

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 11/17/2020

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
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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