HOLUALOA FOUNDATION FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

Art is Life. Life is Art.

aka Donkey Mill Art Center   |   Holualoa, HI   |  www.donkeymillartcenter.org

Mission

We are a gathering place where people develop as creative, conscious, and healthy human beings through art education and experience. The Donkey Mill Art Center provides art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities at our facility in Holualoa. This includes hands-on classes, exhibitions, and events of contemporary visual arts, crafts and culture.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Maja Clark

Main address

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy

Holualoa, HI 96725 USA

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EIN

99-0317895

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture was founded in response to community need for rich and engaging art and culture education in our isolated rural home in West Hawai'i, on Hawai'i island. We aim to provide high-quality enriching arts and culture education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities. This includes providing art instruction in local schools, collaborative programming with community organizations serving demographics in-need, and classes, workshops, exhibits, and events at our facility, the Donkey Mill Art Center. Far more than just teaching specific artistic skills, our programs are designed to nurture students’ individual creativity, build collaborative skills, and give children and adults the chance to explore new and often life-changing experiences.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Art Education for Adults

Art programs including workshops, beginning and advanced classes, and one day experiences. Mediums including ceramics, printmaking, metals, fiber arts, and mixed media.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Classes for youth ages 2-18 at our facility in Holualoa, and in our community. This includes after-school classes, weekend teen, child, and family workshops, community workshops, and school-break camps over spring, summer, and fall breaks.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide teaching artists and art instruction in local schools, K-12 as well as education experiences and field trips.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

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

Total number of classes offered

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

Art Education for Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of classes and workshops offered

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to make rich art experiences accessible to all; including art instruction in local elementary schools, collaborations with community organizations (including those serving the elderly and disabled), and a wide variety of classes, workshops, open-studio, exhibits, and events on site at the Donkey Mill Art Center.

As an organization, we constantly strive to reach a wider number of students and provide programming that is accessible, and to assess the need and demand for our programs within our community as well as with visitors.

Our primary strategy is the promotion, cultivation, and nurturing of year-round programming for students of all ages and abilities at our facility in Holualoa, Hawaii. We offer a wide variety of classes, demonstrations, artist talks, and workshops across many disciplines. In 2017, we offered 79 programs for adults and 30 programs for children. Our primary mediums are ceramics, drawing, fibers, hawaiian craft and culture, metalsmithing, mixed media, painting, photography, and printmaking.

Collaborating with other organizations is a vital aspect of our work without which we would be unable to reach underserved populations and those in the greatest need of our programs. Our longest-running collaboration is with Holualoa Elementary School, where we have gradually expanded our programs over the past fifteen years, now providing in-school art education year round for students in K-4 grades and a fifth grade art experience that incorporates collaboration with Holualoa Galleries each year. Other successful partnerships enable many of our core programs and provide us with the opportunity to fulfill our mission of art education for people of all ages and abilities.

The Donkey Mill has a solid track record of delivering the programs in the budget on an annual basis, including 15+ years of in-school programming at Holualoa Elementary. Many of the teaching artists and assistants that comprise the youth program faculty have been teaching with the Donkey Mill for 5+ years. Our experienced staff and faculty work closely together in developing curriculum with modest art supplies and materials needs by leveraging available resources and in-kind donations whenever possible.

As we approach our 25th anniversary year in 2020, we are currently sustaining our extensive programs with an efficient and capable staff of five, while teaching artists work on a contract basis. Our team of staff provide administrative support, program strategy, marketing, and fundraising, allowing teaching artists to focus their energy and skill on the development of robust programming customized to programmatic themes and student needs.

To better integrate a wider range of community voices and truly represent our community, we are in the midst of forming program area huis to advise and guide our programming in a variety of mediums, pulling together volunteers, artists, teachers, and students in an advisory role.

The Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture has successfully provided art education to all, gradually increasing program offerings and mediums at a sustainable rate of growth for 24 years as of 2019. From 3 formal programs in our first year to over 100 programs per year now. We have provided in-school art education for over 15 years, and have had a thriving scholarship program for keiki (children) for over 5 years. Over the past 3 years we have worked to build successful collaborations with local organizations serving populations in need, and to provide art education experiences through these partnerships.

We look forward to expanding community engagement through our programmatic advisory huis, to expanding our scholarship programs for accessibility, and to partnering with additional organizations to enrich the lives through the arts.

Financials

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Operations

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HOLUALOA FOUNDATION FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cris Lindborg

Eric Edwards

Joy Vogelgesang

Linda Meyer

Kawehi Inaba

Deborah Renner

Motter Snell

Michael O'Connor

Margo Ray

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 ? 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