Building Community Through Temporary Public Art

aka TEMPO Art   |   Portland, ME   |
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EIN: 47-3681864


TEMPOart Maine energizes Portland's public spaces through temporary art installations—engaging residents and visitors, enriching its creative community and enhancing Portland's reputation as a world-class city.

We provide opportunities for artists to experiment with new mediums, highlight current issues and engage a wide public audience.

We partner with other non-profit educational and cultural institutions, using each project to inspire innovative learning opportunities for all ages.

TEMPOart is a privately-funded 501-c3 non-profit organization created in 2013.

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Interim Executive Director

Jessica Muise

Main address

PO Box 04101

Portland, ME 04101 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Visual arts

Population served info

Age groups

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Asylum seekers

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

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

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Free Public Art

Each year TEMPOart commissions a new artist(s) to create new public art in the City of Portland, ME.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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

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Interim Executive Director

Jessica Muise

Jessica Muise is a non-profit professional with over 15 years of experience in the arts and cultural sector. She has a diverse background as a multidisciplinary artist, educator, advocate, and advisor. Jessica has previously held leadership positions at organizations such as Engine, New England Foundation for the Arts, The Umbrella Arts Center, Artisan’s Asylum, and National Choreography Month. She is passionate about using the arts and arts education as tools for social change and has served as an advisor to several organizations and artist-led coalitions. She joined TEMPOart as Interim Executive Director in the summer of 2023.


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 09/07/2023
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Board chair

Alice Spencer

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? 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