Carpe Diem Arts, Inc.
Bringing the Arts to Life: Engaging Communities across Generations and Cultures
Carpe Diem Arts, Inc.
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Busy Graham has been a tireless arts advocate, from an early career in music education to the development of “big picture” arts programs at state and local levels. In 1995 she founded Class Acts Arts (Artivate), developing a roster of international master artists-educators and program offerings, focused on arts outreach to low-income schools and under-resourced communities. In 2000, Busy launched Project Youth ArtReach, earning national recognition for its work in correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers. In 2006 she founded Carpe Diem Arts, presenting multi-generational, multi-cultural community events and activities in the national capital region. Her signature programs include Jump Start with the Arts, Ukes on the Move, French & Spanish Immersion arts camps, Community Family Sings, Community Dances, Arts-to-You e-postings of arts events & activities. Through creative partnerships, Carpe Diem has extended its reach while also supporting the livelihoods of many artists.
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
Carpe Diem Arts, Inc.Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
Carpe Diem Arts, Inc.Board of directors
as of 11/14/2023
Board of directors data
Term: 2022 - 2024
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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