PLATINUM2023

ARTARIA

Chamber Music for the 21st Century

West St Paul, MN   |  www.artaria.us
GuideStar Charity Check

ARTARIA

EIN: 04-3127326


Mission

The Artaria String Quartet is committed to chamber music excellence in performance and education, focusing on inclusivity and enriching the vibrant culture representative of Minnesota and our community. Through pedagogy, collaborations, and thoughtfully curated concerts, Artaria strives to increase their reach to embrace the cultural landscape of an evolving world by celebrating the diversity of voices in the modern age while reflecting and preserving our musical heritage. "As both performers and pedagogues, the members of the Artaria String Quartet are at the center of the Twin Cities string quartet scene." Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press

Ruling year info

2014

Artistic Administrator

Mr. Ray Shows

Main address

1790 Richard Circle

West St Paul, MN 55118 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

04-3127326

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Music (A68)

Music (A68)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Better organize our fundraising efforts!

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?

Artaria Chamber Music School

Regarded as one of the nation's premiere chamber music coaching programs, the Artaria Chamber Music School provides exceptional musical training, leadership skills, and major performing opportunities for young string players. Since 2002 this exceptional program has trained hundreds of young musicians to appreciate, interpret, and present the great chamber music of the classical musical arts.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Stringwood Summer Chamber Music is an intensive summer program founded in 2000 by the Artaria String Quartet for conservatory bound string players ages 12 - 22. In step with the rich musical traditions of America’s finest chamber music centers, Stringwood provides an opportunity for in-depth study and mentoring in the wooded ecosystem of southeast Minnesota.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Founded in 2006 as a performance forum for outstanding high school chamber musicians, the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition's primary mission is to celebrate excellence in string quartet playing, foster an increased appreciation for the chamber music art form, and enhance the music culture in this country. The SPSQC has garnered a national reputation for showcasing our nations finest pre-college and college age string players and young artists from this event now populate the most prestigious conservatories and music programs in the country.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Professional String Quartet based in St Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Artaria String Quartet is committed to chamber music excellence in performance and education, focusing on inclusivity and enriching the vibrant culture representative of Minnesota and our community. Through pedagogy, collaborations, and thoughtfully curated concerts, Artaria strives to increase their reach to embrace the cultural landscape of an evolving world by celebrating the diversity of voices in the modern age while reflecting and preserving our musical heritage.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

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 applicants

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

Artaria Chamber Music School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ACMS and STRINGWOOD programs

Total number of paid admissions

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

Artaria String Quartet

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Sundin series, Antonello series, Stringwood Festival Concerts. Using Fiscal year data which includes July 1-June 30 each year.

Amount of student financial aid offered

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

Stringwood

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are scholarships awarded to students attending our educational programs

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.

Artaria's organizational goals are centered around chamber music performance and teaching in Minnesota.

Artaria engages its resident quartet (Artaria String Quartet) and their associates to teach and perform the great chamber music repertoire for Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin audiences. Each year we develop a regional residency for the Artaria String Quartet in contact with under-served audiences across Minnesota.

The Artaria chamber music school attracts young string payers from across the region to rehearse and prepare six concerts each year (there are also numerous outreach performances).

Stringwood Chamber Music Festival brings Artaria's performing and educational programming to rural SE Minnesota audiences.

The annual Saint Paul String Quartet Competition attracts young musicians from across the US to come to St Paul and perform.

Now beginning its 38th season, the Artaria String Quartet was recently lauded by Rob Hubbard of the St. Paul Pioneer Press -- Artaria Quartet is likely to give eloquent voice to whatever work it tackles." Artaria has served as Minnesota Public Radio's Artists-in-Residence and was featured on Twin Cities Public Television as part of the series. The quartet has appeared at major summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de L'Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA. Artaria is the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, Midori's Partners in Performance, the Heartland Fund and the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council for performance and educational outreach.

Artaria would like to provide a regular yearly income to the Artaria String Quartet members.
Artaria would like to provide more access to educational programs through more outreach performances and more
scholarship aid for students applying to our ACMS and Stringwood programs.
Artaria would like to add an outreach element to the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition so that the visiting
quartets could meet Minnesota students and vice versa.

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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 12.05 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4

Average of 1.3 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

ARTARIA

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

ARTARIA

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

ARTARIA

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of ARTARIA’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

Created in partnership with

Business model indicators

Profitability info 2019 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $394 $9,710 -$22,449
As % of expenses 0.2% 4.4% -9.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $394 $9,710 -$22,449
As % of expenses 0.2% 4.4% -9.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $218,641 $230,265 $206,578
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% -10.3%
Program services revenue 55.7% 54.4% 68.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 10.9% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 43.6% 33.8% 29.8%
Other revenue 0.7% 0.9% 1.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $210,513 $218,771 $229,027
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 4.7%
Personnel 70.6% 65.6% 0.0%
Professional fees 2.5% 2.8% 1.5%
Occupancy 13.7% 18.2% 19.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 13.3% 13.3% 79.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $210,513 $218,771 $229,027
One month of savings $17,543 $18,231 $19,086
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $228,056 $237,002 $248,113

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2022 2023
Months of cash 2.1 5.5 4.0
Months of cash and investments 2.1 5.5 4.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.9 5.5 4.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2022 2023
Cash $36,487 $100,776 $77,293
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 9.1% 1.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $33,171 $99,742 $77,293
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $33,171 $99,742 $77,293

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Artistic Administrator

Mr. Ray Shows

Colombian-American Violinist RAY SHOWS has three decades of performances as 1st violin of the acclaimed Artaria String Quartet. Ray has performed in major concert halls in New York, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minneapolis, across the U.S. and in Europe. Winner of a prestigious McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship, Ray is a highly regarded chamber musician and has appeared on national television and radio broadcasts in both the U.S. and Canada. Ray is passionate about 20th century music and has recorded music of today's leading composers. Ray has held positions at Boston College, Viterbo University, Florida State University and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory. Named MNSOTA Studio Teacher of the Year in 2010.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

ARTARIA

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
Related
Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of officer and director compensation data for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

ARTARIA

Board of directors
as of 12/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board chair

Ms Susan Sophocleus

Piano Coordinator MacPhail

Term: 2022 - 2025

Tom Peterson

Google

David Grandstrand

Finance

Nicole Parks

Semiosis Quartet

Alex Scheel

Keyfactor

Susan Sophocleus

MacPhail

John M Williams

Conductor

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/19/2023

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
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: 09/11/2021

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 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 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.