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Chromadiverse Inc

Keeping your history safe, organized, and accessible

San Francisco, CA   |  https://chromadiverse.org
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Chromadiverse Inc

EIN: 84-1988990


Mission

To provide digital archival tools and services for performing arts organizations

Ruling year info

2020

CEO/Founder

Judy Tyrus

Main address

401 Harrison St Apt 36f

San Francisco, CA 94105 USA

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EIN

84-1988990

Subject area info

Arts services

Cultural awareness

Dance

History

Historical activities

Population served info

People of Asian descent

People of African descent

People of Latin American descent

Indigenous peoples

Multiracial people

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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Jubilee American Dance Theatre

ChromaDiverse’s “Digital Vault” offers Jubilee American Dance an affordable, easy-to-implement solution to access and share their digital archive through a customized portal and secure cloud-based system. Developed for dance, the digital vault’s scalable taxonomy, file structures, and menu of features allow for quick set-up and ensures that best practices are followed. In an easy to use and economical way, it solves the problem of Jubilee American Dance having to “reinvent the wheel” as they create their database or living digital archive to use for research, marketing, fundraising, and teaching.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
People of European descent

OBC Legacy Project is a partnership between ChromaDiverse, Ronn Guidi Foundation, and Oakland Ballet Company. ChromaDiverse’s “Digital Vault” offers Ronn Guidi Foundation and Oakland Ballet Company an affordable, easy-to-implement solution to access and share their living digital archive through a customized portal and secure cloud-based system. Developed for dance, the digital vault’s scalable taxonomy, file structures, and menu of features allow for quick set-up and ensures that best practices are followed. In an easy to use and economical way, it solves the problem of Oakland Ballet Dance having to “reinvent the wheel” as they create their database or living digital archive to use for research, marketing, fundraising, and teaching.

Population(s) Served

Authors, Judy Tyrus and Paul Novosel, created a powerful historical narrative that is both gorgeous and educational. Through exclusive backstage stories, unprecedented access to DTH’s archives, and with nearly 300 exclusive photographs, they have traced the Company’s origins from in a Harlem basement to its activism and to its innovative virtual performances throughout the global pandemic of 2020.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Academics
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent
Artists and performers
Academics
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent

The Marbeth Legacy Project (MLP) is an initiative to preserve, protect and present the expansive photographic collection of Marbeth Elizabeth Schnare. Known simply as “Marbeth” in the industry, her idiosyncratic and candid photographic style memorialized her subjects in priceless ways.   Marbeth was loved and respected by dancers and performers worldwide. Through her photos she chronicled their stories.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
People of European descent

ClancyWorks Legacy Project is a partnership between ChromaDiverse and ClancyWorks Dance Company. ChromaDiverse’s “Digital Vault” offers ClancyWorks Dance Company an affordable, easy-to-implement solution to access and share their living digital archive through a customized portal and secure cloud-based system. Developed for dance, the digital vault’s scalable taxonomy, file structures, and menu of features allow for quick set-up and ensures that best practices are followed. In an easy to use and economical way, it solves the problem of ClancyWorks having to “reinvent the wheel” as they create their database or living digital archive to use for research, marketing, fundraising, and teaching.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Diversity Award 2021

Society of American Archivists

Ernie 2023

Dance/USA

Distinguished Service 2022

Society of American Archivists

Affiliations & memberships

Dance/USA 2019

Alvin Ailey 2020

Society of American Archivists 2019

UC Berkeley School of Information 2022

NAACP Image Award Nomination 2022

Our results

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Dance Theatre of Harlem Book

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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ChromaDiverse, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit performing arts service organization was founded by Judy Tyrus with the purpose of supporting those underserved organizations that lack the resources to maintain their archives. We hope to create active digital archives for these companies to benefit the performing arts community at large. Ms. Tyrus began this work as the archivist and curator at Dance Theatre of Harlem, where she was a principal dancer for 22 years. During her time as the company’s archivist, she became increasingly aware that concerted effort is necessary to preserve the histories of performing arts organizations, whose archives are often at risk. This is particularly worrying for companies that emphasize the works of dancers of color or other marginalized artists; when information and artifacts are not preserved, the important cultural work of these organizations’ risks being erased.

Dance companies that have online archives or an archivist on their staff are extremely fortunate. Few do; many do not. By bringing attention to the history and archives of multicultural dance companies, ChromaDiverse will guarantee the survival of the underserved dance company’s history and prevent cultural erasure.
Theatrical performances happen in the moment, then quickly disappear into the past. Dance communities deserve accessible records of their artistic accomplishments, and future generations will benefit from better understanding the histories of these organizations.

Dance is an underrepresented part of America’s cultural history that deserves preservation. Living digital archives, which are described as such because they can be continuously updated, offer scholars untapped resources that will add to the critical discourse surrounding American performance and dance studies. The archives, especially those of underserved and marginalized communities, offer evidence of an ongoing legacy of community participation in the arts. It is an achievement in and of itself for even a renowned ballet institution to have strong relationships with its location, its neighbors, and its student constituents. An accessible archive will enhance these connections indefinitely.

Archives keep history alive by reaching audiences ready to engage with the material, and digital tools can further that reach. Archived materials can be used for digital mediums such as films, exhibitions, interactive games, virtual reality, virtual performances, and online education, all of which have become increasingly ubiquitous in recent years.



ChromaDiverse, Inc. specializes in creating digital archives for performing arts institutions using a widely used commercial cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) system, NetXTM, that we have customized and optimized for performing arts organizations. ChromaDiverse is a partner of NetXTM. We call this digital asset management system the CD DigitalVault™.

The use of the CD DigitalVault™ for historical archives will allow professional dance artists, marketing staff, teachers, choreographers, balletomanes, and others worldwide to access these important materials. The ChromaDiverse DigitalVault™ will preserve everything from photos and documents to videos and programs and will give the public the opportunity to learn about and experience a company’s history.

ChromaDiverse with Microsoft Partner MNP Digital developed CD SmartCapture™ to accelerate metadata creation and management. The first step of the process is to digitize the Playbills™ and performance programs. Once they are digitized, CD SmartCapture™, using AI (artificial intelligence), will identify and capture the key information in the programs to be used as metadata. The date of the performance, venue, name of the ballet, choreographer, principal dancers, set/lighting/costume designers, and donors will be identified and captured automatically. Final quality control by trained staff will make any corrections.
The captured metadata becomes the chronology or historical backbone of the performing arts organization. An accurate chronology makes researching and linking associated digital audio and video recordings to one another easier.
Our CD SmartCapture™ technology captures data 20 times faster than a human, reducing labor and increasing accuracy. CD SmartCapture™ is built on the Microsoft AzureTM platform and incorporates best-of-breed AI via Azure CognitiveTM services.

Financials

Chromadiverse Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Operations

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

Documents
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CEO/Founder

Judy Tyrus

Judy Tyrus has over 30 years of experience in the cultural arts with credentials as a performer, educator author, archivist, and exhibition curator. As founder and CEO of ChromaDiverse, Inc she promotes engagement and diversity through projects in dance, music and art.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
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Board chair

Judy Tyrus

ChromaDiverse, Inc.

Term: 2019 -

Eric Waldman

ChromaDiverse, Inc.

Michael Oddo

Metro Maintenance & Engineering Services

Kara Selke

Self

Nurya Adane

Genentech

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 ? 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? 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 3/7/2022

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/07/2022

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.