Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic

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aka TAMA   |   Riverdale, MD   |
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Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic

EIN: 83-3313865


Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic is a networking organization that advocates for, supports, and empowers Teaching Artists in the mid-Atlantic region. An all-volunteer, non-profit endeavor, TAMA is free to join. Our members of various backgrounds and experience work in concert with partner agencies, education institutions, organizations, and communities. Our vision is to create connections, answer each others’ questions, and share inspiration through our collective experience and wisdom. Stronger, braver, wiser together!

Ruling year info


Board President

Jennifer Ridgway

Main address

PO Box 212

Riverdale, MD 20738 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Population served info

Artists and performers

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Networks - TA Cafe

TAMA seeds local and regional networks throughout the mid-Atlantic region to encourage communication and collaboration among Teaching Artists about doing business, teaching, and creating art to establish an equitable and vibrant arts ecosystem. We model local networking at the regional level through a monthly virtual TA Cafe sesion.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

Where we work


Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.46 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.1 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic’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.

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Profitability info 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,952
As % of expenses 100.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,952
As % of expenses 100.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $0
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 0.0%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,952
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 16.0%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 84.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,952
One month of savings $163
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,115

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019
Months of cash 10.1
Months of cash and investments 10.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 12.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019
Cash $1,646
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 218.6%
Unrestricted net assets $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $1,952

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019
Material data errors Yes


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

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Board President

Jennifer Ridgway

Jennifer Ridgway is a Teaching Artist and Imagineer consultant who activates artistry, amplifies ordinary stories, increases empathy, agitates change, and creates community joy. Since receiving her MFA (UNC-Greensboro), she earned a certificate in Arts/Culture Strategy (University of Pennsylvania) and is an inaugural cohort member of the Anti-Racist Educators of the Arts Learning Lab (A-REALL). Her experience includes the Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Office, Lucy School, and Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs, and she directed youth in China. Jennifer co-founded the TAMA to support, empower and advocate for TAs. In 2020 she launched Yard Dramas and began collaborating with neighbors in yards. Today, her clients bridge connections, increase learning, and grow new ideas, pathways, and solutions to challenges, primarily with a customized, outdoor, interactive, and community-minded storytelling experience.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2022
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Board chair

Jennifer Ridgway

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/23/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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