Youth Development

In-Sight Photography Project Inc

  • Brattleboro, VT
  • http://www.insight-photography.org

Mission Statement

The In-Sight Photography Project offers students a creative voice and outlet, opportunities to experience success, tools for self-awareness and self-worth, and encouragement to become actively engaged in their communities. In-Sight teaches photography to youth throughout southeastern Vermont, the tri-state region, and across the U.S. through the Exposures Program, regardless of their ability to pay.

Main Programs

  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. Partnerships & Collaborations
  3. Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Local programming serves southeastern Vermont and the tri-state region. The Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program has partners throughout the United States through its online Exposures Exchange. The Exposures Summer Program often travels to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

ruling year

1998

Executive Director since 2013

Self-reported

Teta Hilsdon

Keywords

Self-reported

Photography, education, youth, under-served, cross-cultural, arts, empowerment

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EIN

03-0338482

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Rural (S32)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Core Curriculum Program

Core Curriculum classes are offered at In-Sight facilities in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, for youth ages 11-18. Classes include black and white darkroom photography at introductory and advanced levels, digital photography at introductory and advanced levels, thematic classes that integrate other arts or social topics, field trips, independent studies, and assistant teaching. In-Sight classes are offered to students regardless of their ability to pay. Program costs are made known to families and they are invited to pledge whatever they are able to. About 90% of participants use scholarship funds to make participation possible. In-Sight is dedicated to providing creative opportunities to all interested youth, enabling youth empowerment and inviting inclusion. Student work is regularly exhibited on and off site.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 2

Partnerships & Collaborations

In-Sight's digital mobile lab allows teachers to bring classes off site to organizations throughout the southeastern Vermont region. Some partnerships are focused on bringing photography classes to a group of youth who would not otherwise have access to it. Examples of these partners include the Brattleboro Retreat, Westgate Housing, and Youth Services. Other partners work with us to add another focus to a class, such as when we work with Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center or River Gallery School. Other times we partner with schools to provide after-school classes to their students. Examples of these partners include the Compass School and Brattleboro Area Middle School.

In-Sight is pleased to consider partners and collaborators to extend our reach and explore the uses of photography in play with other arts.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 3

Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program

Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program creates opportunities for young men and women to cross geographic and cultural borders as they develop and exchange their perspectives, experiences and artistic skills. Exposures Summer Program brings youth from around the country to Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota for two to three weeks of invensive programming. Youth learn to use photography to explore and communicate about place, community and culture. They share images and discuss experiences as they participate in artistic workshops and collaborate on creative projects with peers, aged 15 to 21, from diverse geographic, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$90,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Local programming serves southeastern Vermont and the tri-state region. The Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program has partners throughout the United States through its online Exposures Exchange. The Exposures Summer Program often travels to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

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IN-SIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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In-Sight Photography Project Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Teta Hilsdon

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ilene Todd

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
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Race & Ethnicity
This organization reports that it does not collect this information.
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We offer all programs without regard to participants' ability to pay so that socio-economic diversity is maintained. In-Sight posts a statement on our website that we make every reasonable effort to maintain accessibility of the facility.