Educational Institutions

MassArt - Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • WWW.MASSART.EDU

Mission Statement

The mission of Massachusetts College of Art and Design is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the creative economy as artists, designers, and educators, and to engage in the well-being of their society. As a national leader in visual art and design education, the college influences contemporary culture through the creative accomplishments of its students, alumni, faculty and staff.The mission of the MassArt Foundation is to provide scholarships and awards to the students of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and funding for educational and community programs and exhibitions.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
  2. Youth Scholarships
  3. Renovation of Bakalar & Paine Galleries.
  4. Gallery Education
  5. Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP)
Service Areas

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International

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MASTATE WIDENATIONAL INTERNATIONAL 70% of MassArt undergraduates are residents of Massachusetts. 19% are from New England. 11% are from outside New England. 15% of MassArt graduate students are international.

ruling year

1981

Principal Officer since 2015

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Interim President Ken Strickland

Keywords

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MassArt, Mass College of Art, MCAD

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Also Known As

MassArt Foundation

EIN

04-2742359

 Number

1531534309

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Trustees unanimously approved the MassArt Strategic Plan 2015-2020 last fall and a first year work plan, consisting of six goals for FY15: Diversity: Re-establish programming and dialogue on campus reflective of our values and mission statement.External Visibility: Increase our visibility within the community and government.Partnership Plan Renewal with the CommonwealthDesign and Media Center: Develop an academic program and management plan in cooperation with the faculty.Galleries Transformation: Complete the study phase of the Bakalar and Paine Galleries and establish a firm commitment to the capital campaign that will support it.Invigorate MassArt Pride: Re-connect the college community to the reasons why we all study at, work at, and love MassArt. Now under construction and scheduled to open in spring 2016, MassArt's 40,000 square foot Design and Media Center will become the new front entrance to the College as well as a central artery to adjacent buildings. The $40.4 million project, designed Ennead Architects, will knit together new pathways for collaboration, creativity, and community-building, enabling people to move more freely between buildings, departments, and disciplines. New studio and classroom spaces will provide a flexible framework to support contemporary interdisciplinary practices and teaching methods in the areas of design (industrial design, animation, graphic design, fashion design, illustration, and architecture) and media (film, video, and photography.) The Center, designed and built to meet LEED Silver certification, will facilitate collaboration and cross-disciplinary study and also provide a gathering place for external organizations and members of the community. MassArt received the prestigious 2015 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in recognition of the College's dedication to community through public programming and curricular opportunities.

Programs

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Program 1

Scholarships

Unrestricted dollars to support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at MassArt. MassArt is committed to keeping high-quality, professional education in the visual arts and design affordable for students and families. The College continually works to increase targeted financial aid for the neediest students, and increase resources toward need-based institutional grant aid. In addition to MassArt's relatively low tuition compared to other art and design schools, 84% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

College Aged (18-26 years)

Budget

Program 2

Youth Scholarships

MassArt believes in the importance of a quality arts education beginning in elementary school. The College offers affordable, diverse programs for students in grades 4-12 that give students the ability to access the power of the arts for their future success. MassArt youth programs including Artward Bound,Saturday Studios and Summer Studios serve approximately 5,000 young people year round during school and out-of-school time and are potential pathways to college. On any given day, 30-100 youth can be found at MassArt, many enrolled in courses and programs provided free of charge or at low cost. Artward Bound creates a pathway to an art college or other post-secondary education for low- income, traditionally underrepresented students living in Boston with an interest in art and design.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Renovation of Bakalar & Paine Galleries.

MassArt's professional contemporary art galleries, the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, have showcased emerging and established artists in all media from around the world for over twenty years.While the Galleries are the largest free contemporary art space in New England,they remain a hidden treasure without the access and visibility they deserve. This project will transform the Galleries into an educational center for contemporary art on MassArt's campus, still free and open to the public. In keeping with MassArt's commitment to sustainability, the entire project will have a LEED Silver rating or above.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

College Aged (18-26 years)

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Program 4

Gallery Education

As part of the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Gallery Education was createdin 2009 out of the belief that the visual arts unite and deepen the human experience, and enliven and illuminate other subject areas. All Gallery Education programs, such as Family Day and Looking to Learn, are free and open to the public and serve as the portal that welcomes the community to campus.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

College Aged (18-26 years)

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 5

Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP)

CACP shares MassArt's expertise and resources beyond the college, and nurtures the value of art-based community participation within the student body. While MassArt has been an active contributor to civic life throughout its history, in 2004 CACP was established to centralize the college's community arts activities and maintain arts access for all. Through CACP, MassArt students, faculty, staff, and alumni currently work with over thirty partners, including schools, community organizations, housing organizations, public libraries, localbusinesses, higher education institutions and museums. Strong partnerships include Discover Roxbury, Sociedad Latina, andAction for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Parker Hill Fenway Neighborhood Service Center. All CACP partnerships are exemplarsof collaboration: they are high quality, sustainable, and mutually-beneficialwith built-in assessment to ensure that the work is meaningful for allinvolved.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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Service Areas

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International

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MASTATE WIDENATIONAL INTERNATIONAL 70% of MassArt undergraduates are residents of Massachusetts. 19% are from New England. 11% are from outside New England. 15% of MassArt graduate students are international.

Funding Needs

Scholarships: Unrestricted dollars for undergraduate and graduate scholarships at MassArt. 84% of MassArt students receive some form of financial aid.Renovation of Bakalar & Paine Galleries: MassArt's professional galleries are the largest free contemporary art space in New England, yet they remain a hidden treasure without the access and visibility they deserve. A capital campaign is underway for their long overdue renovation.Youth scholarships: MassArt youth programs serve approximately 5,000 young people year round and are potential pathways to college. On any given day, 30-100 youth can be found at MassArt, many enrolled in programs provided free of charge or at low cost.Gallery Education: All Gallery Education programs, such as Family Day and Looking to Learn, are free and open to the public and serve as the portal that welcomes the community to campus.The Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP): CACP matches MassArt faculty, students, staff, & alumni who participate in community-based projects with neighborhood organizations, schools, corporations, and institutions to create mutually-beneficial, sustainable partnerships. The Center uses art as a catalyzing force for citizens to act creatively together.

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MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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MassArt - Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Interim President Ken Strickland

BIO

Strickland served as the Interim President of the Memphis College of Art (MCA) from 2010-2011, a small, independent college offering undergraduate and graduate programs in visual arts and liberal studies. From 2002 - 2011, Ken served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at MCA, where he provided leadership and coordination for all academic programs and activities; oversaw institutional accreditation, research, planning and assessment; and administered faculty appointments and academic budgets.Strickland has been a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Dean's group since 2002 and was Commissioner for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) from 2006 to 2012. He currently serves on the NASAD Executive Committee. Prior to his position in Memphis, Strickland served as Dean of the School of Art+Design at Purchase College in New York. As Dean, he oversaw the redesign of the visual arts and MFA curricula, increased academic standards, grew the undergraduate enrollment, and guided the school through its first National Association of Schools of Art and Design accreditation.Strickland is also a practicing artist. From 1972-2002, he owned and operatedShadow and Substance, a design/build company specializing in custom/studio furniture and architectural renovation. Part of the commissions included hand-designed furniture pieces for public libraries and commercial businesses. Additionally, Strickland's speculative art furnishings have been exhibited in galleries and museums, and he served as a technical consultant for the construction of sculptures for artists Abe Ajay, Claus Oldenberg and Tal Streeter. His current artistic exploration is metal shaping and fabrication.Strickland holds a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Tali Kwatcher

Community Volunteer

Term: July 2015 - June 2016

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