Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Artist Organized Art, Inc.

  • Hatfield, MA
  • http://corp.artistorganizedart.org

Mission Statement

Artist Organized Art is a charitable organization enriching the lives of artists, organizers and the public through artist organized media, events and cultural education. Available to millions of digital media households, Artist Organized Art brings a trusted resource to local communities across a multicultural and diverse society.

Main Programs

  1. Media
  2. Events
  3. Cultural Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Joshua Selman

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Also Known As

Artist Organized Art

EIN

26-2126105

 Number

7536829972

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We are pleased to report, this year we gave over $20,000.00 in grants directly to artists organizing visual arts programs. We have also helped in a visual arts driven transformation of the city of Holyoke Massachusetts by supporting an artist run experimental intermedia/performance video-art community television series. The series is syndicated to channels currently reaching over 80,000 households in over 4 States and frequently programmed to follow Democracy Now with Amy Goodman.
Last May we were invited to the White House to cover a day dedicated to the literary arts. It meant a lot to our communities to have the White House declare artists as valuable decision makers in the context of education and public policy. Most recently our Holyoke artists were invited on to the Board of Public Television for planning the City’s public media policies.
Our web traffic has grown from 20,000 to 80,000 visits per month in a year.
We have over 2500 contributors on our semantic Wiki.  Our subscriber base is highly targeted at 75,000 active subscribers and 150,000 all time total.
 New Observations Magazine, our newly acquired printed publication, was launched in New York City 1984 by the visual artist, Lucio Pozzi, with collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. It was subsequently Trademarked under then President, Diane Karp, currently Executive Director - Santa Fe Art Institute, who has re-joined the Board of New Observations LTD. The magazine includes 128 back issues featuring many renowned visual artists speaking out as they emerged. The relaunch of the magazine was announced at the 2011 MoMA PS1 Art Book Fair and further announced at venues of PERFORMA11 in NYC through our participating visual artists.
In 2010  we were a guest of Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, South Korea, establishing our foothold with many Asian arts organizations.

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

Media

Print
We are relaunching New Observations Magazine after 10 years of dormancy.

Television:
We are the main supporting organization for SWITCH an artist organized television project
New Media:
We run a collection of platforms, including a semantic wiki, a living archive and an announcement list and robust search engine advertising for the benefit of thousands of artists and knowledge workers world wide.  We also use them to sponsor new media services to strategic partners and to our free standing subsidiary New Observations LTD

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 2

Events

We provide consultation, planning, publicity and promotion to artists organizing events in their communities.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$22,000.00

Program 3

Cultural Education

We are planning on going forums to be offered as part of a video archive. The program will mix the artist organizer and curatorial community. The live forums and the resulting video pieces will be promoted across our platforms to over 100,000 active contacts.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$30,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Funding Needs

We accept charitable donations and encourage donors to deduct the maximum amount allowed by law.

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Operations

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Artist Organized Art, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Joshua Selman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Joshua Selman

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