Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Rhode Island Latino Arts

  • Providence, RI
  • www.rilatinoarts.org

Mission Statement

Rhode Island Latino Arts is a dedicated group of volunteers ready to promote, encourage and preserve the art, history, heritage and culture of the Latino communities of Rhode Island. Founded as the Hispanic Heritage Committee of RI in 1988, we changed our name to Rhode Island Latino Arts in 2013 to better reflect our overall mission and goals.

Main Programs

  1. Latino Family Programs
  2. Latino Oral History of RI
  3. Community Workshops
Service Areas

Self-reported

Rhode Island

Rhode Island (statewide)

ruling year

2010

Executive Director since 2013

Self-reported

Ms. Marta V Martinez

Programs Director/Funds Developer since 2014

Self-reported

Ms. Marianne Ruggiero

Keywords

Self-reported

Latino, Hispanic, Art, Culture, History, Community

Notes from the Nonprofit

RI Latino Arts is in the process of conducting a strategic plan to provide capacity building and board development. In 2014 the board launched a capital campaign to open the first Latin American Cultural Arts Center in RI.

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Also Known As

Hispanic Heritage Committee of RI

EIN

26-4062309

 Number

7233520969

Physical Address

393 Broad St Suite 106

Providence, RI 02907

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA) promotes the arts, culture, history and heritage of Rhode Island Latinos.

In 2014 the board voted unanimously to launch a capital campaign to purchase a building and open the first Latin American Cultural Arts Center in RI.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Latino Family Programs


From September 15 - October 15, during Hispanic Heritage Month, kids and families participate in a unique Treasure Hunt across Rhode Island. The "treasure map," in both Spanish and English, take you to many wonderful places where you will learn about Latin American culture and much, much more. Come along on a fun journey of discovery! It’s not too late to join us!

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 2

Latino Oral History of RI

The collection of stories from RI Latino Pioneers.

Category

Humanities Programs

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group

Hispanics

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

Program 3

Community Workshops

We provide workshops at local schools, libraries and community organizations by connecting local Latino artists with young people who wish to learn traditional art of Latino America and acquire art skills including dance, visual art, community murals, music and folk art.

Category

Cultural Heritage

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group

Hispanics

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$15,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We seek to culturally integrate Latino arts and artists by creating, stimulating, and supporting cultural, educational and artistic activities. We see ourselves as a cultural mediator at the grassroots level between Latino and non-Latino organizations, specifically those focusing on the arts.


    Goals of the Rhode Island Latino Arts Network:

    • To provide a venue and opportunities for persons to engage in dialogue and exchange ideas with a focus on Latino artists and the arts in Rhode Island.
    To examine and explore the programming of arts activities that meet the needs of the Latino community.
    ▪ To celebrate and feature individuals, projects and programs with a focus on Latino arts.
    ▪ To generate connections across an expanding network of individuals and groups who embrace the mission and goals of the RI Latino Arts Network and the Hispanic Heritage Committee of RI.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    RILA is currently working to strengthen its board and raise organizational capacity.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Rhode Island

Rhode Island (statewide)

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

Founded in 1989, the HHCRI served primarily as a volunteer organization with board members and committees woking hand-in-hand to promote the organization and its mission. In 2011 we received our first major grant, which allowed us to hire a part-time Program Developer. We continue to seek funds to continue paying for this position, and to hire an Executive Director.

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Operations

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

Rhode Island Latino Arts

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Marta V Martinez

Programs Director/Funds Developer

Ms. Marianne Ruggiero

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Nuria Alonso García Ed.D.

Providence College

Term: Aug 2016 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?

No

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?

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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
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
Yes
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We serve the Latino community of RI and as such we seek bilingual/bicultural individuals to serve on our board and as staff.