Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Arts Schools Network

  • Key West, FL
  • artsschoolsnetwork.org

Mission Statement

Arts School Network is committed to its mission: to promote excellence in arts education by supporting and recognizing students, leaders, educators, schools, institutions, and organizations.

Our vision is to be the resource for arts schools leaders and best practice models.

Dedicated to serving arts school leaders, our goal is to support our four core areas including best practices, college and career pathways, elementary and middle school arts, and leadership. ASN has provided communications, programs, services, and events to support these goals for more than 30 years.

Together, our members represent art leaders, schools, and organizations from around the world. Together, they share experiences and expertise in such areas as planning, facilities, finance and fundraising, admissions and recruitment, teacher training, arts integration, community and parent relations, evaluation, career development, and more.

Main Programs

  1. Annual National Conference, Exemplary Schools, Awards, On Your Way, Know More Webinars
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Members are primarily U.S. arts and arts-focused schools' administrators and teachers, along with leaders from national and local arts organizations.  Current international members include schools in Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore.

ruling year

1985

Executive Director

Self-reported

Kristy Callaway

President since 2014

Self-reported

Rory Pullens

Keywords

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arts education, arts schools, arts schools administrators, arts alliance, arts teachers

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Also Known As

1970

EIN

52-1382258

 Number

7957521198

Physical Address

2601 S. Roosevelt Blvd 504B

Key West, FL 33040

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

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?

Overview

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The Arts Schools Network identifies, promotes, and supports excellence in arts education. The organization serves over 200 member schools, administrators, and teachers, as well as community partners and executives from the nation’s leading arts organizations. ASN's programs offer professional guidance and education on leadership, best practices, college and career paths, fundraising, integrating arts into the curriculum, and other pertinent issues in arts education. They also honor exemplary schools, leaders, teachers, and exceptional student achievements. ASN's annual national conference, summits, and other events bring together the innovative, the informative, and the inquisitive to network, share, learn, and recognize excellence.

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

Annual National Conference, Exemplary Schools, Awards, On Your Way, Know More Webinars

ASN’s annual national conference is the highlight of the organization’s year and the major vehicle for its programs. Each conference is a dynamic learning and social event that offers opportunities to:
•Meet professional educators
•Share experiences and ideas
•Learn from arts education experts, researchers, and other arts leaders in lectures, workshops, and presentations
•Experience quality student performances
•Help fund the organization
Each conference site and theme is selected to:
•Appeal to a wide segment of the membership
•Attract high quality presenters and a large number of attendees
•Focus on multiple areas in the arts
•Address timely issues
The Exemplary Schools and Awards programs are designed to recognize excellence among member schools, administrators, teachers, and community partners.
On Your Way is a student talent recognition program. It began in 2011 as a student talent/scholarship program and evolved in 2014 to offer student performing groups from member schools the opportunity to perform at ASN's national conference.
Know More Webinars offer members educational programs on vital topics, current projects, and trends in support of arts education.

Category

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

$369,100.00

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our vision is to be the resource for arts schools leaders and best practice models. Dedicated to serving arts school leaders, our goal is to support our four core areas including best practices, college and career pathways, elementary and middle school arts, and leadership. ASN has provided communications, programs, services, and events to support these goals for more than 30 years.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    ASN will continue to strengthen its image, message, and dissemination of information. Beginning with a new look, new website, and e-communications, it has successfully transitioned from a “brick and mortar” to a virtual organization with a robust presence. School memberships have grown in number, demographics, and geography. Individual members have heightened their involvement in our essential committees, out of which our programs and events are born. Going forward, we will emphasize national recognition and growth in membership and supporters, in number, funding, and types of support.
    We will continue to expand programs that recognize excellence and achievement by member schools, leaders, and students. Our summits and annual conferences will continue to give ASN’s members the opportunity for face-to-face networking. We will strive to enhance the number and quality of speakers, venues, and performances.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Arts Schools Network is led by an accomplished, diverse and dynamic Board of Directors. Its visionary new Board President, Rory Pullens, CEO of the nationally recognized Duke Ellington School of the Arts, is committed to increasing the national profile of ASN and to expanding its reach, programs, and financial support. ASN's energetic and resourceful Executive Director, Kristy Callaway, is working on new ways to communicate ASN's progress, opportunities, and successes.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Board of Directors meets regularly to review programs and update goals. Progress is measured by the organization's meeting its target goals in membership, sponsorship, and program participation.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The leaders of the Arts Schools Network want the organization to be the resource for arts schools administrators and best practices in arts education. This goal requires continued growth in ASN membership, programming, sponsorship, and partnerships.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Members are primarily U.S. arts and arts-focused schools' administrators and teachers, along with leaders from national and local arts organizations.  Current international members include schools in Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore.

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

Arts Schools Network seeks sponsors to support its mission of promoting excellence in arts education.

Affiliations + Memberships

Americans for the Arts

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ARTS SCHOOLS NETWORK
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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

Arts Schools Network

Leadership

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Executive Director

Kristy Callaway

President

Rory Pullens

BIO

Kristy Callaway has served as executive director for the Arts Schools Network since March 2008. From January 2010 through September 2011, Kristy served as the public art fund manager for the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, in South Carolina. She was the fine arts coordinator and director of curriculum development for a 20,000-student school district, Beaufort Co., SC, from 1999-2008.

Kristy was the president of the SC Alliance for Arts Education (2007-2008), and she served on the SC Arts Alliance board of directors (1999-2009) and The Arts in the Basic Curriculum steering committee (2005-2009). Nationally, she was on The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education National Leadership Committee (2009-2012).

Currently, Kristy is on the Americans for the Arts Education Advisory Council and is an advisor for the Arts Education Policy Review Journal and the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. She has been a panelist and presenter for the Arts Education Partnership; the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education and Partners in Education; Magnet Schools of America; the Northwest Evaluation Association, and many other organizations.

She is a co-founder of the SC Formative Assessment Literacy Group, and has taught dozens of graduate courses on arts education subjects. Most recently, she served as an expert consultant for American Girl® Dolls.

Kristy has been recognized by the SC Consortium for Gifted Education for professional development, and by the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, the National School Board Association, and the Kennedy Center for excellence in arts education. She holds a MA in the arts in teaching, public administration, and gifted and talented education and a BA in art history and criticism.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"2015 promises to be another exceptional year for the Arts School Network as we build on the momentous growth we have experienced over the past five years.

Our board is committed to meeting our near and long-term goals. In 2015 will explore new initiatives, programs, and other benefits for our members. And, we will determine how to lift the Arts School Network to an even higher plane of relevancy and artistic purpose, a level that helps all of you achieve your personal and institutional goals in arts education.

This year Arts Schools Network will continue to offer the popular programs that support, reward, and recognize excellence in our individual and institutional members, our communities, our students. ASN's Exemplary School and Awards programs will continue to recognize exceptional schools and leaders. Our active Know More webinar series will continue to explain and explore vital information and issues. The On Your Way student showcase program has evolved from a talent recognition/scholarship program in 2011 through 2013 to performance showcases at our 2014 National Conference in Denver. The conference featured 300+ students from three of our member schools in a collaborative performance of selections from Carmina Burana, featuring full orchestra, chorus, soloists, and dance at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Many smaller student performance groups from member schools across the country were showcased throughout the conference.

Networking is the cornerstone of the Arts School Network, so we will continue to enhance our e-communications, website capabilities, events – and our membership. We’re currently planning another invigorating and inspirational ASN National Conference for Denver, Colorado in October 2014.

Rory Pullens
President, Arts Schools Network
Head of School/CEO
Duke Ellington School of the Arts"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Rory Pullens

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Term: Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

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?

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?

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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Diversity Strategies
No
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
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