Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Pi Beta Phi Settlement School

  • Gatlinburg, TN
  • www.arrowmont.org

Mission Statement

Arrowmont's mission is to enrich lives through art by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression through practical hands-on experiences in a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars; to offer quality educational opportunities for individuals of all ability levels, ages, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, practical backgrounds, and educational attainment in an environment conducive to creative thinking and expression; to offer a year-round gallery exhibition program to supplement educational sessions and provide visual stimulation to a broad public audience; to maintain Arrowmont School as a contributing force in the cultural life of national, regional and local communities by preserving the value of craftsmanship of handmade objects.

Main Programs

  1. Workshops
  2. Artists-in-Residence
  3. ArtReach
  4. Educational Assistance Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a nationally renowned center of contemporary arts and crafts education located in Gatlinburg, TN. Workshops are offered for weekend, one and two week sessions from May through October each year for students throughout the US and abroad. From January through March classes are offered to children, youth and adults who live nearby and can attend in the evenings and on Saturday mornings.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer

Self-reported

David Willard

Keywords

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arts, arts education, visual arts

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Also Known As

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

EIN

58-2007394

 Number

3992313524

Physical Address

556 Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738 3202

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Workshops

Arrowmont is well known for its one-week, two-week and weekend workshops in a variety of media including, but not limited to ceramics, fibers, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, sculpture, and book and paper arts. Annual enrollment for these workshops average around 2,200 students per year.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Artists-in-Residence

In 1991, Arrowmont implemented an Artist-in-Residence program designed to provide early-career, self-directed artists time and space to develop a major body of work in a creative community environment of students and visiting instructors. Five artists are selected annually to participate in the 11-month program that begins mid-June and continues through the end of May the following year. Each resident is provided a private bedroom and bath in the lower level of Pollard Dorm with shared living room, dining area and kitchen. Each artist also has a private studio space just a short walk from their home in the residence studio complex. The resident’s complete the program with an exhibition in the main gallery that they install and curate themselves, and they also host an opening or closing reception.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

ArtReach

ArtReach is a community outreach program that provides nearly 1,000 students (grades 4-12) from 10 area schools an in-depth, full day art workshop at Arrowmont. Workshop content encompasses a wide range of diverse art experiences, including the use of specialized equipment. Students take one of six different workshops with 90-100 students per workshophotography, pottery, painting, sculpture, metals and woodturning.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 4

Educational Assistance Program

Work-study and  studio assistants are an integral part of the School's operation and a great way for students with limited financial resources to attend classes. In exchange for every 40-50 hours of work in a week, work-study and studio assistant students receive one week of class.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a nationally renowned center of contemporary arts and crafts education located in Gatlinburg, TN. Workshops are offered for weekend, one and two week sessions from May through October each year for students throughout the US and abroad. From January through March classes are offered to children, youth and adults who live nearby and can attend in the evenings and on Saturday mornings.

Funding Needs

Each year Arrowmont receives 60% of its annual operating funds through tuition and fees. The founding Pi Beta Phi Fraternity chapters and alumnae clubs, endowments and other contributors account for another 23%. Remaining funds need to be generated through annual gifts (individual and corporate), major gifts, grants, and fundraising events and are used primarily for general operating support, scholarships and studio/equipment improvements. Our programming has also been made possible through a joint agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ARTS & CRAFTS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Pi Beta Phi Settlement School

Leadership

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Principal Officer

David Willard

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mary Ann Hruska

Retired, community volunteer and art collector

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