Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft of Tennessee

  • Smithville, TN
  • facct.net

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft of Tennessee (FACCT) promotes and supports educational art/craft outreach activities and opportunities and engages in art/craft advocacy in cooperation with the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Main Programs

  1. Celebration and Holiday Festival
  2. Focus on Fine Craft Program

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

We serve the Middle Tennessee region.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer since 2013

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Mr. Sam Sallee

Keywords

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BEDFORD BRADLEY CLAY CUMBERLAND DAVIDSON DEKALB FENTRESS HAMILTON JACKSON MACON OVERTON PICKETT PUTNAM ROBERTSON RUTHERFORD SMITH TROUSDALE WARREN WHITE WILSON craft outreach art support

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EIN

62-1655651

 Number

1317429369

Also Known As

FACCT

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Accomplishments: (1) Continue to serve K-12 grade students in Middle Tennessee through educational, hands-on, art/fine craft outreach activities offered at the Appalachian Center for Craft. (2) Focus and intensify the outreach activities to enhance school curricula. (3) Raised over $4,000 through donations, membership and sales of t-shirts, aprons and bags. (4) Hired a part-time program assistant to write grants and coordinate art outreach programs for K-12th grade students at and with the Appalachian Center for Craft. Goals: (1) Continue to serve K-12 grade students in the educational, hands-on, art/fine craft activities and seek more grants/funding to do so. Hope to "find" $1250,000-$30,000 for these programs. (2) Continue to direct the programs toward 4-12 grade students to provide more opportunities for career and educational exploration in the arts. (3) Raise over $5,000 through adult mini-workshops, donations, membership and sales.

Programs

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Program 1

Celebration and Holiday Festival

The Friends of the Appalachian Center for Crafts of Tennessee (FACCT) present the Annual ""Celebration of Craft"" on the first (or second) Saturday in April, from 10am-5pm at the Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC) in Smithville, Tennessee. Attendance is free. Featured are: live bands, ""Kids Crafts,"" adult mini workshops (fee), Visual Art Society (VAS) Sale, craft demonstrations, Build-a-Bowl (to donate to Habitat for Humanity), and a 10% Gallery discount. Craft Center Volunteers teach the adult mini-workshops with assistance from student volunteers who attended the Focus on Fine Craft Program during the year. The profits from this go to help fund the Focus on Fine Craft program. Celebration makes music and art/craft accessible to people of all ages living in rural and isolated settings surrounding the Craft Center. The Craft Center Holiday Festival (Thanksgiving Friday, Saturday and Sunday) features traditional artist demonstrations along with adult/kid mini-workshops (fee). The profit from the mini-workshops also help fund the Focus on Fine Craft program.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$4000

Program 2

Focus on Fine Craft Program

In August, the Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft of Tennessee (FACCT) invites students, 4th-12th grade, throughout Middle Tennessee to attend the Focus on Fine Craft Program. The program takes place in the studios of the Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC). On available Fridays a maximum of 100 students visit the campus of ACC to participate in the program. We serve approximately 1,400 students annually. Students, 4-7th grade, participate in three one-hour hands-on activities including: handbuilding in clay, felting, and pinhole photography. In each activity, students learn about basic design, the tools and equipment of the medium, and basic skills needed to complete at least one example of the medium to take home. Students, 8-12th grade, participate in one of 10 intensive (3 1/2 hour), pre-selected hands-on art activities. Activities include: glass bead making, glass etching and sandblasting, woodturning, copper fabrication, copper enameling, silk scarf marbling, wheel throwing in ceramics, itajime dyeing and pinhole photography. In this portion of the program, students gain more in-depth understanding and experience with the materials, tools and equipment of the medium and gain addtional skills and techniques. More emphasis is placed on real-world applications and career opportunities for 8-12th grade students. ACC artists (16) lead all hands-on activities including: demonstrations, study guides, examples, step-by-step instruction and discussion of materials, tools and techniques. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. All students and teacher/parent chaperones complete written evaluations of the program. FACCT measures the success of this program by attendance and written evaluation results. Students sign thank you letters to their legislators. FACCT representatives present these letters to the legislators and some have even framed them.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

30000.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

We serve the Middle Tennessee region.

Funding Needs

1. The board needs additional funding for a part-time coordinator/grant writer for our extensive art/craft outreach programs which serve school children in Middle Tennessee. Need an additional $2,000 funding. 2. FACCT is seeking corporate sponsors through on-line resources. Sponsors would lend their name and monetary support to one or more outreach programs from $3,000 to $10,000. 3. Color laser printer (value $100-$200) to print newsletters, instructional materials and handouts for educational outreach programs for children (K-12). 4. A collating copier for educational outreach handouts 5. Mac book (laptop) to designing handouts and newsletters

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Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft of Tennessee

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Principal Officer

Mr. Sam Sallee

BIO

General Manager, Frontier Communitcations

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Our organization is charged with exposing children to unique art/fine craft experiences otherwise unavailable to them. Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC) artists deliver these experiences via lecture/demonstrations and hands-on fine craft activities in clay, fibers, glass, metal and wood. The campus of ACC is the primary venue for these programs and school classrooms are a secondary venue. Student and teacher evaluations consistently indicate that participation in our programs is the only exposure that these students (and teachers) have to these craft media. Participants learn about and from hands-on activities, completed works of art, educational opportunities, careers, and professional craft artists. Students also learn the importance of arts advocacy when they write thank-you letters to their state legislators. Legislators are also invited to attend the programs along with their constituents for photo opportunities and to gain exposure to ACC's programs. FACCT wholeheartedly supports the mission of ACC to "...promote excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept, and design..." FACCT strives to suppoort this mission by providing traditionally underserved populations (children and those from rural communities) with access to ACC's artists, studios, exhibitions, and campus. FACCT believes that ACC brings enrichment to the lives of individuals and the community as a whole."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Sam Sallee

General Manager, Frontier Communications

Term: July 2014 - July 2016

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