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Art Central Foundation

Nurturing Tomorrow's Creative Entrepreneur

Middletown, OH   |  artcentralfoundation.org

Mission

The Vision of the Art Central Foundation is to advance regional engagement in the arts through nurturing creative experiences in our students and the community at large. Our aim is to provide consistent, quality programming so that these visual art experiences are accessible to everyone, regardless of skill-level, economic ability and age.
Mission of the Art Central Foundation is to serve regional residents and students with opportunities to grow in the visual arts. Creating a supportive art community in Middletown, our Workshop Program teaches technique; our Guerilla Art Project offers public art experiences; our Artists @ Work Program nurtures tomorrow's creative entrepreneur.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Sue Wittman

Main address

4 N Main St

Middletown, OH 45042 USA

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EIN

22-3935131

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Art Workshop Program

The Art Workshop Program is designed to make in depth visual arts educational experiences available to regional students regardless of their ability to contribute financially.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Students grades 3-12 with financial need that prohibits them from seeking paid visual arts education outside of the public school system

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have offered shorter classes and classes outside of our traditional summer program. We now offer classes in non-traditional media such as sewing & crochet.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Art Central Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maura Blandford

Maura Lisa Studio

Term: 2019 - 2022

John Heyda

Miami University, retired

Carla Davis

Dickinson & Associates

Ciara Elam

Dayton Public Schools

Eber Flores

Flores Leather Works

Nancy Griffith

Mockingbird's Cafe

Jimmy Muzquiz

Flowers by Roger

Trey Pitts

Cornerstone Manner

J. C. Shew

Shew & Associates

Stephanie Storck

United Health Care

Joe Wittman

Phoenix

Xena Hattar Hattar

Gold Star Chili

Jim Langendorf

Hurley Law

Roy Patterson

Humana

Jamie Seibert

Humana

Maria Valentin

Walmart Pharmacy

Ed Taylor

AK Steel, retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/15/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.