Yard Inc.

Chilmark, MA   |  http://www.dancetheyard.org/

Mission

The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. We serve all ages and cultural populations on Martha's Vineyard, and work collaboratively with artists, producers, and other cultural organizers within regional, national, and international contexts.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Mr. David White

Co Principal Officer

Ms. Alison Manning

Main address

PO Box 405

Chilmark, MA 02535 USA

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EIN

23-7348937

NTEE code info

Dance (A62)

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YARD ARTS

The annual YARD ARTS Summer Season (late May to mid-September) is as old as the organization. It now features - each summer - roughly 15 artist residencies, ranging 1-3 weeks in length, and 30 public performances. 'Offshore Creation Residencies' focus on the development of new work, always with a performative outcome, while 'Performance Residencies' present already-touring work. YARD ARTS also includes, annually: PRIDE, NOT PREJUDICE in celebration of the Vineyard's LGBTQ+ community; QUALITY TIME! family-friendly events, ticketed on a pay-what-you-can basis; PUBLIC DANCEHALLs with life DJs; and A.R.T. on the VINE (Artist Rising Together on the Vineyard), featuring local artists working in a variety of disciplines; all in addition to a robust calendar of community engagement programs, including: daily Community Yoga and Dance Classes (open to all age and levels), special workshops, Roundtable Discussions, Brown Bag Lunch Seminars with visiting artists, post-performance Q&As, and pop-up/site-specific performances.

Population(s) Served

THE WINTER YARD is The Yard's first ever ""off-season"" performance and artist residency series, taking place between October and April. Launched in fall of 2015, THE WINTER YARD is the organization's newest initiative. THE WINTER YARD currently features 3-4 major dance companies annually, which have included: Montréal's renegade ice-dance troupe Le Patin Libre, NYC's percussive dance innovators The Bang Group, punk/rock Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Providence's social justice focused Everett Theater, and The Yard's own residence dance company, DanceTheYard. Designed to tie into the school year, THE WINTER YARD interacts directly with The Yard's island-wide dance education initiative, MAKING IT. Performances take place at the Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, as well as in site-specific locations around the island (such as the MV Ice Arena, in the case of Le Patin Libre), due to the fact The Yard's own Patricia Nanon theater is only operable in warm-weather months.

Population(s) Served

MAKING IT is The Yard's all-ages dance-making and creativity initiative. The island-wide, year-round program is led by The Yard's Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller, who is joined by two staff Artist Educators. Additionally, MAKING IT brings guest master teaching artists to the Vineyard for anywhere from 1-4 weeks to work with specific island constituencies. MAKING IT programs take place in (all) island schools, libraries, senior centers, at the YMCA and in other partner organization sites around the island. The initiative has created regular (free) adult dance classes, open to all ages and levels, and movement sessions for seniors, including residents of the Vineyard's assisted living center.

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Yard Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/31/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Deborah Sale

Hospital for Special Surgery

Term: 2015 - 2018

Laura Roosevelt

Journalist, Poet, and Photographer

Sarah Hughes

Professor, Indiana University in Bloomington

Charlotte Hall

Community Volunteer

Beryl Jones-Woodin

Community Volunteer

Joyce Thornhill

Community Volunteer

Mark Carter

Community Volunteer

Martha Eddy

Professor, Princeton University

Paul Engler

Community Volunteer

Chris Greulich

Community Volunteer

Elizabeth Keen

Dancer

Charlena Seymour

Community Volunteer

Rise Terney

Community Volunteer

Linda Tarnay

Artistic Associate