Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Arts Schools Network

  • Idyllwild, CA
  • http://www.artsschoolsnetwork.org

Mission Statement

Arts Schools Network is a non-profit association founded in 1981, dedicated to its mission to provide leaders in arts schools with quality resources, support, and networking opportunities.

Our vision is to be the premier resource for arts schools leaders.

Our smart goals are twofold: to identify membership needs and provide resources to meet those needs, and to be a valuable member of the arts learning ecosystem. 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, Regional Retreats, Exemplary Schools, Awards, 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 Australia.

ruling year

1985

President since 2016

Self-reported

Pamela Jordan

Keywords

Self-reported

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

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EIN

52-1382258

 Number

7957521198

Physical Address

52500 Temecula Rd.

Idyllwild, CA 92549

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, retreats, and other events bring together arts schools administrators and teachers 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, Regional Retreats, Exemplary Schools, Awards, 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

Regional Retreats are smaller gatherings intended for ASN members from a particular region of the country and focus on specific themes such as thought leadership, future demographics of arts students, etc.

The Exemplary Schools and Awards programs are designed to recognize excellence among member schools, administrators, teachers, and community partners.

Know More Webinars offer members educational programs on vital topics, current projects, and trends in support of arts education.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

249,000

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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 primary resource for arts schools leaders and best practice models. Dedicated to serving arts school leaders, our goal is to support thought leadership and best practices in arts education. Strands of emphasis include: New and Emerging Schools & Leaders; Trends and Issues in Established Schools; Art, Design, & Media; and Performing Arts. 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 retreats and annual conferences give ASN's members the opportunity for face-to-face networking and professional development.
  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. The board is committed to increasing the national profile of ASN and to expanding its reach, programs, and financial support.
  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 primary 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 Australia.

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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President

Pamela Jordan

BIO

Pamela Jordan was appointed President of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation in July, 2014. Prior to joining IAF, she worked at the Chicago Academy for the Arts (CAA) for twenty-three years, serving as Head of School for thirteen years. Pamela received a Bachelor of Music from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma and a Master of Education from Northeastern Illinois University. She has served on the boards of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools, and is currently the President of Arts Schools Network. She has served as a resource panelist to the School of the Arts, Singapore where she also delivered the keynote address for the school's first bi-annual Arts Forum. Jordan is currently on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools' Institute for New Heads.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"It is my privilege to serve as the President of the Board of Directors for Arts Schools Network. Since 1981, ASN has been at the forefront of arts education by bringing together arts leaders, teaching artists, and educators for the betterment of students, young artists, and arts schools.

In many ways, the educational landscape has changed since ASN was founded. The recession of 2008 challenged leaders to find new sources of revenue in order to continue providing the education in which we so deeply believe. In the United States, we continue to struggle to create access for all students to ensure they acquire the creative skills they will need to be successful in the future. But ASN believes in the transformative power of the arts in the lives of young people. It is for this reason that our board of twenty-two directors along with a membership of 207 schools continue to work tirelessly for our students today and the students we seek to serve tomorrow.

If you are not a member of ASN, I encourage you to lean in and learn more about us today. Explore our website: www.artsschoolsnetwork.org where you will find webinars and our Exemplary Schools Program. Plan now to bring a cadre of artists and educators to our annual conference to share with colleagues from around the world. Whether your journey with ASN is just beginning or your school is a founding member of the Network, we are overjoyed to have you are with us and look forward to engaging with you in the future.

ASN will continue to be a resource for arts schools leaders and an advocate for arts education, as creativity, innovation, and collaboration become the currency of the 21st Century."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Pamela Jordan

Idyllwild Arts Academy

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

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