Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.cafac.org

Mission Statement

The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC) inspires hands, hearts, and minds through art forms produced by heat, spark, or flame.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Educational programming
  3. Artist Studio Rental and Support
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Located in South Minneapolis, the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center serves artists and learners from the Twin Cities metro area and is a regional resource for art forms produced by heat, spark, or flame.

ruling year

2008

Managing Director since 2007

Self-reported

Victoria Lauing

Artistic Director since 2007

Self-reported

Heather Doyle

Keywords

Self-reported

arts, fire arts, artist studio, artist support, education

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EIN

75-3254147

 Number

4072280069

Physical Address

3749 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Founded in 2007, CAFAC opened its new facility to the public in 2010. Previously, our work involved community-based public art programs involving youth from neighborhoods throughout Minneapolis. In our new home, we are able to expand our offerings to include a wide array of classes for adults and youth, studio access programs, and a gallery showcasing student and established artists' work. Our top goals for the current year include fully equipping our newly renovated facility and expanding our class offerings and studio access programs.

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

The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center's main operating programs include classes for both adults and youth, studio rental, gallery exhibitions and sales,

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Educational programming

Classes for adults and youth, in an array of fire arts forms, including
blacksmithing, sculptural welding, foundry, jewelry-making,
glassworking, electronics, fire performance, and more.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Artist Studio Rental and Support

Rental of private studios for working artists as well as shop access programs for artists at all points in their careers.

Category

Artists' Services

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Located in South Minneapolis, the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center serves artists and learners from the Twin Cities metro area and is a regional resource for art forms produced by heat, spark, or flame.

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Financials

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Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

Leadership

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Managing Director

Victoria Lauing

Artistic Director

Heather Doyle

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Heather Doyle

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

Term: Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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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?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?