Volcano Art Center

Where People, Art and Nature meet

aka Volcano Art Center   |   Volcano, HI   |  http://www.volcanoartcenter.org

Mission

The Volcano Art Center was founded in 1974 to promote an appreciation of Hawaii's arts and Kilauea Volcano's unique environment while providing an inspirational resource for the creativity of artists, writers and musicians. It serves as a place where science, nature and art all touch within an awesome setting. Because it is based in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is the most active volcanic region in the U.S. as well as one of the most sacred areas for the Hawaiian culture, VAC is able to draw upon unique resources to produce inspiring programs for visitors and the public.

Ruling year info

1984

Chief Executive Officer

MR Michael Anthony Nelson

Main address

PO Box 129 19-4074 Old Volcano Road

Volcano, HI 96785 USA

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EIN

99-0162321

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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Our programs

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Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus Programs

Volcano Art Center has four major program areas: visual arts, performing arts, Hawaiian cultural programs, and environmental programs. VAC operates a fine arts and crafts gallery representing over 250 artists whose work is reflective of the Kilauea region. Classes are offered in a variety of visual art forms. VAC also hosts year-round dance, music and theater productions, and dance classes. Under its Na Mea Hawaii program, a hula series, Hawaiian music and theater performances, and workshops in traditional arts are held. A new 7.4 acre rainforest site has allowed expansion of environmental education programs to school children as well as adults.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Volcano Art Center develops, promotes and perpetuates the artistic, cultural, and environmental heritage of Hawai’i’s people through the arts and education.

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) has provided art education and experiences for visitors and the Volcano community for almost 50 years and supported artists from Hawaii Island with gallery exhibitions and sales. Over the years, VAC has expanded its early operations in HVNP by adding a gallery and classrooms at its Niaulani campus in Volcano Village. VAC has been largely dependent upon gallery income with supplemental fundraising events for programs and operational funding. Dependence on limited funding sources, external market forces, and unpredictable events, including a recent eruption and pandemic, have resulted in financial instability and year to year fluctuations, disrupting operations and impacting staff and programs.

In the next five years we want to diversify and balance our revenue streams to increase funding and provide financial stability for programs, operations and maintenance. We plan to do this through two major areas. The first is diversifying funding sources by increasing our donor base through broadened membership and an established planned giving (endowment) program. The second is by increasing our revenue streams through increased on-line sales and program income.

Financials

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Volcano Art Center

Board of directors
as of 06/01/2022
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Board chair

Mr. William Hamilton

Retired Military Officer

Term: 2018 - 2021

Jim Wilson

Retired Newspaper Exec.

Jeffrey Davis

Program Officer, EAST WEST CENTER

Barbara Dunn

Retired Hawaii Foundation Executive

Lynda Gretz

Retired Nursing Home Director

William Hamilton

Retired Military

Anne Marie LaRosa

Retired, Nat'l Wildlife Exec

Joan McDonald

Retired School Administrator

Jesse Tunison

Professional Photographer

Julie William

Retired School Administrator

Ted Pirsig

Retired Accountant

Doug Wilson

Financial Advisor

Ken Charon

Artist

Phillippe Nault

Artist

Hugh Jenkins

Ceramic Artist

Tad Sewell

Hospital Administrator

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/2/2021

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Male

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