399 W. Water Street
Contact Information
Address 399 W. Water Street
Phone (859) 624-4242
Fax 859 624-4251
Contact Name Deborah Kidd
Web and Social Media
Richmond Area Arts Center
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1991
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Other Ways to Donate

The Richmond Area Arts Council holds two major fundraising events each year. Our annual Fall Gala is held in September and our Derby Brunch is held the first Saturday in May.  Formal invitations are sent for each of these events.  Fund Drive mailings with donor cards are sent via US shortly after these major events. In both mailings a return envelope is included with the donor card which lists sponsorship levels and the opportunity for sponsors to designate to a specific program if desired. Donations are accepted using credit cards, cash, or check. Donors may also donate via our website,

Patrons may also support the Richmond Area Arts Council by purchasing tickets to our events, sharing our events via Facebook, Twitter, Constant Contact Newsletters, or by word of mouth.  Parents of students in our youth programs support the Arts Council by sharing information with other parents and donating supplies for art classes. 

Volunteer luncheons are held to show appreciation to our volunteers and to discuss volunteer opportunities. Services include distribution of programs, collecting tickets, monitoring the guest book at events, coat check, serving food at events, assisting in the office, maintenance and repair of our historic building, filing music, arranging floral decorations, setting up for events, serving on committees/teams, and more. 

Volunteers sign up for the events in which they are interested. The Richmond Area Arts Council expresses appreciation to volunteers and donors at events by listing their names on posters at events and in the Arts Council building, via email, newspaper articles, thank you notes, and at our annual Members and Volunteers Reception held in June of each year.  

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Mission Statement
The Richmond Area Arts Council (RAAC), in partnership with the community, enriches the quality of life for area residents of all ages by providing educational opportunities, presenting art forms, promoting artists and art groups, and guiding advancement of the arts.

Programs and Services
The Richmond Area Arts Council offers performing and visual art programs for residents of all ages.  In addition to 20 performing art events each year, we provide an extensive educational program for youth and adults.  As part of the Richmond community, the Richmond Area Arts Council partners with various community groups including the Madison County Schools, local businesses and other charitable organizations to provide quality programming and educational opportunities for residents of all ages.

Background Statement

Realizing there was little opportunity for citizens in the Richmond community to participate in the many aspects of the arts, a group of interested citizens met at Daniel Boone Elementary School in November of 1988 and began planning for the Richmond Area Arts Council. After being incorporated as a non-profit business in 1989, a Board was selected, officers were elected, organizational structure was established, and a membership drive followed. Successful programs and events for both children and adults were quickly planned and implemented for the upcoming arts year. The citizens, businesses and the governmental entities of Richmond and Madison County were immediately supportive of this project.

As the organization grew the Directors realized there was no place for the office and staff to function and for programs and events to occur.  In the fall of 1990, the Board of Directors purchased the Episcopal Church building on Lancaster Avenue at Water St. and named the facility the Richmond Area Arts Center. This beautiful building, built in 1887, contains an impressive collection of stained glass windows and is a lovely example of Victorian architecture. Plans were made to make the building safe and accessible while preserving its historic qualities.

The first fundraising event for the Arts Center was the Arts Gala held at Elmwood, the home of the late Emma Watts. The Arts Galas from 1990 to 1997 along with funds from individuals, businesses, the City of Richmond and the Madison County Fiscal Court made the purchase and renovation possible.  

Over the years, the Richmond Area Arts Council has presented many concerts, art exhibits, after-school and summer programs for children, established two choral groups, strings classes, provided many social opportunities and has created a unique role for itself in this community. At the same time, the Arts Council has maintained the historic Arts Center building. Thousands have visited the Arts Center and have benefited from the work of the Arts Council. It is a well-known fact that an arts facility in a community makes it attractive for business to flourish and provides a rich cultural environment for all citizens.  

Impact Statement

Top 3-5 Accomplishments From Past Year

We have been able to:

1. Maintain the organization throughout the economic downturn and strengthen our administrative structure.

2. Increase arts education classes - The Art of Chinese Healing classes, writing classes, antiques classes, book reading/signings, art classes, photography classes, weaving classes, ballroom dancing classes, song writers guild, and more.

3. Increase partnerships within the community

4. Increase enrollment in Treble Clef Youth Chorus, Madison Singers, after-school arts enrichment classes, and  Madison Strings

5. Preserve and maintain our historic building to ensure access to the arts for the our community

Top 3-5 Goals for the Current Year

1. Continue to increase and encourage volunteerism

2. Increase sponsors, community partnerships and in-kind donations

3. Increase arts education offerings for both children and adults

4. Maintain financial stability

5. Increase rentals of building

6. Continue to maintain and upgrade our historic building
Needs Statement

Five Most Pressing Needs 

1. Financial Stability (Maintenance of our historic building, funds for programming and events)

2. New employee responsible for marketing and other duties as assigned. Expertise in creating flyers, website design, etc. ($10,000)

3. Method to evaluate our marketing ($1,500)

4. Increase drama and dance programs while maintaining existing programs ($10,000)

5. Maintain existing partnerships within the community and seek new arts partnerships.


CEO/Executive Director Statement

RAAC promotes lifelong learning by offering programs/classes for residents of all ages, varying interests, and ability levels. In addition, RAAC sponsors a community chorus for adults of all ages, a youth chorus for students in grades 2-12, and a strings program for students in grades 2-12.  Many concerts, showcases, art exhibits, and other programs are presented throughout the year. Adult arts education classes include basket weaving, antiques classes, writing, table decorating, Chinese healing, photography, ballroom dance, song writers guild, and dulcimer. Bi-monthly art exhibits are held at the Arts Center and are free for all to enjoy. These exhibits feature local artists from a variety of artistic mediums.

The “Fun With the Arts” after-school arts program is our most extensive arts education program targeting youth. This  program is available to any student in grades K-5. Classes are held in 3 hub schools throughout Madison County. Students attending a school other than one of the hub schools are transported by to the hub school in closest proximity to their home school. Students from private, parochial, or home schools are welcome to attend classes at the hub school of their choice. Students receive a snack and supervised homework time before classes begin.  Instructors are experts in their field of study and are required to submit a background security check and mandatory training. Classes  include: Pottery; Adventures in the Arts; Drama; Music and Movement; Lego Art; The World of Drawing; Movement Express; Guitar; Piano; Art Around the World;  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics); Forks and Fiction; and Dream, Doodle, and Draw.

RAAC assesses and plans programming needs continuously and strives to have programming in place at least six months in advance. The ED and Programs/Events Team evaluate the goals set by the Board of Directors and the Strategic Plan. Each program or event must be financially feasible and, if possible, have corporate or individual sponsorship. In addition, a member of the Board of Directors chairs each event. This serves to create unity and a sense of cohesiveness within the organization and community at large. The strengths and interests of each board member are considered when chairs for each program or event are accepted or assigned. RAAC programs annual performances and events to represent our diverse population. Programs are selected to target community members of all ages, ethnicities, and income levels. RAAC also strives for artistic diversity; showcasing a plethora of artistic genres and educational programs. 


Board Chair Statement

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Education / Adult Education
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development /
Geographic Areas Served
Madison County
Estill County
Clark County
Fayette County
Rockcastle County
Garrard County
Jefferson County
McCreary County
Richmond  - 40475
Berea - 40403 
Irvine - 40336 
Winchester - 40391
Lexington  - 40502
Mount Vernon - 40456
Lancaster - 40444 
Louisville - 40272
Pine Knot - 42635
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Janrose Tunnell
Company Affiliation Educator, Retired
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board Members
Mrs. Patti Baker Speech Pathologist, Madison County SchoolsVoting
Helen Chenault Bookkeeper, Antiques Business-RetiredVoting
Mrs. Heather Combs Auditor to Public Accounts-Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff and General CounselVoting
Kathy Eidson Teacher-RetiredVoting
Jamie Ford Educator-Madison County SchoolsVoting
Margaret Ann Gibson EKU, Model Laboratory-RetiredVoting
Mr. Steve Gillespie Educator, Retired; KRTA Madison County President; State Insurance Board-TRS of KY
Linda Hager-Pack Educator-Retired, Author, Owner-Hager Rental and Hager Building SuppliesVoting
Scott Johnson Retail Banking Officer-Central BankVoting
Dr. Fred Kolloff Director, EKU Instructional Development Center-RetiredVoting
Amanda Marcum Real Estate BrokerVoting
Kay McCarty Owner/Journey Auto and Boat SalesVoting
Howard Miller Pastor-Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Okonite Cable Company-RetiredVoting
Mrs. Debra Neal Banker, Retired- Arts Council Treasurer
Mrs. Lana Soens Retired Busines OwnerVoting
Mrs. Colleen Spencer Owner, Twine; Partner, Spencer Land Surveying
Mr. Ron Stephenson Telecommunmications Industry, Retired
Brenda Stratman Music Teacher-Retired, Berea Community ElementaryVoting
Mr. William (Doug) Thompson Director of Human Resources for Hartford Hospital (Hartford, Conneticut), Retired
Teresa Tope Associate Dean of Academics, BCTS-Retired, Director of Fine ArtsVoting
Mrs. Janrose Tunnell Retired Music Educator, Board ChairVoting
Keyu Yan Senior Planner-Lexington Fayette Urban County GovernmentVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 17
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 61%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mrs. Linda Hager Pack
Company Affiliation Hager Rentals, Author, Retired Educator
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Constituent Board Members
Dr. Kenneth Tunnell Retired
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Capital Campaign
Program / Program Planning
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
Dr. Richard Brown Owner-Puppets and Such, Retired-Music Educator
Dr. Richard Brown Teacher, Retired-Owner, Puppets and Such
Mrs. Daphne Freeman Shelter Insurance Agent/Owner; Author; Inspirational Public Speaker
Mr. Chuck Keller Banker, Retired; Sales Representative, Time Warner Cable
Mrs. Julie Ledford Staff Attorney, Kentucky Court of Appeals
Mrs. Holly Neal Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development, Communications Director
Mr. Marc Robbins Attorney, Robbins Law Office
Mrs. Kelly Taylor Realtor
Dr. Aihua Yin Teacher, Asbury College
CEO Comments

The Richmond Area Arts Council is working to develop our Board Member Selection Criteria.  New board members were added during our June 2017 meeting. The addition of new board members is an excellent opportunity for the Richmond Area Arts Council to involve members of the community interested our mission and brings new insight, ideas, and increased enthusiasm to the organization.

Challenges facing the current board include illness, scheduling conflicts with family members/work, and caring for elderly parents. All members of the board serve on teams including Arts Funding, Arts Education, Programs and Events, Madison Singers, Art Exhibits, Treble Clef Youth Chorus, Arts Center, Marketing, and Membership. This enables members to serve the Arts Council in the area best suited to their interests and abilities. We have an excellent opportunity to add board members and increase our presence within Madison and surrounding counties. 

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Deborah Elaine Kidd
Term Start Dec 2009

‘75-‘97  McCreary Co. Schools Music Teacher/Choral Dir.-McCreary & Pine Knot High Schools; Music Teacher/Choral-Pine Knot Elem; Pianist-Whitley City Baptist Ch.     ‘97-‘98 Madison Co. Schools Music Teacher/Choral-Daniel Boone Elem; Pianist;Whitley City Baptist Ch.  ‘98-‘12  Fayette Co. Schools Music Teacher/Choral-Glendover Elem.; Gateway Comm. Chorus Dir.; Infiniti Singers Dir.; Pianist-Whitley City Baptist Ch.; Gateway Comm.Chorus-Dir.; Arts Education Coord./Executive Director-Richmond Area Arts Council; Youth Chorus-Dir.     2012-Present: Treble Clef Youth Chorus Dir.; Arts Education Coord.-/Executive Director-Richmond Area Arts Council; Pianist/Choir Director/Worship Leader-Stearns First Baptist Ch.   Service/Offices: Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) District 7/11 Elem. Music Chair-‘99-‘02; KMEA Elementary K-5 Chair  '01-'04; Coord. of Districts 7/11 Choral Music Festival; Coord.-Fayette Co. Elementary Chorus Music Festival; Adjudicator for KMEA Choral Assessments; Coord. of the KMEA All-State Children's Chorus; President-KMEA (2013-2015)

Co-CEO Ms. Deborah Elaine Kidd
Term Start Dec 2010

The Richmond Area Arts Council (RAAC) is an organization that enriches Madison County and surrounding areas by ensuring access to the arts, fostering a passion for the arts, and successfully advancing our mission by collaborating with community partners who, like our organization, are committed to moving our community forward. Our historic building in downtown Richmond, Kentucky, serves as an artistic hub bursting with energy and talent of local artists, the creative minds of all ages, and a robust events calendar. We strive to be a model arts organization, including growth of our programs and outreach, so from a governance perspective, we are constantly assessing how to be model stewards of the funds that have been entrusted to us. We take our responsibility to our community seriously and are always looking for the most effective and efficient programs to enrich our community.

Annually, the Richmond Area Arts Council offers a host of performing arts events, diverse calendar of classes, quality programing and educational opportunities for all ages, and community events that not only raise needed funds for our organization, but also nurture an appreciation and a passion for the arts in our community. Our united mission allows the board, working collaboratively, to be an anchor organization that thrives, not just for a short period of time, but instead serves as a steadfast community partner and catalyst for advancing a legacy for the arts.

One of my favorite things about being a part of the Richmond Area Arts Council is that there is an active energized board and staff that use practical, reasoned approaches to meet the organizational needs of RAAC. We can responsibly grow our presence in the community, by using sound approaches, and meet funding benchmarks by utilizing tools, such as Giving Tuesday, to build this community legacy.

I am involved in the Richmond Area Arts Council because I want to be a part of a community where children, including my own, have art and cultural experiences to enrich their lives. I am blessed to be a part of this community and this organization!

Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 66
Contractors 18
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Mrs. Marie Fore Jan 2007 - July
Ms. Doris Lash Jan 2005 - June
Senior Staff
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
CEO Comments

Challenges include updating our kitchen, phone system, HVAC system new roof and maintenance of our historic building. The Administrative Assistant creates marketing documents, maintains our website, twitter, and e-newsletter.  Our current phone system lacks the ability for patrons to leave messages and is unreliable. .                                                                                                               There is also a need for another full-time staff person which would allow current employees to work on long-term projects and become more proactive instead of reactive. With all the programs the Richmond Area Arts Council has in place it is difficult for two part-time employees & the Executive Director to stay abreast of planning & implementation.

We are also working to update our rental policy to better meet the needs of the community. Our current rental policy does not provide rental of one room only. The Finance Coordinator's & Administrative Coordinator's current working hours do not allow ample time for the Executive Director to meet with both of them as a staff. To streamline our finances there is a need to increase the hours of the Finance Coordinator enabling her to assist with the monthly financials &budget. 
The Richmond Area Arts Center is housed in a beautiful, historic building built in 1887. The building requires continuous maintenance, has little storage, & lacks sufficient art gallery space. Additional funding would enable us to serve the community in a greater capacity.

Other challenges include sustaining an active volunteer network including persons with special skills & continually working with our outstanding board members regarding programs, events, governance, & planning.

Opportunities include increased partnerships in Madison & surrounding counties including outreach programs. Expanding the after-school arts program into more schools & continuing to increase enrollment in all classes and programs would serve to provide the citizens of Madison County more opportunities to participate in the arts.  For students, the opportunity to participate in activities they enjoy will build self esteem, allow them to express themselves, develop skills, & lead more productive lives. For adults providing opportunities for better use of leisure time, networking, & the opportunity for self expression is a definite goal. 


The “Fun With the Arts” after-school arts program is our most extensive arts education program targeting youth. This after-school arts program is available to any student in grades K-5. Classes are held in three hub schools throughout Madison County. Students who do not attend one of the hub schools are transported by Madison County Schools Transportation Department to the hub school in closest proximity to their home school. Students from private, parochial, or home schools are welcome to attend classes at the hub school of their choice. Instructors are experts in their field of study and all teachers/aides must submit a background check and training in emergency procedures, sexual harassment, etc.  Classes  include: Pottery; Guitar; Piano; Spanish; Art Art in 3-D; LEGO Art; Drama; Creative Thinking Through Learning and Playing Games; The Art of Illustration; Music and Movement; STEAM; Puppets and More; Forks and Fiction; and Creative Kids.  Our arts education classes offer enrichment to supplement arts classes taught in the schools.

Budget 82000
Population Served , ,

The Madison Singers is a non-auditioned adult chorus sponsored by the Richmond Area Arts Council. The chorus meets each Tuesday evening 7-8:30pm in the beautiful Grand Hall of the Arts Center. Three concerts are presented throughout the year featuring a wide range of musical selections. The choir currently has 52 members and continues to grow each semester. Concerts are held at the Richmond Area Arts Center, Ravine at Eastern Kentucky University and local churches. Our American Musical Salute, at the EKU Ravine, is presented with the Madison Community Band. 

The director of this outstanding chorus is Dr. Stephen Bolster, Director of Choral Activities at Berea College. Under Dr. Bolster’s direction the singers have the opportunity to improve their vocal skills including tone, enunciation, sight reading, and blend while learning different styles of music throughout the year. Members of the chorus live in Richmond, Berea, Mount Vernon, Winchester and Irvine .  

Budget 7100
Population Served , ,

The Treble Clef Youth Chorus provides an excellent vocal setting for students in grades 2-12. The chorus rehearses at the Richmond Area Arts Center each Monday evening. Three or more concerts are presented throughout the year and some students audition and are accepted into the Kentucky All-State Children’s Chorus each year. Students also have the opportunity to perform solos during concerts or as part of choral selections if they wish. During rehearsals the students learn correct vocal techniques to promote good vocal health, solfege, Kodaly, note reading & performance etiquette. A wide range of repertoire is learned & the students perform with a piano, guitar, & other instruments. Concerts have been held in Mount Sterling, Singletary Center, EKU, area churches, area assisted living facilities, downtown Richmond,  and the Richmond Area Arts Center. No auditions are required for participation in the chorus. The chorus is directed by Sheila Lippman, music teacher at Model Laboratory School at EKU and accompanied by Dr. Bernardo Scarambone, director of piano studies at EKU.

Budget 4550
Population Served , ,

The Madison Strings is for students in grades2-8. While learning to play the violin and cello students learn to read music and are exposed to varied repertoire. Rehearsals are held each Wednesday evening at the Richmond Area Arts Center 5:45-7:15 pm. RAAC rents violins at a very low cost to students who do not own their own instrument. Two concerts are presented each year. 

Mrs. Jenny Clarke is the director with Mr. Jarrell Gilkey serving as the  teacher's assistant.

Budget 2650
Population Served , ,
Description Adults have a wide range of classes to enjoy at the Richmond Area Arts Center including classes in the following areas: quilts, basket weaving , book readings/signings, antiques and appraising , Chinese healing arts , ballroom and social dance, gardening , tablescaping, centerpieces, photography, tole painting, water color, calligraphy, song writing and more. All teachers are experts in their field. Class offerings are based on requests from the citizens of Madison and surrounding counties and are held during the day, evenings, and Saturdays to afford everyone the opportunity to participate.
Budget 7000
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments

The challenges we face regarding programming tend to be obtaining sufficient sponsors to fund individual programs. Donors may designate their contribution to a specific program if they wish and some programs appear to be more attractive to donors than others. For the children’s arts programs more funding for scholarships is always needed. We distribute 100% of the scholarship funds to students based on the number of classes/programs for which the child is registered, number of children in the household, income, and extenuating circumstances. 

We have updated our donor levels and opportunities and are excited about the possibilities this may hold for us. Our outdoor sign listing all sponsors has been updated and sponsors are listed on our website, E-Newsletter, Email blasts, posters, events programs, and announced at events. Ways in which we can make our donors know they are appreciated is a goal for the Richmond Area Arts Council.

Fortunately the citizens of Madison and surrounding counties have requested more programs resulting in a scheduling challenge due to space and staff limitations. The opportunity to sustain and develop partnerships within in the community is one way to provide the programming our citizens have requested. Partnerships are a vital part of all activities at the Arts Council.

We have exhausted the ‘free’ marketing opportunities so funding for additional marketing is a challenge we look forward to in the coming year. With increased donors and successful programs the opportunity for increased marketing is evident.

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2015
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No

RAAC maintains strong and united partnerships with arts and non-arts organizations dedicated to providing artistic and educational programs to the citizens of Madison and surrounding counties. We are always receptive and looking for ways to partner and expand our collaborative efforts with other organizations.

Community collaborations:

(1)  Madison County Public Schools-Arts Expo, “Fun With the Arts” after-school arts classes  

(2)  Nathaniel House (assisted living facility for adults with physical or mental disabilities)volunteers and art exhibit

(3)  Tater Knob Pottery-clay for the pottery classes; consignment items

(4)  Madison County Fiscal Court-funding and support 

(5)  City of Richmond-funding and support

(6)  Richmond Chamber of Commerce- programming and support

(7)  Richmond Register-Arts & Events Guide; marketing

(8)  Richmond Tourism-marketing

(9) Cecilian Club

(10)WEKU-fm, Wallingford Communications, Time Warner Cable

(11) Richmond Garden Club

(12)Local service clubs (Richmond Rotary Club, Bluegrass Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, etc.)

(13) Eastern KY Univ.

(14) Local artists

(15) KY Presenters Network

(16) Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen

(17) McCready Manor, Arcadian Cove & Morning Pointe (retirement communities)

(18) Richmond Area Arts Council Basket Guild 

(19) Richmond Centre

(20) Berea Arts Council

Chamber of Commerce2017
Music Teachers National Association2017
Kentucky Arts Council2017
National Federated Club2017
Award of MeritNational Federation of Music Clubs2012
Bernease Walters Beautification AwardRichmond Chamber of Commerce1997
Best of Weddingsthe knot2010
Innovation Award for Community EnhancementKentucky Certified Community Partnership1996
Dr. Paul Rush Japanese Exchange AwardJapanese Exchange Program2001
Recognition by the State Senate of the Commonwealth of KentuckyCommonwealth of Kentucky2009
Community Service AwardRichmond Chamber of Commerce2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $230,845.00
Projected Expenses $220,960.00
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$7,310$10,874$14,918
Individual Contributions$23,242$84,173$36,338
Investment Income, Net of Losses($3,070)$8,896$85,538
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$0--$0
Revenue In-Kind$12,551--$8,046
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$154,312$164,363$135,468
Administration Expense$73,029$76,019$59,214
Fundraising Expense$8,133$15,014$17,085
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.900.931.25
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%64%64%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue27%16%33%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$993,993$1,050,480$1,018,799
Current Assets$23,944$82,760$73,540
Long-Term Liabilities$22,939$55,794$1,536
Current Liabilities$0--$5,285
Total Net Assets$971,054$994,686$1,011,978
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $50,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration No
CEO Comments

In today’s economy donors are selective regarding giving opportunities.  The Richmond Area Arts Council monitors all donations carefully and 100% of designated donations go to the designated program or event.  The challenge facing the Richmond Area Arts Council is the lack of or decreased grant opportunities and decreased donors due to concerns by businesses and individuals regarding the economy.  We are pursuing all available funding opportunities because we believe in our mission and understand the need for quality arts opportunities for all citizens of Madison and surrounding counties.  We welcome the challenge and remain actively engaged in our communities and possible funding opportunities. 

Address 399 W. Water Street
Primary Phone 859 624-4242
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deborah Elaine Kidd
Board Chair Mrs. Janrose Tunnell
Board Chair Company Affiliation Educator, Retired