ARTS COMMISSION OF DANVILLE-BOYLE CO
105 East Walnut
Fisher's Row 1 in Constitution Square
Danville KY 40422
Contact Information
Nonprofit ARTS COMMISSION OF DANVILLE-BOYLE CO
Address 105 East Walnut
Fisher's Row 1 in Constitution Square
Danville, KY 40422
Phone (859) 236-2361 111
Contact Name Mimi Becker
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At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1999
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
We gladly accept donation checks mailed to 105 East Walnut, Danville, KY.  We also appreciate in-kind donations of services such as printing, graphic design, or even gently used office furniture.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement
The ARTS are Vital!  The Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County encourages, promotes, and supports appreciation of and participation in the arts by everyone in our community.  We  do this by
  (a)acting as a bridge between the arts community and business, government, and education sectors; (b) serving as a clearinghouse for information pertaining to and useful for local visual and performing artists and arts organizations; (c) encouraging continued emphasis on arts education for all ages. 
Background Statement
The Arts Commission was created in 1999 to provide a corporate voice for the Arts within the Danville/Boyle County community through direct contact between local artists/arts organizations and government and non-governmental agencies, to promote and facilitate the work of individual artists, arts organizations, and arts and cultural festivals and activities, and to provide opportunities for the community to experience the arts.
Impact Statement
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 
 
May 2015 - An Art-full Affair (a scholarship fundraiser for the McKune Arts Scholarship Program that provides financial assistance to local children who can not afford to participate in extra-curricular arts activities) raised more than $10,000.  Since inception of this program, over $35,000 in scholarships have been awarded.  
 
Collaborated with Boyle County Public Library to bring local artwork to the library's Mahan Gallery.  Five individual exhibits have been curated there.
 
Curated seven exhibits for the McKinney Conference Center: "Singing the Blues," "Green with Envy," "Seeing Red," "Mellow Yellow," "Purple Passion," "Orange Crush," and "A Few of My Favorite Things."
 
Sponsored the second performance of the children's opera "Billy Goats Gruff" presented by the University of Kentucky's Opera Outreach Program.  The theme of this opera was bullying, a timely subject for schools today.
 
The Arts Citizen Award, the 13th in a line of outstanding community members whose support and contributions have impacted the arts community, was awarded to Jane Dewey for her work drama groups in the local schools and her continued coordination of the Youth Art Fair.
 
Our Fun with Art project presented the annual Youth Art Fair in conjunction with Ephraim McDowell Health's Community Service Department's High School Artist Project.  This exhibit showcased two and three-dimensional work created by local students in public and private schools in Danville/Boyle County.  Fun with Art also presented a series of workshops on mono printing to Kentucky School for the Deaf students whose work was then displayed as part of the Boyle County Public Library's Big Read project.
 
June and November 2016 - The Gallery Hop Stop Series held downtown  gives local artists a chance to exhibit and sell their work commission free.  June 2, 2016, is the 23st Hop.
 
 
 
Goals:
1.  Identify more local children who need financial assistance to experience the arts.
 
2.  Provide additional opportunities for visual and performing artists to gain exposure and generate income.
 
3.  Promote Boyle County as a vibrant arts community
  
 
Needs Statement
1.  Financial support - $11,000 to support administrative costs; $660 for rent; $10,000 for programs
2.  Identification of children - 5 through 18 who because of financial are  unable to participate in extra-curricular arts activities
3.   Identify all Danville/Boyle County artists
CEO/Executive Director Statement
This non-profit organization is all about ensuring the prominence of the arts in Danville/Boyle County.  We provide opportunities for every visual and performing artist and arts organization to participate in activities that will give them community and/or regional recognition.  We make arts experiences possible for children who can not afford it.  We publicize arts opportunities available in this community in a bi-monthly calendar.  We recognize outstanding community members whose contributions to and support of the arts should be applauded.  We facilitate opportunities for local artists to display, perform, and connect with customers.  It is remarkable that we do these things with a part-time staff of one and a budget under $30,000.
Board Chair Statement As a member of the board for several years, and currently as Board President, I see many good things happening because of our organization. The Arts Commission was established to support and encourage art and artists in our community as well as to foster a good working relationship between the various segments of the community and artists. Our mission is to encourage our business, government, and education communities to see the value of our arts community.  We want Danville and Boyle County to be more than an art destination; we want art in all its forms to be ingrained in the community.

     This is evident in two of our major projects, the Gallery Hop and the An Art-full Affair.  The Hop provides opportunities for local artists to exhibit and sell commission free in downtown businesses/agencies that volunteer to serve as galleries for the evening.  The Art-full Affair is our bi-annual arts scholarship fundraiser to give financial assistance to local children who can not afford to participate in extra-curricular arts opportunities.  These two programs promote the arts and ensure the future of the arts in this community.

     Most of our work, however, is behind the scenes in matching artists to commission free venues, advocating for art organizations, technical assistance in planning arts related events, providing scholarships, co-sponsoring various arts events.

     

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organization Category Unknown / Unknown
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Boyle County
Boyle County
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. We will create opportunities for local arts organizations and visual and performing artists of all ages, we will keep the community informed about available arts opportunities, and we will make arts experiences possible for local children who need financial assistance.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? We will continue the Gallery Hop Stop series; we will continue to publish a hard copy calendar of arts events and will keep an updated calendar of arts events on our website; we will continue to connect artists to consumers; we will continue to publicize the McKune Arts Scholarship program to the community and to arts activity instructors; we will raise more scholarship funds in May 2017 through An Art-full Affair, we will continue to present exhibit opportunities for adults and children; we will continue to present special arts events geared to children and especially to children with disabilities.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? We have a part time staff of one who has developed a wonderful working relationship with the local arts community and community leaders.  We partner with several organizations to present local artwork - the Boyle County Public Library and the Economic Development Partnership (Heart of Danville, Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, and Boyle County Industrial Foundation).  Kentucky Utilities is our corporate sponsor for the Gallery Hop Stop series.  DecoArt has supported several of our past projects.  Both the City of Danville and Boyle County Fiscal Court appropriate funds to our organization.  We have a broad base of donors, and there is a large roster of artists who participate in our events.  We fund scholarships throughout the year and have awarded over $23,000 to local children who need financial assistance to participate in arts activities. 
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? We monitor success by (1)artists participation in events, (2)community support through attendance at events and dollars donated, (3)total participation in and revenue from An Art-full Affair, (4)the number of scholarships requested, (5)continued corporate sponsorships, (6)the number of schools participating in the Youth Art Fair, and (7)the number of contacts for facilitation help from artists and community businesses and organizations. 
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

We have over 150 local artists who participated in exhibits; in spite of a growing Hispanic community, we do not have any Hispanic exhibitors.  We have enlisted the aid of Centro Latino at Centre College to promote exhibit opportunities to that population. 

We promote the importance of the arts to children through our Youth Art Fair, but artists exhibiting at other events are much older. We will work with the art department at Centre College to promote exhibit opportunities to their students. 

The biggest obstacle we face in recruiting younger artists is helping them find time for the arts in their busy lives.  Most of them lead demanding lives working and raising a family - leaving them little time for additional projects which by their very nature are also demanding.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Madelyn Worley
Company Affiliation community volunteer
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Allan Arth Boyle County Public LibraryVoting
Mrs. Dana Dixon Dixon DesignVoting
Mr. John Ferguson retiredVoting
Mrs. Esther Fretz RetiredVoting
Mrs. Janna Rigney Robinson, Hughes, Christopher CPAVoting
Mr. Tom Tye Tye Financial GroupVoting
Mrs. Madelyn Worley retiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 81%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr. John Ferguson
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2015
Standing Committees
Executive
Comments
CEO Comments
We serve all local performing and visual artists.  Some are young and just getting started; they need opportunities to perform or exhibit and to have recognition as artists.  Some are older and perhaps entrenched in their ways of doing things; they need opportunities to discover fresh approaches in order to compete in today's marketplace.  Most of these people enjoy art as an avocation.  They want to make money doing what they love, but they are often unwilling to take the steps necessary to do that.  One way we are facing this challenge is through an entirely new website that can appeal to a younger audience but have the user friendly navigation with which an older audience is more comfortable.  We have used conventional media (newsletter, newspaper and radio),  and now we are increasing our presence through social media so popular today. We now have Facebook and Twitter accounts.  It's an exciting time, and bringing the old and the new together is challenging.  
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Ann M. Nichols
Term Start Oct 2004
Email arts@betterindanville.com
Experience
 2004 - current The Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County; Danville, KY
                       Executive Director
2002               McDowell House Museum; Danville, KY
                       Grant Writer/Special Projects Cordinator
 
1972– 2002      Danville High School; Danville, KY 
                         English/Latin /HumanitiesTeacher
 
 1995 – 200      Panasonic Corporation ; Danville, KY- English Tutor
 
 1971                Bowling Green High School; Bowling Green, KYTeacher
                         English Teacher
 
 1970                Doss High School; Louisville, KY - English Teacher
 
Education         B.A. English and Latin, M.A. English Education, and
                          Rank I English Education, Eastern Kentucky University
 
Organizations   Retired Teachers Association of Boyle County
                          Kentucky Retired Teachers Association
                         The Garden Club of Danville 
                          LG&E/KU Consumer Advisory Panel 2011-2014
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 12
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. George Hardesty Apr 2001 - Dec 2002
Mrs. Suzanne Sapp Jan 2003 - Sept 2004
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Comments
CEO Comments
We are a small organization, so much of the preceeding information is not applicable.  We stay small by choice.  The larger the Arts Commission becomes, the more money it must generate to stay afloat.  We serve a distinct segment of this community by acting as a bridge to the public, to government, to business, to education, and to other arts organizations. 
Description
Through the Arts Scholarship Program with an award of up to $150 per child (3 - 18 years old) per year, children from disadvantaged families may participate in extra-curricular arts activities.  This program has funded everything from Twinkle Toes dance classses, to drawing classes, to drama workshops, to cello and violin lessons, to children's choir.  We have awarded over $23,000 since this program began in 2004.
Budget 4000
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Arts & Culture
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Other Economic Level, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short Term Success 90% of children receiving a scholarship will complete the activity for which the scholarship was awarded.
Program Long term Success The scholarship program enables children with economic limitations an opportunity to pursue an extra-curricular arts activities.  For children receiving scholarships, 75% will continue extra-curricular arts pursuits.
Program Success Monitored By Instructors of children receiving scholarships will inform the Arts Commission should a child drop out of the activity for which the scholarship was awarded.
Examples of Program Success

35 individual children received scholarships in 2014, and of that group 26 previously received scholarships for the same arts activity; all 4th and 5th graders in the community attended "Alice in Operaland" funded through the scholarship program. 

One recipient of scholarships has studied dance through the recreation department for 5 years; she will pursue study of dance in college next fall.  

Description
This collaboration between downtown businesses and/or agencies provides an opportunity for local artists to exhibit and sell their work commission free for one night in June and November.  Over 300 individual artsits have participated, and more than 30 businesses or agencies have volunteered to serve as Hop Stop hosts opening their doors to the public after hours and providing delicious refreshments to Hop Stoppers.
Budget 5000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Funding
Population Served Adults, Families, General/Unspecified
Program Short Term Success  30% of participating artists will report a sale or contact for a commissioned piece during the next two years. The Hops will grow in scope through added activities and collaborations.
Program Long term Success  The Hops will become art destinations in the Bluegrass region.  Local artists will sell more work or gain more commissions for special projects.
Program Success Monitored By Artists participating in previous Hops will exhibit in 2 more during the next 2 years; 3 new artists will join the Hop Stop series by 2016; Attendance will remain stable or grow in the next two years.
 
Examples of Program Success In 2014, 43 artists participated in the June Hop, and 44 artists participated in November.   The number of participants remains constant.  Performing artists appeared in 3 locations: a dance troop, a dulcimer group, and a guitarist. Attendance in November 2014 exceeded that of 2013 measured at the Library, an off the beaten track Hop Stop location.
Description
This bi-monthly calendar/newsletter lists all public arts related events in the community.  It is mailed to our members and made available to the public in hotels, the library, the post office, and many other general locations around town.
Budget 8000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Presenting
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short Term Success People will attend arts events in our community and register for classes or workshops promoted in the ARTScene.
Program Long term Success Local residents will become aware of arts opportunities available in this community through the ARTScene by picking up a copy at distribution sites.  Arts organizations and presenters will continue to submit information about upcoming events for publication in the ARTScene.
Program Success Monitored By  Racks with ARTScene calendars will be empty when new copies are distributed.  Arts organizations and presenters will reply to a request for information about upcoming events.
Examples of Program Success  Two different agencies submitted information regarding upcoming arts related events: Boyle County Fair Floral Hall and Exhibition Center and Boyle County Public Library book clubs for adults and for children.  The Hampton Inn manager said visitors take copies of the calendar, and return visitors ask for them if the supply is gone. 
Description
This award is given yearly to someone whose contributions and/or support to the arts has impacted this community. 
Budget 100
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Celebratory Events
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), General/Unspecified
Program Short Term Success People will be nominated for the award. The newspaper will print the article about the recipient and his/her accomplishments which generated the award.
 
Program Long term Success Residents will recognize those who donate their time and talent to fostering the arts in this community.
Program Success Monitored By

The program is working if the recipient accepts the award with pride and if people attend the reception held in his/her honor.

Examples of Program Success Each recipient has either called after the reception to indicate his/her pleasure in receiving the award or has written a note to our board of directors.
Description

Curated exhibits: Rotating exhibits are arranged in conjunction with the Boyle County Public Library for their Mahan Gallery.  An opening receptions is held to announce each new exhibit.

Exhibits are also presented throughout the year in the McKinney Conference Center in Constitution Square.  The Conference Center is the site of  board meetings which are open to the public for several agencies: The Industrial Foundation, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Danville, and the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County.


Budget 2000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Presenting
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short Term Success People will comment on the exhibits.
Program Long term Success People visiting the local library or attending meetings at the McKinney Conference Center will see art as an integral part of this community.
Program Success Monitored By  The Library's continued collaboration with the Arts Commission to create exhibits in their Mahan Gallery; the continued approval from the Economic Development Partnership and the Boyle County Fiscal Court to hang exhibits in their board room at Constitution Square Park 
Examples of Program Success Boyle County Library submitted a proposal for 4 new exhibits they wanted our organization to curate in 2015.  Five pieces of art sold while on exhibit in the Library.  Boyle County Judge Executive and Economic Development Partnership CEO have relayed accolades from those who have noticed rotating exhibits at the McKinney Conference Center.  Four pieces of art have sold from the McKinney Conference - one for $450!
Program Comments
CEO Comments
This organization is amazing in what it can do with a part time staff of one.  Our biggest challenge is to generate enough income to continue our mission.  We now have a new website after years of waiting.  We now have a permanent home for our office after years of moving from building to building.  We have now begun to meet the needs of artists and arts organizations in a changing world where social media and on line business transactions are the norm through Facebook and Twitter accounts.  The next step is on-line and credit card payment.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce
Ephraim McDowell Health's Community Service Department
Community Arts Center
Economic Development Partnership
Heart of Danville
Boyle County Public Library 
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Community Impact AwardDanville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $32,191.00
Projected Expenses $32,400.00
Spending Policy N/A
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
$4,700$9,720$5,300
Government Contributions$4,000$4,000$4,003
Federal------
State$1,000$1,000$1,003
Local$3,000$3,000$3,000
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$5,835$10,474--
$6,649----
--$23--
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$2,660$1
Membership Dues----$1,120
Special Events--$10,069--
Revenue In-Kind------
Other--$10,219$6,282
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$18,437$21,974$22,969
Administration Expense$3,430$2,905$3,715
Fundraising Expense$2,328$9,069$388
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.060.62
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%65%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%26%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$15,680--$16,656
Current Assets$15,680--$16,656
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$202--$363
Total Net Assets$15,478--$16,292
Form 990s
2016 990N 2016
2015 990 N
2014 990 N
2013 990N 2013
2012 990N 2012
2011 990N
2010 990N
2009 990EZ
2008 990EZ
2007 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
We usually generate enough money through grants and appropriations to cover the costs of our programs, but it is difficult to cover the salary of our administrator.  Salary for this part time position is $11,000.  Obviously this is not a lucrative job, so the executive director must have an interest in the arts as well as other means of income.  While we would like to make it a full time position, we are not in a financial position to do so.
Foundation Staff Comments This organization files the 990-N; therefore the financial information presented was provided by the organization. These numbers have not been reviewed or audited by an independent accountant.
Address 105 East Walnut
Fisher's Row 1 in Constitution Square
Danville, KY 40422
Primary Phone 859 236-2361 111
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Ann M. Nichols
Board Chair Mrs. Madelyn Worley
Board Chair Company Affiliation community volunteer