PO Box 833
16 West Main Street
Hindman KY 41822
Contact Information
Address PO Box 833
16 West Main Street
Hindman, KY 41822
Phone (606) 785-9855
Fax 606 785-9003
Contact Name Josh Mullins
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2001
Former Names
Knott County Art annd Craft Foundation
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement The Appalachian Artisan Center is dedicated to building and strengthening and arts based economic sector through education, business development and support services for artists. This sector includes crafters, musicians, storytellers and others that carry on the cultural traditions of the region.
Background Statement
The Appalachian Artisan Center began as one of the many components of the Community Development Initiative—an effort to revitalize the economy and quality of life for Hindman and surrounding communities by utilizing their strongest asset: their rich artistic and cultural heritage. The Appalachian Artisan Center opened its doors in December 2001 in what was formerly known as the Young Building on Main Street. Built in 1913 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it currently houses our Shop, Gallery, Cafe and Administrative Offices  In spring 2007, the AAC Bolen Studios opened at 85 W Main St. in another Historic building and houses 10 artist’s studios for artists working in metal and woordworking.
Phase I of the AAC Cody Studios were completed in 2011 which made 12 additional artist studios available along with a new gallery and multi-purpose room. Renovations are currently underway for Phase II in order to complete 8 additional studios on the second floor and a rooftop garden and event space.
Impact Statement
The AAC helps rural artists sell their work as well as encourage arts-based economic development. We currently serve over 200 juried artists from 54 Kentucky Appalachian counties in our retail shop and online at Our Studios program is open to anyone in or willing to relocate to eastern Kentucky and provides free and/or low cost studio space and business development workshops. The accompanying Master Artist-in-Residence program provides mentoring and helps build the artisan community. Our annual spring Artist Gathering brings local artists together to network and learn more about how to make their businesses successful.
Needs Statement
Funding for Operational and Program Costs
Volunteers in all areas
In-kind donations of all types including general office supplies
CEO/Executive Director Statement
The AAC focuses on using our region's cultural and artistic heritage to promote economic development in an underserved, poor, rural area. In a small eastern Kentucky town of 900, we strive to create a community of artisans, encourage arts based business development and tourism. It is a privilege to serve as Executive Director of such an ambitious organization.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Economic Development
Geographic Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
The AAC serves artists in 54 Kentucky Appalachian counties including: Knott, Perry, Leslie, Breathitt, Floyd, Pike, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin, Harlan, Lawrence, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Morgan, Wolfe, Lee, Owsley, Clay, Knox, Bell, Whitley, Rowan, Menifee, Powell, Estill, Jackson, Rockcastle, Laurel, McCreary, Greenup, Lewis, Fleming, Bath, Montgomery, Clark, Garrad, Lincoln, Madison, Clinton, Pulaski, Wayne, Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Monroe and Russell. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Brent Hutchinson
Company Affiliation Hindman Settlement School
Term Sept 2014 to Aug 2017
Board Members
Shelley Bailey East Kentucky Health Service CenterVoting
Chris Boyd TVS Cable
Pat S Bradley Forget-Me-Not FloralVoting
Dennis Dorton Citizens National BankVoting
Tim Glotzbach Berea College Student CraftsVoting
Brent Hutchinson Hindman Settlement SchoolVoting
Fran Redmon RetiredVoting
Bill Weinberg Clean Gas, Martin GasVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 56%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 85%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Tricia Watts
Term Start July 2009
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 10
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Director
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 Bi-Annually
The AAC Studios Program provides artists with affordable state-of-the-art studio space in which to perfect their craft, workshops to increase business acumen and retail opportunities to sell their work
Budget 50,000
Population Served Adults, ,
The AAC sells the work of over 200 artists from 54 southern and eastern Kentucky counties in our Shop on Main Street in Hindman and on our website at
Budget 40,000
Population Served Adults, ,
The goal of the Master-Artist-in-Residence Program is to attract nationally known artists to participate in the Appalachian Artisan Center Studios program and to teach as adjunct instructors at the Kentucky School of Craft. Currently, the Studios program hosts one Master Artist per year specializing in woodworking and luthiery. We define “Master Artist” as someone who has significant experience and skill in their given field, college degrees are not required but preferred. The MAR’s will be provided with housing, a monthly stipend and a studio space in the Appalachian Artisan Studios. MAR's mentor Studio Artists and perform outreach functions for the AAC.
Budget 45,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists-in-Residence
Population Served Adults, ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2008
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2010
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2011
Projected Revenue $416,000.00
Projected Expenses $416,000.00
Endowment Value $700,000.00
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$169,389$190,871$879,146
Individual Contributions$90,411$29,376$78,290
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$20,073
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$43,423$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$205,370$264,990$249,397
Administration Expense$124,581$109,325$146,855
Fundraising Expense$3,104$0$62,979
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.970.642.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses62%71%54%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$3,751,249$3,785,655$3,939,382
Current Assets$12,969$16,105$75,837
Long-Term Liabilities$192,884$197,147$188,857
Current Liabilities$24,744$25,933$61,763
Total Net Assets$3,533,621$3,562,575$3,688,762
Form 990s
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
2012 Form 990
2011 Form 990
2010 990
2009 990
2008 990
2007 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address PO Box 833
16 West Main Street
Hindman, KY 41822
Primary Phone 606 785-9855
CEO/Executive Director Tricia Watts
Board Chair Brent Hutchinson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hindman Settlement School