Creative Alliance for Arts Education Inc
LEXINGTON KY 40509-1917
Contact Information
Nonprofit Creative Alliance for Arts Education Inc
LEXINGTON, KY 40509 1917
Phone (859) 321-2559
Contact Name Lori Barnett
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2015
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer We accept monetary and in-kind donations. We also enjoy working with volunteers at various events. For monetary donations, we accept checks sent to the address provided. For credit card donations, please call for assistance. Our current donation levels include: Creative Supporter $25-199, Creative Partner $200-349, Creative Patron $350-599 and Creative Champion, $600+. We routinely have gracious in-kind donations of services, materials, and venues. We also have various events throughout the year in which we seek volunteers for our workshops, exhibits and community events. If someone is interested in volunteering, please email or respond on our website or Facebook page. 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement Our mission is to build a stronger arts foundation for kids through community collaboration. 
Background Statement It became apparent in the fall of 2013 that some of our local public schools may not have funds needed to provide students with adequate and consistent opportunities in the arts. We wanted to help by creating an exhibit that was inspired by young students and partnered with local artists to do so. This is our third year of the annual exhibit and it always receives rave reviews and is becoming an anticipated event. There is not a lot of professional development available in the area for arts educators. We wanted to offer different ways for teachers to gain new ideas and resources for their classrooms and recharge. We have had successful workshops over the past year that have done just that. We feel that it is important that we connect with the community to further our mission. We have participated in community events such as Crave and the Woodland Art Fair providing opportunities to be creative to young and older people. 
Impact Statement Some of our most successful endeavors have been the REIMAGINE exhibit, our workshops, getting needed materials to schools and our community events. The REIMAGINE exhibit is held every spring and brings together local students with local artists for the benefit of public school arts programs and resources. The granted money is used to buy art supplies and resources for the art program. We have been able to further our mission by helping teachers with new ideas and resources through our professional development workshops which also incorporate local artists. Some of our goals for the current year are to expand our workshops, streamline REIMAGINE, award transportation grants to schools for arts-related field trips through a grant process.
Needs Statement Our most pressing needs are operating expenses. Administration approx $32K per year, three workshops per year- $1500. Related to REIMAGINE exhibit: graphic design/printing $2500, framing/matting $400, food/drink related costs $1200.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

We believe every student deserves a strong arts experience within their school. If we desire to create modern 21st-century students who are creative and innovative across curriculums, the arts must be consistent and integrated in all schools.

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County and the surrounding counties. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs Lori M. Barnett
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer/The Lexington School
Term Jan 2015 to
Board Members
Mrs. Anne AllenSayre SchoolVoting
Mrs Lori M. BarnettCommunity Volunteer/The Lexington SchoolVoting
Mr Lennon MichalskiUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Mrs Virginia MillerFayette County Public SchoolsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director All Volunteer
Term Start Nov 2013
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 5
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Description Annual program/exhibit that connects local public and private school students with local artists for the benefit of local public school arts programs. 
Budget 4500
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Families, Adults
Program Short Term Success Exhibit smaller this year to keep the exhibit in one place as opposed to last year. Some pieces were on a different level because of the size of the exhibit. The student/artist reception is wonderful in that it provides an opportunity for the artist to meet the student who created the original that inspired them. 
Program Long term Success REIMAGINE program/exhibit will be streamlined and easy to access and bid on collaborative originals through bidding app. Provide meaningful opportunities for the students to interact with the artists. 
Description Throughout the year we provide three professional development for teachers by providing workshops that help them gain new ideas and resources for their classrooms. 
Budget 1500
Category Education, General/Other Teacher & Faculty
Population Served Adults
Program Short Term Success We need to do a better job of getting the word out about our workshops. We work with FCPS to do so but need to have more avenues to get educator's to see and click on the emails or open the mail to see the opportunities. 
Program Long term Success We hope to expand out offerings for our workshops and provide opportunities for longer programs as well. 
Program Success Monitored By We need more attendance at our workshops. One of the goals is 20 per workshop. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $18,300.00
Projected Expenses $16,780.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
State Registration Yes
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 status in 2015 and does not yet have a full year of financial information.
LEXINGTON, KY 405091917
Primary Phone 859 321-2559
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
Board Chair Mrs Lori M. Barnett
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer/The Lexington School