ART 180, Inc.
114 W. Marshall Street
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement
ART 180 gives young people ages 8-18 living in challenging circumstances the chance to express themselves through art, and to share their stories with others. For 17 years, ART 180 has served Greater Richmond by offering outlets in creative expression for young people and communities that face poverty, the threat of violent crime, substance abuse and other challenges. Our programs complement the services provided by other agencies to address these challenges, and our work provides a vital service by addressing the lack of quality after-school programs for youth in our community. Over the years, we have served thousands of young people, celebrated their creative expressions through innumerable showcases and events, and immortalized their ideas and aspirations in murals and other forms of public art that brighten communities across Richmond.
Web and Social Media
Video

ART 180 teen council outside of new art center
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Marlene Paul
Board Chair Charlie Connell
Board Chair Company Affiliation PUNCH
Contact Information
Address 114 W. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 233-4180
Fax 804 xxx-xxxx
E-mail 180@art180.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1998
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $804,000.00
Projected Expenses $804,000.00
Additional Documents
One-pager2015View
Annual Report2015View
Annual Report2014View
Statements
Mission
ART 180 gives young people ages 8-18 living in challenging circumstances the chance to express themselves through art, and to share their stories with others. For 17 years, ART 180 has served Greater Richmond by offering outlets in creative expression for young people and communities that face poverty, the threat of violent crime, substance abuse and other challenges. Our programs complement the services provided by other agencies to address these challenges, and our work provides a vital service by addressing the lack of quality after-school programs for youth in our community. Over the years, we have served thousands of young people, celebrated their creative expressions through innumerable showcases and events, and immortalized their ideas and aspirations in murals and other forms of public art that brighten communities across Richmond.
Impact

We work with youth in challenging circumstances—whether that be poverty, neglect, or the presence of violence, drugs and other social issues in their lives—to ignite personal transformation. Learning about themselves, their gifts, and their community enables our young people to be catalysts for change who can communicate powerful messages and start important conversations through their art,  be it visual, literary or performing. Our intention is to show young people that their thoughts and feelings are valid. That they are valid. That they can make positive changes in their own lives and in the community by sharing those thoughts and feelings. We want to help them realize and believe in their own potential and grow to become capable, creative adults with something valuable to contribute.

 

Over the past five years, ART 180 has more than doubled the number of programs we offer and the number of young people we serve from roughly 120 young people served by 13 programs in 2006 to over 300 young people and 27 programs in 2011. A 2009 evaluation of our program found that young people experienced positive outcomes in relation to communication and interpersonal skills, emotional well-being, learning and art-based skills development, with the most significant gains made in self-awareness and self-expression.

 

These outcomes are strongly related to our mission of providing opportunities in creative-expression for young people. We are offering more programs to more young people and these programs are meeting the developmental objectives that we have for them. We have also increased our engagement of the community-at-large, sharing our mission and the work of our young people with an increasingly larger audience. We estimate that in 2006, a little over 1,000 attended our program events or other events where we had a presence. In 2011, we reached more than 100,000 through these events.

 

Needs

ART 180 is grateful for the generosity of the Richmond community. Your monetary contributions enable us to meet the needs of underserved youth who need a safe place to express themselves. You can help us with financial support, by volunteering for us, introducing us to your friends, attending our Open Studios (January each year) or The Big Show (late May/early June each year) and supporting our young artists.

 

Background

ART 180 was founded in November of 1998 by Kathleen Lane and Marlene Paul, new friends who shared backgrounds in communications. They organized a steering committee in the spring of that year, decided on a name and did their first project (a mural) in July, incorporated in November, and received their IRS nonprofit status the following June. 

With an unwavering commitment to improving the outlook for children and a belief in the power of creativity to transform, ART 180 set out to change the world—one child at a time. We are currently in our 17th year of operation and have 11 unique programs underway at our partner sites. We will be celebrating our 17th anniversary in 2015.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Other
Chesterfield County
Board Chair
Board Chair Charlie Connell
Company Affiliation PUNCH
Term Sept 2015 to Aug 2017
Email charlie@punchrva.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Sharline Aboutanos Surgeon, Richmond Plastic Surgeons
Sarah Abubaker University of Richmond
Charlie Connell Managing Partner, PUNCH
Tammy Jackson Performance Advantage, L.C.
Nicole Jones Library of Virginia
Sarah Kim The Valentine
Jen Kostyniuk Manager, Regional State Local Affairs, Dominion Virginia Power
Corbin Neuner Community Volunteer
Sean O'Brien Bon Secours Richmond Healthy System Foundation
Elsie Rose, CPA Union First Market Bank
Paula Saylor-Robinson VMFA
Joeffrey Trimmingham Philip Reese
Chris Vassey Thomson Reuters
Albert Walker Community Volunteer
Liz Weiss CarMax
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 3
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 11
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Executive
Finance
Board Governance
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Marlene Paul
Experience Marlene Paul is a Richmond native whose educational career started at Crestview Elementary, the site of ART 180's "I Am" project. She graduated from James Madison University, where "I studied art until I wimped out and majored in journalism." Her background includes communicating in many forms: writing, editing, public relations and publications management. She's worked in several interesting environments on the path to a more meaningful career, including a professional association for CPAs, a theme park's PR department, a start-up magazine published by Southern Living, and an advertising agency. She was also a freelance writer off and on for more than 10 years. All those unpassionate years spent communicating for such an odd assortment of employers provided the experience she needed for her true passion -- creating programs where children can communicate their thoughts and ideas through art. And thus she co-founded ART 180 in 1998.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Taekia Glass Program Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 6
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2011
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
Fall 2015 Partners Include:
Communities In Schools of Richmond at Redd Elementary and Binford, Fairfield and Lucille Brown Middle;
St. Andrews School; 
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club;
Bon Air Juvenile Detention Center;
Charterhouse School;
VCU Health System Violence and Injury Prevention Program;
Northstar Academy;
Richmond JDC;
St. Joseph's Villa 
 
 
Past Partners include: 
Communities In Schools of Richmond at Oak Grove Elementary, Elkhardt, Thompson, Henderson and Boushall Middle 
Franklin Military Academy; 
William Byrd Community House;
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority;
The Faces of HOPE, and;
ROSMY.
 
 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
ConnectRichmond2010
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Neighborhood Builder/Neighborhood Excellence Initiative WinnerBank of America2008
Richmond History MakerValentine Richmond History Center2011
Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the ArtsRichmond Magazine2010
BEST ARTS AND CULTURE NON PROFITRichmond Magazine2012
Best Arts & Culture NonprofitRICHMOND MAGAZINE2013
Programs
Description

Each semester, ART 180 works with qualified local artists and our site partners to design and lead 12 or more semester-long programs, typically with 10-15 young people per class. Our programs take place in schools and at community centers and youth clubs in out-of-school time. Our primary service area is the City of Richmond, but we engage young people from the surrounding counties and have offered programs as far away as Goochland. Programs meet once a week for up to two hours, where youth learn technical skills and experience different art forms while exploring issues that affect them and their communities.

ART 180 currently reaches more than 300 young people between the ages of eight and 18 annually. We deliver roughly 750 hours of programming a year, with each young person experiencing at least 25 hours of active engagement in supervised activities in any of our programs. Our artist program leaders propose themes and projects that allow participants to respond creatively, whether through visual, literary or performing art forms. Working individually and collaboratively, young people discover their own unique abilities and strengths and learn to communicate thoughts and feelings and create artwork that speaks to their experiences. Every young person is given the opportunity to share his or her work during a public showcase in which they are recognized by the community for their creativity and their courage in expressing it.

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Budget $240,000.00
Short Term Success In 2008, ART 180 ran 10 spring programs, 4 summer programs, and 10 fall programs, bringing opportunities in creative expression to more than 250 young people in challenging circumstances. Ranging from stained glass to music videos to comic books to theater to murals and more, these programs proved essential in giving young people a voice through the arts.
Description

ART 180’s Atlas-based programming designed to reach teenagers includes:

• Teen Leadership Council: The Teen Leadership Council brings 20 teenagers from across Richmond together at Atlas each week to cultivate leadership through creativity and community involvement. Designed to continue engaging youth who experienced ART 180 in their middle school years, the Teen Leadership Council furthers personal development on many levels by using art as an outlet for expression in a place where the teens are safe to build trusting relationships with our staff, teaching artists, and each other. Each young person is also paired with an adult mentor.


 

Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Description

Additional Atlas-based programming designed to reach teenagers includes:

• Eight Week Atlas Teen Programs: Similar to our traditional 12-week community-based model, these programs offer opportunities for artistic engagement for youth ages 13-18. Recruited from site partners and ART 180 alumni, these youth meet once a week for six weeks at Atlas to engage in a variety of creative mediums. The programming responds to the youth’s interests and needs, enhancing their aptitudes about themselves and their futures.

• Bimonthly Art Workshops: Every 2nd and 4th Friday, ART 180 offers stand-alone, two-hour art making activities designed to introduce young people in the community to art and ART 180. These drop-in sessions make art accessible to youth whose schedules do not allow them to commit to the weekly programming, or who may be unsure about their level of interest.

 

Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Budget $126,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $804,000.00
Projected Expenses $804,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$340,397$355,784$314,578
Administration Expense$108,565$101,338$114,418
Fundraising Expense$157,575$135,087$172,301
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.440.980.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses56%60%52%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue19%27%31%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,029,280$920,957$935,263
Current Assets$607,448$478,426$471,218
Long-Term Liabilities$0$150,558$157,621
Current Liabilities$8,375$17,417$12,032
Total Net Assets$1,020,905$752,982$765,610
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities72.5327.4739.16
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%16%17%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Audited financial statements prepared by William D. Satchell, CPA, PC.
  • IRS 990s prepared by Celia Broadus, CPA and Board Treasurer.