artspace
Zero E 4TH St
Richmond VA 23224
Mission Statement
artspace is a nonprofit gallery for the visual and performing arts, promoting the understanding and awareness of contemporary art.
 
Web and Social Media
Work by Genesis Chapman and Todd Hale. Photo by John MacLellan
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Dana Frostick
Board Chair Ms. Dana Frostick
Board Chair Company Affiliation Artist
Contact Information
Address Zero E 4TH St
Richmond, VA 23224
Telephone 804 232-6464
Fax 804 none
E-mail artspaceorg@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Former Names
NameYear
artspace 13081996
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $59,895.00
Projected Expenses $59,895.00
Additional Documents
artspace Floor plans2013View
artspace Membership application2013View
Statements
Mission
artspace is a nonprofit gallery for the visual and performing arts, promoting the understanding and awareness of contemporary art.
 
Impact Accomplishments 2015-2016:

  • 6th radius 250, biennial juried exhibit and 8th ThinkSmall miniature invitational. 
  • Planning session lead by Amy Nisenson, Exec. Dir. of the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. Major goal - increase exposure to local community. 
  • Awarded grants from Image 360's Radiance Fund for signage in 2016, Bike Spoke Card workshop funded by CultureWorks Micro Grant, Media Sponsorship from Community Idea Stations for ThinkSmall, General Operating Support from VCA.
  • Increased operating budget by 10%.

Goals 2016-17:
 
  • Increase operating budget by 10% each year for 5 years.
  • Expand Governing Board using a Board Matrix. 
  • Develop a cohesive ADA plan for greater inclusion of those who are visually and aurally challenged. Our new ADA coordinator is artist member and Outreach Committee Chair, Lisa Levine, and we have enlisted the assistance of Ellen Bohon, member of VAHPERD (VA Assoc. for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance), and Adapted Physical Education Chair for the state for 5 years. 
  • Implement a new Public Kinetic Art Exhibition Series with a daylight visible projection in our 9x14 foot window on East 3rd St. with partners at VCU arts Department of Kinetic Imaging. Seeking funding from various sources including a VCA Project Grant, a Dominion Foundation grant to Promote Community Vitality and a CultureWorks Rewarding Innovation Grant.
  • 2nd artroulette collaborative project, partnering with Center of the Universe Brewery to host the artist selection event and develop a fund raising project with them involving a design competition for their growlers.
Needs Money
  • Support for Public Kinetic Art Exhibition Series, total needed $32,000
  • Funding for a Quarterly Lecture Series for artists, minimum $400/year 
  • Funding to replace exhibitors fees, $835/month 

People
  • IT support to help create office network
  • Governing Board Members from the Richmond business community
Background
artspace began in 1988 as an association of artists interested in exhibiting their own work and providing a space for other artists to reach a wider audience in greater Richmond. Since then, artspace has maintained exhibition space committed to showing first quality visual art in a variety of innovative styles and media.  The gallery currently comprises approximately 3,000 square feet of space at Plant Zero in South Richmond. Divided into four (5) galleries – Main, Helena Davis, Frable, smallspace and Suzanne Foley (Members’) – distinct, cohesive, and fresh exhibitions are presented monthly. 
This artist-member run organization has oversight by a governing board and managed by an Executive Committee. Membership is categorized as artist-member, supporting artist-member, performing member, and community member; the latter being governing board members and local volunteers who support the operations of the organization.
 
Giving the visual and performing artist an opportunity to exhibit or perform, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability is the intent of this mission.
 
Monthly exhibitions feature visual artists of local, national, and international renown, that place artspace on the cutting edge of the artistic scene in Richmond. Visual artists submit exhibition proposals that are juried by a 5-member exhibition committee. Exhibitions are awarded after stringent review, which assures that the exhibited work is of high quality and consistent with the mission of the organization. These criteria are also applied to members of the organization, who wish to exhibit their work in the gallery. Members also have the opportunity to exhibit collectively in the Suzanne Foley Gallery when the gallery is not being used for a group exhibition.
 
The primary opportunity for artspace members to exhibit work is by an extensive Outreach Program, designed to bring the eclectic creativity of the artspace artists to the Richmond Metropolitan Region and Central Virginia as a whole. Three to four Outreach Exhibitions are staged annually. The Outreach Committee also coordinates efforts with the Exhibition Committee to offer Gallery Talks at the closing of each exhibition that participating artists are able and willing to participate in.
Board Chair Statement
The governance of our organization is currently accomplished by two groups.  The Governing board meets quarterly and consists of community leaders and the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee consists of the officers and chairs of membership, exhibition and outreach committees.  The Executive Committee manages the day-to-day aspects of the organization. All positions are volunteer and require great dedication to the goals of the organization, a passion for the content we present to visitors and an eagerness to be part of the greater art community.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Tri-cities Region
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
New Kent County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Statewide
National
International
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Dana Frostick
Company Affiliation Artist
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Email artspacepresident@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. David Bass Community Volunteer
Ms. Santa Sergio De Haven Visual Artist - Self-employed
Ms. Alice Anne Ellis Virginia Department of Educaiton
Ms. Dana Frostick Artist
Ms. Lisa Levine Richmond Public Schools
Dr. Martin Andrew McFadden 12 12 Gallery
Ms. Michelle McGrath Henrico Public Schools
Ms. Erin Nord Community Volunteer
Mr. Michael A. Pierce Virginia Commonwealth University
Ms. Suzanne Reamy Richmond Young Writers
Ms. Jessica L. Sims Liebert Corporation
Mr. Paul Terrell Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 8
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 95
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Building
Executive
Membership
Program / Program Planning
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Finance
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
The gallery's current lease expires at the end of February 2019. We have begun negotiations with the rental management at Plant Zero to determine if we can continue to stay there. If terms are not acceptable, we have decided to look elsewhere. We need to determine where we will be well ahead of time in order to facilitate our exhibition scheduling.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Dana Frostick
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 45
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2015
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
VCU arts Department of Kinetic Imaging
VCU arts Cinema
Center of the Universe Brewery
Richmond Young Writers
Anne's Visual Art Studio Gallery
WRIR 97.3 Independent Radio
Art 180
Madmonkie Productions
SlamRichmond
Freedom House 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
CultureWorks2009
ConnectRichmond2004
Greater Richmond Visitors Bureau2015
Virginia Association of Museums2015
Programs
Description
Monthly exhibitions feature visual artists of local, national, and international renown, that place artspace on the cutting edge of the artistic scene in Richmond. Visual artists submit exhibition proposals that are juried by a 5-member exhibition committee. Exhibitions are awarded after stringent review, which assures that the exhibited work is of high quality and consistent with the mission of the organization. These criteria are also applied to members of the organization, who wish to exhibit their work in the gallery. Members also have the opportunity to exhibit collectively in the Suzanne Foley Gallery when the gallery is not being used for a group exhibition.
Description The primary opportunity for artspace members to exhibit work is by an extensive Outreach Program, designed to bring the eclectic creativity of the artspace artists to the Richmond Metropolitan Region and Central Virginia as a whole. Three to four Outreach Exhibitions are staged annually. The Outreach Committee also coordinates efforts with the Exhibition Committee to offer Gallery Talks at the closing of each exhibition that participating artists are able and willing to participate in.
Description artspace supports local performing artists by periodically staging performances at gallery openings and offering Comedy Events to support its fundraising efforts The organization also hosts SlamRichmond’s weekly workshops and poetry slam events every Saturday after the gallery has closed to the general public.
CEO/ED/Board Comments Increase local involvement and awareness of the gallery - Add signage and Public Kinetic Art Exhbition Series to E. 3rd St.
Increase budget 10% - Seek out more fundraising and create online sales market.
Develop Board - use a Board Matrix to evaluate needs, seek advice from other organizations.
Distinguish our function and purpose as a gallery that exhibits the visual and performing arts by artists on a regional, national and international scale; not just the artists members of the gallery - distribute promotional materials such as our new brochure and video created by VCU arts Cinema department.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $59,895.00
Projected Expenses $59,895.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$839--$1,750
Government Contributions$2,191$0$405
Federal------
State$500----
Local$1,691--$405
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$5,792$9,177$3,737
------
$5,905$9,975$14,056
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues$11,153$12,554$13,575
Special Events$11,226$4,398$11,420
Revenue In-Kind$677----
Other$26,061$20,733$181
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$33,923$47,046$27,246
Administration Expense$4,872$9,801$8,607
Fundraising Expense$21,469$904$9,681
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.060.980.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses56%81%60%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue107%7%56%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$5,841$2,260$299
Current Assets$5,841$2,260$299
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$32--
Total Net Assets$5,841$2,228$299
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--70.63--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose To fund our Public Kinetic Art Exhibition Series, a daylight visible 9x14 rear projected screen in our East 3rd St. office window for the purpose of expanding our programming and to activate our community and increase awareness and understanding of contemporary art.
Goal $32,000.00
Dates July 2016 to June 2019
Amount Raised To Date $1,150.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  •  If an organization has gross receipts that are normally $50,000 or less, it can choose to file Form 990-N
  • Financial information provided by Treasurer's Reports prepared internally by the organization.