Our mission is to inspire and enrich our community by offering exceptional multicultural performances, classes, and visual art exhibits. Our vision is to be a vital, thriving, inclusive community resource for education, inspiration, and entertainment in the visual and performing arts. We serve the community by providing, high quality cultural performances, art exhibitions and educational opportunities.
Everyone at The Cultural Arts Center, from the Board of Directors to our dedicated staff, is proud of our accomplishments during the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30). Our most significant accomplishments during the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year can be told through numbers:
Over 100,000 patrons, students, and visitors came through the doors of The Center during the 2015-2016 year, breaking previous attendance records.
We employ or utilize the talents of Over 30 instructors, and consignors in our classrooms, our gift shop, and with our outreach programs. We help promote local art, and artisans while the artists are able to make a viable living with their art.
$29,000 was raised to help military families served by the Fisher House during the 7th Annual Bluegrass Marathon Jam.
300 at-risk youth in the Henrico Police Athletic League were afforded the opportunity to participate in visual arts, and music lessons in an after school program.
Family.Art.Dinner - FAD, our newest art outreach program designed to bring families together for art experiences, a healthy meal, nutrition, and parenting classes. Families come to the studio, and have a healthy meal together. The children then go into one room to make a component to an art project while the parents are in another room making a different component. While creating art, the parents are given parenting classes, an opportunity to ask questions of qualified counselors, and taught skills on child rearing, and healthy families.
Art Matters provides free art
experiences, and instruction, in its after school program, to at-risk youth in the Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL). Annually,
Henrico PAL touches the lives of over 1,800 at-risk youth between the ages of 6
and 18 through educational, athletic, and social programs while creating a
positive relationship between police officers and youth. The curriculum in Art Matters includes a painting, clay work, mosaics, and art theory, and history. Through Art Matters programming will be expanded to include art, music, cooking classes, theatre classes and
Art Matters provides free art programming to
at-risk youth in the Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL). We launched the
program with a modest budget in 2012, offering free Center Season tickets and
presenting an interactive concert for PAL summer camp students. Art
Matters…After School kicked off in early 2013, giving close to 100 elementary
and middle school students in the PAL after-school program an opportunity to
explore their creative potential while learning about important art movements
and diverse cultures.
we are working to serve 500 students during the summer and over 1,000 students
during the school year. Three main goals drive our work as we strive to
implement this new program. Art Matters will:
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
The Center is ensuring sustainability as it moves towards building its programs. All our efforts are designed to be of significant value to the community and every person who participates in our programs. Moving forward, we are hoping to secure grant funding, corporate sponsorships and individual giving levels that will allow us to pursue more ambitious projects in the future. As we begin a new fiscal year, we are dedicated to balancing the need to maintain emergency funds for operations while growing new programs like Art Matters. In addition to seeking donations and funding through traditional solicitations and applications, we are building a strong revenue stream through renting meeting and event space to corporations, associations and private individuals. When planning events, the organizer is going to spend money on a location and when that money is spent at our facility, the funds go toward supporting and growing our programs.
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