Manchester Municipal Arts Commission
128 East Main Street
Manchester TN 37355-1533
Mission Statement
The mission of the Manchester Municipal Arts Commission is to foster, promote and encourage the development of the arts in Manchester and the surrounding areas.
CEO/Executive Director Ms Brenda T. Deadman
Board Chair Ms. Brenda Deadman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Coffee County School System, Chairman
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1983
Former Names
Manchester Arts Commission
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $74,164.00
Projected Annual Revenue $50,450.00 (2018)
Mission The mission of the Manchester Municipal Arts Commission is to foster, promote and encourage the development of the arts in Manchester and the surrounding areas.
The organization was created as a commission of the City in 1968. At that time the emphasis was on the visual arts. In 1983 the group applied for and received incorporation from the state (named the Manchester Municipal Arts Commission). In 1995 this group purchased a building at 909 Hillsboro Blvd. The building was leased to a professional theatre group which renovated the interior for theatre and reception use and operated the facility for one year. Since Oct. 1, 1996 the MMAC, with the help and support of those trained in college in theatre and a cadre of dedicated volunteers, took over the building and put on the productions. In 1996 the Commission applied for and received 501 (c) (3) status as well as state tax exemption. Since that time the group has produced 5 or 6 shows yearly accompanied by complementing art shows. Active youth groups, Teen Actors Guild (TAG) and Wee Actors Guild (WAG,) were formed which put on l show each yearly as well as having monthly activities. The teen group had Coffee Shops with open mic and felt a vested interest in the Manchester Arts Center. Both groups took adult led trips to professional shows and art galleries. The building was completely renovated, including lighted parking area, a ramp into the building for those with disabilities, new roof, rebuilt theatre seating and improved lighting and sound. Even with the building being completely destroyed in a recent fire, the Arts Commission continued to function and provide quality events for our community.
 Now that the new Manchester Arts Center is once again in a new building, we anticipate adding more events, offering more classes and continuing to serve the youth and adults of this community and the surrounding areas.  
Last Year's Accomplishments:
1.  Continued an alliance with the Millennium Repertory Company to provide quality programs at the Manchester Arts Center.
2. Continued the annual summer time "Ultimate Oldies" show. 
3. Supported the local Park Partners in their effort to provide recreational facilities for local youth.
4. Sponsored "Elvis Tribute" as a fundraising event for MMAC
5. Held fundraising event "Dancing with the Coffee County Stars"
6. Provide for local elementary school performances at the MAC
Goals for the Current Year:
1. To continue to provide quality theatre and arts events.
2. Phase II of the remodeling at the MAC is complete and to begin construction of a practice area and small production area.
3. Continue production of at least 3 fundraisers for the MAC. 
4. Continue working with the Millennium Repertory Company to provide quality programs and events for the city of Manchester and the surrounding areas.
5. Improve the facade of the front of the building and the lobby area. 
Since our physical facility and contents were a total loss and a new building purchased, we need:

1. Fund development and fundraising strategies.
2. Volunteer assistance for fundraising projects.
3. Strategies for increasing our audiences. 
4. We need money grant funding from State of Tennessee, Tennessee Arts Commission and the Community Foundation in order to provide quality programs so that money raised by individuals and corporations can be used to re-equip and work on completion of  the Manchester Arts Center (MAC).
5. Funding for a part-time to full- time manager
6. Continue to improve the practice areas by improving the lighting in areas used for practicing so they will be safer as well as beneficial.
7. Improve stage lighting by installing lighting just for practice sessions and not use performance lights for practicing to improve and conserve electricity. 
8. A more convenient handicap ramp in the front of the building. 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Donations to the Giving Tree

Purchasing theater seats at the Manchester Arts Center 
Attending fundraisers for the Manchester Municipal Arts Commission 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts,Culture & Humanities NEC
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Bedford
TN - Cannon
TN - Coffee
TN - Rutherford
TN - Franklin
TN - Warren
TN - Moore
Manchester is centrally located in Coffee County. We have 5 entrances from I-24. Hillsboro, Murfreesboro, McMinnville, Tullahoma, and Woodbury Highways are easily accessible to where the MAC is located. Therefore, Hillsboro, Murfreesboro, McMinnville, Tullahoma, and Woodbury are all cities from which we have attendees. We also have people from Monteagle, Tracy City and Winchester.
CEO Statement The MMAC has accomplished many things to improve and increase the safety of our building in the passed 5 years. This passed year through fundraisers such as Jamie Harden's Oldies Shows, Dancing with the Coffee County Stars, Beyond the Outhouse with Richard Burton, two matching grants from the Bonnaroo Works Foundation and a community improvement grant we have been able to replace the single pane glass window in the front of the building and doors with double paned windows and doors. We have replaced our roof and two AC and Heating units. For safety in the parking lot, a security light has been added. MMAC feels that our building is safe and comfortable for our patrons, parents and children who use the MAC. almost daily. Many improvements in our building have been accomplished in 2017 and 2018. We are looking forward to continued to make our building comfortable, aesthetically appealing and provide dedicated spaces for more activities.
Description The Manchester Arts Center now offers programs and events throughout the year.  Quality plays are being performed by the Milleninium Repertory Company as well as traditional musical programs.  The Center has presented programs such as the Missoula Children's Theater in the past.  The Center has for several years offered the Ultimate Oldies musical in the summer and the Christmas musical in December.  Programs by the Teen Actors Guild and Wee Actors Guild are presented throughout the year. In 2016 the center offered our first ballet "The Nutcracker" in December with Duck River Dance.
Budget 29910
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Children's Theater Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Adults
Long term Success MMAC offers programs and participation in activities to all ages, ethnicity and physical conditions. 
Program Success Monitored By Our community and surrounding areas are supportive of the MAC. All of the organized groups, activities and attendance continue improve each year. We do not have any activities that are declining in attendance or activity at the MAC
Examples of Program Success Our fundraisers last year for the MAC with the exception of one were all sell-outs and profits were over $30,000.
Teens ages 13-19 meet regularly and produce at least one musical yearly. The teens do have to audition; however, all who attend are involved in the show. The teenagers learn acting techniques as well as stage craft such as lighting and sound and property management. This group is lead by college students, many of whom were former TAG members, and they are assisted by the Millennium Repertory Company.
Youth from 6 through 12 also meet regularly. They play theatre games, learn to read for a part, and plan for their show. They also are eager to participate in community activities and field trips.  They are assisted by the Millennium Repertory Company
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theatrical Performances
Population Served General/Unspecified, Children Only (5 - 14 years), K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
Since our facility is handicapped friendly, many have been able to attend with a caregiver (for free), the elderly are encouraged to attend and enjoy activities that they otherwise would not and youth from elementary schools have attended with their classes, regardless of ability to pay.
Long term Success
Children and adults of all ages will be exposed to a variety of cultural events. An example of a long range change is shown by the fact that a very shy and introverted young man participated in the last two teen shows and is going to be in the adult chorus for the Christmas show. A young lady in high school was brought to a Seussical rehearsal by her father and asked if she could particiate back stage. She has gone on to be in shows, and is on the flag team for the high school. Without the confidence gained from their theatre experiences, it is doubtful that they would have the confidence they now have. While this is  not statistical or empirical, it is an example of how art programs can have a positive role in the lives of youth.
Program Success Monitored By
Attendance at the different performances are an indicator of the success of what is and is not successful. Interviews with those in attendance and the support of businesses to sponsor events are also indicators of what is wanted by our viewing public. 
Gallery shows were held at the Manchester Art Center. The exhibitions coincided with the schedule of theater performances. Local as well as regional artists exhibited at the Martin Gallery within the Manchester Art Center.
These programs will resume as soon as funds are available to build our new art gallery.
Population Served , Adults,
Description Youth and adults can attend a variety of workshops sponsored by the Manchester Municipal Arts Commission which include both visual, performing, and literary arts. If the budget allows youth groups are taken outside of the area to attend workshops sponsored by TPAC or the Nashville Children's Theatre.
Budget 1264.81
Population Served , Adults,
Description The Missoula Children's Theatre out of Missoula Montana provides a week long work shop each year for youth in the area. This is done in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force at the Arnold Engineering Center.The Missoula Children's Theatre will be performing on the new Arts Center stage in June of 2009. 
Budget 504
Category Youth Development Youth Leadership
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Description A new program by the state of Tennessee to assist students with higher education. The MMAC will allow students to do community service in compliance with requirements to meet state standards to complete the process. Students may assist with art classes and theatrical productions.
Population Served , ,
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Brenda Deadman
Company Affiliation Retired Coffee County School System, Chairman
Term Nov 2016 to Nov 2018
Board Members
Mr. Jerry Bartlett Manchester Health Center PharmacistVoting
Mr. Brett Barton Manchester City School SystemVoting
Mr. Richard Burton Hardes Management, Building Committee ChairmanVoting
Ms. Brenda Deadman Retired Coffee County Schools, ChairmanVoting
Mrs. Andrea Freeze EducatorVoting
Mr. Jamie Harden Harden Signs, Vice ChairmanVoting
Mr. Bob Ritch RetiredVoting
Mr. Cliff Roberts Roberts Irrigation SystemsVoting
Dr. Jim Shemwell retiredVoting
Mr. Doug Spangler Business OwnerVoting
Ms. Diane Weibert RetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Brett Barton
Company Affiliation Manchester School System
Term Nov 2016 to Nov 2018
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Raising
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Insurance
General Property Coverage
CEO Comments The Manchester Municipal Arts Commission and all those working creatively out of the Manchester Arts Center are volunteers.  Our board members and other volunteers are dedicated to having an arts center that is an asset to our community. Everyone from those on the building committee to the youth who use the Arts Center are proud of our facility and its uniqueness in our community.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms Brenda T. Deadman
Term Start Nov 2013
Experience I serve as a volunteer chairman for the Manchester Municipal Arts Commission. We have no paid employees.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2009
Tennesseans for the Arts2008
Tennessee Arts Commission2008
Manchester Chamber of Commerce2008
CEO Comments The Manchester Municipal Arts Commission and all those working creatively out of the Manchester Arts Center are volunteers. Our board members and other volunteers are dedicated to having an arts center that is an asset to our community. Everyone from those on the building committee to the youth who use the Arts Center are proud of our facility and its uniqueness in our community.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $50,450.00
Projected Expenses $74,164.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$37,661$57,258$55,781
Administration Expense$350$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.480.981.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$721,682$706,602$616,797
Current Assets$49,475$111,976$31,015
Long-Term Liabilities$0$253,500$162,461
Current Liabilities$250,175$0$0
Total Net Assets$471,507$453,102$454,336
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.20----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%36%26%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $33,927Fundraising Events $25,329Fundraising Events $30,136
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $21,313Program Revenue $16,755Earned Revenue $21,422
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $1,169Contributions, Gifts and Grants $7,825Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,182
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose
We plan to take the unfinished area of the building and partition it into three areas;
practice area, Black Box performance area and assembly and storage area with doors dividing it from the lobby and improve the aesthetic appeal of the lobby. 
Capital Campaign Goal $30,000.00
Campaign Start and End Dates May 2018 to Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $5,000.00 as of Apr 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2018
Solicitations Permit
Solicitation 2018
Organization Comments
The economic situation at this time has made donations smaller. However our community has still been supportive.
We have had an increase in in-kind donations.
As of July 2016 the MMAC has had to replace  two heating and air conditioning units using the money we made from our fundraisers. We are facing a major expense of a roof repair. Until recently we have been able to use volunteers to do the repairs but the roof is beyond patching. We will need to do some type of extensive roofing in the near future. We are taking bids at this time. However the funds are not available for this large repair. With funds from the Community Foundation we were able to complete a lighting project that we started before we replaced the Heating and Air Conditioning units and our roof restoration . Our building is used almost daily for children and adults. However, our theater group does not provide enough funding to help with the maintenance. This is done solely through fundraising and donations. We replaced the roof in June 2016 at a cost of $93,000. We were able to complete the roof with a building refinance. In April of 2018 we replaced all of our single paned window with double paned windows using two matching grants from the Bonnaroo Works Foundation and Downtown Movement Grant of Manchester. Financial Comments
Financials taken from 990.
990 was prepared internally by H and R Block
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 5/9/18.
Nonprofit Manchester Municipal Arts Commission
Address 128 East Main Street
Manchester, TN 37355 1533
Primary Phone (931) 728-3434
CEO/Executive Director Ms Brenda T. Deadman
Board Chair Ms. Brenda Deadman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Coffee County School System, Chairman
Year of Incorporation 1983
Former Names
Manchester Arts Commission

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