Arts Council of Williamson County
P. O. Box 680213
Franklin TN 37068-0213
Artist in Residence Project
Mission Statement
The Arts Council of Williamson County (TN) is a catalyst
for the enrichment of cultural life in the county by funding, promoting and expanding the arts.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Nan Zierden
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2006
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $3,770.00
Projected Annual Revenue $3,817.00 (2018)
Statements
Mission
The Arts Council of Williamson County (TN) is a catalyst
for the enrichment of cultural life in the county by funding, promoting and expanding the arts.
Background


The Arts Council recognizes that support for artists is more critical now than ever before, and supports the arts primarily through artists working at the local level in the community context. A precipitous decline in State and Federal funds available for granting has created a need for increased support at the local level, and to create new grant making structures to meet those needs.

As a leadership organization for the arts in Williamson County, the Arts Council promotes artistic opportunities by providing financial support, fostering coordinated cultural planning, offering programs to educate and develop future audiences, providing forums of expressions for local artists and by advocating for arts and its member organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

Since inception in 2006, ACWC has supported the arts in the county through events, programs, fundraising, outreach and education.  They have partnered with numerous for profit and nonprofit organizations in the county including the Davis House, the Quilters Guild of Upper Cumberland County, Viking Stoves Company, Williamson County Library, Williamson County Schools, Battleground Academy, Wild Oats, Happy Tails, Heritage Foundation, and Battle of Franklin Trust and many more organizations. Additionally, ACWC has supported artists through our Brown Bag Lunch Bunch, Art Fusion art show, Art Up Close & Personal, Artists in Residence and Grid Row. We support arts education through our Artists in Residence through Williamson County Schools in which students have hands on one arts experience with professional artists in their school.


Impact


Growing our Artist in Residence program. Recently nominated for the Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards, the Artist-In-Residence program is a collaborative partnership between practicing artists and participating Williamson County schools at the middle and high school level. The program pair’s professional artists with students to work hands-on, creating a curriculum based art project that is permanently installed at the school.


Continue success with Grid Row, a bi-monthly art exhibit highlighting member’s art work in the rotunda at the Williamson County Public Library.


Developing additional Member Workshops that gives fellow artists, art lovers, art advocates and business owners to expand their knowledge. These workshops have guest speakers covering an array of educational topics, held at the Williamson County Public Library, is a great source for networking, camaraderie and inspiration.


Growing our Mini-grant program geared for artists to support their work and education


Growing the Critter Invasion with the Heritage Foundation


Growing the Artists’ Studio Tour to include more artists throughout the county


Growing our board of directors.


Needs
  1. Funding Executive Director position (Approx. $30,000 annually)
  2. Funding for Artist in Residence Outreach Program (Approx. $8000 per program)
  3. Funding for promotional printed material (brochure, membership, event calendar, etc.) (Approx. $3000)
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations can be made by mailing a check or go to our website.
 
Please contact us for volunteer opportunities.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts & Culture
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Williamson
Williamson County, TN and surrounding counties.
Board Chair Statement  The Arts Council of Williamson County is striving to be the resource for artists, arts enthusiasts and patrons of the arts. We believe collaborating with key community organizations so that our services reach a broader audience will make us a more viable leader in the community. 
Programs
Description The Artist In Residence Program is a mutual partnership between practicing artists and participating schools at the middle and high school level, allowing students to work hands-on with a professional artist, creating a curriculum based art project that becomes a permanent installation at their school.
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Description

· Grid Row: A rotating bi-monthly art exhibit highlighting member’s artwork in the main rotunda (new books section) at the Williamson County Public Library.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Description

· Member Workshops: An artistic gathering of fellow artists, art lovers, art advocates and business owners. With guest speakers covering an array of educational topics, the Member Workshops, are a great source for education, networking, camaraderie and inspiration.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Description Premiers Friday May 6 at the Franklin Art Scene.  Local artists will be drawing their favorite doodle bugs interacting with the natural urban landscape in Downtown Franklin.  Inspired by the works of David Zinn, these critters will cover the streets, sidewalks and walls of Downtown Franklin, creating a whimsical experience. Working with the Heritage Foundation, numerous locations have been identified.
Category
Population Served , ,
Description Morning and evening meetups build friendships, collaborate on projects, share ideas, learn about local art opportunities, grow the art community in Williamson County.
Category
Population Served , ,
Description  Visitors will be able to tour artists studios and learn about the artists' work and their process. Seeing artists in their studio gives art lovers an opportunity to experience art and artists in a more personal and hands on way.
Budget $1000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts Exhibitions
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success The short term is to support artists and to expose the public to artists who might not otherwise have gallery representation.
Long term Success The Arts Council would like to see this program and evolve into an annual event and result in positive effects for artists to sell their work. The public is interacting with art in unique ways and ACWC wants to continually support working professional artists in the area and to inspire the public to buy and or create their own art.
Program Success Monitored By  Growth of the program is measured by ticket sales, works of art sales, repeat customers and experience of the artist.
Examples of Program Success 2017 was the inaugural year for this program and we sold 40 tickets, additionally, several participating ]artists sold works from their studio. ACWC would like to increase both ticket sales and artwork sales.
 
CEO Comments Successes: Overwhelming positive community response and turn-outs.
Board Chair
Board Chair Nan Zierden
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2018
Email nan@artscouncilwc.org
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Jane Falls I've Been FramedVoting
Leslie Faucett Voting
Linda McLaughlin Glass ActVoting
Laura Morris ArtistVoting
Chris Parachek Marshall Voting
Nan Zierden Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
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 11
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
By-laws
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Education
Executive
Finance
Membership
Program / Program Planning
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Scott Hodes Glass Blower
Mike Martino Print Maker
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director No Executive Director
Email info@artscouncilwc.org
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 40
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? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 4
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Mar 2012
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
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Innovation FinalistHands on Nashville2011
Nominated/Julie WestallFranklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards2015
Foundation Comments This is a volunteer-run organization.
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $3,817.00
Projected Expenses $3,770.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
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Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
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Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
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Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
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Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
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Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Exempt - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
2017 exemption
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
ACWC Budget2018
ACWC Budget2017
ACWC Budget2016
ACWC Budget2015
Arts Council of Williamson County 2014 Budget2014
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Prior to 2009 and in 2015-2017, this organization filed a 990-N form with the IRS, which does not provide specific financial information. Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less ($25,000 for tax years ending after December 31, 2007 and before December 31, 2010) are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.Other financial figures taken from the 990.
 
Form 990 was prepared internally by nonprofit. Foundation or corporate grants may be included in Individual Contributions sum, as these amounts are not separated in the 990EZ.
 
Comment provided by Nicole Rose 02/26/2018. 
Nonprofit Arts Council of Williamson County
Address P. O. Box 680213
Franklin, TN 37068 0213
Primary Phone (615) 727-3109
Contact Email info@artscouncilwc.org
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Nan Zierden
Year of Incorporation 2006