Friends of the Hendersonville Arts Council
1017 Antebellum Circle
Hendersonville TN 37075-0000
Mission Statement
To increase opportunity through the arts, and to engage the community by creating, educating, and promoting the arts in Hendersonville, TN and beyond.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Daniel Titcomb
Board Chair Lynda Shaw
Board Chair Company Affiliation Business Owner
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2015
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $100,100.00
Projected Annual Revenue $100,100.00 (2017)
Mission To increase opportunity through the arts, and to engage the community by creating, educating, and promoting the arts in Hendersonville, TN and beyond.
The Friends of the Hendersonville is a brand new fundraising extension of the Hendersonville Arts Council (H.A.C.). It was established to expand funding opportunities. H.A.C. is 40 years old and has established itself as the area’s central arts organization and cultural resource. Its mission is to educate, promote, and aid artistic development, while serving as a cultural beacon, for Hendersonville and beyond. The H.A.C.’s goals to its patrons are to educate, create opportunities, develop skills, and encourage more presence of the arts in its community. The H.A.C. manages a nationally registered historic home named Monthaven, which is part of the Civil War Trail and Ring of Fire. The H.A.C. produces Art classes for children, taught by licensed public, private, and home school teachers with college degrees. Classes emphasize technique, creativity, and the completion of works of art. Classes are nine months long, and serve as a strong educational tool to those attending. At the end of the classes, an exhibit is held to share what the students have learned during the year. These exhibits serve as an outreach that brings parents, friends, and others to the gallery. Additional shorter classes, or “camps,” are held during the summer, which introduce students to diverse and intensive projects in fine arts and moving pictures. H.A.C. also provides creative instruction to adults. Classes are conducted by professional artists, or Masters of their craft, and have been taking place since H.A.C.’s inception. Creative drawing, oil painting, sculpture, pottery, music, watercolor, brewing, and digital imaging are some of the offerings. There are classes for the beginner as well as the more accomplished artist. Students are instructed in how to develop their artistic ability using a great diversity of subject matter and technique. Students are introduced to realism, abstract, portraits, and landscapes, as well as different media. The teachers also encourage the students to show, share, and exhibit their work. In addition to offering art classes, workshops, and seminars, the H.A.C.  is a five-parlor Art gallery. Exhibits include local, regional, and world renowned artists, middle, high school students, colleges, affiliate groups, and musicians. Furthermore, an annual free concert series is produced, as well as cultural events throughout the year, supporting our mission to be the cultural epicenter of Sumner County.
Accomplishments :   
1 - SOLD OUT - 9 month Arts After School programs(4) and Summer Art Camps (8). 
2 - Fundraised and refurbished Chip Manis Art Room for children. 
3 - Nominated for Governors Award in Arts Leadership twice in three years
4 - Provided Art Class scholarships to low income and single family units. 
 5- Providing weekly FREE arts after school classes for a local low income elementary public school
6-Partnered in weekend Sumner County Artist Studio Tour (aka art crawl).
7-Produced a Summer Concert Series (10 years), now Sunset Fest on steps of historic venue, free for the community.  
 Goals : 
1 - Expand Arts After School to Sumner County Schools.
2 - Fundraise to hire a Development Director
3 - Attract a diverse board of directors with leaders from the community
4 - Become more active with Center for Non-Profit Management 
5 - Fundraise to develop high profile programs and provide our teachers with adequate resources 
Needs :  
1) Financial - to employ additional permanent staff. $30K 
2) Promotions / Marketing - to make the entire GROWING community aware of us and our resources.  $15K
3) Supplies - teaching tools, tables, and chairs are falling apart and need to be updated.  $10K 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
One can visit us and / or mail checks to :
1017 Antebellum Circle
Hendersonville, TN 37075
We accept credit and debit cards only in person.  
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts & Humanities Councils & Agencies
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Art Museums
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Sumner
Our service covers the city of Hendersonville, TN, Sumner County, and the region of Middle Tennessee. 
Board Chair Statement

The passion with which I became a board member of the Arts Council and Friends is still, at the core, that of an artist. However, that passion quickly took on another dimension as it became apparent that the Arts Council might be a hidden cultural gem in our community. It was happenstance three years ago when I took a painting class there and first learned of the council’s existence. If I had lived here many years, unaware of its existence, how many others might not know of the great resource it is for our community. This quickly led me to believe there may be many others in our community like me.

When I became Chair last year there were many changes in progress. The profile of the board was evolving as seats were vacated and, more importantly, we interviewed and hired a new Executive Director who brought in new energy and exciting ideas. With our newly formed board, he was able to develop and acquire 501c3 status for the organization, first time since the inception of the council forty years ago. He is sorely underpaid for his professional acumen, maturity, limited staff, and the additional hours he puts into the organization. 

Board governance is a strong part of my responsibility as Chair. Last July, before assuming my new role on the Board, I attended a seminar at The Center for Nonprofit Management on Developing a Dynamic Board. As a result, I funded a consultant to conduct a day long strategic planning session with all the members on our Board. Recently we included a small training and script for board members to make calls and ask for membership. We have established ourselves as a working board and are challenged to increase membership, contributions, sponsorships and grants. As most charitable groups, money is tough to raise but paramount to our success. The grant you provide will help us sustain a very dynamic Executive Director, grow the organization, reach our short and long term goals and provide a greater service to our community.

CEO Statement We believe that everyone benefits from the Arts and we strive to make them accessible to everyone. We achieve this by offering galley exhibits, affordable creative classes, workshops, camps, concerts, and special events to the entire community. Our organization is diverse, our standards are high and our offerings are produced exclusively by the most educated and experienced individuals from our community.

Description Art after school programs for grades 1-9, everyday of the week.
Population Served , ,
Description A free concert series that celebrates genres representative of the heritage of Hendersonville (Gospel, Americana, Roots, Country) and genres deserving of exposure to the community (Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roll, electronic) 
Budget 20,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Festivals
Population Served General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Description Art and Film Camps for children, adolescents, and teenagers. 
Budget 20,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Description Fine Art and Artifacts in our 5 parlor Art Gallery 
Budget 10,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Long term Success Higher quality Art and artifacts from the entire world. 
Description A fund created to provide equal opportunities in the Arts for those who cannot afford the admission fees. 
Budget 30,000
Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, K-12 (5-19 years), Families
Short Term Success Short term success means that a stronger percentage of our population participates in the Arts.
Long term Success Long term success of this program means that a stronger percentage of our population goes on to college. 
Program Success Monitored By Increased class sizes documented within our extensive spreadsheet system.  
Examples of Program Success A generous donor in the community provided a scholarship for a teenager to participate in our Film Camp ($400 value). After combing through many deserving applicants, one was chosen and this person, the very next year, received a $40,000 scholarship offer to study Film at a prestigious institute in Chicago.   
CEO Comments
Challenges : 
1- Funding for Marketing/promotion.
Addressed by partnering with TN Achieves / TN Promise to accept graduating Seniors community service with us. Additionally partnered with the City of Hendersonville to provide a place for community service workers to work off their traffic violations. Most students and traffic offenders were previously unfamiliar with what we do but have returned on their own to volunteer, have become donors, and even board members. 
2- School participation.
Addressed by meeting with school principles and county board members. 
Addressed by acquiring interns from local colleges. 
1-To provide previously unaffordable opportunities to the underserved community. 
2-To provide more teaching opportunities for instructors of the Arts. 
3-To steer the community to become successful business owners, inventors, and entrepreneurs as a direct result from exposure to art and music (arts exposure as it relates to career success was proven from a 2013 Michigan State University study). 
From the Vice President:
A major challenge to our organization and it's programs is the growth of the area served. In the 40 years of Hendersonville Arts Council's existence the population for zip code 37075 has increased from approximately 5000 to 60000. The new influx of young families to the area has brought a renewed interest and opportunity to provide exciting classes for all age groups served. There is an abundance of qualified instructors and they are constantly being vetted and added to our roster of exceptional leaders. Large businesses who will partner with our efforts will enable growth and additional opportunities for exiting new classes as well as offering diverse concerts and workshops at little or not charge to members of the community. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Lynda Shaw
Company Affiliation Business Owner
Term Apr 2015 to Apr 2017
Board Members
Kathy C. Lehman RetiredVoting
Elaine Synder RetiredVoting
Dan Titcomb Executive DirectorVoting
Charles A. Young CPACPA/Business OwnerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
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 6
Board CoChair
Board CoChair John Pitcher
Company Affiliation Writer
Term Apr 2015 to Apr 2017
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments
1-Board is comprised of volunteers.
Addressed with the formation of committees who can meet at leisure outside of board meetings. 
2-Available time of volunteer board members.
Addressed by courting retirees. 
Addressed by delegating specific events to multiple board members. 
1-Leadership development. 
2-Expansion of organizational network.
3-Community engagement in the Arts.   
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Daniel Titcomb
Term Start Apr 2015


HENDERSONVILLE ARTS COUNCIL 2013-Present, Executive Director
THE SILK AGENCY / AGENCY COALITION 2011-2013, Agent / Partner
PROGRESSIVE GLOBAL AGENCY 2001–2011, Booking Agent
D.O.S. PRESENTS (concert promotion & production company) 2002–2009, President
Disc Jockey 1994-Present





Bachelor of Science


Wordpress, Public Address Sound Systems, Audio Engineering, Mac and Microsoft operating systems. Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word), Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Premier), FileMaker Pro, “Cloud” based booking, contract, management, and calendar system development. Digital native.  


Hendersonville Rotary, Tennessee Presenters, Inc – Secretary, First Media – Technical Director, Sumner County Lacrosse Association, Society of Leaders in Development, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Hands on Nashville.

Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 20
Contractors 10
Retention Rate 100%
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 5
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Jan 2015
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Yes
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Governor's Award in Arts Leadership nominationTennessee Arts Commission2017
CEO Comments
Sufficiently funding our executive director, professional conferences, leadership development courses, travel, and his requested permanent staffing needs (assistant, development, bookkeeping, and marketing). 
This is being addressed with the production of more fundraisers and board committee development.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30 2017
Projected Revenue $100,100.00
Projected Expenses $100,100.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
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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 Yes - Expires Dec 2017
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2016-2017 Budget2017
Friends of the Hendersonville Arts Council Budget2015
Organization Comments
Financial Challenges :
1 - Limited space in our venue to conduct classes. This translates into limited class income.
 -We are addressing this challenge by expanding programs outside of our venue. 
2 - Limited space in our venue to conduct music events. This translates into limited Artist bookings because we can only charge so much per ticket and buy Artists only at a limited profile / level.
- We are addressing this challenge renting other facilities and partnering with additional organizations to maintain high profile events. 
3 - Limited staff. We only employ one person who is writing the grants, programming classes, workshops, concerts, and booking special events.
- Our board of directors are addressing this challenge by developing new committees. 
Asetts : 
1 - Venue (no mortgage and we can rent it out for special events)
2 - Large network of professional licensed teachers, all with college degrees (makes our classes the most respected in Sumner County)
3 - Executive director is known as a linchpin (former business owner and very well connected in the community)
1. Strong creative class and event participation from the community.
2. Positive relationships within the school system, providing space for our larger classes and events.  
3. Respectable network of active participants, growing with the community. Financial Comments

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. Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 12/22/16.

Nonprofit Friends of the Hendersonville Arts Council
Address 1017 Antebellum Circle
Hendersonville, TN 37075 0000
Primary Phone (615) 822-0789
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Daniel Titcomb
Board Chair Lynda Shaw
Board Chair Company Affiliation Business Owner
Year of Incorporation 2015