ArtsTech
1522 Holmes Street
Kansas City MO 64108-1536
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 4610201
Fax 816- 4610210
Mission Statement

ArtsTech's mission is to better the lives of underserved urban youth through the development of artistic, technical, health, and educational skills.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David J Sullivan
Board Chair Mr. James Cronin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stinson, Leonard Street, LLP
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1973
Former Names
Pan-Educational Institute
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

There are many ways for donors, patrons, and other concerned community members to support ArtsTech. Financial contributions are accepted by check, credit card, and PayPal. Stocks and legacy gifts are also accepted. Donors have also contributed art and office/cleaning supplies and furniture, and computers and accessories. ArtsTech has initiated a reoccurring monthly giving program for individual donors.

ArtsTech can usually find a volunteer a rewarding experience. Currently, ArtsTech is in need of adult volunteers to help us with our Club KC initiative. In summer 2017, ArtsTech will be offering a fun and safe place on Friday and Saturday nights for middle and high school youth to learn to paint, be a disk jockey, dance, learn robotics and digital literacy, and participate in a Carnivale-style atmosphere. Mentoring is also a very important program that connects youth with a caring adult. Art workshops, life skills and job readiness training, and tutoring are other areas of need.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

ArtsTech's mission is to better the lives of underserved urban youth through the development of artistic, technical, health, and educational skills.

Background Statement
For more than three decades, ArtsTech operated as Pan-Educational Institute (PEI) from small offices in Independence, Missouri. Throughout its history, PEI provided wide-ranging services to youth and educators, often in partnership with government and other non-profit organizations, and usually outside the public eye. At the dawn of the 21st Century, with new leadership in place, PEI began an evolutionary process that resulted in a new clarity of vision and mission. It deemphasized and eliminated programs that provided small returns, and worked to build programs with the most potential to benefit Kansas City’s youth. As part of its evolution, PEI dramatically increased its involvement in arts education. Spurred by data showing that youth involved in arts programs are far less likely to become entangled in the juvenile justice system. The organization committed to putting such programs at the heart of its work. 
 
PEI’s evolution culminated in 2007 when the organization changed its name to ArtsTech to more succinctly and forcefully convey its mission, and bought its current home at 1522 Holmes in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, a building that has allowed ArtsTech to exponentially increase its ability to serve the young people at the core of its mission. As a not-for-profit professional social venture agency, ArtsTech prefers to promote its partners and our collaborative initiatives. In every project, the top priority is to effectively and efficiently accomplish the stated goals and build community and organizational capacity among the partners. ArtsTech cannot be highly successful by thinking we can do all the work by ourselves. We MUST have partners to achieve the greatest impact our initiatives can generate.
Impact Statement
Top Accomplishments:   
  • Designed and implemented “Carnivale” as part of the Mayor's Nights Club KC initiative. In summer 2018, ArtsTech will be offering a fun and safe place on Saturday nights for middle-high school youth to learn to paint, spin records, dance, learn robotics, and increase digital literacy.
  • Continue to administer the highly acclaimed and successful “Sentenced to the Arts” Project (STTAP) as determined by independent evaluators and awards. After 20 years of operation, STTAP funding ended in December 2016 and ArtsTech continued the program and renamed it the “Splash Mob”.

Organizational Goals:
  • Develop relationships with the Upper Room, KCMO Parks and Recreation, and others to offer digital literacy programs to teenagers, especially young women of color.
  • Increase healthy lifestyle skills for youth, especially young men of color. The going Stronger Longer #80 is a health initiative that teaches young people proper nutrition, fitness, and explores family history to plot a plan to live at least to 2080.
  • Initiate the Code against Crime community effort to reduce violence in our neighborhoods, especially among young adults.
  • Expand the Splash Mob program to two days per week and increase the participants from 10 to 20.
Needs Statement
Generate new customers, partners, and recruit students for ArtsTech’s products and services.
  1. Solicit $350,000 in FY '19 for ArtsTech’s capital improvements for expanded educational and social service programs, especially from new donors.
  2. Implement monthly individual donor giving program.
  3. Maintain/expand existing programs while developing new mission-based ideas. Continue to develop a relationship with the KC Mayor’s Task Force for Arts and Culture and be an advocate for the 18 and younger population.
  4. Develop a fiscal relationship with KC NoVA social service component
  5. Branding of name and products are also a high priority need.
Service Categories
Youth Development Programs
Arts Services
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention NEC
Areas of Service
National
MO
KS
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

For 45 years, ArtsTech has successfully administered and delivered services to youth and persons in need, locally and, in some cases, globally. In the process, ArtsTech has forged relationships with local governments, school districts, charter schools, non-profit organizations, and funders and has earned their trust. By administering successful youth programs, ArtsTech has emerged as a leader among small non-profit groups that work directly with our community’s youth. In February 2007, ArtsTech purchased a 32,000 square foot building in the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City. The building, which is exponentially larger than ArtsTech’s old offices, houses ArtsTech and its programs and puts it closer to most of the population it serves. More than that, the new center allows ArtsTech to expand its programs and act as a hub for other non-profit organizations.

As ArtsTech participates in more ambitious youth-serving projects, it will need to engage in more ambitious fundraising. With that in mind, ArtsTech is launching a $2 million, three-year capital campaign in 2019. ArtsTech’s capital campaign will focus on securing funds to renovate the property in order to generate new revenue to support existing and new programs while at the same time reducing our mortgage costs. As we work to be self-sustaining within the next ten years, ArtsTech’s plan to have multiple tenants/partners, gallery rental income, multiple programs to administer, and support from charitable foundations and individuals to provide the best opportunity to achieve our goals. With a diligent and dedicated staff, the board of directors, and supportive funding community, ArtsTech is positioned to achieve its mission and be an even greater community asset.
Programs
Description
Since summer 2017, numerous neighborhood and community members, local musicians/rappers, KCPD, government officials, concerned clergy, young people, educators, and concerned citizens have come together to talk, plan, grieve, and ultimately address the horrific 2017 Kansas City homicide rate as well as the destructive overall violence our community endures. This grassroots collection of individuals with diverse backgrounds implemented an action plan. On April 28, 2018, a Hip Hop “Teen Summit” identified 70 youth who interacted with musicians/rappers; signed-up with FEC, and participated in an healthy life skills program, Going Stronger Longer #80;  This event culminated in a 30-minute concert and positive messaging by the local rappers (Popper, Don Juan, among others) for the young people. The Hip Hop Teen Summit started a year’s worth of youth development programming to reduce violence and substance abuse, build protective factors and create a healthy climate for entire neighborhoods.  
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Engage 50 youth in job readiness skill development, teach healthy lifestyles, prepare youth in conflict resolution training, and place participants in summer employment.
Long-Term Success Reduce crime by 30% in five (5) crime-ridden zip codes
Program Success Monitored By David J. Sullivan, Executive Director; Paula R. Davis, Operations Manager, Joycelyn Burgo, Assessment/evaluation; and Taylor Brown, Prevention Specialist
Examples of Program Success Hip Hop Teen Summit - April 28, 2018 - 70 youth participated in nutrition, conflict resolution, and Hip Hop Business 101 workshops. Youth were asked a series of questions relating to the workshops with one question that stood out the most. "Have you had any loved one and/or family member murdered?" The youth reported that 100% of them had a person murdered. That answer shows how much work is still left to be completed.
Description

ArtsTech's "Splash Mob,” which consists of 25-30 young artists and adult mentors, provides opportunities for young artists to develop marketable artistic and prosocial skills to prepare them for adulthood. The young artists participate in community mural projects, perform commission work for various patrons including KUMC, LISC, and individuals wanting special artwork. The murals reflect the interest and history of the local community. Mural projects are about involving all facets of the community to help design and create artistic representations of what is important and engage residents in the actual painting. The unveiling of the murals is typically a celebration of the beautification and portrayal of hope by the community. Recent projects include murals at the new Kansas City Police Department Campus at 27th and Prospect, "Save the Fountains" campaign, Watkins Mill "Get Outdoors" Day, and MAPIT, the KCMO anti-graffiti initiative.

Program Budget $55,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts Instruction
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Key findings from nationally recognized Heather Clawson, Ph.D. who served as Splash Mob’s (formerly STTAP) independent evaluator were a dramatic drop in court referrals/recidivism, grade point average increases, self-control and communications skills improved, personal self-esteem increased, social acceptability improved, and attitudes towards authority improved. These promising results strongly imply that Splash Mob was an innovative and collaborative program that had a significant impact on decreasing delinquent behaviors and increasing academic performance. Additionally, Splash Mob has helped participants develop a sense of accountability and responsibility for their behavior, which is needed to improve their quality of life. These impressive results not only demonstrate that further development and expansion of the STTAP program is warranted but is crucial to the positive impact this program is making on the development of juvenile offenders and other at-risk youth.

Long-Term Success Splash Mob artists will complete high school and enter post-secondary education. Artists will improve their skills to be self-sufficient through formal education, learning how to make money, developing a business entrepreneurial skill set, and being an entrepreneur. 
Program Success Monitored By David J. Sullivan, Executive Director; Paula R. Davis, Operations Manager, Lisa Winslow, Certified Missouri Teacher and Splash Mob Coordinator; and Taylor Brown, Prevention Specialist.
Examples of Program Success Splash Mob artists have successfully completed commissioned work for the new KCPD station at 27th and Prospect, community mural initiatives at 35th and 39th and Prospect, KUMC, 18th and Vine, LISC among others. Of special note, one of our artist's work was noticed by the owners of the new concert hall, "The Truman" on our same block and bought $2,000 worth of his art. These examples occur regularly and become part of their portfolios. 
CEO Comments

Just like many non-profit organizations, ArtsTech struggles with meeting the increasing demand for youth services while pinching pennies to make ends meet. Instead of focusing on economic conditions beyond our control, ArtsTech’s Board of Directors and staff have developed a five-year strategic business plan that maps out our efforts to increase the number of youth served through our successful existing art, technology, and educational programs as well as to reach urban core underserved populations. The Board of Directors has committed to leading and managing this process expected to be completed by June 2020. Thinking of how ArtsTech can better serve our youth, patrons, and partners in the future will help us achieve our lofty goals.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. David J Sullivan
Term Start July 1998
Experience

David J. Sullivan has been Executive Director of ArtsTech since July 1998. Additionally, Mr. Sullivan currently serves as administrator of the KC Futures150 arts initiative that includes the "Sentenced to the Arts" Project (STTAP) and the MyARTS apprentice program, a special multi-million dollar effort to serve adjudicated and at-risk youth in Jackson County. Prior to ArtsTech, Mr. Sullivan spent 21 years working for the DeLaSalle Education Center. Mr. Sullivan has been credited with assisting numerous community-based agencies and school districts in the creation of alternative education programs. In 2000, Mr. Sullivan concluded a nine-month tenure as Interim Director for Move UP, Inc. (formerly Ad Hoc Group Against Crime and Project Neighborhood). Additionally, Mr. Sullivan was the Kansas City Alternative Schools Network Association's Interim Director until December 1999. Mr. Sullivan has completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in Urban Education/Leadership and Public Affairs/Administration.

Senior Staff
Title Operations Director
Experience/Biography Paula is ArtsTech Program Director serves as Flash 20/12 -N- Your Super Grill's administrative coordinator. In this position, she will work closely on program development and support with the project director, evaluator, dentists, curriculum designer, and art director.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 10
Paid Contractors 23
Volunteers 23
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 5
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 3
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 7
Male 3
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

 

  • City of Kansas City Missouri
  • KCMO Parks and Recreation
  • Full Employment Council
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City
  • COMBAT
  • Kansas City Public Schools
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Google Fiber
  • Upper Room
  • Hogan Academy
  • Helix Architecture
  • Dalquist Studios
  • Missouri Students Success Network
  • Missouri Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • National Cristina Foundation
  • Storytellers, Inc.
  • Missouri Assistive Technology
  • Kansas Department of Education
  • Health Endeavors
  • Seton Center
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • UMKC Institute for Human Development
  • Mattie Rhodes Art and Counseling Center
  • KC NoVA
  • El MUSICA
  • El Grupo Atotonilco

 

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Art CommendationCity of Kansas City Missouri 2003
Miracle on 39th StreetCity of Kansas City, Missouri2002
Community Service AwardMissouri Rehabilitation Assocaition2005
Certificate of AppreciationLeatherwoods Home for Children2003
Outstanding ServiceCOMBAT2004
Urban Hero AwardDowntown Council of Kansas City, Missouri2015
Creative Arts PartnerArt Asylum2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

ArtsTech regularly serves 200+ youth per week in our various programs. ArtsTech uses art and technology to deliver our youth programs. In addition to our Digital Connectors Intergenerational Project, we offer a suspension for grades 7-12 in partnership with the Kansas city public Schools (KCPS); the MyARTS program where youth 14-19 are paid to produce artwork for sale and complete commission work; a Creative Connections mentoring program with Family Court; a computer refurbishing and repair program using young people as technicians; the Sentenced to the Arts Project in partnership with OJJDP, State of Missouri, and COMBAT; El Grupo Atotonilco dance troupe is housed at ArtsTech; Project Respeto, which is a COMBAT-funded anti-violence gang prevention initiative in Northeast KC; and a couple of small projects revolving around youth entrepreneurships.

The challenges we currently face is how to effectively build the organization's infrastructure (i.e. add a fund development position; add a paid receptionist; add a school administrator, etc.) and not an undue strain on the budget. As the proposed Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) program with the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) comes to fruition, managing multiple daytime programs efficiently needs to be addressed, which will be a good thing to have to happen.

Completing capital improvements is also a challenge. Preparing space to house five classrooms and 75 students require improvements to meet building code requirements. The gallery area still needs to have restrooms, a prep kitchen, and air-conditioning installed to fully realize its program and economic potential. In 2014, ArtsTech installed solar panels and replaced the old lighting in the gallery with new LED energy-efficient lighting to further reduce our carbon footprint and go green.

ArtsTech's programs are trending upward and will require our Board of Directors, staff, partners, and the community to step up to meet these new challenges. ArtsTech is realizing its full potential to serve at-risk youth and be a great asset to the community.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. James Cronin
Company Affiliation Stinson, Leonard Street, LLP
Term June 2016 to June 2018
Email james.cronin@stinsonleonard.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Jack L. Bainbridge Heavy Construction Laborers' Local No 663
Dr. Gregory Brown Professor, University of Central Missouri - Retired
Dr. Licia E. Clifton-James Community Volunteer
Ms. Mitzi Craft Northwest Missouri State University
Mr. James Cronin Stinson, Morrison Hecker, LLP
Ms. Deanna Brauer dePalacios Community Volunteer
Mr. Carl DiCapo Liberty Memorial Association
Mr. Tracey S.C. Lewis Waddell & Reed
Melissa McKenzie Hallmark Cards
Ms. Roxanna Swaney EMBARQ Corporation
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Marketing
Education
CEO Comments

ArtsTech regularly serves 200+ youth per week in our various programs. ArtsTech uses art and technology to deliver our youth programs. In addition to our Digital Connectors Intergenerational Project, we offer a suspension for grades 7-12 in partnership with the Kansas city public Schools (KCPS); the MyARTS program where youth 14-19 are paid to produce artwork for sale and complete commission work; a Creative Connections mentoring program with Family Court; a computer refurbishing and repair program using young people as technicians; the Sentenced to the Arts Project in partnership with OJJDP, State of Missouri, and COMBAT; El Grupo Atotonilco dance troupe is housed at ArtsTech; Project Respeto, which is a COMBAT-funded anti-violence gang prevention initiative in Northeast KC; and a couple of small projects revolving around youth entrepreneurships.

The challenges we currently face is how to effectively build the organization's infrastructure (i.e. add a fund development position; add a paid receptionist; add a school administrator, etc.) and not but undue strain on the budget. As the proposed Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) program with the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) comes to fruition, managing multiple daytime programs efficiently needs to be addressed, which will be a good thing to have happen.

Completing capital improvements is also a challenge. Preparing space to house five classrooms and 75 students requires improvements to meet building code requirements. The gallery area still needs to have restrooms, a prep kitchen, and air-conditioning installed to fully realize its program and economic potential. In 2014, ArtsTech installed solar panels and replaced the old lighting in the gallery with new LED energy-efficient lighting to further reduce our carbon footprint and go green.

ArtsTech's programs are trending upward and will require our Board of Directors, staff, partners, and the community to step up to meet these new challenges. ArtsTech is realizing its full potential to serve at-risk youth and be an great asset to the community. 

Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $987,000
Projected Expenses $982,987
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals. 
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$123,575$185,168$194,619
Government Contributions$479,453$1,202,481$719,632
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$479,453$1,202,481$719,632
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$760,118$234,725$125,498
Investment Income, Net of Losses$311$262$257
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$9,967$11,039$9,907
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$3,648$382$370
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,543,293$1,536,688$948,730
Administration Expense$31,379$34,259$55,214
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.871.041.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%98%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,144,873$1,316,655$1,243,845
Current Assets$161,875$305,283$214,822
Long-Term Liabilities$1,066,992$1,066,992$1,066,992
Current Liabilities$65,684$39,866$30,166
Total Net Assets$12,197$209,797$146,687
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.467.667.12
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets93%81%86%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMader Family Foundation $20,000 --Shumaker Family Foundation $15,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountShumaker Family Foundation $15,000 --KCPL Fund $15,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFrancis Family Foundation $10,000 --Francis Family Foundation $10,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

Finding program and charitable dollars to operate ArtsTech where we now regularly serve 200+ youth per week in our various programs is an ongoing challenge. ArtsTech uses art and technology to deliver our youth programs. In addition to our Digital Connectors Intergenerational Project, we offer a dropout recovery school for 16-24, year olds in partnership with the Full Employment Council; the MyARTS program where youth 14-19 are paid to produce artwork for sale and complete commission work; a Creative Connections mentoring program with Family Court; a computer refurbishing and repair program using young people as technicians; the Sentenced to the Arts Project in partnership with OJJDP, State of Missouri, and COMBAT; El Grupo Atotonilco dance troupe is housed at ArtsTech; Project Respeto, which is a COMBAT-funded anti-violence gang prevention initiative in Northeast KC; and a couple of small projects revolving around youth entrepreneurships.

The financial challenges we currently face is how to effectively build the organization's infrastructure (i.e. add a fund development position; add a paid receptionist; add a school administrator, etc.) and not but undue strain on the budget. As the proposed Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) program with the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) comes to fruition, managing multiple daytime programs efficiently needs to be addressed, which will be a good thing to have happen. 

In 2016, ArtsTech plans to revive its capital campaign plan. The gallery area still needs to have restrooms, a prep kitchen, and air-conditioning installed to fully realize its program and economic potential. In 2013-14, ArtsTech replaced the old lighting systems with new energy-efficient lighting and installed solar panels to further reduce our carbon footprint and go green. As more programs are expanded or added, adequate and effective space is needed to keep up with the demand. Capital improvements must also keep pace with expanded programming.

Other Documents
Fall/Winter Newsletter2015View
Fall Newsletter2014View
The Art of Success2014View
Spring 2013 Newsletter2013View
Annual Report2013View
Organization Name ArtsTech
Address 1522 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 641081536
Primary Phone (816) 4610201
Contact Email artstech@artstech-kc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David J Sullivan
Board Chair Mr. James Cronin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stinson, Leonard Street, LLP
Year of Incorporation 1973
Former Names
Pan-Educational Institute