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

ArtsTech’s mission is to better the lives of underserved urban youth through the development of marketable artistic, technical, and educational skills. ArtsTech accomplishes this by operating a center for youth enterprise that provides educational services and hands-on training in fine arts and digital literacy, and by building and managing collaborative partnerships that use art and technology as educational tools for the benefit of youth in the community.

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
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $948,000
Projected Expenses $945,000
Statements
Mission Statement

ArtsTech’s mission is to better the lives of underserved urban youth through the development of marketable artistic, technical, and educational skills. ArtsTech accomplishes this by operating a center for youth enterprise that provides educational services and hands-on training in fine arts and digital literacy, and by building and managing collaborative partnerships that use art and technology as educational tools for the benefit of youth in the community.

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 almost always 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:   

  • ArtsTech and the Kansas City Public Schools have partnered together to create an 80-student school for long-term 7-12 suspended and troubled youth. ArtsTech served 100+ students in the 2015-16 school year. 
  • Designed and implemented Art Noveau Carnivale as part of the Mayor's Nights Club KC initiative. In summer 2016, ArtsTech will be offering, again, a fun and safe place on Friday nights for high school youth to learn to paint, be a disk jockey, dance, learn robotics, increase digital literacy, and participate in a Carnivale-style atmosphere. This will happen on Friday nights.
  • Continue to administer the highly acclaimed and successful “Sentenced to the Arts” Project (STTAP) as determined by independent evaluators and awards. STTAP started in 1999 and is in its 17th year of operation. 

 

 
Organizational Goals:  
 
  • Expand digital literacy program services for at-risk youth and senior citizens. Develop expanded relationship with Google Fiber and the Upper Room to offer Digital Connectors programs to 12 local churches. Currently, ArtsTech is training 15+ Hogan Academy students in digital literacy with the expected outcome of 300+ senior citizens then being trained by the Digital Connectors.  
  • Expand school enrollment by 2018 to 200 students by working with the KCPS schools and other educational institutions through contracted services. ArtsTech will serve marginalized and disenfranchised over-age middle school youth and high school teenagers experiencing failure in traditional or charter schools.
Needs Statement

Generate new customers, partners, and recruit students for ArtsTech’s products and services.

  1. Solicit $350,000 in FY '17 for ArtsTech’s capital improvements for expanded educational and social service programs, especially from new donors.
  2. Maintain/expand existing programs while developing new mission-based ideas. Continue to develop relationship with the KC Mayor’s Task Force for Arts and Culture and be an advocate for the 18 and younger population.
  3. Develop fiscal relationship with KC NoVA social service component
  4. Branding of name and products are also a high priority need.
Service Categories
Youth Development Programs
Management & Technical Assistance
Elementary & Secondary Schools
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 42 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 and school districts (among others), and has earned their trust. By administering such 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 2016. 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 will give us the best opportunity to achieve our goal. With a diligent and dedicated staff, board of directors, and supportive funding community, ArtsTech is positioned to achieve its mission and be an even greater community asset.

Programs
Description

Commercial art entrepreneurial business for youth 14-18. The young employees will become practicing artists through a variety of business opportunities. Employees will be exposed to a variety of work opportunities through a 72-hour internship. Work schedules will be flexible to accomplish the business of the organization and the development of the young employee. Productive, highly skilled, and dependable young artists and technicians are the expected outcomes of this business. MyARTS has two sites – ArtsTech and MyARTS East in Independence, Missouri.

Program Budget $300,000.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Business
Population Served At-Risk Populations, K-12 (5-19 years),
Short-Term Success MyARTS will measure how many youth completed high school, how many behavioral incidents occur, how many referrals to the court, self-esteem changes, ability to complete a project, communication skills, skills learned. MyARTS will utilize the Pre-Post Test such as the SAI (Student Adjustment Inventory) to measure behavioral and self-image changes. Cypress Research, Inc. has been contracted by COMBAT to conduct this independent evaluation. Outcome Measures (short term): Number of program youth committed to correctional facility; Number or percent of program youth exhibiting desired change and targeted behaviors; Number or percent of program youth completing program requirements; Number or percent of program youth satisfied with program; Number or percent of program staff with increased knowledge of program area. Outcomes have exceeded every minimum standard. 
Long-Term Success MyARTS plans to employ 65-75 youth in 2016 to develop art and technology products and services to individuals, non-profit organizations, government entities, and the local community. While the individual young entrepreneur will experience the greatest benefit from this program, the larger community will also benefit by putting typically unemployed youth to work, increasing the education and skill sets of disenfranchised youth, and having quality art and technology products at a competitive price. Outcome Measures (long term): For FY 2016, Number or percent of program youth committed to correctional facility - 0; Number or percent of program youth exhibiting desired change and targeted changes - 100% Number or percent of program youth employed - 111 youth in paid internship.
Program Success Monitored By Cypress Research, Inc. conducted an independent process evaluation during the 1st year of implementation. MyARTS monitored success by the following Output Measures: Number or percent of MOU’s (Memoranda of Understanding) developed Number of planning activities conducted Number/percent program youth served Number/percent of referrals made Average length of stay in job training program Number or percent of program staff trained Number of hours of program staff training provided Number of service hours completed.
Examples of Program Success MyARTS has 84 young art entrepreneurs that have successfully completed their 72-hour unpaid apprenticeship, participated in an intensive art and life skills summer course, or be came a member of the "Splash Mob", which performed numerous community projects in 2014-15. The program year started in May 2014 with 53 young artists and grew to 84 paid youth.  This 82% success rate greatly exceeded the expected 60%. 
Description


ArtsTech's Digital Literacy director, team of technicians, and volunteers have trained 25 young "digital connectors" to be able to teach 300+ senior citizens in Kansas City's urban core. This intergenerational project not only increases the digital skills of young and old alike, but also fosters community-building and economic development.


ArtsTech continues to refurbish donated computers. Workers "cannibalize" each unit and either salvage usable parts or determine that a machine is OK for continued refurbishing. Each unit then goes through a rigorous quality control check and is prepared for a customer. To successfully refurbish a used computer takes approximately five (5) hours. ArtsTech's business approach has created an outstanding customer service reputation and a 98% satisfaction rate. 


Program Budget $63,500.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Business
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), People/Families with of People with Disabilities, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success ArtsTech determines short-term success in the 20-hour computer repair and troubleshooting class by the demonstrated new knowledge and increased skills among program participants. Participants are required to take a pre-and post-test as well as demonstrate their new skill sets to their peers and instructors. The Computer Redistribution’s short-term success is linking homebound persons with disabilities to the outside world through the Internet. ArtsTech served 73 at-risk youth with 92% successfully completing the course and demonstrated knowledge increase based on a pre- and post-test survey. 
Long-Term Success Ideally, ArtsTech plans to put a computer in every home. Persons with disabilities, at-risk youth and their families, and organizations that serve these special populations require ready access to the Internet as well as all the efficiencies and effectiveness that comes with owning a computer. To be able to compete in school and the world of work, having a computer in the home is essential. Reducing the "digital divide” one family at a time is the organization’s ultimate goal.
Program Success Monitored By ArtsTech monitors its progress by counting the number of persons with disabilities and at-risk youth that receive a refurbished computer system. The Computer Redistribution Program (CRP) measures success by total number of computers distributed. An internal software application tracking system is used to account for all computers distributed to our customers/clients. An internal software application tracking system is used to account for all computers distributed to our customers/clients. Through this process we account for specific components, accessories, cost, recipient, and any responsible 3rd party for delivery or payment.
Examples of Program Success ArtsTech has documented evidence of incremental increase of distributed computers since 2010. Additionally, ArtsTech has received numerous “thank you” letters from satisfied customers. The greatest example of evidence of success is our repeat business. Due to state budget cuts, our work with the Missouri Assistive Technology has been drastically reduced. The KU Mentoring Program, Fox 4 Love Fund, Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, United Cerebral Palsy are just a few of our repeat customers. The CRP also boasts a 93% customers satisfaction rating.
Description In March of 1999, COMBAT was entrusted with managing the "Sentenced to the Arts" Project (STTAP). STTAP was created to provide innovative art education and expressive therapy to adjudicated youth involved with the Jackson County, Missouri, Family Court (JCFC) and eventually the Clay County, Missouri, Juvenile Justice Center (CCJJC). This unique inter-governmental and private sector collaborative was integral to the successful implementation of the project.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Citizenship
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Short-term measurable outcomes are: 1. Decrease in court referrals 2. Decrease in felony crimes 3. Increase favorable attitudes towards school 4. Increased test scores 5. Improved social interactions
Long-Term Success Forty years ago, junior high school art classes were the most highly attended of the various classes offered in grades K through 12. Then came Sputnik, and the arts were de-emphasized in favor of math and science. Schools have, as yet, not recovered from the drastic cuts in arts programming. And yet, the Kansas City metro-area public school districts, with the exception of the most affluent, continue to minimize what the arts can do for student achievement. This programming has had, and continues to have a significant impact on student achievement and economic development of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan area. “Sentenced to the Arts” Project (STTAP) intends to reduce recidivism rates, increase academic performance, and reduce the number of discipline referrals.
Program Success Monitored By The monitoring instruments administered to document progress were: 1. Participant Skills Assessment 2. Your Opinions Count Survey (YOC) 3. Academic Data 4. Court Records 5. Participant Feedback Form
Examples of Program Success Based on the key findings and promising results from independent evaluaters, the following examples of evidence of program success are highlighted: 1. Participant youth’s delinquent behavior decreased during this study while academic performance increased. Both were statistically significant and clearly indicate a positive step in the reduction of criminal offending by the youth. This also impacts re-offending behavior or recidivism. 2. Therapeutic arts education and expression programming provided access for the youth to develop their talents and life skills individually and collectively. Participants improved their self-esteem, developed healthy coping skills, demonstrated effective anger management skills, and increased their emotional maturity. 3. Frequent and consistent interaction with artists created a learning environment for the youth that allowed the youth to experience positive role modeling and mentoring.
Description

The Out-Of-School Suspension School (OSS) is a cooperative school program for students from the KCPS who have been suspended long-term.  The program serves students with multiple challenges and creates a learning environment incorporating trauma informed care practices.  OSS last quarter has been very productive and rewarding. The Kansas City Public Schools decided to increase our enrollment by 20% where ArtsTech will serve 60 students at any one time and approximately 12+ during the 2016-17 school year. Our proposed 200-student integrated alternative school concept was not approved for the upcoming school year. ArtsTech will implement as many of the “lessons learned” and more effective policies and procedures for the upcoming school year as possible.

Category Education, General/Other Dropout Programs
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Short-Term Success

Community support has enabled ArtsTech to continue to prove that we can work with the most troubled youth and design a plan to reach more students than previously served the past 5-10 years. ArtsTech has learned many lessons that are now being implemented to improve service. Students have multiple traumas in their past and continue to be negatively affected by these recurring events. 

Long-Term Success

ArtsTech is moving forward as the pilot community-based school using proven research to guide our plan, work on being a Trauma Informed Care sensitized school, and basic academic skill development are keys to this idea. Working with a consortium of concerned community partners, ArtsTech will have a team go through a week-long training from Truman Behavioral Health specialists to re-think how we address traumatic issues on an organizational, community and individual level. ArtsTech’s intent is to work with other schools and organizations to engage the community in this social justice initiative.

Program Success Monitored By ArtsTech is required to submit regular progress reports to KCPS for their review. Additionally, ArtsTech completes behavior management notes indicating issues, progress, and plan for success.  Regular attendance, academic progress, and students who return to their home school are some of the strongest indicators of success.  Students who achieve academically and remain in school when they would normally be unlikely to complete high school is a win-win for ArtsTech, KCPS, and the community.
Examples of Program Success Many students have steady progress academically and behaviorally. In this school year, the OSS school successfully served over 100 students. Only three (3) students were referred back to the District for alternate placement. Last year, the same students referred to ArtsTech had a 50% attendance rate at their home school. This year, these same students averaged a 74% attendance rate. Most importantly, 25+ students have earned the opportunity to return to their home school starting August 2016.
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.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Program 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 17
Paid Part-Time Staff 40
Volunteers 37
Paid Contractors 29
Retention Rate 88%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-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, and 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 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.
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
Dr. James Daley Community Volunteer
Ms. Deanna Brauer dePalacios Community Volunteer
Mr. Carl DiCapo Liberty Memorial Association
Mr. Tracey S.C. Lewis Waddell & Reed
Ms April Strong Hallmark Cards
Ms. Roxanna Swaney EMBARQ Corporation
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 0%
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
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Ashley Allen Truman Medical Center
Ms. Marisa Tosi BluScope Properties
Mr. Derrick Willis UMKC - Institute for Human Development
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, 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $948,000
Projected Expenses $945,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2013:  Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$194,619$140,956$163,950
Government Contributions$719,632$428,755$401,354
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$719,632$428,755$401,354
Individual Contributions----$0
$0$0$0
$125,498$194,992$183,531
Investment Income, Net of Losses$257$190$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$9,907$5,201$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$370$167$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$948,730$712,873$686,416
Administration Expense$55,214$52,893$46,693
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.001.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%93%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,243,845$1,205,526$1,172,823
Current Assets$214,822$175,917$143,410
Long-Term Liabilities$1,066,992$1,066,992$1,066,992
Current Liabilities$30,166$38,196$8,018
Total Net Assets$146,687$100,338$97,813
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.124.6117.89
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets86%89%91%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountShumaker Family Foundation $15,000State Street Foundation $15,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountKCPL Fund $15,000Francis Family Foundation $10,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFrancis Family Foundation $10,000Blue Scope Foundation $5,000 --
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.


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