Arts Asylum
1000 East 9th St
Ste 101
Kansas City MO 64106
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 301-7444
Mission Statement
Founded in 2010 and incorporated in 2011, the Arts Asylum's mission is to provide a safe place to create for artists, performers, educators, and creative companies in Kansas City. We accomplish this by offering accessible gallery, studio, classroom, and performing space for artists from all backgrounds with ongoing programming and assistance from our team. We have partnered with more than 20 organizations, including Crossroads Preparatory Academy, Union Hill Day School, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, Fishtank Theatre, reStart, Paseo West Neighborhood Association, KC Improv Company, Fringe Festiva Kl, Johnson County Public Library, Barn Players, Sharp Women, Black Repertory Theatre, and Faust Productions. The Arts Asylum reaches more than 17,000 community members annually with our programming, productions and outreach.
 
Current programs include the Arts Asylum Academy (previously known as Kids with Crayons), which has provided art classes for over 200 children through partnerships with reStart and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater KC. Children and youth are taught by 20+ working artists in Kansas City a variety of classes from watercolor to writing, painting techniques and full stage productions. Other current programs include providing artwork from our studio artists one month a year to the Antioch and Shawnee Branches of the Johnson County Public Library and hosting weekly podcasts on KOJH 104.7 featuring lively and in-depth conversations with local artists. Our 2019 -20 theatre production season includes Jesus Christ Superstar - our first co-production with This Happy Breed, The Full Monty, Lizzie, Grand Hotel, Mamma Mia, Victor Victoria, The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time, and Fringe Festival productions.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Evie Craig
Board Chair Alex Perry
Board Chair Company Affiliation A to Z Theatrical Supply
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2012
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Visit our website www.theartsasylum.org and click on the "How You Can Help" tab.  If you are interested in making a financial gift, pressing the donate button will take you to a PayPal page.  Or you can send checks to The Arts Asylum 1000 E. 9th St. Kansas City, MO 64106.  The Arts Asylum has an annual campaign - Get Committed! - that offers giving levels for monthly or annual contribution.


 If you are interested in volunteering, we have opportunities on evenings and weekends. For more information about donating, supporting or volunteering, contact Evie Craig at 816.301.7444.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Founded in 2010 and incorporated in 2011, the Arts Asylum's mission is to provide a safe place to create for artists, performers, educators, and creative companies in Kansas City. We accomplish this by offering accessible gallery, studio, classroom, and performing space for artists from all backgrounds with ongoing programming and assistance from our team. We have partnered with more than 20 organizations, including Crossroads Preparatory Academy, Union Hill Day School, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, Fishtank Theatre, reStart, Paseo West Neighborhood Association, KC Improv Company, Fringe Festiva Kl, Johnson County Public Library, Barn Players, Sharp Women, Black Repertory Theatre, and Faust Productions. The Arts Asylum reaches more than 17,000 community members annually with our programming, productions and outreach.
 
Current programs include the Arts Asylum Academy (previously known as Kids with Crayons), which has provided art classes for over 200 children through partnerships with reStart and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater KC. Children and youth are taught by 20+ working artists in Kansas City a variety of classes from watercolor to writing, painting techniques and full stage productions. Other current programs include providing artwork from our studio artists one month a year to the Antioch and Shawnee Branches of the Johnson County Public Library and hosting weekly podcasts on KOJH 104.7 featuring lively and in-depth conversations with local artists. Our 2019 -20 theatre production season includes Jesus Christ Superstar - our first co-production with This Happy Breed, The Full Monty, Lizzie, Grand Hotel, Mamma Mia, Victor Victoria, The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time, and Fringe Festival productions.
Background Statement
Alex and Courtney Perry, the founders of The Arts Asylum, purchased our building, located in the urban core of Kansas City, MO at 1000 E. 9th Street, in 2010 and incorporated the organization as a MO nonprofit in late 2011. Since that time, we have made critical renovations to the facility and have been able to expand services to Kansas City’s dynamic and diverse arts community following each renovation project. Constructed in 1888 as a Baptist Church, the building was destroyed by a fire in 1948 and rebuilt without the resources or intent to preserve its historic integrity. In the intervening 70 years, owners and tenants have not had the capacity to utilize the full scope of the building. Once the planned renovations are completed, The Arts Asylum will have community programming space for arts education, theatre companies’ operations and performances, events and art studios principally benefiting low to moderate income persons in the urban core of Kansas City in a space that is inclusive, welcoming, accessible and dignified. While the building’s historic origins cannot be restored, they are being respected by a tenant owner who is seeking to once again utilize every square foot for the purpose of improving lives.
 
The Arts Asylum offers the three following programs (our three pillars): 1) The Arts Asylum Academy - an arts education program for students of all ages from underserved communities in Kansas City whose educations may not have included the arts where they can learn from some of the best artists and educators in the region;2) The Arts Asylum Theatre Co-Producers and Producing Partners - provides for the full range of performing needs (auditions, rehearsals and performances) for local theatre companies at affordable rates. Co-producing partners include Faust, Egads and This Happy Breed and recent and upcoming productions include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The 25th Annual Fulton County Spelling Bee and Jesus Christ Superstar. Producing partners include The Barn Players, The Black Repertory Theatre, KC Improv Company and Sharp Women, LLC; and 3) The Arts Asylum Studios - 23 spaces that are available at below market rates for artist. Current studio tenants include artists whose medium of work include stained glass, photography, painting, jewelry design, music, balloon art and the creation of action figures. Studio tenants have 24/7/365 access.
Impact Statement
The Arts Asylum was founded to meet community and artistic needs for the following populations in the urban core of KCMO: 1) artists; 2) audiences; and 3)students. We offer studio space to artists at below market rates in an environment of support and inclusion that are accessible 24/7/365 at a time when studio spaces close to downtown are closing or increasing leases beyond market rate. Unlike most studios, we do not require a jury process for our studio tenants so we are unique in reaching emerging artists. We offer theatrical production space at professional standards for sound and lights at below market rates. Audiences are able to experience “downtown” performances in the urban core; an experience that brings together suburban and urban core audiences that is unique in any community. In response to concerns from local playwrights of few opportunities for meaningful feedback on works in progress, we recently started Stage Reading Saturday through which they hold public stage readings one Saturday afternoon a month and get immediate facilitated audience feedback. Many children and youth from low - moderate household are unable to access arts education and not all charter schools provide arts education. Through a partnership with Crossroads Preparatory Academy, Arts Asylum Academy faculty have provided visual and performing arts classes two times a week for two years. The program will expand from two to five days a week this school year. Finally, the Arts Asylum is active in the Paseo West Neighborhood Association, the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, the Gateway Paseo/Choice Neighborhoods Advisory Council, and the UMKC Center for Neighborhoods as part of our mission to provide a safe place to create. We believe that art can help build a safer community and that artists need to be at more community tables.
Needs Statement
The Arts Academy faced many challenges in our first decade - finding/engaging our audiences in an expanding arts community, achieving ad 1) Sustainable funding - as a small and emerging organization, we can only pursue a limited number of activities without dedicated funding. We are working to diversify funding sources for operations - having a variety of funding that is in dedicated program “silos” does not support the Arts Asylum’s need to expand our sphere of influence. We are challenged to launch a major gifts campaign but are off to a good start and raised more than $40,000 in major gifts during the first six months of 2019; 2) Strong/strategic leadership - Our process for developing the agency’s first strategic plan is in alignment with best practices and engages staff, board and the community; 3) Recognition as a valid and authentic voice and leader in the community - moving beyond our four walls to share our perspective and skills to our neighborhood(s) to the City and the region challenges our staff capacity and volunteer support; we are addressing this by moving at a pace allowing for planning and by growing organically as opportunities arise.
Service Categories
Arts & Culture
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Clay County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
Geographic Area Served Narrative The Arts Asylum reaches more than 17,000 community members annually. Most of our programming occurs at our facility at 1000 E. 9th St, KCMO. We have outreach programming at the Johnson County Public Library's Antioch & Shawnee Branches and are the new base of Barn Players - a longtime Johnson County company. We provide arts education at Crossroads Preparatory Academy and are currently developing after school arts education programming with KCMO Parks and Rec at the North Kansas City Community Center. We air a weekly podcast on Hot Jams 103 and draw audiences from throughout the region to hear from local artists and arts supporters.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Just short of completing our first decade, The Arts Asylum has succeeded in establishing its place in the dynamic Kansas City arts community. But now we stand on the cusp of remaining a small, well-respected arts agency or expanding our footprint to evolve into an arts organization that has regional impact in visual and performing arts, arts education, arts advocacy, and community and neighborhood development. In the next decade, The Arts Asylum aspires to reveal the power of art to be a catalyst for strategic and innovative approaches to solving community problems by creating art-driven processes that enhance our sense or ourselves as contributing citizens. As lofty as this aim is, agency leadership knows that it cannot be achieved without a firm foundation of improved administrative/fiscal/development capacity, programs assessed based on data, and a strong network of community partners. We seek general operating support to build this foundation.
Programs
Description The Arts Asylum has 23 rental studio spaces which are offered at affordable rates to artists of all mediums, from formally trained traditional artists to non-traditional forms such as web/graphic design, landscape art and architecture, and action figure modeling. There is no jury process or application program to become a resident artist, which supports new and emerging artists from all disciplines. Tenants have access to their studios 24/7/365.
Program Budget $125,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists-in-Residence
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Short term success is focused on encouraging collaboration between resident artists of different mediums. The rates are kept affordable and there is no jury process to become a resident, so artists of all types are represented and encouraged to collaborate, although it is by no means required for tenancy. Artists who keep studios at The Arts Asylum have gotten to know each other and successfully teamed up through tenant meetings and events, as well as an online forum on The Arts Asylum website, specifically built for the use of the resident artists. As noted above, we have a tenants' council and hold quarterly tenant brunches. And, again occupancy of studios is critical.  Between 2017 and 2019, studio rental occupancy increased by 59 per cent. Recent renovations expanded their free parking options on-site and created a conference room and tech suite that they may take advantage of.
Long-Term Success Long term success will be visible in an environment that is a true artistic community. The Arts Asylum  not only fosters cross-medium collaboration between resident artists, but produces those collaborations as well.  In on facility, artists can work with and support each other, enjoy our theatre performances, and take advantage of our conference room and tech suite. We utilize our artists for our own events/needs.  For example, a stained glass artist has recently been commissioned to create replacement stained glass for our new conference room, and the Balloon Boys produce their unique balloon sculptures for many of our events. Consistent occupancy is critical to this accomplishment and we foster good communications with our tenants by scheduling quarterly brunches, organizing annual open studio nights, supporting a tenants' council, posting regular notices and emails, and responding quickly to tenants' concerns.
Program Success Monitored By The Arts Asylum has seen a remarkable occupancy rate jump  - between 2017 and 2019, occupancy increased by 59 per cent and more than 45 per cent have been with us three years or longer. The studio rental spaces are now at high capacity and The Arts Asylum board is phasing into the next step in the organization's development: to more thoroughly live up to its mission as a facilitator of art production and artistic cross-medium collaboration, while continuing to maintain a physical space for artists to both create and share at affordable rates. We are also constantly refining our Open Studios events.
Examples of Program Success
"The sense of community and ability to collaborate with artists who are right next door is wonderful. I myself work with many different mediums as a jewelry designer, fine artist & yoga instructor. I have my studio but also have the ability to teach a yoga class across the hall in Harrison with other tenants or my own clients, Walk upstairs and borrow jewelry supplies from House of Cochon (another local jewelry designer) or collaborate with other tenants on live art for events and teaching classes for the Kids with Crayons program. It's unlike any other artist environment I've been exposed to." - Larissa Uredi, Artist and Arts Asylum tenant
 
Four of our current studio tenants are successful artists entrepreneurs.  
Description The Arts Asylum Academy is an arts education program for students from underserved communities in Kansas City whose educations may not have included the arts where they can learn from some of the best artists and educators in the region. The Academy attracts outstanding and experienced faculty, including local artists and arts educators Katie Gilchrist and Vanessa Davis (vocalists and actresses) and Aaron Smith (visual artist and adjunct faculty member at Johnson County Community College). Students of the Academy are from low-moderate income households on the urban core who earn at or below 80% of Kansas City’s median income. For the past two school years, the Academy has contracted with Crossroads Preparatory Academy to provide arts instruction in drama and visual arts and has a contract with Union Hill Day School. Classes are free of charge to students; costs are supported through philanthropy and partners’ contracts.
Program Budget $80,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed No
Short-Term Success
The signature project from the program, Alcohol Ink tiles, a loose analogy on the impact arts can have, is being incorporated into the 2015 Art in the Loop program in downtown KCMO. Alcohol Ink tiles were featured during Open Spaces in September of 2018. 
 
In 2017, the Academy entered into a contract with Crossroads Preparatory Academy to provide bi-weekly art classes for their students. We were successful in recruiting outstanding faculty, including artists and art educators. In the 2020 school year, the Academy faculty will teach at the school's new building. 
 
 
Long-Term Success
In 2015 the program began to extend beyond our building to local community centers, Montessori schools and arts events like the ArtsKC Fund Block Party Art in the Loop and Open Spaces. Negotiations are ongoing with KCMO Parks and Rec to provide after school arts education at the North Kansas City Community Center  in Clay County. Contract with Crossroads Preparatory Academy started in 2017 with classes two times a week and has expanded in 2019-20 to classes 5 times a week in our own dedicated classroom. Team Impact, a performing troupe founded by the Crossroads students, presents a public event annually that has included public art works and performances on themes including mental health and teen suicide. 
 
Within the building, current planned renovations will make it possible for The Academy to expand to include adults  and to include all performing arts. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Program Success Monitored By
Success is measured by the feedback from teaching artists and hosting organizations.  The process is regularly reviewed by staff.
Community interest generated by the initial stages of the program has been significant.  Success is also measured by renewed agreements with partner agencies and with faculty.  Once current renovations are completed, we will be able to expand to offer classes to adults and to offer classes in the performing arts. Success is also measured by the consistent attendance from the students. Academy faculty adhere to the State of MO's Fine Arts Grade Level Expectations in all curricula development. 
Examples of Program Success
Our best testimonials come from our students: Cameron, age 9, Kids with Crayons student and former reStart resident: "My favorite part of classes is being able to express myself and my feelings. I don't have to go to the park across the street which is scary sometimes and I get to make my art for other people. I want to make some art for everyone I know. I think it has helped me focus and I feel less angry sometimes from making things. Spray paint and Art History class were my favorite classes and I can't wait for more classes."    Effective August of 2019, the Crossroads Preparatory Academy expanded the Arts Academy's classes from 3 to 5 times a week and provided us with a dedicated classroom.  Finally, the performance from the 2019 Team Impact at our theatre focused teen suicide and was written and performed exclusively by students. 
Description Renovated in 2017, the James and Marjory Russell Theatre, provides for the full range of performing needs (auditions, rehearsals and performances) for local theatre companies at accessible and affordable rates (below market). Co-producing partners include Faust, Egads! and This Happy Breed and recent and upcoming productions include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Overture: The Musical (premiere), Mama Mia and Jesus Christ Superstar. Producing partners include The Barn Players, The Black Repertory Theatre, KC Improv Company and Sharp Women, LLC. Each company sets its own ticket prices, but all are considerably below the local market price. Ticket prices charged by our theatre partners range from $15 - $25; the Arts Asylum’s theatrical productions offer professional quality performances at accessible prices.
Program Budget $75,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theatrical Performances Presenting
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Planned renovations in 2019-22 will enable us to expand by up to 4 more productions.
 
In October of 2019, we will successfully complete the presentation of our second co-production - Jesus Christ Superstar. 
 
Lobby renovations were completed in February 2019.  
 
Long-Term Success
The theatre's success is measured based on the following three indicators: 1) Number of performances - has increased by 34 per cent since 2015; 2) Average ticket price - has increased by 7.5 per cent since 2015: and 3)Hours the theatre space is utilized - has increased by 59 per cent since 2015.  
 
         
Program Success Monitored By
Renewing and new contracts with theatre companies
Audience size - ticket sales
Total number of performances
Examples of Program Success
Number of performances
 
Ticket sales/average price
 
Utilization of theatre space 
CEO Comments Just short of completing our first decade, The Arts Asylum has succeeded in establishing its place in the dynamic Kansas City arts community. But now we stand on the cusp of remaining a small, well-respected arts agency or expanding our footprint to evolve into an arts organization that has regional impact in visual and performing arts, arts education, arts advocacy, and community and neighborhood development. In the next decade, The Arts Asylum aspires to reveal the power of art to be a catalyst for strategic and innovative approaches to solving community problems by creating art-driven processes that enhance our sense or ourselves as contributing citizens. As lofty as this aim is, agency leadership knows that it cannot be achieved without a firm foundation of improved administrative/fiscal/development capacity, programs assessed based on data, and a strong network of community partners. We seek general operating support to build this foundation.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Evie Craig
Term Start Sept 2018
Experience

Evie Craig is a woman on a mission, one that she shares with her employer, The Arts Asylum: developing partnerships to build community in the urban core of Kansas City. The organization is Kansas City’s only arts agency that serves all populations through a variety of programs that reach more than 17,000 persons annually.

During 16 years as President and CEO of reStart, Craig helped expand its reach to better serve the community, growing reStart’s annual budget from $1.33 million in 2004 to almost $8 million in 2018. Thanks to her continued efforts, Craig has been recognized locally, regionally and nationally.  As the new Executive Director of the Arts Asylum, she is excited to return to her background in the arts in order to help build collaborations to ensure that all Kansas Citians are able to create, learn from and enjoy arts experiences in a safe and accessible place.  

While her work to improve Kansas City through The Arts Asylum is impressive, it isn’t the only way Craig betters the community. She serves on the boards of the Downtown Council of Kansas City, Care Beyond the Boulevard, and the Association of Fund Raising Professionals - KC.



 

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Co-CEO/Executive Director E
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Courtney PerryJan 2012 - Aug 2028
Senior Staff
Title Director of Programming
Title Education Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 4
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Paid Contractors 3
Volunteers 20
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 2
Male 3
Not Specified 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
 Since 2012, the Arts Asylum has supported more than 20 partners to build an environment that is welcoming to ALL the more than 17,000 people we reach every year.
 
We partner with the following  community theatre companies to provide space for production needs ranging from auditions to rehearsals to performances: The Barn Players, Faust Productions, Black Repertory Theatre, Egads!, KC Improv Company, Sharp Women LLC, KC Fringe Festival. 
 
We partner with the following agencies to provide arts education: reStart, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters  of Greater Kansas City,  Union Hill Day School and Crossroads Preparatory Academy.  We are currently developing  after school programming with KCMO Parks and Rec's North Kansas City Community Center. 
 
We partner with the following organizations to provide community building and outreach:  Paseo West Neighborhood Association, River Market Business Association, Historic West Bottoms Business Association, Choice Neighborhoods/Gateway, Brinshore Development (Pendleton Arts Block curation), Downtown Council - Art in the Loop, KOJH 104.7,  Johnson County Public Library - Antioch & Shawnee Branches, and Fishtank Theatre. 
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Urban Hero - Evie CraigThe Downtown Council2012
Urban Hero - Alex & Courtney PerryThe Downtown Council2013
Best Accessories DesignerThe Pitch2014
Cornerstone AwardEconomic Development Council - KC2013
Artist of the Year - Courtney PerryRAW2014
Outstanding Advocacy Partner - Courtney PerryreStart, Inc.2015
Buck O'Neil Legacy Award - Evie CraigThe Royals2015
Jim Davis AwardThe Downtowners2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
As we enter the last half of our first decade, The Arts Asylum will continue to expand upon the successful foundation built by our three pillars of service: education, studios and theatre, each of which builds a community for the creation, the expression, and the enjoyment of art. Our 2019-20 calendar includes an exciting co-production of Jesus Christ Superstar (Oct. 2019), completion of interior renovations to our lobby (including more services for our tenant artists and for the Arts Academy), and the start of our first exterior renovations.   The Arts Asylum is committed to our mission and we invite you to GET COMMITTED by supporting us today with a monthly or annual gift at one of three levels. See our website for more details and to contribute. 
 






Board Chair
Board Chair Alex Perry
Company Affiliation A to Z Theatrical Supply
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2020
Email alex@aroztheatrical.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Marlene (Miko) Richards
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Christopher Barksdale BurnsKansas City Ballet & Miller Marley School of Dance
Ms. Evie Craig MA, CFREThe Arts Asylum
Ms. Allison EblenAttorney
Ms. Megan ForbesCity of Kansas City & Unicorn Theatre
Mr. Sean HoggeFairbanks Scales and This Happy Breed
Mr. Emilio OlveraSalon Sophia
Mr. Alex PerryA to Z Theatrical Supply
Ms. Courtney PerryHouse of Cochon, The Arts Asylum
Ms. Marlena RichardsonDerma Doctor, Shots By Miko
Mr. Aaron SmithJohnson County Community College
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Education
Executive
Operations
CEO Comments The Arts Asylum is led by a 10 member board (including two staff without voting authority). The board meets monthly and accomplishes its work through the following committees: 1) Executive; 2) Finance and Development; 3) Operations (includes Education); and 4) Events. Committees have Board-approved charters and are required to meet at least quarterly. Board Committees are chaired by Board members but may include non-Board volunteer members. The Board is committed to diversity and its minority representation includes 20% African American; 10% Hispanic; 50% Female. The Board adopted a formal Diversity Statement in August 2019. In keeping with our mission, the Board includes visual and performing artists and is welcoming and inclusive to persons of all sex and gender orientations. Professional and community expertise on the Board includes finance, law, IT, fundraising and event management, HR, nonprofit management and entrepreneurship.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $501,500
Projected Expenses $501,500
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$41,096$67,029$94,518
Administration Expense$139,323$117,050$35,300
Fundraising Expense$2,280$516$1,312
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.051.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses22%36%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$23,188$21,763$12,777
Current Assets$23,188$21,763$12,777
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$23,188$21,763$12,777
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose
In keeping with our mission to provide a safe space place to create, we request  support for capital improvements to the following programming spaces: 1)Renovation/remodeling of current basement kitchen to be “The Cube,” a multidisciplinary performing arts classroom; 2)Renovation/remodeling of  the Ann Brown Co-Lab visual arts classroom to include a technology lab; 3)Renovation/remodeling of our lobby; 4)Renovation of front exterior doors to provide a safe, accessible entrance; 5)Tuckpointing; 6)Mortar work; and 7)Work on exterior windows. The renovation is needed to support the expansion and enhancement of the Arts Asylum  Academy education program; the production needs of the local theatre companies that utilize our space; and for services to our 26 arts studio tenants.
Goal $597,075.00
Dates Sept 2018 to Nov 2019
Amount Raised to Date $270,000.00 as of Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments In keeping with our mission to provide a safe space place to create, we request support for capital improvements to the following programming spaces: 1)Renovation/remodeling of current basement kitchen to be “The Cube,” a multidisciplinary performing arts classroom; 2)Renovation/remodeling of the Ann Brown Co-Lab visual arts classroom to include a technology lab; 3)Renovation/remodeling of our lobby including the box office, concession stand and conference room; 4)Renovation of front exterior doors to provide a safe, accessible entrance; 5)Tuckpointing to address leaks; 6)Mortar work on front exterior brick; and 7)Work on seven front exterior windows. The renovation is needed in order to support the expansion and enhancement of the Arts Asylum Academy education program; the production needs of the local theatre companies that utilized our space from auditions to final performances, for community event; and for services to our 26 arts studio tenants whose range and medium of work includes stained glass, photography, painting, music, balloon art, jewelry design, and creation of action figures. Finally, we are seeking $100,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding for this project from the City of KCMO’s City Consolidated Plan. This is the Asylum’s first application for federal funds and we anticipate continued support for future renovations. As we expand our funding base and community partnerships, we increase our development capacity exponentially in a way that is sustainable. Finally, we are seeking $100,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding for this project from the City of KCMO’s City Consolidated Plan. This is the Asylum’s first application for federal funds and we anticipate continued support for future renovations. As we expand our funding base and community partnerships, we increase our development capacity exponentially in a way that is sustainable.
Other Documents
Get Committed2018View
Northeast News - The Arts Asylum Remains Committed to the Urban Core2017View
Fringe2015View
KWC2014View
Urban Hero2013View
We Bought A Church2013View
Organization Name Arts Asylum
Address 1000 East 9th St
Ste 101
Kansas City, MO 64106
Primary Phone (816) 301-7444
Contact Email info@theartsasylum.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Evie Craig
Board Chair Alex Perry
Board Chair Company Affiliation A to Z Theatrical Supply
Year of Incorporation 2012