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VOTED #1 Cultural Arts Organization in Northwest CT

Donor Presentation

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Who We Are & Why We’re Passionate: OUR MISSION… To foster creative, hands-on learning through the arts: ASAP! ASAP! is a nonprofit arts organization that reaches 8,000+ children from all walks of life throughout Connecticut. Our program impacts kids by exposing them to experiential learning opportunities that encourage them to think creatively, ask questions, and explore possibilities.

OUR VISION… When we honor children’s imagination, invite them to create, encourage them to take risks, and trust their resourcefulness, they will become the empowered and resilient adults the world really needs. Studies have shown that kids who participate in arts programs are more likely to: Develop essential life-long skills including problem-solving, creative thinking, teamwork, and open communication. These skills have been directly linked to not only higher academic achievement but an overall well-being.* *Source: C  ritical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development. Edited by Richard J Deasy.


The

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Difference

WE never turn a child away.

• Voted #1 Cultural Arts Organization in Northwest CT.

• Facilitates new methods of learning through

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innovative teaching.

• Brings together the community and builds social capital.

• Only multidisciplinary after school arts program of its kind in Connecticut.

• Teaches skills associated with imagination, invention, and innovation preparing kids for future success.

• Provides financial aid to all those in need.

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This workshop was one of the best adventures I have ever been on. It absorbed 110% of me and will stay with me forever! — Participant of Dance with Pilobolus


What We Do: SPECIAL PROGRAMS ASAP! provides events that feature young writers, dancers, photographers, visual artists, and musicians throughout Connecticut.

SUMMER PROGRAMS ASAP! provides multidisciplinary arts summer camps and intensives.

29%

SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

42% 29%

ASAP! provides in-school programming and after school multidisciplinary arts workshops throughout the school year.

Allocation of Resources


Who We Serve: The ASAP! community includes families and children of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds from over 100 different towns.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Bethlehem Bridgewater Hartford Litchfield New Milford Newtown Roxbury Southbury Torrington Washington Waterbury Woodbury


How We Have Grown: Each dollar you give allows us to reach more kids.

In-School Participation

Students

• Due to the success of our innovative after school workshops, demand for ASAP! in-school programs has grown dramatically.

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• We are able to cost effectively

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reach more children.

7000

• In-school programming attracts a diverse donor base.

6000

• Demand for ASAP! in-school and

5000

after school programs for under privileged children in lower income schools has grown.

4000 3000 2000 1000 0 2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016


What’s New?

Language Arts Foreign language through the world of art

Nurturing Young Artists Professional artists teaching children in grades Pre-K to 2

African Dance Celebrating music & dance through movement

ArtCo. Junior

Mixed media arts for primary school children

ASAP! “Give Back” Weekend Art based community service for teens

Destination Painting Exploring different locations for artistic inspiration


The Programs ASAP! is a fantastic organization. They continue year after year to grow and to initiate amazing new programs. Our granddaughter has benefited immensely from their weekend and after school workshops. The staff and teaching artists are world class and we are lucky to have them in Connecticut. The world would be a better place if everyone had access to an organization like ASAP!. — Marie Difilippantonio


School Year Programs Workshops & Field Trips

Inter-district Project

ASAP! offers age-specific arts programming to provide opportunities for children to create, collaborate, and express themselves.

ASAP!’s Inter-district Project includes collaborative arts projects, uniting kids from across economic and social classes promoting cultural diversity in our extended community.

In-School Programming & Special Projects ASAP! aligns with schools to supplement their curriculum by using the visual and performing arts to engage students academically and foster higher-order thinking skills. These unique programs develop students’ individual creative strengths and talents while giving students the confidence and problem-solving abilities they need to succeed.


Summer Programs ASAP! SUMMER CAMP ASAP!’s Summer Camp program provides students ages 4.5-13 with an intensive, two-week immersion program.

• 6.5 hours a day for two weeks • 116 participants in 2016 • Full arts curriculum offered • Community integration • 47% of campers received financial aid in 2016 ASAP! YOUTH CREW ASAP!’s Youth Crew program is for students ages 13–17. The Crew learns how to work with and lead younger campers. In addition, they participate in daily life skills workshops such as business etiquette, public speaking, and basic first aid.

SUMMER THEATRE ASAP!’s Summer Theatre is offered to students in grades 1-12. Participants will learn how to fully unleash their imagination, harnessing their creativity in developing characters, scenes, and dialogue. They will develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration, risk-taking and connecting their bodies to their voices for a captivating performance that will be presented at the end of the week.


Special Events

ASAP! produces many special events throughout the year featuring our students. Each year ASAP! hosts various events, which showcase the many talented children and adults in our area. These cherished community events also engage local artists, support local businesses, and foster deeper connections throughout the communities we serve.

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YOUNG WRITERS


The Numbers


Summary: Income & Expense Breakdown INCOME

FY 2001

FY 2006

FY 2011

FY 2016

Contributed Income Corporations/Foundations

$30,000

$33,150

$114,976

$94,981

Individuals

$150

$23,277

$112,613

$212,229

Government

$0

$22,100

$39,220

$65,072

Total Contributed Income

$30,150

$78,527

$266,809

$372,281

Earned Income Tuition

$1,970

$45,935

$113,810

$208,327

Event Income

$0

$86,581

$99,766

$31,254

Other

$0

$1, 181

$301

$427

Total Earned Income

$1,970

$133,697

$213,877

$240,008

Total Income

$32,120

$212,224

$480,686

$612,290

Program Expenses

$27,980

$186,809

$343,981

$419,893

Financial Aid

$0

$2,025

$12,638

$32,301

Admin Expenses

$4,140

$26,280

$90,837

$181,411

Total Expenses

$32,120

$215,114

$447,456

$633,605

Net Income

$0

-$2,890

$33,230

-$21,315

EXPENSES


Income Based Evolution $700,000 $700,000 $700,000 $600,000 $600,000

$600,000

$500,000 $500,000

$500,000

$400,000 $400, 000 $400, 000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $200,000 $200,000 $32k $200,000

$100,000

0

$32k Contributions Contributions Tuition Tuition Event Income Event Income Other Other

$100,000 $100,000

00

FY 2006 FY 2011 FY 2016 2001 FYFY2000 FY 2005 FY 2010 FY 2015 $212KFY 2010 $481KFY 2015 $612K FY 2000 $32K FY 2005 $32K $159K $441K $619 K

$32K

$159K

$441K

$619 K


Total Contributions

78% OF OUR

BUDGET IS FUNDED PRIVATELY

Government $22,100

28%

$39,220

15%

$65,072

17%

$31,500

40%

$57,550

22%

$70,152

19%

$23,277

30%

$112,613

42%

$212,229

57%

$1,650

2%

$57,426

22%

$24,829

7%

FY 2001 $30,000 100% $30,000

Foundation Individual

FY 2006 $22,100 28% 78,527

FY 2011 $39,220 15% $266,809

FY 2016 $65,072 17% $372,281

$31,500

40%

$57,550

$70,152

$23,277

30%

$1,650

2%

22%

$22,100 28% 100% 100% $22,100 $22,100 28% 28%$22,100 30,000 100%$30,000 100%$30,000

$112,613 42% 28% $39,220 $39,220 15% $39,220 15% 15%$39,220 $57,426

22%

Corporate Government

$212,229 15% $65,072 17% $65,072 17%$65,072 17%$65,072 57%

$24,829

Foundation

Government Government Government Government

19%

7%

Individual 17%

$31,500 40% 40% $31,500 40%$31,500 $31,500

40% $57,550 $57,550 22% $57,550 22% $57,550 22%

22% $70,152 19% 19%$70,152 $70,152 19%$70,152

19%

30% $23,277 $23,277 30% 30% $23,277 $23,277

30% $112,613 42% $112,613 42% 42%$112,613 $112,613

42%$212,229 57% $212,229 $212,229 57% 57% $212,229

57%

2% 2% $1,650 $1,650$1,650 2% $1,650

2% $57,426 $57,426 22% $57,426 22% 22%$57,426

$24,829 22% $24,829 7% $24,829 7% 7%$24,829

7%

Foundation Foundation Foundation Foundation

Corporate

Individual Individual Individual Individual

Corporate Corporate Corporate Corporate


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P.O. Box 15 • 6 Bee Brook Road, Unit B Washington Depot, CT 06794 860.868.0740 • asap@asapct.org

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