Johns Creek Arts
Our vision is to be a premier community arts center
providing affordable quality arts education to the
residents of North Fulton and surrounding
Description of Agency
• Our mission is to inspire artistic
development for youth and adults by
providing quality art and outreach
programs that are taught by
What We Provide
• We provide art instruction in classes,
camps and workshops to over 2,000
students per year.
Proposed Use of Funds
• Increase outreach programs to the underserved
children and seniors in the community.
• Research and potentially introduce an Arts
• Assist with the general operational funds to keep
the arts center financially viable.
• Develop a strategic marketing plan to increase
student attendance and participation through
effective media and mail campaigns.
Funding for the Arts Center changes annually as grants vary each
In the fiscal year 2008/2009 funding was:
Classes and Camp Fees – 74%
Memberships – 2.5%
Grants – 12.5%
Fundraisers – 7.0%
Donations – 4.0%
Our goal is to increase our grant and donation income for the fiscal
year 2009/2010. This grant will assist us in being able to offer
discounts and scholarships to children that can not afford to
attend classes and camps. It will also provide us with the financial
assistance to increase our outreach programs.
Prior Charity Guild
• The Johns Creek Arts Center has not
received any previous funding from
the Charity Guild funds.
Class and Camp Class Expenses
$215,582 equal to 50.5% of total expense
$202,638 equal to 47.5% of total expense
This includes mortgage, common area maintenance fees, insurance, utilities and all
operational overhead expenses.
$7,464 equal to 2.0% of
• Offer affordable and quality art programs to the
• Provide outreach art programs to underserved youth and seniors
• Provide after school art enrichment programs to fill the increasing
gap in education
• A majority of our art instructors have a BA degree or better
• We have very active Board Members that assist in promoting the
arts center, creating and working our fundraising events and
openings and gaining community support.
• Active members the participate in local community events such as
“Relay for Life”, Make A Wish Foundation, Happy Club, Girl and Boy
Scout badge programs, Founders Day, School Carnivals and
activities, library programs, Star House, etc.
• In the current economy we have had some challenges to
keep the center financially viable due to reductions in our
Fulton County grant and member contributions.
• Marketing through the media and mailings have a high fixed
cost that make it challenging for us to effectively promote
the center and increase attendance.
• We have high fixed expenses such as a mortgage, common
area fees, insurance, etc. that do not allow us to make
significant budget cuts.
• We need to offset our high fixed expenses by increasing
our student base and income.
• We operate with a very limited staff that limits our ability
to create more programs and community involvement.