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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Supporting Exceptional Talent

three stars

80.23

724 South 12th Street Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (402) 341-7130   Web Site
EIN: 47-0653927

Board Leadership
Victoria Maclin
President

CEO
Chris Cook
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.23 three stars
  Financial 92.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 73.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Our practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies. These artists come from around the world to work within a supportive community of like-minded people. The atmosphere and environment offer an ideal situation for creative growth and experimentation and encourage artists to confront new challenges.

The spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Our practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies. These artists come from around the world to work within a supportive community of like-minded people. The atmosphere and environment offer an ideal situation for creative growth and experimentation and encourage artists to confront new challenges.

Financial

four stars

92.77

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

73.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.28
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE) 80.23 three stars
Sphinx Organization (MI) 91.33 four stars
Artspace Projects (MN) 89.48 three stars
Russian Arts Foundation (VT) 95.05 four stars
New World Symphony (FL) 90.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,224,308
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $35,140
   Fundraising Events $147,520
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $139,552
Total Contributions $1,546,520
   Program Service Revenue $67,259
Total Primary Revenue $1,613,779
   Other Revenue $276,552
TOTAL REVENUE $1,890,331
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,575,247
   Administrative Expenses $160,909
   Fundraising Expenses $294,759
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,030,915
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-140,584
   
Net Assets $4,330,573

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Residency $872,136 55.4%
Exhibition and Public Programs $676,520 42.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 80.23 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 79.91 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 77.37 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 81.24 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 71.85 two stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 72.12 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 73.77 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 74.17 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 73.39 two stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 78.98 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 47-0653927
Name in IRS Master File BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
NTEE Code A90
NTEE Classification Arts Service Organizations and Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (91) Art exhibit
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,842 6.09% Chris Cook Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE) 80.23 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (402) 341-7130
fax: (402) 341-9791
EIN: 47-0653927

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Board Leadership

Victoria Maclin
President

CEO

Chris Cook
Executive Director

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