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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Supporting Exceptional Talent

two stars

79.91

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

Board Leadership
Richard Vierk
President

CEO
Chris Cook
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.91 two stars
  Financial 88.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

88.55

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.32
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE) 79.91 two stars
League of American Orchestras (NY) 92.12 four stars
The Women's Project & Productions (NY) 93.38 four stars
Pasadena Conservatory of Music (CA) 91.33 four stars
National Book Foundation (NY) 87.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,664,444
   Federated Campaigns $5,000
   Membership Dues $43,960
   Fundraising Events $90,859
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $101,006
Total Contributions $1,905,269
   Program Service Revenue $75,974
Total Primary Revenue $1,981,243
   Other Revenue $270,969
TOTAL REVENUE $2,252,212
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,351,934
   Administrative Expenses $161,138
   Fundraising Expenses $261,541
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,774,613
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $477,599
   
Net Assets $4,471,124

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 $802,217 59.3%
Exhibition and Public Programs $373,817 27.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$110,049 6.20% Chris Cook Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE) 79.91 two stars
OPERA America (NY) 93.62 four stars
Artspace Projects (MN) 89.48 three stars
Montalvo Arts Center (CA) 92.01 four stars
Community Center for the Arts (WY) 85.36 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

Richard Vierk
President

CEO

Chris Cook
Executive Director

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