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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

A multi-disciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time.

two stars

77.55

900 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 528-3805   Web Site
EIN: 72-0798830

Board Leadership
Bryan Bailey & Gregg Porter
Co-Chairs

CEO
George Scheer
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.55 two stars
  Financial 89.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of art of our time. The CAC organizes curated exhibitions, performances and programs; enlarges audiences; and encourages collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. Our vision is that the CAC will be nationally recognized as a leader in the presentation and support of contemporary arts, artists and emerging art forms. Since 1976, the CAC has been home to artists' bold experiments in painting, theater, photography, performance art, dance, music, video, education, and sculpture.

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of art of our time. The CAC organizes curated exhibitions, performances and programs; enlarges audiences; and encourages collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. Our vision is that the CAC will be nationally recognized as a leader in the presentation and support of contemporary arts, artists and emerging art forms. Since 1976, the CAC has been home to artists' bold experiments in painting, theater, photography, performance art, dance, music, video, education, and sculpture.

Financial

three stars

89.65

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (LA) 77.55 two stars
SFJAZZ (CA) 89.85 three stars
Stamford Center for the Arts (CT) 90.43 four stars
Film Forum (NY) 88.07 three stars
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,509,403
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $104,034
   Fundraising Events $239,787
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $80,260
Total Contributions $1,933,484
   Program Service Revenue $174,112
Total Primary Revenue $2,107,596
   Other Revenue $1,205,676
TOTAL REVENUE $3,313,272
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,051,148
   Administrative Expenses $141,122
   Fundraising Expenses $368,743
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,561,013
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-247,741
   
Net Assets $7,690,092

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
Visual Arts $1,098,435 36.0%
Performing Arts $756,316 24.8%
Education $358,315 11.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 77.55 two stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 85.91 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 87.95 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 87.96 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.10 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 82.90 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 81.06 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 72.85 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 74.77 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 73.47 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 80.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 75.19 two stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 77.49 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 71.56 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 73.80 two stars
2005-06 12/15/2006 71.00 two stars
2004-06 01/01/2006 68.99 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 63.51 one star
2002-06 10/01/2003 48.17 zero star

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

EIN 72-0798830
Name in IRS Master File CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (91) Art exhibit
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 January, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- MK Wegmann Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$278,517 7.82% Neil Barclay Former Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (LA) 77.55 two stars
The Bushnell (CT) 90.09 four stars
Film Forum (NY) 88.07 three stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 86.19 three stars
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 87.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 528-3805
fax: (504) 528-3828
EIN: 72-0798830

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Board Leadership

Bryan Bailey & Gregg Porter
Co-Chairs

CEO

George Scheer
Executive Director, CEO

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