Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts (Grantmaking)

Public Art Fund

Dedicated to presenting the work of contemporary artists in New York's public spaces

three stars

85.82

One East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 223-7800   Web Site
EIN: 13-2898805

Board Leadership
Jill Kraus Jill Kraus, Chairman
Chairman

CEO
Susan K. Freedman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.82 three stars
  Financial 83.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Public Art Fund (PAF) is New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and exhibitions in public spaces. Since its founding in 1977, PAF has been committed to working with emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art for neighborhoods throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public encounter with the art of our time. Since its founding PAF has presented more than five hundred artists' projects throughout New York, making it possible for artists to engage diverse audiences and, along the way, redefine what public art is in relation to the changing nature of contemporary art.

The Public Art Fund (PAF) is New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and exhibitions in public spaces. Since its founding in 1977, PAF has been committed to working with emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art for neighborhoods throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public encounter with the art of our time. Since its founding PAF has presented more than five hundred artists' projects throughout New York, making it possible for artists to engage diverse audiences and, along the way, redefine what public art is in relation to the changing nature of contemporary art.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Showing 3 of 5
Total in 2018
Total number of works commissioned
9
Average dollar price of tickets for guided tours
0
Average price for admission to exhibits (in dollars)
0
Number of works exhibited temporarily
9
Average dollar price of tickets to screenings
10
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Art Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Art Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,727,828
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $922,718
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $57,000
Total Contributions $3,707,546
   Program Service Revenue $998,112
Total Primary Revenue $4,705,658
   Other Revenue $1,166,573
TOTAL REVENUE $5,872,231
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,799,813
   Administrative Expenses $527,134
   Fundraising Expenses $1,023,607
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,350,554
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-478,323
   
Net Assets $5,865,003

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$245,344 3.86% Susan K. Freedman President
Other Salaries of Note
$275,918 4.34% Nicholas Baume Director & Chief Curator

Mission

The Public Art Fund (PAF) is New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and exhibitions in public spaces. Since its founding in 1977, PAF has been committed to working with emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art for neighborhoods throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public encounter with the art of our time. Since its founding PAF has presented more than five hundred artists' projects throughout New York, making it possible for artists to engage diverse audiences and, along the way, redefine what public art is in relation to the changing nature of contemporary art.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Art Fund (NY) 85.82 three stars
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.01 four stars
United Performing Arts Fund (WI) 93.53 four stars
Nebraska Humanities Council (NE) 87.24 three stars
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 89.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Art Fund
One East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 223-7800
fax: (212) 223-7801
EIN: 13-2898805

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Board Leadership

Jill Kraus Jill Kraus, Chairman
Chairman

CEO

Susan K. Freedman
President