ArtsinStark Annual Arts Fundraising Campaign
Massillon Museum is proud to be among the seven operating grantees that ArtsinStark supports through its annual fundraising campaign. Please consider donating to sustain the quality of life fostered by the arts in our community, and to unlock the key to creativity! Click here or on the banner above to learn more!
ArtsinStark Fact Sheet
- ArtsinStark is a 46-year-0ld non-profit organization that uses the arts to create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities.
- Our annual budget is $3 million.
- What we don’t earn, we raise each spring through the Annual Arts Campaign. In May 2016 we raised $1.7 million. We are the only united arts fund drive in America to ever make goal for 10 years in a row. (And we’ve increased private sector giving by 85%.)
- Our overhead is among the lowest: 91 cents of every dollar goes right into programs.
- We own and operate the Cultural Center for the Arts, and have made $3 million in improvements to it in the last eight years.
- We make smarter kids (and people). Our SmArts Program supercharges learning by integrating arts and academics. To date we’ve invested $500,000 in 70 SmArts projects in schools for 30,000 kids. The SmArts Program is in every one of the 17 public school districts in Stark County and all the Catholic Middle and Elementary Schools.
- In 2014, we added to the SmArts Program --- the NE Ohio Genius Project and started hosting genius competitions in companies, schools, and neighborhoods. We want to make every kid a genius --- and Northeast Ohio the place every genius wants to live.
- We reinvent downtowns. 20/20 Vision: is a 10-year plan for arts and economic development focused on downtown revitalization. Currently we’re working hands-on in Alliance, Jackson, Louisville, Massillon, Minerva, and Canton. In the Canton Arts District we’ve helped create 50 shops, eateries, galleries, and clubs; produced over 100 monthly First Fridays for 200,000 people, and installed 55 new pieces of public art.
- We promote tourism. In 2009, the Canton Museum of Art and ArtsinStark hosted the Japanese blockbuster KIMONO for more than 100,000 people, which generated $6 million of economic impact. Now the Pro Football Hall of Fame and ArtsinStark are creating a new tourist attraction called The ELEVEN: a $2.2 million public art series celebrating the 11 greatest moments in professional football history. We’ve installed the first four moments and want the entire series to be done by 2020.
- We create healthier communities. The projects we support through our Grants Program reach 200,000 people a year. Over the last 10 years we’ve awarded $10 million in grants to the 7 largest arts groups: Canton Ballet, Canton Museum of Art, Canton Symphony, Massillon Museum, Palace Theatre, Players Guild and Voices of Canton --- and another $1.6 million in grants to 600 small non-profits, artists, and schools in every single community in Stark County.
- The cultural industry here is made up of 100 arts, history, and cultural organizations, and 500 artists and craftsmen. It has an annual economic impact of $18 million.
- ArtsinStark is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for the Arts.