Governance & Management
ARTSHIP Foundation was incorporated as a California not-for-profit charitable and public benefit organization in August 1992 in Oakland , California . The Foundation relocated its headquarters office to San Francisco , California in January 2004.
Internal Revenue Determination
ARTSHIP Foundation received a determination letter from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in 1995, reconfirmed in 1999, that ARTSHIP Foundation is qualified as a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The State of California Franchise Tax Board has made a similar determination. Contributions and donations to ARTSHIP Foundation are fully deductible, to the extent permitted by Federal and state laws. Federal I.D. Number: 94-3210894
Board of Directors
The Articles of Incorporation provide for a Board of Directors consisting of up to 19 members. Currently, the Board has seven members and three members emeriti, the latter being among the founding members of the Foundation and enjoy lifetime membership on the Board. The Board consists of the following committees.
Committees of the Board
Executive Committee : Charge: Oversee all business, financial and management operations of the Foundation. Members: Chair, President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Board, Executive & Artistic Director of the Foundation, and up to two Board Members designated by the President.
Steering Committee : Charge: Support the Board of Directors and Committees of the Board in executing their responsibilities in arts and community programming. Chair: Executive Director. Members: Volunteers, Patrons, Artists, Educators, Community Activists.
Strategic Alliances & Community Outreach Committee : Charge: To work effectively with community nonprofits in San Francisco, the Bay Area and elsewhere to leverage the opportunities of the ARTSHIP Foundation to benefit the larger community in general. Co-Chairs: Board Chair and President. Members: Board Members, Executive Director of ARTSHIP Foundation, Executive Directors of Nonprofit Organizations, volunteers and other interested individuals.
Programs and Operations
The Executive/Artistic Director is the chief program and operational officer of the Foundation, and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.
Currently, all performing and visual artists provide services on a voluntary basis. To the extent resources permit, from time to time stipends may be paid to volunteer artists and musicians as independent contractors. The Foundation uses independent contractors and service providers for many of its regular business operations. Board members and volunteers provide professional and administrative services on a pro bono basis.
Prior Board Committees in Effect During Tenure of Vessel ARTSHIP - 1999-2003
The following Board Committees were in effect from 1999 to 2003 during the period that ARTSHIP Foundation held title to the vessel ARTSHIP .
Universal Design Committee : Charge: To assist ARTSHIP
Foundation in creating a welcoming environment for people of all abilities
and to provide access opportunities and assistive technologies that enable
people to engage in the activities and programs of the Foundation. Chair:
Executive Director. Members: Professional practitioners in disability
policy, law, access, design, architecture, education and engineering.
Culinary & Hospitality Arts Committee : Charge: To assist the Foundation in developing a comprehensive culinary arts training program that will develop talented individuals to work in these industries in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chair: Executive Director; Members: Board of Directors, Steering Committee, Professional practitioners from the culinary and hospitality industries, volunteers.