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The Appalachian Center for the Arts

Total Qualifying Score: 9
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: Yes – 0
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: No – 1
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


The Appalachian Center for the Arts
Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky 41501

County (ARC Region) Pike
State (ARC Region) Kentucky


Q1. Mission:


Mission Statement

We want Pikeville to be a regional arts hub by presenting and cultivating the stories of our town, our region, and our world. The Community of Pikeville is alive with art, music, and ideas. By nurturing creativity and embracing innovation, we strengthen ALL families.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

The Appalachian Center for the Arts addresses strengthening Appalachia’s community and economic development potential by leveraging the Region’s cultural heritage assets. The App houses a gallery space which will present the work of local artists and artisans. Our arts education department introduces our young citizens  to performing and visual arts from the stories of Appalachia to the music of Broadway to the words of Shakespeare. In a time when the arts are the first to fall under the axe of budgetary cuts, The App – as it’s known – provides the highest quality of arts education and arts presentation throughout Southeast Kentucky and the entire Central Appalachian region. 

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: Yes

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 5/5 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 5/0 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $50,000/$200,000

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $286,000 / $386,000

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $50,000 / $200,000

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): No ($)
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Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Our inability to present and produce artistic content has devastated our organizations. We have continued to teach and find socially distant ways of performing. We take our position as caretakers of a public trust. In that capacity, we will do our utmost to keep bringing the arts to our community. And during this time of pandemic, we feel it is more important than ever.  

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
How to maintain our staff
How to continue to present arts and arts education to our citizens
How to continue building the cross-sector and regional arts partnerships we’ve been working on

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

Any training which can assist us in resolving any of the issues above will be greatly helpful.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? Yes

List of Organizations in Proposed Cohort:

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

Course #2 Choice: 2-Mission & Operations

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)


Name: Erick Buckley, Director of Education and Outreach

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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