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Tuscarawas Arts Partnership

Total Qualifying Score: 4
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : No (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: Above $3 million or below $100,000 – 0 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Tuscarawas Arts Partnership
DOVER, Tuscarawas County, Ohio 44622

County (ARC Region) Tuscarawas
State (ARC Region) Ohio


Q1. Mission:

The mission of Tuscarawas Arts Partnership (TAP) is to create and support environments that awaken, empower and inspire through the arts in Tuscarawas County.

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

TAP aligns with several of the above goals.

The first goal aligns with TAP’s ArtsThrive Program which is a series of business and professional development workshops geared toward the arts, culture and creative sector. The goal of the program is to equip artists, cultural organizations and creative businesses with business development tools and resources to help their creative journey thrive.

The fourth goal also aligns with TAP’s mission to coordinate opportunities for the arts, culture and creative sector to become collaborative agents for community and economic development whether it’s through public art projects or supporting community arts events.

The fifth goal is another objective TAP is striving towards. As TAP’s mission and services continues to grow, TAP wants to establish opportunities for creative leadership and innovation in the advancement of economic development, community engagement and collaboration in the arts.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 0/1 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 0/1 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $11,000.00/$17,000.00

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $15,214.30 / $16,572.45

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $11,000.00 / $17,000.00

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

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($1,874.00)
Received From: Blue Vine   Date Received: August 3, 2020
For What Purpose(s): Payroll Protection Program

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Our ability to fundraise and receive donations have been greatly impacted. We are a new, small nonprofit that established its 501c3 status May 2018. Since then, we’ve been growing our donor base, services and programs. When COVID hit, our donations took a hit. In previous years, we’ve operated with a budget of less than $20,000. This year, we were hoping to raise between $25,000 – $30,000. We have written countless grants and reached out to many local businesses and members of the community to support our nonprofit. As a new nonprofit (even before COVID), this posed a challenge.

Not only is our arts agency affected locally, but the rest of the arts, culture and creative sector in Tuscarawas County has taken a hit. TAP organized a study to assess the impact of COVID on the arts, culture and creative community. Between the months of March – August 2020, the arts, culture and creative sector in Tuscarawas County has lost $1.2 million in revenue – and the number keeps growing each month with little help or guidance.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
How to grow my donor base as a new organization (even prior to COVID, we had this challenge given how new we were). Now it’s even more challenging.
Will our arts, culture and creative sector see any relief in our community
How can the arts continue to operate and grow if they are deemed the last to open in the re-opening plan

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

TAP is a local arts agency that serves the arts, culture and creative community in Tuscarawas County. It is important for us to have a voice in this time to encourage creativity in our community while expressing our needs to get through the pandemic. 


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

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

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Short-term Financial Management

Course #2 Choice: 2-Fundraising

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)

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


Name: Wilma Mullet, Executive Director

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

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