EnsemblenewSRQ
2503 BOTANY AVE
SARASOTA FL 34239-4902
Mission

ensemblenewSRQ strives to manifest the creativity of the current generation and inspire audiences to participate in musical culture in a profound way, through high-level curated concert experiences that sustain and transform the relevance of contemporary classical music.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair George Nickson
Board Chair Affiliation Founder, Artistic Director
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2015
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $33,600.00
Projected Expenses $30,751.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Document Destruction PolicyView
Impact Statement
2016/2017 Accomplishments:
 
1. Continue expanding our programmings' scope, depth and reach.  

2. Successfully program and curate 4 engaging and enriching concert experiences for Sarasota audiences.

3. Collaborate with the 2017 Sarasota Glass Sculpture Festival and create a concert that evokes the nature and scope of the visual glass artists to be performed in two local art galleries.

4. Create a collaborative effort with The Hermitage Artist Retreat to bring visiting composers' works to life here in the Manasota region.
 
2017/2018 Goals:
 
1. Program and curate 5 concerts as headlining contemporary music performer of October 2017's Ringling International Arts Festival
 
2. Commission and Premiere David Dies' Oboe Concerto, written for Adam de Sorgo, Principal Oboe of Sarasota Orchestra
 
3. Continue to expand and refine collaborations (partnered presentations) with Hermitage Artist Retreat and Alfstad& Contemporary.  
 
 
 
Needs Statement
2017/2018 Season

1. Funding of performances at 5 Manasota Area Preschools: $5000
2. Concert Space Rental: $4000
3. Marketing: $1000
4. Musicians' Fees: $15000
5. Music Rental, Rights, Fees and Commission Fee for World Premiere: $7000
Background Statement
ensemblenewSRQ was founded by violinist Samantha Bennett and percussionist George Nickson to create a strong and versatile organization for new music performance in Sarasota, Florida.
 Our endeavor is threefold: to demonstrate the importance of playing and promoting the music of contemporary composers at the highest level to educate audiences and young people about contemporary music and its role as a reflection of our world and cultural experience to show how contemporary music can unify humanity through new and approachable means. Through innovative programming and thoughtfully curated performances, ensemblenewSRQ will revitalize the concert experience by building and educating new audiences for new music.
 
We have started a contemporary ensemble here in Sarasota that is born of our dedication to contemporary music performance and is the brainchild of several years of dreaming. Over the course of our three years here, we have put on several concerts with this larger goal in mind as a way of testing the community response. Happily, we have received great feedback. The question fielded most frequently was, "When is your next performance?" The success of these past concerts is a large reason behind our push for an official outlet to present world class programs. Connecting with audiences here in Sarasota has illuminated a great desire for new sounds and cutting edge musical performances. ensemblenewSRQ is the manifestation of our passion for the contemporary repertoire that we love playing and listening to so much. We have had tremendous opportunities to play and explore this music during our student days, both at school and at summer festivals. It is time now for us take matters into our own hands. We are hopeful for the future. All forms of music exist to enrich our lives, stimulate our minds, and nourish our souls. The music of our time is no different.
 
 
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Programs
Description
Inaugural Festival, 'americans' (part 1)
 
Tuesday, March 8th 2016
7:30pm
Church of the Palms  
 
David Hertzberg: Meditation Boreale
Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet
Milton Babbitt: Beaten Paths
Nico Muhly: Seeing Is Believing 
Budget $9,200
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served US& International US& International US& International
Short Term Success This program will introduce ensemblenewSRQ to the community. It will also educate audiences and young people about contemporary music and demonstrate its role as a reflection of our world and cultural experience, and show how contemporary music can unify humanity through new and approachable means.
Long Term Success We will fill the void for contemporary music performance that exists in our community. Our season long schedule will show how there are concerts offered throughout the year.
Program Success Monitoring We will collect audience contact info and surveys and assess the reviews we have received in the media. 
Program Success Examples Over the course of our three years here, we have put on several concerts with this larger goal in mind as a way of testing the community response. Happily, we have received great feedback. The question we fielded most frequently was, “When is your next performance?” The success of these past concerts (and especially last year's, the review of which can be seen here- http://www.yourobserver.com/article/music-review-soundscapes-masterworks-percussion) is a large reason behind our push for an official outlet to present world class programs. Connecting with audiences here in Sarasota has illuminated a great desire for new sounds and cutting edge musical performances.
Description Our current season features 4 thoughtfully curated and excellently presented concerts of recent and brand new musical works, many of which are Sarasota, Florida, and southeastern U.S. premieres.
Budget $18,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Our season's concert activity will directly increase the exposure of contemporary work to our audiences, allowing for the community to be enriched and educated in recent work that broadens our cultural understanding and depth of knowledge toward humanity.
Long Term Success
Program Success Monitoring
Program Success Examples
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 15
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Concert Presentations in Collaboration with:
 
The Hermitage Artist Retreat
 
Alfstad& Contemporary Gallery 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Special Event Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2017
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Whistleblower Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair George Nickson
Company Affiliation Founder, Artistic Director
Board Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2018
Board Chair Email georgenickson@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Samantha Bennett The Florida Orchestra
Brian Boyd Running With Scissors
Eric Dean Community Volunteer
Patricia Michelson Community Volunteer
George Nickson Sarasota Orchestra
Michael Truesdell Nief Norf
Justin Vibbard Sarasota Orchestra
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 5
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 95
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 87
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 7
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Comments
Governance Comments by Foundation One board meeting has been held so far in 2016 as organization began December 2015.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $33,600.00
Projected Expenses $30,751.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$11,586----
Administration Expense$1,657----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.21----
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0----
Current Assets$0----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$0----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $22,302----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountTicket Sales $5,939----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $1,000----
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation As of Dec 2016, organization changed it's fiscal period.  Financial information taken from the organization's unaudited compilations. 
Nonprofit EnsemblenewSRQ
Address 2503 BOTANY AVE
SARASOTA, FL 34277 4902
Phone 772 834-7173

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