2018 SCORE NonProfit Business awarded to Falmouth Art Center

The Falmouth Art Center receiving awardFalmouth Art Center - Suzy Bergmann, Executive Director, Carla Hutker, President, Peter Morrison, VP
137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
Tel: 508-540-3304 - Email: director@falmouthart.org

The Falmouth Art Center was originally named the Falmouth Art Guild.

The Falmouth Artists Guild was incorporated in 1966. In the early years, the group met in private homes. Eventually, they obtained a 30-year lease for a town-owned building on Main Street for $1 a year. Once the lease expired, the town reclaimed the building. After a stint of about 5 years in the rear basement of a commercial property on Main Street, the group moved in 2009 to its newly built Falmouth Art Center located on Gifford Street of 6320 Sq feet on a site of 2 acres. There was a major fundraising effort to acquire the land the building which was built in 2009 and the second floor and parts of the inside was finished over a period of several years. It is now complete.

For the calendar year of 2017 the group had the following:
Membership: 625
Number of classes and workshops taught: 194
Number of attendees of classes and workshops: 1452
Number of art exhibitions open to the public: 36
Number of individuals who exhibited their work: 380
Annual Budget: $250,000: They consistently run in the black
Grants received in 2017: Hermann Foundation: $160,000 for capital improvements, Lovell Charitable Foundation: $15,000, Falmouth Track Club $660, Friends of Fairwinds: $1200

Art workshop at Falmouth Art Center They did a complete "soups to nuts" strategic planning review of all aspects of their operation with a committee of 10 individuals for 10 sessions of 2 hours over a 6-month period in 2016 and continue to use SCORE services for a staff audit and other management functions.

There have been a total of 40 sessions with SCORE over the last 3 years.