Norman Arts Council, Inc
122 E Main St
Norman OK 73069
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Norman Arts Council
Mission Statement The Norman Arts Council, founded in 1976, provides financial assistance, program opportunities, information and advocacy for the arts and humanities in Norman. NAC programs expand our children's education, increase arts and cultural opportunities, and improve the quality of life for all Norman's citizens. The council is guided by a Board of Directors and staff who work to create and administer innovative community arts programming.
Contact Information
Contact Name Erinn Gavaghan
Contact email
Address 122 E Main St
Norman, OK 73069
Phone (405) 360-1162
Fax 405-360-0086
County Cleveland County
Alternate Address P.O. Box 85
Norman OK 73070
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

Great acts are made up of small deeds. The Norman Arts Council is a community-focused organization, working diligently to make Norman, Oklahoma an arts-supportive environment.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Norman arts community, register your information with the NAC’s database here.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $657,956.00
Projected Expenses $657,956.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1976
IRS Ruling Year 1979
State Registration Expiration Aug 2015
Mission The Norman Arts Council, founded in 1976, provides financial assistance, program opportunities, information and advocacy for the arts and humanities in Norman. NAC programs expand our children's education, increase arts and cultural opportunities, and improve the quality of life for all Norman's citizens. The council is guided by a Board of Directors and staff who work to create and administer innovative community arts programming.
Background The Norman Arts Council (NAC) was founded in 1976 to enrich the Norman community by stimulating artistic, cultural, and economic growth through the support and promotion of the arts. At its inception, the NAC became the face and voice of arts advocacy in Norman. Since then, the NAC has continued to uphold its mission through a variety of programs and initiatives. Early on, the Roundtable, was formed. This network of 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organizations in Norman allows for dialogue and collaboration between all involved for the purpose of continuing our community’s growth as an arts destination.  Each year, the NAC sponsors festivals, programs, workshops, and arts education activities that grow as the community expands through it grants program. Among the NAC’s historic contributions is the co-founding and continued support of the popular Jazz in June, which has attracted nationally known acts such as Ellis Marsalis and T.S. Monk III. The NAC also provides support for such well-attended festivals as, Mayfair, the Medieval Fair, and the Norman Public Library’s Cultural Festivals – all dynamic annual events that have helped Norman earn a reputation as the City of Festivals.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Cleveland County
Cleveland county
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Arts Education
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Arts Services
Description This is a monthly, citywide celebration of art – is a collaboration between artists, art organizations, and business.

Whether you like dance, painting, photography, or music, there will be something for you to see and hear during the 2nd Friday of this month in Norman.

All events are free and open to the public from 6:00 p.m. until at least 9:00 p.m.

Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description StART Norman was born out of the idea that the arts can affect positive and lasting change through placemaking – the act of bringing the “community” back to the Community through a series of art exhibits and installations and temporary improvements to a designated area of Downtown Norman.
Population Served Females
Description This award is presented to an individual who has given back to the Norman community through educating children about the arts—music, theatre, visual art or other creative disciplines. 

Each annual recipient of this award will have their portrait added to mural on the Fowler VW building, showcasing Norman’s ever-growing commitment to children’s arts education.

Population Served Adults
Description Celebrated each October and features exhibits, performances and arts-related events.
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Erinn Gavaghan
Start Date Aug 2010
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 101
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? N/A
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2011
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Organization is working on a new Strategic Plan.
Board Chair
Name Mark Morton
Company Affiliation Miko Company
Term July 2014 to June 2015
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2015
Board of Directors List
Ashley Adair-Garner Voting
Erik Baker Voting
Carol Beesley Voting
Gabriel Bird Voting
J.J. Bradford Voting
Ron Collett Voting
John Frank Voting
Susan Greer Voting
Jalisa Haggins Voting
Norman Hammon Voting
Anne Harris Voting
Skip Hill Voting
Rhett Jones Voting
Mariann Lawson Voting
Angelo Lombardo Voting
Lesha Maag Voting
Bree Montoya Voting
Gail Moore Voting
Haley Murray Voting
Nicole Poole Voting
Josh Sallee Voting
Melissa Scaramucci Voting
Tyson Stanek Voting
Larry Walker Voting
Barrett Williamson Voting
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2015-June 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $657,956
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $657,956
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$376,239$275,480$290,480
Individual Contributions$36,453$29,656$9,727
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,379$1,358$1,295
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$28,257$27,011$31,247
Special Events$23,919$20,887$15,677
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$452,216$393,116$351,484
Administration Expense$23,969$20,878$18,635
Fundraising Expense$3,202$3,572$2,581
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.100.981.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%94%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$168,675$135,043$128,733
Current Assets$165,833$121,828$122,863
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$39,560$54,796$39,268
Total Net Assets$129,115$80,247$89,465
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.192.223.13
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Local $376,239Govt - Local $275,480Govt - Local $290,480
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $45,194Foundations & Corporations $44,121Foundations & Corporations $34,394
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $36,453Memberships $27,011Memberships $31,247
Endowment? No
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
NOTE:  The prior FY2012 & FY2013 figures were restated to agree to the audited financials in order to provide consistency when reviewing the three audited financial years.  
Also, an adjustment was made in FY2013 and FY2012 for $9,250 for cancelled grants and an unknown increase of $781 "Other Revenue", respectively.  These changes would provide an accurate net assets for the prior period adjustments.
Address 122 E Main St
Norman, OK 73069
Primary Phone 405 360-1162
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Erinn Gavaghan
Board Chair Mark Morton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Miko Company