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Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers is a arts education nonprofit based in New York, NY that was founded in 1994. As of 2019 they had $5.2 million in revenue and $6.7 million in assets.

The purpose of the organization is to foster creative expression, recognize outstanding artistic achievements by secondary students and to provide inspiration and validation for the next generation of Artists and Writers.

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Program areas at Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

Scholarships and awards:the Alliance manages the scholastic art & writing awards, a national recognition program for creative teens (grades 7-12, ages 13 and up) who excel in art and writing, serving approximately 320,000 students annually. Awards are given in 29 categories, ranging from short stories and journalism to painting and photography. Approximately 90,000 awards are distributed regionally through partnerships with 100+ affiliate partners, including colleges, universities, museums, and educational organizations, which adjudicate works and host local award ceremonies and exhibitions. Top works advance to the national level. (continued on schedule o)approximately 2,700 awards are distributed nationally by the Alliance, which adjudicates work and hosts the national ceremony and exhibition, and publishes select student art and writing in national publications. In addition, the Alliance offers close to $300,000 in direct scholarship awards, ranging from $500-$10,000 to more than 100 students, and partners with select higher-education institutions, which earmark an additional $5,000,000 ...

Publications:the Alliance recognizes students' accomplishments and showcases their works in wide range of publications that are distributed nationally to an audience of educators, students, educational and arts organizations, leaders in the field, and other supporters. These include the annual yearbook, best teen art, best teen writing, and national student poets' chapbook, among others. In addition, publications are featured online at the Alliance website,, which also features an online gallery of the most recent awarded works.

Student art exhibitions:in collaboration with its affiliate partners, museums, community centers, galleries and other institutions, the Alliance curates, produces and tours exhibitions of select award-winning works by students throughout the country. These exhibitions present students with the opportunity to share their work; enable host institutions to attract new audiences to their premises; and expose the public-at-large to student voices and works by teenagers.

Form 990s for Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Dec 21, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jul 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 4, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 28, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,371,031
Program services$839,003
Investment income and dividends$58,910
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$95
Total revenues$5,269,039

Vendors for Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Lutz and Carr CPAs LLPTax accounting2020-12-21
████████████Fundraising software2020-09-06
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███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-09-06
█████████Content management system software2020-09-06
██████████Fundraising software2020-09-06
████ ███████ ███ ███████ ███Benefit Event Management$17,6752019-06-01
██████ ████████ ████████Printing and Mailhouse$153,4642019-06-01

Personnel at Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Christopher WisniewskiExecutive Director-Jan. 18, 2021
Christine OffermannDirector, Finance-Jan. 18, 2021
███████ ██████Director Development-Aug. 6, 2019
██████ ███████Director , Exhibitions-June 12, 2018
█████ ███████Director , Programs and Partnerships / Director Programs and Partnerships-Jan. 18, 2021
███ ███████Director , Design / Director Design-Jan. 18, 2021
██████ ██████Director , National Programs / Director National Programs-Jan. 18, 2021
█████ ████Manager , Operations / Office Manager-Jan. 18, 2021
██████ ████Manager , Programs and Communications / Manager Programs and Communications-Jan. 18, 2021
█████████ ████Manager , Production and Communications / Associate Manager Communications-Jan. 18, 2021
...and 21 more key personnel

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