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MoPOP is a performing arts center based in Seattle, WA that was founded in 1992. As of 2020 they had $20 million in revenue and $160 million in assets.

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Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Experience Learning Community; Experience Music Project; and Emp Museum.

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Program areas at MoPOP

Expenditures related to the development and production of exhibitions advance the museum's mission of making creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities. As of 2019, Mopop has organized 102 exhibitions, 24 of which have traveled to museums, artistic centers and Learning institutions both internationally and across the u.s.. onsite these exhibitions are seen by over 750,000 visitors a year, and beyond Mopop itself, our exhbitions have been experienced by over 8 million people across 10 countries. Throughout all we do, Mopop sparks curiousity and encourages skill-development at the intersection of performing, media arts, and stem/digital literacy.

Expenditures related to Mopop's educational in-museum and outreach programs provide a variety of opportunities for students, teachers, and families, including tours and workshops, school-based outreach programs, and teacher training. Educational programs at Mopop provide opportunities for youth to explore their creative passions as musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists, which include performance opportunities and opportunities to showcase their work. Such programs include soundoff! (an annual youth music development and mentorship program for underage musicians), the residency (a four-week summer development Experience for underserved youth through hip hop), and write out of this world, a writing program for 3-12th grade students. In 2019, Mopop served over 165,000 youth and students through in-museum education programs, discounted admissions, and outreach programs. Other participatory Learning opportunities include the annual pop conference - an annual convening of music journalists, academics, and performing artists, live at Mopop - a performance program for students, and our annual science ...

Mopop operates an iconic, architecturally significant and custom-built museum building, designed by renowned architect frank o. gehry. Program costs associated with the building include depreciation of $6,822,749 and $6,683,956 and occupancy of $2,164,815 and $2,165,301 respectively for 2019 and 2018. Whereas some museums have a separate legal entity which owns their building and is not consolidated with operations for form 990 reporting purposes, Mopop does not. Therefore, Mopop's form 990 includes all depreciation expense of its building. Excluding that depreciation, Mopop produced an excess of revenues over expenses of $4,137,903 and $6,565,074 for 2019 and 2018 form 990 reporting purposes. Mopop funds the cost of building capital improvements out of cash flow from museum operations.

Form 990s for MoPOP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Sep 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Nov 4, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Feb 18, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for MoPOP

Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,166,345
Program services$16,627,591
Investment income and dividends$294,655
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$2,227
Net rental income$97,977
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$6,500
Net income from fundraising events$-195,084
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$921,859
Total revenues$20,922,070

Vendors for MoPOP

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Clark Nuber PSTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-06-18
█████████ ███████ ████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$7082019-12-31
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████████ ████████ ████████Janitorial$737,2412019-12-01
█████ █████ ███████ ███████████Advertising$108,8502019-12-01
...and five more vendors

Personnel at MoPOP

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Alexis LeeExecutive Director / General Manager and Vice President$241,484Dec. 31, 2018
James VegasDirector of Museum Operations$142,881Dec. 31, 2018
████████ ███Director of Finance$130,172Aug. 23, 2019
██████ ██████Director of Human Resources$128,178Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ██████Director of Sales and Service$162,874Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ███████Civic Director / Head of Business Development$0Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ██████Director of Education and Programs$121,766Dec. 31, 2018
█████ █ ██████Artistic Director / Director of Curatorial Affairs$155,532Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ████Senior Manager , Museum Technology$106,479Dec. 31, 2018
█████████ █ █████Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2018
...and 11 more key personnel

Peer performing arts centers

1Park Avenue Armory501(c)(3)$32 millionNew York, NY
2Fox Theatre501(c)(3)$29 millionAtlanta, GA
3Grand Opera House501(c)(3)$7.1 millionWilmington, DE
4Flint Cultural Center Corporation501(c)(3)$40 millionFlint, MI
5Michigan Theater Foundation (MTF)501(c)(3)$6.1 millionAnn Arbor, MI
6Fort Mason Center501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Francisco, CA
7The Honeywell Foundation501(c)(3)$10 millionWabash, IN
8Tacoma Arts Live501(c)(3)$5.9 millionTacoma, WA
9Teatro Zinzanni501(c)(3)$8.8 millionSeattle, WA
10Robert W Woodruff Arts Center501(c)(3)$87 millionAtlanta, GA
11Tacoma Art Museum501(c)(3)$6.7 millionTacoma, WA
12Seattle Art Museum501(c)(3)$33 millionSeattle, WA
13Youth Education in the Arts501(c)(3)$5.6 millionAllentown, PA
14Omaha Performing Arts (OPAS)501(c)(3)$27 millionOmaha, NE
15Vail Valley Foundation (VVF)501(c)(3)$20 millionAvon, CO
16Philly POPS501(c)(3)$5.7 millionPhiladelphia, PA
17Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation501(c)(3)$5.4 millionSanta Fe, NM
18Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts501(c)(3)$43 millionMiami, FL
19Saratoga Performing Arts Center501(c)(3)$9.4 millionSaratoga Springs, NY
20Friends of the Music Hall501(c)(3)$5.4 millionPortsmouth, NH
21The Young Americans501(c)(3)$5.4 millionCorona, CA
22Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival501(c)(3)$8.8 millionVail, CO
23Kimmel Center501(c)(3)$67 millionPhiladelphia, PA
24Washington Performing Arts501(c)(3)$7.1 millionWashington, DC
25Washington Pavilion Management501(c)(3)$8.5 millionSioux Falls, SD