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Society for the Performing Arts (SPA)

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

SPA is a performing arts center based in Houston, TX that was founded in 1966. As of 2018 they had $5.0 million in revenue and $2.2 million in assets.

To enrich the cultural life of Houston, in an affordable way, by presenting the world's best in multi-discipline performing arts and artists and by delivering the most comprehensive education program of its kind in the city.

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Program areas at SPA

Spa offers culturally diverse programming ranging from world-renowned music, dance, theater, speakers and a variety of other performance-based events that engage a wide range of audience demographics. Events are presented in the houston area with particular attention to the variety of performances and the inclusion of international representation that celebrates the diversity of our community. Programming is partially underwritten by individuals donors as well as corporations and foundations to achieve the goal of making these world-class performances affordable for all audiences.

Each may, Society for the Performing Arts presents a free public performance at miller outdoor theatre in houston, Texas. This year, Society for the Performing Arts presented the mexican jazz band, troker from guadalajara, mexico. Over 2,500 people enjoyed the free concert which featured troker's unique fusion of instrumental sound stemming from jazz, funk, progressive rock and the popular tradition of mariachi.

Spa's education and community outreach programming includes a wide variety of events which allow audiences to be exposed to , learn about, and celebrate the Arts. These events engage children and adults alike. Programming includes pre- and post-performance Arts talks which allow the audience to engage directly with visiting artists and artistic directors. In addition, we hold numerous masterclasses, teachers workshops and dance intensives which give the community an opportunity to further engage with presented artists through unique, personal and hands-on learning experiences. Our annual city-wide art contest reaches across public, private, charter and home schools and uses one of spa's main-stage performances as an inspiration for the theme of the contest. This year, the theme "storytellers" encouraged students to tell their personal stories through their submissions. A record-breaking 718 students submitted artwork with a variety of mediums, which visually depicted narratives including family immigration stories, the loss of loved ...

Form 990s for SPA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 5, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 14, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 2, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for SPA

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,185,880
Program services$2,859,581
Investment income and dividends$39,568
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$47,171
Net income from fundraising events$-71,952
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$5,060,248

Vendors for SPA

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-08-04
█████████ ████████Software2020-03-16
████ █████ ███ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-05-14

Personnel at SPA

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
June ChristensenChief Executive Officer and President$259,500June 30, 2018
Meg BoothChief Executive Officer-Aug. 10, 2020
██████ ██████Chief Financial Officer$159,800Aug. 10, 2020
███████ ██████Treasurer and Vice President, Finance and Audit$0Aug. 10, 2020
███████ █████████Vice President , Development Relations$0Aug. 10, 2020
███ ██████████General Manager$101,500Aug. 10, 2020
███ ███████Director of Operations-Aug. 10, 2020
█████ █████Director of Marketing-Aug. 10, 2020
██████ ████Director of Development / Director of Education and Community Engagement-Aug. 10, 2020
██████ ██████████Director of Education and Community Engagement-Aug. 10, 2020
...and 11 more key personnel

Peer performing arts centers

1Contemporary Arts Center501(c)(3)$2.9 millionNew Orleans, LA
2Atlas Performing Arts Center501(c)(3)$3.4 millionWashington, DC
3Titasdance Unbound (TITAS)501(c)(3)$1.5 millionDallas, TX
4Arts San Antonio501(c)(3)$1.4 millionSan Antonio, TX
5Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation Tobin Center for the Performing Art501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Antonio, TX
6Paramount Theatre501(c)(3)$10 millionAustin, TX
7Cleveland Public Theatre501(c)(3)$2.1 millionCleveland, OH
8South County Performing Arts Association501(c)(3)$2.3 millionArroyo Grande, CA
9Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts501(c)(3)$1.7 millionMamaroneck, NY
10Lawrence Arts Center501(c)(3)$3.0 millionLawrence, KS
11Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (MHCA)501(c)(3)$3.9 millionAnnapolis, MD
12Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts501(c)(3)$10 millionBeverly Hills, CA
13The Center For Arts Natick (TCAN)501(c)(3)$1.4 millionNatick, MA
14College Street Music Hall501(c)(3)$2.0 millionWaterbury, CT
15Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA)501(c)(3)$2.3 millionReno, NV
16Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County501(c)(3)$6.0 millionBellport, NY
17Arts Center of Coastal Carolina501(c)(3)$4.1 millionHilton Head Island, SC
18Teatro Zinzanni501(c)(3)$8.8 millionSeattle, WA
19Performing Arts Center501(c)(3)$5.1 millionHighlands, NC
20Paramount Center for the Arts501(c)(3)$5.1 millionSt Cloud, MN
21Richmond Performing Arts Alliance501(c)(3)$2.7 millionRichmond, VA
22The ArtsCenter501(c)(3)$1.6 millionCarrboro, NC
23Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC)501(c)(3)$3.5 millionWesthampton Beach, NY
24Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT)501(c)(3)$1.6 millionManasquan, NJ
25Strathmore Hall Foundation501(c)(3)$15 millionNorth Bethesda, MD