EIN 59-0454318

The Society of The Four Arts

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To encourage and cultivate a taste for music, literature, dance, and other arts. To mount operatic or dramatic presentations, concerts, lectures, exhibits of the visual arts, and other entertainments. To bring into communication with each other all those who desire to elevate the standard of the arts, and to promote and create the enjoyment of the arts.
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Program areas at The Society of The Four Arts

Artistic programming consists of art exhibitions, concerts, films, hd screenings from The metropolitan opera and other Arts organizations, and lectures. Each year The Society of The Four Arts presents a full season of notable programs in each of its Four designated mission areas: music, drama, literature, and The visual Arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture). Concerts, usually presented on wednesday evenings and sunday afternoons, attract enthusiastic audiences to programs by The world's leading musicians in diverse performances of classical, jazz, bluegrass, and more. Recent art exhibitions in The Society's esther b. o'keeffe gallery explored rembrandt through The exhibit rembrandt: The sign and The light and displayed paintings in The exhibit for america: paintings from The national academy of design. Art films and memorable hollywood movies are shown on friday afternoon and evenings; each season's full schedule of live hd broadcasts is offered on saturdays and sundays. Many exhibitions and concerts are accompanied by lectures and gallery talks, and The Society's multi-acre gardens - botanical display gardens and a two-acre sculpture garden - are open to The public year-round, free of charge. Attendance 24,594 and 98 events.
Education (campus on The lake) programming consists of field trips, lectures, master classes, seminars, and workshops dedicated to The living Arts. These programs and events are presented in The new Four Arts campus on The lake education building. The presentations range widely in subject matter: ongoing classes on classical music, opera, literature, art, watercolor painting, sculpture, cooking, and flower arranging; one-time lectures on a wide variety of subjects. Designed to attract a broad audience, The campus on The lake has won wide praise for The variety and depth of its programs. Attendance 8,793 and 161 events.
Because The town of palm beach has no public libraries, The Society's two libraries - The king library for adults and a separate, superbly equipped children's library, serve, in effect, as The town's "official" libraries. Both are open to The public at no charge (adults pay a small fee for borrowing privileges); both present a full season's schedule of events: story hours for children, plus celebrations of special events like national fire prevention week when palm beach's fire trucks and firefighters visit The children's library, author visits, book signings, poetry readings, lectures, book discussions, and other events for adults. Attendance 67,372 and 224 events.

Who funds The Society of The Four Arts

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$391,500
National Philanthropic TrustCulture & Arts$146,000
A Alfred Taubman Foundation2020 Contemporaries Gala$100,000
...and 107 more grants received totalling $2,101,519

Personnel at The Society of The Four Arts

Philip RylandsPresident and Chief Executive Officer$102,808
Gloria OrtegaCPA , Director of Finance and Administration
Kathy MardambekDirector of Finance and Administration / Finance Director$175,834
David DarbyHead of Marketing and Communications
Phillip BarnesDirector of Staging and Technical Services / Director of Stage and Technology Services$112,920
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for The Society of The Four Arts

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,922,104
Program services$633,344
Investment income and dividends$1,238,775
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$4,800
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,391,684
Net income from fundraising events$-700,862
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$9,851
Miscellaneous revenues$7,016
Total revenues$10,723,344

Form 990s for The Society of The Four Arts

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062020-09-09990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-01-31990View PDF
2016-062017-04-18990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 38 new grant, including a grant for $95,000 from The Robin B Martin Family Foundation
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 40 new grant, including a grant for $64,000 from Jewish Communal Fund
September 21, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Libraries and archivesArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesEnvironment
MembershipsFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
100 Four Arts Plaza
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Metro area
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Palm Beach County, FL
Website URL
(561) 655-7227
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A25: Arts Education, Schools of Art
NAICS code, primary
51912: Libraries and Archives
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