Hi Debbie,


We own and operate and arts incubator which we used to rent for weddings and special events. We no longer do so, as we have 20+ tenant arts organizations who get access to that space, but when we did rent externally, it was a full-time staff person who managed that (one of many hats they wore!). It was a popular venue for weddings and special events (we still get requests), but in the end, it was a lot of internal resources to manage the space and external relationships and the space is better served for our tenant organizations.





Emily Hellmuth

Director of Marketing and Communications 

Arts and Education Council We keep art happening.

Centene Center for the Arts | 3547 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63103

Emily-H@KeepArtHappening.org| 314.289.4010



From: <uaf@americansforthearts.simplelists.com> on behalf of Patti Wrobel <PWrobel@UPAF.org>
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Subject: RE: [Americans for the Arts] Salary for Special Events Coordinator


Debbie – We do not have a venue to rent.  We are an umbrella organization that raises funds for arts groups.





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From: uaf@americansforthearts.simplelists.com <uaf@americansforthearts.simplelists.com> On Behalf Of Debbie Lumpkins
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 9:39 AM
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Subject: [Americans for the Arts] Salary for Special Events Coordinator


All -


We have an arts center with a dinner theatre that is rented out for weddings, receptions, parties and corporate events in addition to being used for our own Arts & Entertainment series. Since our facility is a historic freight train depot, it is a vintage/rustic facility that is sought out by many brides and grooms for their wedding venue. Our Special Events Coordinator works with rental events and our Arts Programs Manager handles all of our arts programs in and out of the facility.


Needless to say the facility is being utilized especially with two rehearsal studios also, but with the right Special Events Coordinator it could be booked more often and generate more revenues. Our challenge is finding the right person with the right credentials to work part-time at our nonprofit salary. The officers of my board have suggested that this position become a commission based salary instead of a straight salary so that there is more incentive to book events.


At this moment, I am asking my fellow UAFs:


1. Do you rent out your facility for special events, primarily weddings?


2. Is the person coordinating these events part-time or full-time


3. If so, is anyone commission based? Or, are they straight salary and how much?


Thanks in advance for any and all feedback! I am trying to pull this information together by next Thursday, September 6, so that I can share data with my Executive Committee.


I hope that you had a good Labor Day holiday!


- Debbie


Debbie Lumpkins, Executive Director

High Point Arts Council

Centennial Station Arts Center

121 S. Centennial Street

High Point, NC  27260


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336-889-2787 ext. 22

336-889-2789 FAX

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