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Art Gallery of Alberta

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
Executive Director: Catherine Crowston
Board Chair: Barry Zalmanowitz

Charitable Reg. #: 11923 0902 RR0001
Sector: Arts & Culture
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2010 2011 2012
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #36

Avg. Compensation $59,643

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2012

About Art Gallery of Alberta:

Founded in 1924, The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is a museum dedicated to excellence, innovation in programming and presentation of visual arts in Western Canada and across the nation. It creates an engaging environment where people are motivated to transform their understanding of the world by connecting with the visual arts. AGA maintains a collection of over 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta.

In 2010, AGA opened a new building as part of its development program. In F2012, AGA welcomed 123,000 visitors and 156,431 people attended its Travelling Exhibition presentations, an off-site provincial travelling exhibition program that brings visual art to 48 smaller communities in Alberta. AGA conducts art exhibitions and galleries throughout the year. AGA reaches people through its various public programs such as Talks and Panels, film and performance, education programs, teacher and school programs, family programs and art classes and camps.

Financial Review:

In F2012, AGA’s administrative costs were 11% of its revenues and its fundraising costs were 34% of donations. It has $2.2m in funding reserves (including $1.6m in endowment funds) that cover 47% of the annual program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.5%14.1%6.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 33.8%22.8%30.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 46.7%9.2%29.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 1,6732,3282,262
Government funding 3,4191,7675,994
Fees for service 1,9342,1362,416
Special events 228251379
Investment income 224199169
Other income 22668177
Total revenues 7,7046,74911,398
Program costs 4,7565,5156,222
Administrative costs 787927776
Fundraising costs 643587799
Other costs 888483
Cash flow from operations 1,430(364)3,518
Funding reserves 2,2205061,833
Note: Ci has adjusted unrealized loss (gains) affecting revenues by ($126k) in F2012, by $71k in F2011 and by ($100k) in F2010.

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