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Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
CEO: Stephen Borys
Board President: Naomi Z. Levine

Charitable Reg. #: 10526 0525 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

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [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 #35

Avg. Compensation $56,115

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2012

About Winnipeg Art Gallery:

Winnipeg Art Gallery’s (WAG) mission is to enable people to see more of life and society through the experience of art and artistic innovation. It aims to play a vital role in the community by enriching, inspiring and engaging people with the world of art. Established in 1912, WAG celebrated its Centennial anniversary in 2012.

In F2012, WAG organized a total of 21 exhibitions, including two major exhibitions. The American Chronicles exhibition recorded an attendance of 30,000 including 3,500 students. Five exhibitions were organized nationally with an attendance of 75,000. It published three publications on the research and scholarship surrounding exhibitions and collections in F2012. WAG recorded an increase of 300 percent in new memberships over the year. It offered more than 30 School Programs, new educational tours and workshops. WAG developed a website for the William Kurelek exhibition which received an Educational Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

Financial Review:

Ci has consolidated the balance sheets of the WAG and the WAG foundation. In F2012, WAG’s funding primarily came from government grants (53% of total revenues). WAG’s administrative costs were 34% of revenues and its fundraising costs were 27% of donations. It has $1.0m in funding reserves covering 40% of annual program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 34.2%29.7%36.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 27.0%27.7%29.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 39.9%6.3%38.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 569633672
Goods in kind 8667,7131,880
Government funding 3,4505,1523,914
Fees for service 1,0591,0401,071
Business activities (net) 12(44)10
Special events 280162168
Other income 222233263
Total revenues 6,45914,8897,977
Program costs 2,5712,7812,588
Grants 0830
Administrative costs 2,2074,4232,942
Fundraising costs 229220247
Cash flow from operations 1,4527,3822,200
Funding reserves 1,025181991
Note: Ci has consolidated the balance sheets of the WAG and the WAG foundation. Ci considered retail revenue as a business activity and calculated retail revenue net of expenses affecting revenues and expenses by ($412k) in F2012, by ($512k) in F2011 and by ($430k) in F2010.

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