May 31 marks the end of the fiscal year 2021 at ESAC. This is the time we reflect over the year, finalize our annual budget for next year, and review our programming. We mourn our mistakes and celebrate our successes.
Mostly, it is a joyful time to honor and thank our ESAC volunteers, Board of Directors, members, donors, and staff for hard work and support.
This year, while Covid-19 affected everything for ESAC in so many ways, it did not deter us or define us. We have so much to celebrate!
But let’s recap the situation first.
The end of the fiscal year May 31, 2020 left the Art Center with deep financial losses.
Our doors had been closed.
Employees were furloughed.
All art classes were canceled.
Outreach programs were canceled.
Outdoor Art Show was canceled.
White Linen Night was canceled.
There were no special events, no wedding reception rentals, and no Annual Member Meeting. Many museums and arts organizations around the world fared so much worse than we did, proving that these financial losses could have been devastating to ESAC.