Experience Learning Community

Organization Overview

Experience Learning Community, operating under the name Mopop, is located in Seattle, WA. The organization was established in 1994. According to its NTEE Classification (A50) the organization is classified as: Museums, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 12/2020, Mopop employed 177 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2020, Mopop generated $6.9m in total revenue. This represents a relatively dramatic decline in revenue. Over the past 6 years, the organization has seen revenues fall by an average of (16.3%) each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $19.9m during the year ending 12/2020. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

Part 3 - Line 1

TO MAKE CREATIVE EXPRESSION A LIFE-CHANGING FORCE THROUGH EXPERIENCES THAT INSPIRE AND CONNECT.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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MOPOP OPERATES AN ICONIC, ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT AND CUSTOM-BUILT MUSEUM BUILDING, DESIGNED BY RENOWNED ARCHITECT FRANK O. GEHRY. PROGRAM COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUILDING INCLUDE DEPRECIATION OF $6,914,125 AND $6,822,749 AND OCCUPANCY OF $923,522 AND $2,164,815 RESPECTIVELY FOR 2020 AND 2019. WHEREAS SOME MUSEUMS HAVE A SEPARATE LEGAL ENTITY WHICH OWNS THEIR BUILDING AND IS NOT CONSOLIDATED WITH OPERATIONS FOR FORM 990 REPORTING PURPOSES, MOPOP DOES NOT. THEREFORE, MOPOP'S FORM 990 INCLUDES ALL DEPRECIATION EXPENSE OF ITS BUILDING. EXCLUDING THAT DEPRECIATION, MOPOP'S NET REVENUE (LOSS) FOR 2020 AND 2019 990 REPORTING PURPOSES AMOUNTED TO ($6,126,737) AND $4,137,903 RESPECTIVELY. MOPOP FUNDS THE COST OF BUILDING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OUT OF CASH FLOW FROM MUSEUM OPERATIONS.


EXPENDITURES RELATED TO THE CURATION, DEVELOPMENT, FABRICATION, INSTALLATION, PRODUCTION, AND DISPLAY OF EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS THAT ADVANCE THE MUSEUM'S MISSION OF CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY. AS OF 2020, MOPOP HAS ORGANIZED 85 EXHIBITS, 24 OF WHICH HAVE TRAVELED TO ARTISTIC CENTERS AND LEARNING INSTITUTIONS BOTH INTERNATIONALLY AND ACROSS THE U.S.. AS ONE OF THE NORTHWEST'S FOREMOST CULTURAL EXPORTERS, MOPOP HAS NOW REACHED MORE THAN 8 MILLION PEOPLE IN OVER 10 FOREIGN COUNTRIES - INCLUDING UPWARDS OF 3/4 MILLION PEOPLE ONSITE YEARLY (ON AVERAGE DURING A NON-COVID YEAR). A DIVERSE SCOPE OF SUBJECT MATTER AND THOUGHTFUL EXECUTION BEHIND OUR EXHIBITIONS ENCOURAGES THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO INVESTIGATE THE SERIOUS FUN OF POP CULTURE - TO TRY THEIR HAND AT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTATION IN SOUND LAB (AAM MUSE GOLD AWARD-WINNING GALLERY) OR DISCOVER THE ART OF VIDEO GAME DESIGN, SPARKING NEW INTERESTS AND SKILL-DEVELOPMENT AT THE INTERSECTION OF PERFORMING, MEDIA ARTS, AND STEM/DIGITAL LITERACY.


EXPENDITURES RELATED TO MOPOP'S EDUCATIONAL IN-MUSEUM AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS PROVIDE A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FAMILIES INCLUDING MUSEUM TOURS AND WORKSHOPS, SCHOOL-BASED OUTREACH PROGRAMS, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AT MOPOP ALSO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH TO EXPLORE THEIR CREATIVE PASSIONS AS MUSICIANS, WRITERS, FILMMAKERS, AND ARTISTS, INCLUDING PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AND SHOWCASES FOR THEIR WORK. SUCH PROGRAMS INCLUDE SOUNDOFF! (AN ANNUAL YOUTH MUSIC DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR UNDERAGE MUSICIANS), THE RESIDENCY (A FOUR-WEEK SUMMER EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERSERVED YOUTH TO DEVELOP THEIR MUSICAL SKILLS THROUGH HIP HOP), AND WRITE OUT OF THIS WORLD, A SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITING PROGRAM FOR 3-12TH GRADE STUDENTS. IN 2020, MOPOP SERVED 3790 PARTICIPATING YOUTH AND STUDENTS THROUGH EDUCATION IN-MUSEUM AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND PROVIDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR 99 EDUCATORS. OTHER PARTICIPATORY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES, BACKGROUNDS, AND INTERESTS AT MOPOP, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL POP CONFERENCE - AN ANNUAL CONVENING OF MUSIC JOURNALISTS, ACADEMICS, AND PERFORMING ARTISTS IN A FORUM THAT IS OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND, LIVE AT MOPOP - A PERFORMANCE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS, AND OUR ANNUAL SCIENCE FICTION + FANTASY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, WHICH INTRODUCES ATTENDEES TO EMERGING FILMMAKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.


EXPENDITURES RELATED TO MOPOP'S SIGNIFICANT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL MUSIC ARCHIVE OF OVER 100,000 ARTIFACTS PLUS OUR ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION, CONSISTING OF MORE THAN 1,000 INTERVIEWS WITH MUSICIANS, FILMMAKERS, PRODUCERS, AUTHORS, AND INNOVATIVE LUMINARIES WHO HAVE SHAPED THE CULTURE OF OUR TIME AND INFLUENCED ITS MODERN LANDSCAPE. IN ADDITION TO A SUBSTANTIAL RECORDED-SOUND AND MOVING-IMAGE INVENTORY, MUSEUM COLLECTION INCLUDES RARE MUSIC INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT, PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES, AND OTHER OBJECTS THAT DOCUMENT THE PROCESS OF CREATING, PRODUCING, AND PROMOTING MUSIC - AS WELL AS ARTISTS' PERSONAL EFFECTS, E.G. COSTUMES, ORIGINAL LYRICS, JOURNALS, AND SONG SHEETS.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Alliance Building Services
Janitorial
$321,550
Stagecraft Industries Inc
Professional Services
$202,474
Jason Koenig
Professional Services
$194,601
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$55,650
Membership dues$574,909
Fundraising events$647,405
Related organizations$0
Government grants $1,861,496
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$817,585
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $77,126
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$3,957,045
Total Program Service Revenue$2,951,731
Investment income $112,840
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $125
Net Rental Income $46,183
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $0
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$449,225
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $6,901,514

Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 2 grants that Experience Learning Community has recieved totaling $22,136.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$17,136
Start It Foundation

Wilmington, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL & UNRESTRICTED

$5,000
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