ArtOps, is a LLC owned by Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings(DCWS) and provides a customized suite of services to help clients build organizational capacity. DCWS has been sharing this alternative business model with additional small to midsized non-profit organizations since 1992.
In 2003, DCWS extended its leadership, education, finance, public relations and marketing management services to additional institutions that desired to benefit from shared resources. The collaboration among many arts organizations enables DCWS to attract and retain professional staff with specialized skills.
To clarify the relationship between its performing ensemble and its collaborative business model, a separate LLC was formed in 2013 to oversee the management services piece of the DCWS business. This LLC, which is wholly owned by DCWS, has become the ArtOps known today.