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Survey: Art Without Walls,inc.

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1985
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Transient or Non-Physical Organization for Creation or Exhibitions
Part 2.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
ART WITHOUT WALLS,INC., ESTABLISHED IN 1985, IS AN AWARD WINNING FULLY INCORPORATED NONPROFIT -INDEPENDENT NYS ARTS ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO FOSTERING THE HISTORICAL CULTURAL,SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND AESTHETIC ELEMENTS OF THE FINE ARTS IN INNOVATIVE ,ALTERNATIVE AND CREATIVE PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS DEVOTED TO DEVELOPING ORIGINAL EXHIBITIONS AND WORKSHOPS FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL AND DISABLED ART AND NON-ART COMMUNITY.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
www.artwithoutwalls.net
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS-JUNE2006-SOUTH STREET SEAPORT,NYC MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS-2005-CENTRAL PARK,NYC BY LAND OR BY SEA-2004-SOUTH STREET SEAPORT,NYC PEACE AND QUIET-2003-CENTRAL PARK,NYC SKYSCRAPERS-AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE-2002-BATTERY PARK,NYC CULTURE SHOCK-2001-ELLIS ISLAND,NYC COSMIC ART-ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK-2000-BABYLON,,NY ANIMALS IN ART-CENTRAL PARK,NYC-1999 FOR A COMPLETE LIST --CONTACT: ART WITHOUT WALLS,INC PO BOX 341 SAYVILLE,NY,11782 OR PO BOX 2066 NEW YORK ,NY,10185-2066
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
www.artwithoutwalls.net
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
SHARON LIPPMAN artwithoutwalls@webtv.net
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
PAULA LIPPMAN medibill@webtv.net
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
Fiscal endangerment of organization
Changes in your physical space that will result in endangerment to your archival materials
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
NEED SPACE FOR ACHIVES
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
Yes
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
No
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Space Concerns
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
No
8a. Location: 
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
No
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
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IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
AT PRESENT, THE ACHIEVES HAS TO BE PROPERLY SET UP -DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS AND SPACE,IT IS UNACCESSABLE.
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
PRIVATE APPOINTMENT
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Films
Slides
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Videotapes
Unique Art Objects
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
Other:: 
ORIGINAL ARTIST WORK
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Artists' Publications
Brochures
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Performances
Props for Performances
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
51 - 60
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
11 - 20
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
91 - 100
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
----
or: 
I can’t access the material to determine this
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
No
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Written or Typewritten Inventories
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Not Applicable
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
We do not have any electronic files
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Fireproof Cabinet
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Standard office heating / air conditioning / humidity controls running 24 hours / 7 days
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
FUNDING AND SPACE FOR PRESENT ARCHIVES
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
FUNDING
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
CREATE A RESOURCE FOR ARTISTS AND ART HISTORIANS
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
OBTAINING FUNDING
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
TO MAKE IT A REALITY
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$10,001 - $15,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$45,001 - $50,000
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
Yes
25b. Who?: 
COLLEGE AST ASSOCIATION
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
HOW GRANTS CAN BE SECURED FOR ARCHIVES
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Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes