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Survey: Artspace Projects, Inc.

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1979
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Live/work space for individual artists and arts organizations
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
Over $1,000,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Performance Space
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Artspace Projects’’ mission is to create, foster and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
www.artspaceusa.org
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.artspaceusa.org/about/
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Kelley Lindquist kelley@artspaceusa.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Wendy Holmes wendy@artspaceusa.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Greg Handberg greg@artspaceusa.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Will Law will@artspaceusa.org
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Being nonprofit, we do not have "investors." Hence, predevelopment loans and grants are critical to the future of affordable housing for artists.
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?: 
Yes
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Drain on Existing Staff Time
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
No
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
No
Where are these locations?: 
Headquarters in Minneapolis
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
survey_field_49: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
We are very open to having other folks review our archives.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Brochures
Commercially Published Materials
Programs of Events
Other Printed Publications - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
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
File Cabinets
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
100 - 150
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
100 - 150
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 don’t know
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
Yes
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Spreadsheet [i.e. Excel]
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.)?: 
Yes
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Continue archiving
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Staffing
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Continue to archive
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Staffing
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
1.
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$45,001 - $50,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$90,001 - $100,000
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?: 
Walker Art Center
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Artspace Projects
Who executed this survey.: 
Wendy Holmes, VP for Consulting and Resource Development
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes