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Survey: The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1994
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$500,001 - $750,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The Creative Center’s belief that all cancer survivors (as well as other chronic illnesses) are more than reflections of their disease is central to its mission. Therefore, we develop all of our programs, projects, exhibitions and training seminars to sustain our participants over the course of their diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Each year, the Center serves more than 15,000 patients, physicians and nurses, as well as additional caregivers, family members and friends. The Workshop program offers free-of-sharge arts workshops every night of the week. Our Gallery features exhibitions of artists living with cancer and other illnesses. The Hospital Artist-in-Residence Program, currently in 22 hospital and hospice sites, provides art-making opportunities to men, women and children at the bedside and in small group settings- in oncology units, bone marrow transplant units, general medical/surgical floors, cardiology units, intensive care/respiratory units, palliative care and hospice programs, pediatrics and outpatient clinics.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
www.thecreativecenter.org
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
www.thecreativecenter.org/history
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
www.thecreativecenter.org/gallery workshop programs ehat’s new
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Geraldine Herbert gherbert@thecreativecenter.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Robin Glazer rglazer@thecreativecenter.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Nancy Goldfarb nancygoldfarb@gmail.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Vince Pagano vpagano@stblaw.com
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
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?: 
Our archive is already in place
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?: 
Not Applicable
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?: 
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?: 
Yes
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
Contact the directors.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Slides
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Videotapes
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Brochures
Broadsides / Small Press
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
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”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
11 - 20
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 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
Yes
16b. Paper-based:: 
Written or Typewritten Inventories
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
Interns
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
No or minimal climate controls [i.e. in an attic, basement, unheated / uncooled storage area, etc.]
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?: 
Time
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Continue archiving
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Time
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.: 
$1,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$4,000 - $5,000
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?: 
No
Finish
survey_field_150: 
The Creative Center
Who executed this survey.: 
Robin Glazer, Art Director
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes