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Survey: dirt palace

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
2000
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
we are a living breathing feminist art collective and although we’ve been hightly functional for more than 5 years, we’ve never actually sat down to write a mission statement (we have an ’occupancy and conscious agreement’ but it is 15 pages long - it always seemed like one of the perks of not being a not for profit - not having to write a mission statement!!! however as we work on getting our web site more organized we’ll probabally spend some time re-articulating how we explain ourselves. Ok so to explain what happens at the dirt palace with out a mission statement - at any given time there are 7 women artist and an assortment of animals living here sharing our lives, cooking responsibilities, and media specific studios. There is a sewing studio, computer room/office, animation/steinbeck room, print shop, music rehersal studio, and large room that used to be used for performances, but since some run in’s with the fire marshal we’ve mainly been using it to do big projects, and then there is the archive...which we refer to as sscowl (the ’shivering shelves collection of weirdness library’). Also we have a storefront window gallery that is home to a different installation every month.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
We got started in 2000 and origanally organized as a not-for-profit, but then we had a little divorce and one group went in the not-for-profit direction, and we decided to organize as a less formal collective. There have been 19 different members over the past 6 years.
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
if only we had a record of all of the shows/readings/exhibits that we’ve had here!!! we do have a pretty good record of the front window gallery, which will be up on our web site soon. dirtpalace.org
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
pippi zornoza iadorepippi@hotmail.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
xander marro missxander@hotmail.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
jo dery johannaderry@hotmail.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
polina malikan
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes