AS-AP

Survey: District of Columbia Arts Center

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1989
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$100,001 - $250,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Performance Space
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The District of Columbia Arts Center is a nonprofit organization located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. DCAC supports emerging artists who are trying to get a foothold in the public arena. With a 750 square foot gallery and a 50 seat black box theater, DCAC provides a professional venue for visual and theater artists, and provides structured programs through which artists in all media can practice both the craft and business of art. DCAC serves the Washington area by presenting high-caliber, challenging works; encouraging professionalism among artists; and by providing a forum for education and cultural exchange.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
www.dcartscenter.org
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.dcartscenter.org/history.htm
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.dcartscenter.org/history.htm
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
B. Stanley tdj100@aol.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Philip Barlow pbar@verizon.net
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Herb White hwhite1935@aol.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Pat Goslee pcgoslee@earthlink.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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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?: 
Fiscal endangerment of organization
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?: 
No
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?: 
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?: 
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 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
Almost any circumstances.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Photographs
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
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
File Cabinets
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: 
11 - 20
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: 
21 - 30
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?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Database
Word Processing Document [i.e. Word]
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?: 
Interns
Part 16 / Database
16d. What type of database software is in use?: 
Microsoft Access
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?: 
Some heating / air conditioning / humidity controls on demand or sporadically
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
none
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
other priorities
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
none
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
time
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
none
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
Unknown
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
Unknown
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: 
DC Arts Center
Who executed this survey.: 
B. Stanley
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes