Survey: Experimental Intermedia

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Present concerts, publish music CDs, provide services
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$50,001 - $100,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Performance Space
Presenting Organization
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
EI produces a series of concerts each year, of the works of composers, of an international scope. It also produces a series of Music CDs, for sale in the international market, which now numbers about 30 releases. There is a limited set of services to artists.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
EI produces a series of concerts dedicated to the work of one composer (or a collaboration between composers). There are 15 to 20 concerts a year, usually in the months March and December. The roster of composers is international in scope. EI also produces a series of Music CDs under the label name – XI Records. These are distributed in the international market. There are now over 30 titles, and the label has a separate website – XI There are also services to artists, principally in audio and video.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview:
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Most of this information is available on the EI website.
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: and
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Phill Niblock
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Elaine Summers
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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?: 
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
the studio loft is under the "loft law", which might not be renewed (someday). that would cause a move and priority change.
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?: 
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Fiscal Need
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
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.: 
personal artist archive of Phill Niblock
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
email or phone
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
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Other Audio Recordings (i.e. records, etc.)
Other Digital Materials
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Artists' Publications
Commercially Published Materials
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other Printed Publications
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
audio tape, CDs, DVDs, Video tape, etc
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
41 - 50
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
11 - 20
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
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: 
I don’t know
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
16c. Electronic Based:: 
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.)?: 
Please describe: 
a variety of people, but mostly me (PN)
Part 16 / Database
16d. What type of database software is in use?: 
16e. If FileMakerPro, what version? Please describe below.: 
Part 17.
different media (video and audio) are filed, loosely
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
continue archiving, but limited
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
all of the above
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
find a way, probably donating to an archive
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
admin time
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
Part 23.
23d. Other - Please describe below.: 
find an organization to take it
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?: 
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
currently looking for an organization to take the archive, which will make the archive available to the artists who are in the archive, and other scholars.
Experimental intermedia
Who executed this survey.: 
phill niblock,
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: