AS-AP

Survey: Fellows of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1975
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
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1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Transient or Non-Physical Organization for Creation or Exhibitions
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Our goal is to support and foster interest in contemporary art by underwriting exhibitions and by working closely in a collaborative effort with a variety of museums, galleries and institutions. Since our incorporation, the Fellows of Contemporary Art has sponsored over thirty-five exhibits at more than forty venues nationwide. These exhibits have featured both emerging and mid-career California artists, who work in a wide variety of media. All professionally curated exhibits are documented with a fully illustrated, scholarly catalogue, and some shows are invited to travel nationally and internationally.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
www.focala.org
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
www.focala.org
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
www.focala.org
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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
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?: 
Not Applicable
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Space Concerns
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:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Paid storage facility.
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?: 
No
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Films
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
Commercially Published Materials
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other:: 
Exhibition Catalogs for sponsored museum shows.
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
200 +
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
11 - 20
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
91 - 100
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: 
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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
16b. Paper-based:: 
Written or Typewritten Inventories
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
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Volunteer Board of Directors member.
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Inventory List
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
None or Limited
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?: 
Funding
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Same
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Same
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.: 
$5,001 - $7,500
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$5,001 - $7,500
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: 
Fellows of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles
Who executed this survey.: 
Bruce Picano, Archvist
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes