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Survey: Galeria de la Raza / Studio 24

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1969
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$250,001 - $500,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Performance Space
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Galería de la Raza’s mission is to assertively self-define the evolving values, aesthetics, and history of Latino art and culture. Galería supports Latino artists in the visual, literary, media and performing art fields whose works explore new aesthetic possibilities for socially engaged art. We implement our mission by organizing exhibitions, operating a high-visibility public art project, a career development program serving emerging Latino artists, and offering educational programs for youth and adults. Founded by a group of local artists, Galería emerged from the Chicano civil rights movement. Since its inception in 1970, Galería has organized exhibitions and public events that are at the cutting edge of Chicano/Latino arts, from performance events, comedy nights and community forums to innovative, socially engaged and cross-cultural visual arts exhibitions that have drawn attention to a variety of cultural and social issues such as farm-worker rights, the wars in Vietnam, Central America and Iraq, AIDS, gentrification, racism, women’s rights, and cultural diversity. Galería’s exhibition program has played an integral role in San Francisco’s cultural life by identifying emerging Latino artists at an early stage of their careers such Rupert García, Ester Hernandez, Yolanda Lopez, Carmen Lomas Garza, Enrique Chagoya, Amalia Mesa-Bains, to name only a few. To this day Galería remains committed to its original objectives of presenting socially engaged and innovative exhibitions while providing Latino artists a place to exhibit their work and opportunities to reach a wider public.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
httphttp://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/information/mission.html
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Founded by a group of local artists, Galería emerged from the Chicano civil rights movement. Since its inception in 1970, Galería has organized exhibitions and public events that are at the cutting edge of Chicano/Latino arts, from performance events, comedy nights and community forums to innovative, socially engaged and cross-cultural visual arts exhibitions that have drawn attention to a variety of cultural and social issues such as farm-worker rights, the wars in Vietnam, Central America and Iraq, AIDS, gentrification, racism, women’s rights, and cultural diversity. Galería’s exhibition program has played an integral role in San Francisco’s cultural life by identifying emerging Latino artists at an early stage of their careers such Rupert García, Ester Hernandez, Yolanda Lopez, Carmen Lomas Garza, Enrique Chagoya, Amalia Mesa-Bains, to name only a few. To this day Galería remains committed to its original objectives of presenting socially engaged and innovative exhibitions while providing Latino artists a place to exhibit their work and opportunities to reach a wider public.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/information/mission.html
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Re)Generation: A Program for Emerging Chicano/Latino Artists(ages 18-35) Mission Statement (Adopted 1/29/00) (Re)Generation(Regen) is an interdisciplinary program for emerging Latino/a artists and cultural workers between the ages 18-35. Chicano/Latino artists from all genres (visual, performance, photography, creative writing, film, and music) are encouraged to join. The mission of (Re)Gen is to provide multiple forums for advancing intercultural dialogue. Programs: In the past five years, (Re)Gen has hosted dozens of events for emerging Latino/a artists. Galería organizes one (Re)Gen group exhibition each year. (Re)Gen’s emerging artists are also incorporated into Galería’s general exhibition calendar, often exhibiting their work alongside established Latino/a artists. Programs include: •exhibitions •salons •readings (prose, poetry, book releases) •artist panels and discussion groups •performance art, spoken word, musical and theatrical performances •career development workshops •activist street theater Recent (Re)Generation Exhibitions Regen Image : brownsheep.jpg : Performers in the Brown Sheep Project, a performance art workshop series taught by Guillermo Gomez Peña. (Left)Lorraine Bautista,(Right) Gigi Otalvaro. Photo by Eugenio Castro Regen Image: puppets.jpg A puppet installation by Gerardo Perez. Part of the (Re)Generation art exhibit “Bomba: Latino Erotic Art” (11/99). Photo by Jaime Cortez
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://galeriadelaraza.org/eng/exhibits/archive/
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Carolina Ponce de Leon laleonna@sbcglobal.net
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Ricardo De Anda ricardo@deandalaw.mailstreet.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Rene Yanez rene@somarts.org
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.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
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:: 
We have ’’inadequate’’ funding for operations. All or most of the staff work part-time but at times work full-time hours. We are not able to adequately compensate our Director and Staff members.
Part 7.
survey_field_130: 
As well as Drain on Existing Staff
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?: 
Yes
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?: 
Fiscal Need
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
UC Santa Barbara, CEMA Archives
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Unknown
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
survey_field_49: 
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?: 
Archives are accessible online to the public at large. Arrangements to view archival material can be made with the Director of the archives by any individuals.
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: 
Other Digital Materials
Films
Slides
Microfiche
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Unique Art Objects
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?: 
1960-1969
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: 
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: 
1 - 10
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:: 
Database
Part 16 / Database
16d. What type of database software is in use?: 
Microsoft Access