AS-AP

Survey: Godzilla, Asian American Art Network

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1990
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Artist Group / Collective
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Godzilla, Asian American Art Network was a group of New York-based Asian American artists and arts professionals that provided a forum that fosters networking, documentation, and information exchange for Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) visual artists. This was done through regular meetings and public forums, newsletters, and exhibitions.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Godzilla provided leadership training for membership. Created local and national visibility, and expanded exhibition opportunities for A&PI artists. Developed membership and mailing lists, coordinated monthly meetings, published a regular national newsletter, mounted exhibitions, and opened dialogue with other community-based arts organization, alternative art spaces, mainstream arts institutions, and funding organizations.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Ken Chu kenchu@creative-capital.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Margo Machida kini2@pipeline.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Bing Lee studio@pictodiary.com
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
No
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
2001
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
survey_field_130: 
no personnel or time to collect track and collect material from former members
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?: 
Other Concerns - Please describe below.
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
Fales Library, NYU
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Homes/studios of former steering committee members and artists who were on project committees.
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?: 
Permission must be requested through Fales Library at NYU.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Correspondence
Exhibition or Production Files
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Slides
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
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: 
Artists' Publications
Brochures
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1990-1999
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
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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: 
1 - 10
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
No
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Not Applicable
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.)?: 
We do not have any electronic files
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
n/a
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
We are not currently processing new material
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Not Applicable
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Not Applicable
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Locate other material
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
No personnel
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
1.
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
1.
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.: 
$15,001 - $20,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
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Part 23.
23d. Other - Please describe below.: 
match individual/organization with archives
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?: 
Yes
25b. Who?: 
as-ap Martha Wilson/Franklin Furnace
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Ken Chu
Who executed this survey.: 
Ken Chu
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes