AS-AP

Survey: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1978
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$250,001 - $500,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The mission of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is to cultivate and promote innovation in contemporary art-making, in all mediums and presentation formats, to benefit the communities of Los Angeles. The focus of LACE’s exhibitions and programs is to place Los Angeles artists in a national and international context and enhance viewers’ understanding and appreciation of contemporary art.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
http://artleak.org/history.htm
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
In the 27 years since LACE originated, the organization has nurtured not only several generations of young and under-recognized artists, but also newly emerging art forms such as installation-based work, performance art, video art, and artwork created with digital technologies. LACE has presented the work of over 5000 artists in over 3000 exhibitions, residencies, workshops, performances, screenings, and works of public art. LACE was a pioneer in the fledgling art practices of performance, installation, and video art, providing a venue for experimentation for artists like Laurie Anderson, Nancy Buchanan, Chris Burden, Gronk, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Mike Kelley, Martin Kersels, Linda Nishio, Paper Tiger TV, Adrian Piper, Johanna Went, David Wojnarowicz, and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://artleak.org/history.htm
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://artleak.org/past.index1.html
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Carol Stakenas, Executive Director carol@artleak.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Bridget DuLong, Managing Director bridget@artleak.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Karl Erickson, Program Coordinator karl@artleak.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Brian Wills, President of the Board of Directors info@artleak.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.: 
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?: 
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?: 
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?: 
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?: 
Contact a staff member at LACE and set up an appointment, or request information via phone or email.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Exhibition or Production Files
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Slides
Photographs
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: 
Artists' Publications
Brochures
Broadsides / Small Press
Commercially Published Materials
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Installations
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Performances
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
Three-Ring Binders
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Digital Material stored on digital media: computers and compact discs
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
All
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
51 - 60
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
31 - 40
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: 
----
or: 
I don’t know
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
Video Housing Shelves - 4 shelves.
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:: 
Not Applicable
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Database
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?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Grant-hired archivists.
Part 16 / Database
16d. What type of database software is in use?: 
FilemakerPro
16e. If FileMakerPro, what version? Please describe below.: 
Version 7
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Inventory List
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
Acid-Free Housing
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?: 
Continued preservation, digitization, and cataloging of irreplaceable historical documents, images, and ephemera.
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Funding for full time archive staff and for additional archival materials.
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Continued preservation, digitization, and cataloging of irreplaceable historical documents, images, and ephemera.
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Funding.
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.: 
$80,001 - $90,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$250,001 +
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?: 
LA as Subject
Finish
survey_field_150: 
To: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Who executed this survey.: 
Katy Robinson, Archive Assistant, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes