AS-AP

Survey: NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center & Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1993
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Classrooms, Administrative Offices
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
Over $1,000,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Performance Space
Presenting Organization
Commercial Gallery
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
To present the best in the performing arts and, in partnership with others, share and employ the arts as a major catalyst to strengthen education, build community cohesiveness, and advance economic growth.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
http://www.blumenthalcenter.org/about/index.asp
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Link provided below.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.blumenthalcenter.org/about/history.asp
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Link provided below.
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.blumenthalcenter.org/events/index.asp
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Tom Gabbard tgabbard@ncbpac.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Joyce Ford jford@ncbpac.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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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?: 
None / Not Applicable
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.: 
2.
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
No
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
No
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Technical Support / Expertise
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:: 
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?: 
No
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
Only for academic research purposes. Limited access could be given for marketing/business purposes for approved "peer" organizations.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Videotapes
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Brochures
Programs of Events
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?: 
File Cabinets
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
I don’t know
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
----
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
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: 
----
or: 
I don’t know
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:: 
Other Paper-Based Cataloguing Records
Other: 
File folders
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.)?: 
No
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
No System
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Standard office heating / air conditioning / humidity controls running 24 hours / 7 days
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Evaluate location of collection
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Time constraints
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Don’t know
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Time constraints
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
No
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
Unknown
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
Unknown
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
24e. Not Applicable: 
Not Applicable
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
No
Finish
Who executed this survey.: 
Joyce Ford
survey_field_149: 
I wish to defer payment and allow AS-AP to use these funds to further AS-AP’s efforts to preserve the history of the alternative and avant-garde movement in America.
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes