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Survey: ODC Theater New Performance Gallery

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1971
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$500,001 - $750,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Performance Space
Presenting Organization
Artist Group / Collective
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
ODC Theater’s mission is to empower and develop innovative artists. Its goals are to participate in the creation of new works through commissioning, presenting, mentorship and space access; to develop informed, engaged and committed audiences; and to advocate for the performing arts as an essential component to the economic and cultural development of our community.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
ODC/San Francisco is a ground-breaking contemporary arts institution: a world class dance company, a community theater, a producer, and a school. Founded in 1971 by Brenda Way, the Oberlin Dance Collective moved to San Francisco from Ohio in 1976. ODC was one of the first American companies to return to virtuosic technique and narrative in avant-garde dance and, on the heels of a national trend toward minimalism, commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and commissions for its repertory. The organization is unique for its fully integrated vision and its complex and far-reaching impact. Operating in San Francisco’s Mission district for 34 years, our programs and activities have contributed to community development, stability and access to creative art-making. A variety of presenting, co-presenting, scholarship, work exchange, apprentice, sponsorship and rental programs serve the large professional dance, music and theater communities in San Francisco. Additionally, the current acute arts space crisis in San Francisco has propelled ODC/San Francisco into a leadership position as local artists and arts organizations look to us for advocacy as well as critical rehearsal and performance space. Our programs are extensive and reach 60,000 people annually. ODC/Dance, the dance company, presents annually seventeen weeks of performances across the nation and abroad. The Company’s choreographers have created over 100 works which include commissions by the SF Ballet, the Oakland Ballet, the Diablo Ballet, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company for their respective dancers, in addition to commissions by the Walker Arts Center, SF Performances, the Los Angeles and Santa Fe Opera, Cal Berkeley and the Minnesota Orchestra. During 2000, the Company increased its numbers of concerts, at home and while on tour, conducting 60 performances across the country. ODC Theater has the distinction of being the oldest contemporary dance producing and presenting organization in San Francisco. The Theater presents year-round diverse programming in contemporary dance, ethnic dance, performance art & opera, music, local and touring artists and educational programs. The Theater provides access to more than 250 community artists annually and has significant training and mentoring programs for new and emerging artists. ODC School provides classes for approximately 250 adults and children per week, including off-site classes in the SF Unified School District. The School’s Pilot Program (co-sponsored with the Theater) selects and mentors a new group of six emerging choreographers and with more than one hundred alumnae, many now run their own companies. With top-flight teachers and accompanists, ODC School has waiting lists for many classes and rents additional space to accommodate a growing audience.
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
ODC Theater has the distinction of being the oldest contemporary dance producing and presenting organization in San Francisco. The Theater presents year-round diverse programming in contemporary dance, ethnic dance, performance art & opera, music, local and touring artists and educational programs. The Theater provides access to more than 250 community artists annually and has significant training and mentoring programs for new and emerging artists.
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
www.odctheater.org
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Brenda Way brenda@odcdance.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Rob Bailis rob@odctheater.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Lori Laqua lori@odcdance.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
brittany brown ceres brittany@odctheater.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:: 
we live in an earthquake zone...
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?: 
Drain on Existing Staff Time
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
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?: 
By contacting the Founder, Brenda Way or managing director, Lori Laqua for an appointment.
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
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Photographs
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
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Costumes
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Performances
Props 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?: 
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
31 - 40
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
11 - 20
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
41 - 50
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: 
200 +
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:: 
Word Processing Document [i.e. Word]
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
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Inventory List
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
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?: 
staffing
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
exhibit more of it
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
staffing
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
none
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$4,000 - $5,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$20,001 - $25,000
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: 
ODC Theater
Who executed this survey.: 
brittany brown Ceres, ODC Theater Manager
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes