AS-AP

Survey: Open Space Gallery

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1981
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$50,001 - $100,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Although the organization is now defunct I will give it main mission points, it was educational and artistic to give a creative forum to regional Pennsylvania talent.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Bega in 1981 and until 2003 every month it had a variety of exhibtions, plays, videos, performance art, music, etc
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Will add to this at a later date
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Julius Vitali vitali@ptd.net
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Dennis Danko President
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Porter Shimer
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
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?: 
No
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Went out of business due to grants being lost due to 9/11. Although the PA Council on the Arts will have an archive of our organization, as we had to send final reports to them.
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?: 
Not Applicable
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
Not Applicable
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Not Applicable
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:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Julius Vitali has some of the documentation of the organization.
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
Yes
survey_field_49: 
Lehigh Valley Writers Group Hempstead Harbor Artists Gallery from 1981-1999 as I was a presidnet and board member for many years.
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?: 
No
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Exhibition or Production Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Slides
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
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1980-1989
1990-1999
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
It is scattered through my own archives
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: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
1 - 10
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?: 
Not Applicable
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-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: 
none
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?: 
None
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Funding
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Depends on funding
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Depends on funding
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
Depends on funding
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$10,001 - $15,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$70,001 - $80,000
Part 23.
23e. Not Applicable: 
Not Applicable
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
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
I have alot of personal archived materail about Open Space Gallery and I could contact other previous directors and board memebrs, but with some money i.e funding there is no way I am going to bother to do anything about it.
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Julius Vitali - P.O Box 701 Emmaus, PA 18049
Who executed this survey.: 
Julius Vitali
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
No