AS-AP

Survey: Taller Latino Americano

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1979
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Spanish Language School using art and music to culturally integrate total experience between gringo & latinos
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$250,001 - $500,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Performance Space
Presenting Organization
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
EL TALLER LATINO AMERICANO (The Latin American Workshop) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization that was founded in New York City in 1979 to bridge the distance between Latin Americans and North Americans through the language of art and the art of language.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
http://tallerlatino.org/AboutUs.html
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://tallerlatino.org/AboutUs.html
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://tallerlatino.org/AboutUs.html
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Bernardo Palombo chaski13@yahoo.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Linda Rossi llrossi@llrossico.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Yaritza Ortiz yari_ortiz@yahoo.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Renee Typaldos rtypaldos@aol.com
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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:: 
doubling of rent forcing a very small staff to double efforts to bring in income. Funds for marketing materials not forthcoming.
Part 7.
survey_field_130: 
drain on existing staff, fiscal need
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?: 
Technical Support / Expertise
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
Raices in association with the Smithsonian archives latin american music centered in the carribean. They are located. We have signed an intent to transfer our archives to Raices over the next few years.
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
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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?: 
There are common sense arrangements. We do not have a formal or computerized system.
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
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
Oral History, Recordings and / or Transcripts
Other Audio Recordings (i.e. records, etc.)
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Photographs
Videotapes
Unique Art Objects
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
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
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
Flat Files
Three-Ring Binders
Please describe: 
LP’s, audio, video tapes generally stored in separate closet
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
91 - 1000
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
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?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Database
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
Interns
Part 16 / Database
16d. What type of database software is in use?: 
Microsoft Access
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?: 
Limited climate-controls
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
begin seriously archiving
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?: 
preservation for future generations.
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
$$$$$$
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.: 
$200,001 - $250,000
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?: 
RaicesLtin Music Collection, co-founder Ramon Rodriquez, One East 104th Street ( Museo del Barrio) NYC 10029, Raicescollection.org
Finish
survey_field_150: 
El Taller Latino Americano
Who executed this survey.: 
Bernardo Palombo
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes