AS-AP

Survey: Triangle Arts Association

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1982
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Studio/Creation Space
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$100,001 - $250,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Transient or Non-Physical Organization for Creation or Exhibitions
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Triangle Arts Association encourages dialogue and experimentation through an annual series of workshops, residencies and exhibition opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists in New York City. Neither a colony nor a school, Triangle offers unique occasions for artists to meet and exchange ideas, not simply through talking, but by making art side by side for concentrated periods in a self-contained location. Triangle’s Artists’ Workshop and Residency Program are designed for professionals who seek a stimulating environment and dialogue with their peers. Intended to be about process, rather than product, since its inception Triangle has become increasingly international, and the approaches of the participating artists increasingly diverse. Artists with widely diverging backgrounds and often very different conceptions of what art can be have come to Triangle from 19 countries to date. Confronted by new ideas and new points of view, detached from familiar surroundings and entrenched habits, Triangle encourages resident artists to deepen their established lines of inquiry and to explore fresh possibilities.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Triangle Artists’ Workshop was founded in 1982 by the acclaimed British sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro, and Robert Loder, a London based collector and businessman, in order to alleviate the loneliness of the studio by offering artists contact with peers and discussions with visiting artists and critics. Organized originally in Dutchess County, New York as a two week “boot camp” for professional artists from around the world, the Triangle Artists’ Workshop relocated to the World Trade Center in 1999, then to Brooklyn in 2002. In 2003 Triangle expanded to offer year-round residencies in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Willard Boepple willardb@sover.net
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Karen Wilkin k.wilkin3@verizon.net
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Alun Williams alun@parkersbox.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.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
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?: 
End of lease for your space resulting in a move to a smaller location
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?: 
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?: 
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:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Home/Office of Board Members,
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?: 
No
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
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Slides
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Videotapes
Unique Art Objects
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Artists' Publications
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
File Cabinets
Flat Files
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
11 - 20
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?: 
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:: 
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.)?: 
Yes
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Interns
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?: 
No or minimal climate controls [i.e. in an attic, basement, unheated / uncooled storage area, etc.]
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Re-evaluate current archive in storage
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Understaffed office
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Reorganize artist slides and files
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Understaffed office
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.: 
$4,000 - $5,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$15,001 - $20,000
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: 
Triangle Arts Association, Ltd.
Who executed this survey.: 
Ann Chen
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes