Survey: Youth Art Connection of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Inc.

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
also workshop space
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$100,001 - $250,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Youth Art Connection is the arts and cultural enrichment program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and operates out of a 5,000 sq. ft. gallery and workshops space in downtown Atlanta. YAC’s mission is to use the arts as a way to connect with underserved Atlanta youth who have developmental needs in basic skills, critical thinking, and values awareness; to ignite their creative potential and reinforce the organization’s efforts in building self-realization and pride with productive creative arts activities that strengthen youth’s resolve to turn away from destuctive activities and behaviors.
Website Link to Mission Statement: and
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.:
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview:
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
YOUTH ART CONNECTION GALLERY EXHIBITION SCHEDULE Revised 8/06 2006 Sept. 7 - Oct. 20 Bearden Youth Workshop Exhibition An exhibition in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum and Resource Center of African American Art presenting work by middle school students using the collage technique of well-known 20th century artist Romare Bearden. Turner First Thursday Downtown Art Walk: Sept. 7 & Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 2 - Dec. 22 Youth Artist Market An opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts of original arts and crafts created by the next generation of artists, ages 20 and under. and Nature Photography Photographs by Lee Fox, Naturalist, of his adventures in woodlands of the Southeast and other wilderness areas in the USA. Reception: November 2, 5-7 p.m. 2007 Jan. 11- Feb. 9 Annual BGCMA Fine Arts Program Exhibition A juried exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and collage by members 6-18 in the 21 BGCMA Clubs Awards presentation: Thursday, January 11, 6 p.m. Turner First Thursday Downtown Art Walk: Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 22 – Mar. 30 To be announced. Apr. 12-May 25 BGCMA Annual ImageMakers Photography Contest Exhibition A juried exhibition of B&W, color, and alternative process photography by members age 6-18 in the 21 BGCMA Clubs techCREATIVE Program Exhibition Teens explore technology as a fine art medium BGCMA Annual Digital Arts Festival Exhibitions An exhibition created by BGCMA members in film, music, and digital imagery Awards presentation: TBA Turner First Thursday Downtown Art Walk: April 12, 5-7 p.m. June 7-July 27 The STUDIO Revealed An installation created by teen participants in YAC’s The STUDIO program. Reception: June 7, 5-7 p.m. Turner First Thursday Downtown Art Walk: June 7 & July 5, 5-7 p.m. August Closed Youth Art Connection Gallery is located at 63 Auburn Avenue in downtown Atlanta and open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 5 p.m. or by special arrangements; call 404/614-6233
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History:
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Linden Longino
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Jerry Tipton
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
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?: 
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.: 
3. Neutral
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
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?: 
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
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.: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
Any responsible person who wishes to look through stored boxes of files.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
Lots of artwork on paper by youth worldwide.
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Programs of Events
Other Printed Publications
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
21 - 30
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: 
1 - 10
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
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.)?: 
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?: 
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?: 
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
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?: 
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?: