AS-AP

Survey: 964 Natoma

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1994
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Performance Space
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
To provide a maximally comfortable space to experience experimental work. To provide a home for the fragile, lovely, and quiet side of experimental sound and music. Thesis: experimental and challenging work is best appreciated when the body is maximally comfortable.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
http://www.fieldeffects.org
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.fieldeffects.org
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.fieldeffects.org
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Jeff Rusch male@jeffreyrusch.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
John Eichenseer ear@subminimal.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Zoe Keating female@zoekeating.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Aaron Ximm aaron.ximm@gmail.com
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
2005
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
No
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:: 
Space closed as a result of landlord’s unwillingness to sign a lease extention on reasonable terms, or to sell building to us as a collective with outside fiscal support. Latter option was at one point open to us and vigorously pursued but ultimately LL rescinded offer to consider an offer on the building.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
2.
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?: 
Lack of Staff
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?: 
A variety of audio, video, photo, and film shoots were done at the space documenting various events of its 11-year history. Many of these are in private hands; many copies of documents were promised but have not been forthcoming. Some residents/participants may have their own documentation that was not left with the space.
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?: 
No
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
If they existed, they would accessible to all with the only limitations being that much of the work performed at the space would presumably have rights adhering to the artists we featured(?).
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
Other Audio Recordings (i.e. records, etc.)
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Films
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:
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Installations
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
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: 
----
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?: 
No
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.)?: 
No
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?: 
1.
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Time (no staff, only my own time).
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Put pictures and audio when available of curated shows on my website.
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Time.
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
No.
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$1,001 - $2,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
Unknown
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
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
Free high-storage-capacity and -bandwidth Internet archival support sites are emerging that should be better popularized. If more people/organizations knew they could work with such facilities to provide persistant archives of their events, I believe they would.
Finish
Who executed this survey.: 
Aaron Ximm
survey_field_149: 
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?: 
Yes