AS-AP

Survey: Art for Healing, Inc.

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1997
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Art for Healing collects art which is donated by individuals, corporations, and artists. The art is placed in hospitals and other healthcare facilities at no cost.
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$50,001 - $100,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Art for Healing incorporates fine arts into the delivery of healthcare, to revitalize clinical settings, rejuvenate patients and personnel, and strengthen the holistic recovery process. Art for Healing collects works of art through donation, and places them free of charge in a wide range of hospitals, hospices, community clinics, children’s centers, retirement homes, and other agencies serving highly diverse, cross-cultural populations throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
www.artforhealing.org
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
www.artforhealing.org
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Art for Healing does not prepare exhibitions. We provide original works of art for placement in hospitals and other healthcare facilities at no charge.
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
www.artforhealing.org
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Stuart Denenberg stuart@denenbergfinearts.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Angus Whyte anguswhyte@mac.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Beverly Denenberg beverly@denenbergfinearts.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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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 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
Changes in your physical space that will result in endangerment to your archival materials
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
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All the above.
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?: 
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:: 
No
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?: 
No
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
A polite request and mutual considerations of time.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Unique Art Objects
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
Other:: 
A collection of more than one thousand pieces of art.
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Newsletters (available on website)
11d. Printed Publications: 
Other Printed Publications - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Newsletters
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
Three-Ring Binders
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Art collection is kept in two storage units.
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
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: 
41 - 50
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
Two storage units
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?: 
Yes
16b. Paper-based:: 
Other Paper-Based Cataloguing Records
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Database
Other
Other: 
In process of transitioning from FileMakerPro database to EmbARK software
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?: 
Part-Time Archivist
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
ED
Part 16 / Database
16d. What type of database software is in use?: 
FilemakerPro
Other “archives management software” - Please identify below.
Other: 
EmbARK
16e. If FileMakerPro, what version? Please describe below.: 
6.0v1
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Electronic (Database, etc.)
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?: 
mat 700-800 works for new hospital project
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?: 
create new database for art collection in EmbARK
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
funding
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.: 
$250,001 +
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?: 
Amer Assoc of Museums
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
Art for Healing is currently run from the ED’s home office, where records are also kept. Works of art are held in two storage units nearby. It is one of our goals to have an office, storage facility, and exhibition space in one location.
Finish
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Art for Healing
Who executed this survey.: 
Angus Whyte, Executive Director
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes