Defunct Spaces DC Region Questionnaire
By submitting this questionnaire, you grant permission Art F City and Beltway Public Works to include my response in a zine to be edited/published fall 2017. (Feel free to contact beltwaypublicworks@gmail.com with questions).
Name of the space: *
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Your name: *
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Your email: *
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Where was the space located? (Example: an old auto body shop 1234 W. Fake Street, Sample, NY that had holes in the roof but great acoustics) How many times did you move?
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How did the space come to be? Who was involved in the founding and operation, and why did you decide to start the venue?
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What were some of the improvements/changes you made to the space, and about how much sweat equity and money would you estimate you spent? (i.e we spent 2 weeks building/demolishing walls, installing soundproofing for $2,000, etc.)
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How long was the space in operation and what where the dates? (i.e. three years, 2005-2008)
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How did the space function financially? (example: we rented studio/living space to other artists, we charged cover for events, we used a membership model, we were a 501c3 that received grant funding, we were an LLC that could pay our rent with art sales, etc…)
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What did your neighbors think of the space?
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What types of programming did you put on and how frequently? (i.e. visual art exhibitions on a monthly basis, noise music shows on the weekends, DIY theater a few times a year, etc)
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What types of support (or not) did you receive from the local government or larger institutions?(invitations to collaborate with museums of nonprofits, grant funding from ___ organization, promotion, leniency in regards to zoning code, etc.. from the city government)
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Did the goals of the space change as time passed? (ie: the space shifted from an exhibition space to a performance space.)
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What was your most memorable show?
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Was burnout ever an issue for those involved?
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Why did the space close?
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What was your biggest takeaway from the project?
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What is the location now? (example: our former storefront is now a Dunkin Donuts and the apartments above are now condos)
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Are you still working on this, or a related project? (The space reincarnated in a new location/name, we’re working with a different collective, etc…)
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What’s the weirdest interaction you had with your landlord?
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Did you get your security deposit back?
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