Archiving Site Visits for Performing Arts Organizations from the PAR project

From Performing Arts Readiness –

The Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project announces the availability of free Archival Site Visits to assist performing arts organizations with the care of their of historical programmatic materials, business records, and other important object and ephemera collections.  This service is supported by funding from The Mellon Foundation.

Six of these Archiving Site Visits are available between April 2024 and October 2025 at no cost to the recipient organization.  The Site Visit includes an onsite visit by a Consultant, development of a brief report, and the Consultant’s travel free of charge to the organization requesting the survey. These consultations are part of the national PAR team’s efforts to provide information and resources to address the preservation and disaster preparedness needs of the performing arts community.  Preserving organizational history allows researchers, patrons, and the public to access information about your organization’s unique stories.

The visits consist of a review of topics including:

  • Collection Condition Assessment
  • Collection Storage Practices
  • Building Condition
  • Collection Security
  • Policies and Procedures for Preservation
  • Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

More information about this service and a downloadable interest form can be found here on the PAR website.