Art Organisations: Fact-finding Questions
*What are the core purposes of the organisation? How does it function?
*What is its objective?
*How do contemporary artists benefit from being featured in Strike!? Which/what type of artists benefit?
*Who are the audiences or users of, STRIKE?! and its activities?
Are they primarily local, national or international – or all three?
Does it have an educational remit, and if so how is this organised?
*How is this organisation funded? What is its relationship to the commercial and/or the public financial sectors?
*How is the organisation staffed? From what professional, artistic, intellectual or social backgrounds do its staff members come?
*Who makes the decisions about a) creative programmes and b) management matters? How do its creative programmes and its management relate to one another?
*How does the organisation promote its activities?
*How does the organisation document its activities?
*How long has the organisation been around? How has it changed over its lifespan?
What other organisations does it resemble [or work with]?
Art Organisations: Questions of Experience and Value
*How does the Strike! present its identity and purpose to its audience? Does this match your perception of the organisation?
*What ideas and attitudes to art does this organisation reflect and/or promote? And what ideas and attitudes to art does this organisation [either implicitly or explicitly] oppose?
*Do you feel Strike! Answers a real cultural need or needs? [If yes, how well does it do this? How might it improve?]
*What is your own evaluation of the organisation? Does it succeed or fail in its own terms? Does it succeed or fail on other grounds?