Stuck at home with time on your hands? This can be a good opportunity to start digging into your archives!
If you have boxes of materials at home and/or access to your digital files, through hard drives, servers, cloud-based storage, etc., you can work on your organization and management on many different levels:
In this Dance Magazine Article, Ariel Grossman, artistic director of Ariel Rivka Dance in Jersey City, New Jersey, talks about going through their archives to figure out what pieces to bring back, and Robert Dekkers, artistic director of Post:Ballet in Berkeley, California talks about working on the organization of their video and photo archives.
If you don’t have access to your archives right now, you could still spend time getting familiar with Dance/USA’s Artist’s Legacy Toolkit and talking with stakeholders about long-term goals and plans for the archive.