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SPACES – Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments


As the first non-profit public benefit organization created with a national — and later an international— focus on art environments and self-taught artistic activity, SPACES’s mission is to:


* IDENTIFY large-scale art environments and other publicly-accessible self-taught artistic activities;

* DOCUMENT these artworks through a wide range of visual and audio records;

* COLLECT publications and ancillary information about these works; and

* ADVOCATE for their preservation.


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Legal status: Nonprofit organization


Permanent address:


9053 Soquel Drive, Suite 205


CA 95003



Phone number: +1 831 662-2907


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Year of foundation: 1978 (formally); late 1950s (informally)


Number of permanent staff: 3 (1 full time / 2 part time)


Type of organisation: Archives