Storefronts Seattle, in partnership with the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, seeks artists and arts organizations to enliven vacant storefronts with temporary installations, artist residencies and creative enterprise projects in Pioneer Square, the Chinatown-International District and other to-be-announced locations from March 2011 to January 2012.
Storefronts Seattle is accepting applications in three tracks: Installation (two-dimensional, three-dimensional or new-media artworks); Artist Residency (rehearsal or studio space); and Creative Enterprise (retail art gallery, theatre, museum, etc.). Artists selected for the Installation track will receive $500 per installation. Artist Residency and Creative Enterprise participants will receive the use of prime, street-level retail space at no cost for up to six months.
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs will manage the application and selection process for the Installation track, which will feature three rounds of 90-day temporary art installations. Shunpike, an arts service nonprofit, will manage the application and selection process for the Artist Residency and Cultural Enterprise tracks.
Launched as a pilot in September 2010, Storefronts Seattle promotes neighborhood vitality by bringing art and creative enterprise to available storefronts.
|Eligibility:||Open to artists and arts groups within 100 miles of Seattle.|
|Budget:||$500 per temporary installation. Artist Residency and Creative Enterprise participants will receive the use of prime, street-level retail space at no cost for up to six months.|
|Deadline:||11 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2011|
|Apply:||Applications for all three tracks are available at StorefrontsSeattle.com|
|Info:||Ellen Whitlock Baker, Storefronts Project Manager/Shunpike Programs Manager, (206) 905-1026|