What is the artistic and cultural potential of 400 square feet? Imagine a small but permanent outdoor stage. Or a puppet theater. Or a space for a tea ceremony, or a coffee ceremony. Perhaps you have been secretly wanting to launch Seattle’s tiniest art gallery. Or perhaps its smallest writers’ residency?
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture invites local cultural and community organizations to submit proposals for a new (tiny) cultural structure. Whether you have your own site on which to build or are interested in building on a city-owned surplus property, the structure itself will belong to the community group or cultural organization outright.
The selected project will be designed and built by the award-winning nonprofit design/build studio Sawhorse Revolution, an organization that teaches teens carpentry and architecture through inspiring community projects. The Tiny Cultural Space will be a project of Sawhorse Revolution’s all-womxn design / build program, a process that will involve the organization chosen through this Request for Proposals and high school youth. Design mentors from Olson Kundig and LMN Architects will facilitate the process of a youth-designed tiny cultural space with the selected organization, which will be built by youth under the tutelage of professional carpenters.
For more information and to apply, reach out to our Tiny Cultural Space Liaison Matthew Richter and see the full guidelines for the program, Tiny Cultural Spaces RFP. The deadline for proposals is October 14!