Our office, in partnership with Shunpike, seeks up to 12 artists to develop temporary installations for 12 vacant storefronts in Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown/International District neighborhoods. The installation project, titled Storefronts Seattle, will be on display from September to November 2010.
The call is open to artists living within 100 miles of Seattle. Artwork may be in any two-dimensional, three-dimensional or new media. Artists may be selected for more than one installation and will receive $500 per installation. Application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, July 26. Click here to link to the online application and review the call and guidelines for temporary installations.
Storefronts Seattle is a pilot program to make vacant storefront space available for creative uses in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International District with the possibility of future expansion to other Seattle neighborhoods. The installation project is part of a series of opportunities that include artist residencies in storefronts, where visual and performing artists can create work, rehearse and perform. For more information or to apply for an artist residency, visit Shunpike’s website.
Partner organizations for Storefronts Seattle are the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle Chinatown/International District Preservation and Development Authority, Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area, The Alliance for Pioneer Square and Shunpike.
Update: The number of vacant storefronts has yet to be determined.