Storefronts is not currently accepting applications.
Our 2014-2015 application cycle will open in early 2014.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Shunpike‘s highly successful Storefronts program has been matching artists and vacant properties in the Pacific Northwest since 2010. We partner with community-minded property owners and developers, neighborhood associations, non-profits, and city agencies to match the vital creative talent of our region’s artists and creatives with the resources and opportunities of vacant properties.
Storefronts provides short-term public exhibition and entrepreneurial opportunities for artists, energizes vacant spaces in neighborhoods experiencing transition or high vacancy rates, and makes our neighborhoods more dynamic, walkable, and vibrant for our region’s communities.
As we partner with various properties throughout the Pacific Northwest, the spaces available are incredibly diverse. Some are display-only windows 16″ deep, others are 5,000 square foot vacant retail spaces, and range from raw new construction to older buildings slated for renovation or demolition. Successful roster projects can adapt to a variety of spaces dependent upon what is available, and all required materials are the responsibility of the artist.
The Installation Roster offers regional artists a temporary storefront space to display any 2-D or 3-D artwork for a period of up to three months. Successful proposals demonstrate creativity and artistic excellence, are appropriate to a general audience, are adaptable enough to be placed in a variety of spaces, and do not require extensive time at the site prior to installation. Agile, adaptive, innovative works which engage passersby from all walks of life are especially encouraged.
The Creative Enterprise Roster provides temporary storefronts opportunities for experimental or entrepreneurial creative projects such as pop-up galleries, boutiques, or experiential installations. Selected projects will have access to a space for three to six months, are open to the public on a regular basis, and are required to hold all applicable licenses and permits, as well as a general liability insurance policy. Pop-up galleries, project incubators, and interactive public forums are especially encouraged.
Examples of possible Creative Enterprise uses:
- Museums and galleries
- Businesses that exhibit a creative/innovative emphasis
- Retail space for hand-made items (i.e. jewelry, fashion, art, etc.)
- Services (i.e. art classes, design advice, etc.)
- Merchandising a creative product
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