Storefronts Auburn, an offshoot of the Storefronts Seattle program, is proud to announce its first Request for Proposals.
Storefronts Auburn is a neighborhood activation program, supporting the health and
vitality of a city’s walking neighborhoods through temporary pairings of artists and
creative businesses with vacant storefronts spaces.
Storefronts Auburn is now accepting applications for its three program tracks:
Installations offer artists a temporary storefront space to display any two-dimensional,
three-dimensional or new media artwork. The program offers
$500 to support the creation of new work, or the installation of existing work.
Works in this track are viewed from outside the closed storefront only
(through the windows). If you are interested in applying for the Installation
track, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-804-5043.
Artist Residencies offer artists of any discipline creative space to pursue
new projects. Residencies are approximately 3 months in duration.
Residency spaces are not open to the general public and do not house public
events (such as performances or exhibits), although “Open House” nights
and interaction with neighbors is encouraged. If you are interested in applying
for the Residencies track, please email email@example.com or call 253-804-5043.
Creative Enterprise provides a space to experiment and test out new
creative business ideas. Creative Enterprise participants will have access to
a space for three to six months, dependent on space availability and number
of applicants. Creative Enterprise spaces are open to the public, and
Creative Enterprise participants must hold appropriate City of Seattle and
State of Washington licenses and permits, as well as a general liability
insurance policy. Selected artists and/or artist teams will be required to hold
set business hours.
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
If you are interested in applying for the Creative Enterprise track,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-804-5043.
Deadline for all applications is Wednesday, November 9, 2011.
Questions? Send us an email at email@example.com or call 253-804-5043.