One Week Left to Apply to Spaceworks

Rachael Dotson's installation "Untitled" currently on display in Woolworth Window #2.
Rachael Dotson’s installation “Untitled” currently on display in Woolworth Window #2.

The deadline to apply to Spaceworks is coming up quick! All applications are due by June 10th at midnight. If you have a project to energize empty space in Tacoma we’d love to hear from you!

Participants of Spaceworks are provided space, exposure, and consultation in exchange for creatively activating vacant spaces. The goal is to transform empty storefronts and vacant spaces with creative energy and artistic enterprise, making Tacoma a stronger, more active city. We are seeking applications for all three Spaceworks tracks:

1) Artscapes temporarily places 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional or new media art installations in interior window storefronts as well as outdoor spaces. The program offers an artist stipend of up to $500 to support the creation of new work and site-specific projects, or the installation of existing work. The Woolworth Windows are part of the Artscapes track with exhibition dates of Sept. 1 – Dec. 19, 2013. Other spaces may have different dates.

2)  Special Projects offers dedicated practicing artists the chance to pursue projects and develop work in any discipline for up to six months. Space is provided dependent on space availability and project needs for up to six months. Residencies are not open to the public, except for special events or open houses.

3) Creative Enterprise provides artists, designers, crafters, consultants, organizations, community groups and other creative entrepreneurs the chance to test new products and services in a no- or low-cost space for up to six months. But it’s not just about space, this track provides relevant and meaningful professional development and peer-to-peer support for participants to systematically grow Tacoma’s creative class. These enterprises will generate destination quality activity that will engage and transform our community. All Creative Enterprises are expected to hold a set of regular weekly hours open to the public, including participation in occasional Spaceworks events.

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