Storefront for Art and Architecture announces a call for proposals for WorldWide Storefront (“WWSF”), a new initiative to provide a simultaneous, multi-locus of alternative spaces around the globe and a digital platform for the expression and exchange of latent desires within contemporary art and architecture practices.
WorldWide Storefront is a mode of action; its aim is to unveil, produce and discuss experimental cultural works on a global scale from local points of view. By using the ability of contemporary means of communication to join space, undo place and avoid time, Worldwide Storefront provides leadership in imagining future modes of cultural production.
Selected entries will be part of the full WorldWide Storefront program and will receive $1,000 in seed funding to start their project, as well as strategic outreach support and technical and logistical mentorship. From September 19 to November 21, 2014, all selected entries throughout the world will simultaneously open and have a two-month program of exhibitions and events.
All events will be recorded and broadcast through a Worldwide Storefront online platform and presented at the Storefront for Art and Architecture Gallery in New York, which will operate as the central situation room.
More on the application, selection and additional information after the break.
Applications must be submitted by individuals or collectives as an independent project and submissions cannot be directly associated with any existing institution.The final deadline for submission January 31, 2013.
All applications must contain:
- Curatorial vision
- Exhibition/s description
- Calendar of events
- Key Participants
- Digital Strategy
- Business Plan/Feasibility
- Submission Form [Annex 1]
- CV of Applicants
- Letters of Recommendation
- Support Materials
The decision of the committee shall be final and binding on all parties, and no disputes shall be entertained. The committee might declare the call for proposals deserted and reject any and all proposals received in response to this call. The committee might waive or modify any irregularities in proposals received or any other aspect of this call for proposals.
Copyrights regarding the projects shall remain the property of the applicants.
Submitted materials shall not be released nor exposed in public, press or other media before the announcement of selected entries or the cancellation of the call for proposals.
The applicants agree to permit Storefront for Art and Architecture to use the submitted materials for public posting, publication, or exhibition or for archival, promotional, educational, and such other purposes as Storefront shall determine.
The selection committee and/or Storefront for Art and Architecture reserve the right to cancel or suspend the call for applications for any reason, including those causes beyond the organizer’s control that could corrupt the administration, security, or proper participation in the event.
The organization assumes no responsibility for postal, e-mail, electronic, technical, or natural conditions that prevent the receipt or judging of a submission or any part thereof.
The organization reserves the right to amend these Guidelines at any time without notice.
No information contained in the applications shall be deemed confidential and such information may be shared with other governmental entities. Therefore, please do not submit any information that may be deemed proprietary in nature.
Storefront for Art and Architecture and the sponsors of this call for proposals shall not be liable for any costs incurred by any respondent in the preparation, submittal, presentation, or execution of its submission.
Submissions (digital and physical) must be delivered to Storefront for Art and Architecture on or before January 31, 2014 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
The selected applications will be directly contacted in March 2014, which will then be followed by a public announcement.
The selected applications will receive a 1,000 USD award, media exposure and mentorship throughout the entire project development.
To download the submission guideline, please click here.