[artinfo] Call for proposals: WorldWide Storefront

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Call for proposals: WorldWide Storefront 

September 19-November 21, 2014

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012


  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 

Storefront is seeking proposals from individuals or collectives 
across the globe with curatorial visions that articulate alternative 
positions within their particular context. Proposals should contain a 
two-month installation, series of exhibitions and/or events and 
identify a specific site where the project will be realized in 
relationship to the curatorial vision. Strong proposals will explore 
new spaces of cultural action that defy traditional notions of 
"gallery," "pavilion," or "cultural institution." Proposals should 
also propose new and innovative ways to digitally engage audiences 

All proposals will be reviewed by an international jury of notables 
in the fields of art and architecture.  Selected entries will be part 
of the WorldWide Storefront program and individuals will receive 
1,000 USD 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 the 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. 

For additional information and instructions on how to submit, visit 
All proposals must be received by January 31, 2014. 

About Storefront
For 30 years, Storefront has been at the forefront of local, 
national, and international design communities, engaging with 
essential questions in art and architecture to increase public 
awareness of and interest in the built environment and urban issues. 
Through its diverse programming, Storefront strives to give a voice 
to the voiceless, to ask the questions others have not, and to bring 
alternative and emerging ideas in architecture and design. Through 
its diverse programming, Storefront seeks to engage individuals in 
its New York neighborhood and beyond as collective agents of social 
and urban development and change. 

Support for Storefront for Art in Architecture is made possible by 
the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Foundation for 
Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily 
Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with 
the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State 
Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of 
Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. 
Joseph Foundation; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; by its Board 
of Directors, members and by individuals.

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