[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.
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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