Friday, April 11, 2014

Question of the Day: When EXACTLY is the deadline?

We've heard from a number of folks today asking when exactly are proposals due for our Season 2 City Making Series? The answer is:  Saturday, April 12, at 11:59:59 PM PDT!

We'll send a confirmation email to everyone who submits. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Introducing Our 2014 Advisory Board

StoreFrontLab is all about bringing our creating community together, and our Advisory Board is no exception. These distinguished colleagues each play a role in promoting cultural engagement and critical conversation in San Francisco and beyond. Who better to help us select proposals for our Season 2 City Making Series?

We're honored and grateful to have the benefit of their insights and experience. Interested parties have until April 12 to submit proposals.

2014 StoreFrontLab Advisory Board

Allison Arieff
// SPUR, Editorial Director
// New York Times, Contributing Columnist

John Bela
// Gehl Studio, Urban Designer/Landscape Architect
// Rebar Group, Cofounder and Partner

Laura Crescimano
// SITELAB urban studio, Principal

Marc Mayer
// Asian Art Museum, Educator for Public Programs

Frank Merritt
// Ramon's Tailor, Cofounder
// Jensen Architects, Associate

Alison Sant
// Studio for Urban Projects, Partner

Curatorial Team
Yosh Asato, Cofounder
David Baker, Cofounder
Arianne Gelardin
Jacob Palmer

Sunday, March 23, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Season 2 Call for Proposals
// Now due April 12

This just in: We've extended the deadline for our Season 2 Call for Proposals to SATURDAY, APRIL 12. 

To learn about our Season 2 City Making Series and Micro Mission 888 Grants please see our Call for Proposals and FAQ.

Of course, additional questions are always welcome at:

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Season 2: City Making Series
// Call for Proposals Q&A

Photo by Matthew Millman
We've had a few questions regarding our Season 2 Call for Proposals. Here they are along with our responses.

Q: I missed the open houses. Is there another opportunity to see the StoreFrontLab space?

A: Yes. Stop by on Wednesday, March 12, between 4:00PM to 6:30PM, to see the space and ask questions.  

Q: What exactly do you mean by "city making"? Are you focusing on architecture and urban design or are you thinking more broadly?

A: We are open to a broad range of ideas that explore the physical, social and experiential dimensions of cities. Our plan is to take a look at all of the proposals and work with our advisory committee to make selections. If it makes sense, we may organize the season around one or more topics or themes.

Q: Who is the advisory committee?

A: We'll announce this very soon. Stay tuned!

Q: When will Season 2 start and how long will it run?

A: Our plan is to kick-off Season 2 this summer and run programs for a year.

Q: Can we request specific dates for our proposal?

A: Yes. We'll make every effort to accommodate schedule requests.

Q: Should proposals attempt to program the entire storefront or will two or more proposals run concurrently?

A: Our focus on storefronts as community activators favors proposals that take full advantage of the space. That said, we wouldn't rule out the possibility of running complementary proposals concurrently.

Q: How many $888 Micro Mission 888 Grant do you plan to award?

A: We've revised the call for proposals section covering these grants as follows: "We will award up to eight $888 Micro Mission 888 Grants to support the development and implementation of selected proposals." 

Q: Does StoreFrontLab have regular open hours?

A: No, StoreFrontLab's hours vary depending on the program. While we will provide support during events, proposers are responsible for staffing general open hours.

We welcome more questions; just send them to: