Field of Dreams: Rising Tides City Making Salon at StoreFrontLab

[We revised the section on the Micro Mission 888 Grants on March 9, 2014. See our FAQ post for additional information.]

We are pleased to announce our call for proposals for Season 2 at StoreFrontLab, continuing our exploration of storefronts as places of community, creativity and local industry. With Season 2 we are investigating city making and seeking to broaden our collective thinking about San Francisco’s future.

True to our tradition here at StoreFrontLab, we’ll take a very broad view of city making. Cities are made of many parts — from individual acts to major reconstructions — and are shaped by a wide range of social, cultural and political influences. We’re interested in it all.

Salons, installations, workshops, pop-ups, poetry, music and other experiments lasting one day to one month are all up for consideration. (We’ll announce our selection panel soon.)

More Micro Mission 888 Grants!
We will award up to eight $888 Micro Mission 888 Grants to support the development and implementation of selected proposals.
Selected proposers will receive Micro Mission 888 Grant of up to $888 to support the development and implementation of their experiments.

Other Details
We’ll provide the space (view plan and elevation here), promotions, some logistical support, and an opening celebration.

Proposers are responsible for the development, production and installation of their proposals, along with leaving the space ready for the next project.

We are open to commercial ventures provided they are clever, provocative or otherwise enlightening. We won’t tax any proceeds, but it’s up to you to settle up with the state.

We welcome proposals from far flung places as long as the proposers demonstrate the wherewithal to make it happen here on Shotwell Street.

Pre-proposal Open Houses
We’ve scheduled two open houses for those who would like to see the space and ask questions. We’ll have the Field of Dreams: Rising Tides exhibit on view and some special treats honoring some of our Season 1 hits.

// Friday, February 7, 5PM-8PM
   A Not a Bar/Not Your House night inspired by Torreya
   Cummings and Heather Smith’s Obsolete Californias.

// Saturday, February 15, 1:00PM-5:00PM
   We’ll serve up St. Frank coffee and listen to some 
   ragtime from Brandon Loper's Unwieldy Beast.

Open houses are free, but please register as space is limited.

How to Apply
Proposals including the following information and materials are due by April 1, 2014:

// Contact Information (one page)
   . Name
   . Organization, if applicable
   . Address
   . Phone
   . Email
   . Names and roles of collaborators, if any
   . A brief, one-paragraph summary of your proposal 
     describing the format (e.g. exhibit, salon, performance) 
     and intent
   . Duration of proposed project (in days, from 1 to 31)

// Project Proposal (one page)
   . Description of project intent and approach
   . Any unusual requirements or considerations

// Brief Portfolio (up to 10 pages)
   . Related work
   . Other experience that illustrates your ability 
     to successfully realize your proposal
   . You may include links to online archives

// Bio and Resume Highlights (one page per person)

Please submit proposals as a PDF (one file, 10MB maximum file size) via Hightail, Dropbox or other file-sharing service to hello@storefrontlab.org

February 3: Call for proposals issued
February 7: Open house, 5:00PM to 8:00PM
February 15: Open house, 1:00PM to 5:00PM
April 1: Proposals due! Extended to April 12!
May 1: Participants notified

Just ask! We’ll respond as soon as we can.