CulturalDC is excited to announce the launch of Space4, an initiative that will bring the arts closer to every corner of DC. In Space4: Art – the visual arts programming component of Space4 – CulturalDC will continue its strong history of presenting cutting edge artwork and artists through a mobile container gallery. Space4: Art allows artists to transform a fully-outfitted 40ft container into an immersive environment. The container will move across the city for the 2017-2018 season, with a new exhibit in every neighborhood it visits.
Successful applications to this program will use the container to its fullest potential—transforming the space into something uniquely their own. Each exhibition must also propose corresponding programming that will engage the surrounding community. Proposals that reflect specific communities in DC and make use of local partnerships will be given preference in the selection process.
Quick Container Facts
It will move every 4-6 weeks, with a new exhibition in each location
It will run on solar power and operate completely off the grid
It will have regular business hours that are tailored to the surrounding community
It is 40ft long, 8ft wide, and 9ft high, interior dimensions are expected to be 38ft x 7ft x 8ft
The standard steel doors will be kept as outer doors but there will be two interior glass doors on either end of the container so that it can be open and inviting but also temperature controlled
There are two phases in our Request for Proposals process. Here's how it works:
* Phase I - Artists will submit preliminary information for review. [This is the Phase I Form.] Artists will be notified of their status the week of May 22, 2017.
* Phase II - Selected artists will be invited to submit full proposals for review. Following that, they will be scheduled for an interview with the Advisory Panel. Artists will receive final notification the week of June 19, 2017.
QUESTIONS? We’re here to help.
Contact us: Rachel Burley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.315.1321
Visit culturaldc.org/visual-arts/flashpoint-gallery for Guidelines and FAQs.