Artists & Entrepreneurs

Why Participate?

  • Opportunity for direct sales and/or visibility to your supporters and public
  • Funding to support activations
  • Connection to prospective landlords
  • Professional photography 
  • Inclusion in a citywide media campaign

When / Where

  • Venues will be hosted throughout the city from October 2022 – December 2023
  • Launch dates are flexible and will be ongoing. 
  • A select group of pop-ups will also be offered the possibility to extend their activation for up to an additional 6 months, pending availability from the property owner. This group is selected on a case-by-case basis after initial proof of pop-up success.

activation types

Applicants can apply for the following types of activations. 

  • Pop-Up Shop – Run your own business in a vacant commercial space. This can include retail or service industries. Spaces must be open to the public. Production or studio space only are not available. Space must be open a minimum of 3 days per week for the full three month activation. 

  • Art Installation – Exhibit and sell your artwork via QR code from a street-facing window display. Work must be available for sale. 

  • QR Code Window Shopping – Advertise and sell your products via QR code from a street-facing window display. Work must be available for sale. 

  • Collective Pop-Up Shop – Share a space with other Seattle Restored participants in a retail collective marketplace. Seattle Restored program managers will coordinate participants. If you would like to apply as a group of artists and/or makers hosting your own collective space please apply for a dedicated pop-up space. Participants must be onsite at the collective space for a minimum of 25 days during the three month participation term and be willing to support sales for all members.

  • Restaurant Pop-Up Residency – Run your own restaurant residency for one month in a vacant commercial space.

What's Involved

 

  • Activate space for a minimum of three months with the exception of the restaurant residency
  • Have one point of contact for landlords and Seattle Restored
  • Complete a Seattle Restored contract
  • Collaborate and be available for space modifications 
  • Allow space and participants to be documented through photography/video 
  • Participate in a post-program survey and reporting
  • All participants must provide proof of covid vaccination

Cost

  • The program is FREE, there is no cost to participate
  • Seattle Restored will provide participants a fixed one-time $2,500 in working capital to help support merchandising and staffing or art installation as needed for those participating with a pop-up shop, art installation, restaurant residency, and QR code Window Shopping.  Collective Marketplace participants will receive a fixed one-time $1,500
  • There are no additional lease or utilities costs
  • A limited budget is also available for tenant improvements 
  • Seattle Restored will hire contractors to support tenant improvements as needed
  • Seattle Restored will obtain liability insurance for each activated property, for the duration of the activation. Additional insurance obtained by the participants may be required. 

application

  • Applications open on July 25th.
  • Applications closes on August 26th. 
  • There is no cost to apply
  • Priority offered to Black, Indigenous and entrepreneurs and artists of Color – applicants
  • A panel of peer artists and entrepreneurs will evaluate the applications
  • Accepted applications will participate in a match matching process with available spaces

INFO SESSION

  •  Info session regarding the application process and program on August 23rd at 5:30 will be hosted in English and as requested in ASL, Amharic, Spanish, Korean, Somali, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese Traditional.
  • Translation, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats, or accessibility information support at info sessions must be requested at minimum 10 days in advance. If requested less than 10 days before the info session we will offer individual informational calls with translators.
  • Info sessions will be recorded. Please see info session recording from July 28th session below. 

More Information

Seattle Restored encourages everyone to participate in its programs and activities.

For translation, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats, or accessibility information, contact Seattle Restored Program manager at seattlerestored@gmail.com or 206.629.2346 x 2.

Please provide at least 72 hrs. notice will help ensure availability; sign language interpreting requests may take longer. 

questions?

Reach out to Seattle Restored program managers. We’re happy to help and answer questions by email or arrange a call to discuss the project. 

seattlerestored@gmail.com

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