Time Travel Mart Artist in Residence Program

At the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, even our most forward-looking decor sometimes becomes outdated. It is time for us to redo our lovely storefront window display, and we want YOU to help!

THE OBJECTIVE
To create a whimsical and inviting visual experience that lures visitors into the store and introduces them to our writing programs, while giving new artists a chance to broaden their audience and partner with us in creating a world of their creation!

THE REQUIREMENTS
Visually attractive design
Must appeal to residents of Echo Park, tourists, and shoppers
Enticing and age-appropriate for local students and their families
Design incorporates time travel and or creative writing themes
Must be specifically configured for the window space.
Artist must be in Los Angeles to install and uninstall the display

THE PERKS
826LA will provide a $300 materials budget
Artist in residence can utilize 826LA’s partnerships with some of LA’s top prop houses for set dressing and props
Display will be up for 3 months (and are changed seasonally)

Please note that the artist will be volunteering their time and talents to create this display, and will receive bragging rights, social media attention, and the adoration of 826LA staff and students as well as Time Travel Mart swag in return.

 We are currently accepting applications for our fall 2018 window!

APPLY
If interested you can reach out to Carinne (Store Coordinator) at Carinne@826LA.org , and Rachel (Designer) at Rachel@826LA.org.

Please submit the following via email:
– artist contact info, email & phone number
– your website/social media—anything to show us the work you have done in the past
– brief artist statement (200 words)
– brief description of design theme and how it relates to 826LA and the Time Travel Mart, creative writing, and season
– 2-3 visual reference images or drawings to explain proposed design
– seasonal preference (fall, winter, spring, or summer)


PAST ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Evi ElliasGarden of Knowledge
Kelly SheridanSpace to Read