Since 2004, Little Paper Planes has connected artists and collectors, sharing the excitement of collecting artwork, prints, handmade objects and ephemera. In our ninth year, LPP expanded from an online only organization into a storefront on Valencia Street in San Francisco. With this expansion we widened our programming to include a residency within the new physical location.
The LPP + Residency offers a diverse group of makers – artists, curators, collectives, photographers, writers, performers, participatory/social practice, musicians, craftspeople. – the opportunity to cultivate ideas and work in a month-long residency in San Francisco. Residents receive space to set up a workshop, studio, or office. Expanding on our commitment in helping artists, we felt it was important to offer free space to encourage our creative community to try out new projects or just have a place to work.
From May 2013-November 2014, the residency was housed in the back of the shop which created an interesting dynamic between the residents and the public. The residents used the opportunity to engage with the local community at large. Starting in March 2015, LPP will partner up with Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative to host the LPP+ Residency. Adobe has been an integral platform for artists since 1989 and we are excited about this partnership. LPP+ will have a small studio space behind their gallery where our residents will reside for a month at a time. Since they are open to the public, the residency will also be open to the public and is just down the street on 24th and Folsom from our Valencia Street shop in The Mission District.
Little Paper Planes provides support to assist with screenings, readings, lectures and workshops during the course of the residency. Open to individuals and groups, the resident(s) will offer at least two public programs or events during the course of their time at LPP+. Each residency culminates with a publication and/or print edition published by LPP as an extension of the residency. SFMOMA’s Library and Archives collect all publications.
The Chetwood has been a generous partner in assisting our out of town residents with housing.
Thanks so much for all your applications! We received a large volume of applicants with only a few openings. We had three past residents (Stairwell's, Emily Tareila, and Brendan Mullins) choose their top five and Kelly chose six from the fifteen. The other four were invited. Our next application process will begin in late September. To view the complete list of artists, click on "read more" below.
LPP+ Residency was a recipient of Round 7 for the Alternative Exposure Grant Program.
View photos and videos of all the residencies: Go here!