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, musicians, craftspeople – the opportunity to engage to the public in a month-long residency at the shop in San Francisco. Residents receive space to set up a workshop, studio, office or pop-up shop within the Little Paper Planes store for four weeks.
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. They also have the opportunity to engage with the local community at large since the space is in a high traffic location.
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 application process for 2015 is now closed. The announcement of the 2015 residents will be early January.
LPP+ Residency was a recipient of Round 7 for the Alternative Exposure Grant Program.
View photos and videos of all the residencies: Go here!