Art and culture plays an explicit and central role in shaping communities’ social, physical, and economic futures. Using the arts as a tool for place-making:
Shunpike partners with local business and community associations to apply for funding (from government or philanthropic sources) to support Storefronts programs in specific neighborhoods or areas. Common sources of program funding include Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), local Chambers of Commerce, Preservation and Development Authorities (PDAs), community groups, other non-profits, grants, and partnerships with large corporate interests in specific neighborhoods.
Frequently, with neighborhood projects, Shunpike works in collaboration with local project advisory groups or committees convened for the specific purpose of overseeing a Storefronts initiative. However, Shunpike manages all of the day-to-day practicalities of the Storefronts programs it presents.
Alliance for Pioneer Square
Belltown Business Association
Broadway Business Improvement Association
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
Chinatown-International District Business Development Area (CIDBIA)
City of Auburn
City of Bellevue Arts Program
City of Mount Vernon
City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods|
City of Seattle Department of Transportation
Historic South Downtown, Community Preservation & Development Authority (HSD)
Seattle Chinatown-International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)
Snoqualmie Tribe Fund
SouthEast Effective Development (SEED)
Stream Real Estate
Shunpike maintains General Liability insurance for artists participating in the Installations track of the Storefronts program. Artists participating in the Pop-Up Creative Enterprise track must have their own General liability insurance.
Shunpike does not maintain insurance for property damage or theft of artworks, or materials and/or equipment owned by the artist. This coverage is the responsibility of the artist.
Shunpike is always available to troubleshoot any logistical issues, answer questions, and promote the participation of community stakeholders and the artist projects they support. Shunpike provides participating community stakeholders with an installation report upon completion of the Storefronts activation.