|FACILITY START-UP - PROGRAM
Development of a multi-use art space with a gallery, a theater, artist
studios, a shop and a self-sustaining administrative infrastructure.
The facility is the key to creating a viable, self-supporting organization
that will be able to grow and develop its programs for years to come.
Our facility will become the cornerstone of our organization. The
majority of our programs will take place within its walls.
QBOX is in the process of raising funds for the move-in costs associated
with leasing a building. We are also seeking funds to affect the improvements
required to transform that building into the fully-functioning multi-use
facility necessary to house our wide variety of programs. It is anticipated
that a portion of this funding will come from individual donations,
but that the bulk of it will need to be attained in the form of grants.
Once the funds have been secured, we will locate and lease a building
which is of sufficient size and structure to meet our general needs,
and we will then go about modifying it to meet the very specific needs
of our programs building out the studios, the shop, the gallery,
the performance space and the administrative offices, and outfitting
these areas with all the necessary accoutrements.
To find a permanent home for QBOX and all of its programs, we need
Roles and Participants
- Secure the funding necessary to move in
- Find and lease a building
- Perform improvements to the space to bring it in line with the
needs of our programs
- Find artists to rent the studios and the shop
- Continue to develop our programming for performances, seminars,
and gallery showings
After securing the necessary funding with the assistance of a professional
grant-writer, QBOX staff will find and lease the building, and will
then perform all the necessary space improvements with the help of
numerous skilled and unskilled volunteers.
This facility will create hundreds of opportunities for artists to
earn money, increase the quality of their art and enjoy heightened
exposure, and will enrich the cultural landscape of our city. It will
show the world that San Francisco is indeed the center of the global
mechanical, kinetic and electronic art community, and that the city
is striving to recover from the near execution of its arts community
that occurred so recently and so prominently in national headlines.