How would you change the face of Tacoma? Apply to Spaceworks and be a part of the conversation.  

Members of the Personal Power Company, recipients of a Spaceworks Tacoma artists residency.

By partnering with talented and innovative artists and entrepreneurs like you, Spaceworks is transforming empty storefronts and vacant spaces into dynamic points of interest, making Tacoma an economically stronger and more culturally vibrant city.

Want to get involved? There are three programs available for participation:

1) Artscapes temporarily places 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, mural, site-specific, or multi-media art installations in storefront windows, lobby display cases, outdoor wall spaces, and an outdoor video gallery in the City of Tacoma. The program offers an artist stipend to support the creation of new work and site-specific projects, or the installation of existing work. The Woolworth Windows, for example, are part of the Artscapes track. Click here to review guidelines and the application checklist.

2)  Special Projects provides short-term space (one day up to six months) to individuals or groups who want to pursue or present artwork, a creative special project or a pop-up store/event. Space is provided dependent on space availability and project needs. Examples include individual artist residencies to active projects to pop-up events and beyond. Click here to see examples. Spaceworks accepts Special Project applications on a rolling basis. Click here to review guidelines and the application checklist.

3) Creative Enterprise Program provides relevant and meaningful business training and peer-to-peer support to the participants to systematically grow Tacoma’s creative class and generate destination quality activity that will engage and transform our community. Affordable space is also provided, dependent on availability, to serve as a training ground to test new ideas, products and services with a safety net of technical assistance and mentorship. Creative Enterprises are long-term projects, most hold a set of regular business hours open to the public, and participation in occasional Spaceworks events is expected. Click here to see examples. Click here to review guidelines and the application checklist.


8 Responses to “Apply”

  1. Ann Stockdale December 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    for some reason I cannot open application when I click on the link…. Love to be involved. Thanks, annie

  2. spaceworkstacoma December 21, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Hi Ann,

    Did you try clicking the links here:


  3. Catherine Clark December 28, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    Somewhat established artist relocating to Western, WA…was in Northern Idaho many years. Trying to re-invent art career. On limited regular income/not able to afford many fees and costs to submit. Thanks, Ms Catherine Clark

  4. spaceworkstacoma January 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Ms. Clark,

    We would encourage you to fill out the Spaceworks application for the next round of public art works in Tacoma. You’ll find the application here:

    Thank you,
    Spaceworks Tacoma

  5. Susan Massey March 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Hi Spaceworks!

    I’d like to apply for a space, but need information on the application process…can you assist me please?


    Susan Massey

  6. spaceworkstacoma March 15, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Hi Susan,

    Applications for Spaceworks Tacoma are not being accepted at this time. We anticipate opening up the application process again in the spring. Please check back for updated information in the next few months here –

    We’ll have more information at that time about the application process. Stay tuned!


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