Little Paper Planes makes art accessible through workshops, lectures, and an artist residency. We sell the tools to create art and we inspire through our thoughtfully sourced collection of art and utilitarian objects.

Little Paper Planes is excited to announce the 2018 LPP+ Residency application is now open!  The application is due at midnight Pacific Standard time on 1/15/18. 

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 our studio 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.  

The LPP+ Residency is located at  1240 Minnesota located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.  Residencies will be offered from April-October 2018.

- Residents receive one free 150 sq ft of private studio space with extended common work space in a large warehouse with other artists

- Resources at the studio: wood shop, kiln, darkroom, media and digital media lab with large format printers. (We do not train people to use any of the machines/tools, so the artist must already have a knowledge of that specific tool.) There is also a ton of community space with tables to use.  There is a large kitchen and outside space.  Besides the studio there are also a ton of galleries across the street at 1275 Minnesota Street.  There is also a gallery space on the first floor that artists can sign up for to use. 

Each artist is asked to give a talk about their work which usually takes place at 1240 Minnesota Street.  The artist also has access to the LPP shop in The Mission and can teach a workshop or host an event. The artist could also use the LPP shop Window Gallery to create an installation.  Please state in the application that you have interest in doing so.

Little Paper Planes provides support to assist with screenings, readings, lectures and workshops during the course of the residency. Any public programming will take place at the LPP shop in the Mission District.  Each residency culminates with a publication or print edition or a ceramic edition published by LPP as an extension of the residency. At the time of the residency we will figure out what works best for the artists work.   

SFMOMA’s Library and Archives collect all publications and print editions.

At this time we cannot offer housing, but can help find accommodations.  

How to apply:

Include a bio, CV, ten images of current work, and an artist statement.  We also want to know why you would like to be a part of the residency and how you will use your time in the space. Please include the amount of time you would like to be in the residency.  We can offer 2-8 weeks depending on the project.  Make sure to look at our past residents to get an idea of our program and what we look for.  You can see past residents on Instagram using #lppresidency

We are interested in a wide range of practices.  The common thread is someone/ or group who is 100% dedicated to their work and has a strong framework for the why they make work whether it be craft-based, research based, socially engaging work, or curating other artist's work.  We tend to lean towards artists who like to collaborate and are multifaceted.