Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors. They teach artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with educational programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context. Each year they serve over 10,000 individual (adult) artists and over 2,500 children.
The funded project works with Los Angeles based artist Nancy Popp to create site-specific installations at Side Street mobile headquarters. The installations will consist of hammocks knitted from mason line, which will be at sites for practical use as well as a series of events that will be developed in collaboration with community partners. The installations will be on view from July 2016 through March 2017.