Stories

Space Fund: And The Winners Are…

September 19, 2017

Drum roll please… today we’re excited to announce the winners of the inaugural $30,000 Space Fund by thisopenspace. 

Last month, we launched our $30,000 Space Fund in New York City, pledging to fuel 30 projects from our community of brand builders and ideamakers with sponsored space.

We selected the most compelling retail and creative concepts with support from our Creative Council; including Mollie Chen of Birchbox, Tiffany Yannetta of Racked at Vox Media Inc., Kashem Miah of Shutterstock, Lyndon Cormack of Herschel Supply Co., Nasrene Haj of The Creators Collective, Barbara Torasso of Capsule Show and Zuleika Sjro of Saje Natural Wellness.

To apply to Space Fund, participants submitted their brand stories and pitched their best ideas for how to use one of our amazing spaces in NYC. We received over 1,000 submissions from thisopenspace’s community all across the globe – it was no easy feat to be selected to access the Space Fund. This year’s recipients will get their hands on the space of their dreams to activate IRL.

Congratulations to all of our winners – we can’t wait to watch your proposals come to life in NYC this Fall. To our community, your creativity inspired us, thank you for sharing your incredible ideas with our team.

Let’s meet the recipients (by category):

1 x $6,000
Shop LoveBrownSugar

2 x $3,000 
STAYCOOLNYC
Parisa Wang

9 x $1,000 
Open House BK
BattleFest
Vestment
“To Our Men: An Open Letter”
The Paisley Fields
UNDERWRAPS Agency 
The Style Theory LLC 
Child’s Play NY LLC, Shakespeare in Play Program 
Broken Heals 

17 x $500 
Vertical Player 
Moms-in-Film
81ACK 8ASTARDS
AllSwell Creative
ONYCHEK
UnCo.
MARY YOUNG 
A Telling
Occupy Art 
Tipsy Crayon
Lemonade Stand Clothing
Pocket: a cycle of song and dance
Bryan Chong – Recent Pictures 
ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS
PourMena
Muzzle Your Stereotype
Blank Canvas Gallery


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