The Shelf Life Community Story Project received partial funding in the form of a King County 4Culture Heritage grant and raised additional funds from local donors. All of the funds raised to date have been used to pay artists of color, to host community story workshops in the Shelf Life storefront, to have community stories transcribed, and to host a community open house and youth photo exhibit.
Donations to Shelf Life are tax-deductible through our Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas. The link below will take you directly to their online donation page for this project.
Additional funding will enable us to:
1) Continue paying artists of color to record and edit stories, staff the Shelf Life storefront, and create art inspired by the stories we record.
2) Create and produce a Shelf Life radio series and podcast that will air on Community Radio KBCS 91.3 FM and Low Power FM stations Hollow Earth, Rainier Valley Radio, and KXSU.
3) Research and strategize the acquisition and retrofitting of a Shelf Life Story Bus that would allow us to take the Shelf Life story booth elsewhere in the neighborhood, like churches and senior centers.
5) Work with other tenants of the Promenade 23 shopping center to throw a final community party, where we can share the stories we've gathered with the neighborhood.
6) Develop a model and proposal for an interactive story map of the Central Area.