Current: FieldGuide

September 7 - 30, 2012

Opening reception: Friday, September 7  |  7:00-10:00pm

Download the digital edition, including bonus appendices
Download the printable text and cover files (note: print double-sided and fold in half)

Drift Station is thrilled to announce the release of FieldGuide: A Practical Handbook to Starting an Artist-Run Space. This 40-page book details how anyone with limited means and resources can start and run a DIY gallery and event space. Topics range from finding the right location to building walls, promotion, and fundraising. On Friday, September 7 from 7-10pm Drift Station will host a book release party for FieldGuide, where print copies will be available free of charge. A digital edition will also be released on September 7 for those unable to attend the release party.

FieldGuide is intended as a practical how-to manual, filled with information that was primarily gleaned from the mistakes and hours of trial-and-errors that come from first hand experience. We hope this guide will help offset some of those challenges and act as a catalyst for others to take over spaces all around the world and in whatever fashion they can. FieldGuide details how you can create exciting and challenging exhibitions, projects, and public activities, transforming communities into culturally rich and meaningful places to live and make art.

This opening will also be our last at our "N" Street location - Drift Station will be "drifting" for the next several months and will primarily exist virtually. We have lots of online and offline projects in the works, including a print edition of the mailto: exhibition catalog. Please subscribe to our Facebook page to receive information on upcoming events.