Thank you for your interest in participating in Cold Storage. Many great proposals are sent every week. To cope with the volume we drew up some loose guidelines that you should include in your email (see Guidlines below).

Please email


1. Subject heading should read:
"Proposal: Project Name/Artist Name"

2. Send us an accurate description of your project at Cold Storage
-If photos or sound can help, feel free to attach
-This would include duration, number of people, etc.

3. Explain to us why this project is important to you.

4. How would you describe Cold Storage ? Why do you want to do this project in this site?

5. There is a risk of losing access to the building due to the advancement of the construction process, such conditions improve our need to be flexible. What are your thoughts about this?

6. Typically, Cold Storage has provided the venue, lighting and electricity. Is there anything that you will need to facilitate your project?

7. At the current moment, we are entertaining project proposals for inside the structure, in the parking lot, and on the street outside of the fence.

Thank you.

As of September 2007 the construction is so nearly done that any proposals must evaluate the high unlikelyhood of the current situation before sending them to us. We are up for proposals, but how oh how can we do something?

Below were the guidelines prior to September 2007


CURRENT: the building is getting closer to completion:
FUTURE projects will likely include
PROPOSALS are gladly accepted
ABOUT Cold Storage
JOIN the email list
LOCATED across the street
HELP the how to guide

Celebrate FAILURE! book release street party
Six freezers - Six dancers: a new inside/insight
Sundown Schoolhouse's, HomeSchool's happy hour
Spontaneous Choreography during construction hours
november2006, Pablo's capacitor charges for one month
Mexican Journey: a farewell send off
Tailgating Typewriter: construction notes
Mapping the floor with Katie Bachler
Dance Battle!! Mystic Order's street-side dance off
Festival (5): A last-minute addition in front of the thing
Difference Octet, with composer, David Kendall
Laughter Yoga with instructor, David Dodge
Games People Play with composer, Adam Overton
Bike: a night of byob, create your own adventure
Radio Transmission Orchestra: bring your own radio
Surrealestate and Special Guests, with eight players
Four Compostions by Thadeus Frazier-Reed
Privat-Publikum no. 4: composer Johnny Chang plus 12
Concert for Peace: 25 musicians join to support the Mid East
CARMADA: Sonja Vordermaier and her Convoy of 15
String Theory brings 5 musicians and 6 dancers
Lighthouse Music composed by Joe Kudirka
Vacuum Cleaner Percussion by Liam Mooney
Herding Blimps and Wireless GeeseNecks by Jed Berk
Salmonella kitchen and atmosphere study (6)
by Mark So
Steven's Swept: an endurance cleaning
Only [harmony series 17] by Michael Pisaro
Octet Rehearsal with 4 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos
Los Angeles Urban Rangers: consultation with Chief Ranger
The wall and sky at sunset: a field camera with Amy Oliver
in a large, open space by James Tenney
fireworks: listened to the city's ambient noise
RS-232 (AKA Joe Cantrell) amplified vertical posts
Vi Thuc Ha
had a duel with Dieu Thuc Ha; cello vs. viola
Bill Wheelock quotes Edward Said
Claimed the construction site as a creative space