Capp Street Project Archive

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Meyer Library
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618
Phone: 510.594.3659
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Capp Street Project archive
Dates: 1983-
Collection number: Consult archives
Creator: Capp Street Project (San Francisco, Calif.)
Repository: California College of the Arts Meyer Library
Oakland CA 94618
Abstract: The archive documents the process, intention, and realization of installations and temporary projects sponsored by Capp Street Project since 1983. Founded by Ann Hatch, Capp Street Project was the first visual arts residency in the United States dedicated solely to the creation and presentation of new art installations. The organization took its name from the house at 65 Capp Street, San Francisco, designed by the artist David Ireland. Since its inception, Capp Street Project has given more than 100 local, national, and international artists the opportunity to create new work through its residency and public exhibition programs. Its mission is to provide opportunities for contemporary artists working in diverse media to create and present site-related installations in the San Francisco Bay Area; to encourage experimentation in the arts; to educate and promote public involvement in the arts; and to contribute to the evolution of new ideas in contemporary art.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Open by appointment for advanced scholarly research.

Publication Rights

Permission of copyright holder is required.

Preferred Citation

Capp Street Project archive. California College of the Arts, Meyer Library, Oakland CA 94618.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to California College of Arts and Crafts in 1988.

Scope and Content of Collection

Documentation and administrative materials relating to Capp Street Project artist residencies and other work funded by the organization.


The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Capp Street Project (San Francisco, Calif.)
Capp Street Project/AVT (San Francisco, Calif.)
Installations (Art) -- California -- San Francisco
Site-specific installations (Art) -- California -- San Francisco
Conceptual art--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Exhibitions