SOKO Collective

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Terms & Conditions:

SOKO Collective is a 2-week curated pop up shop + co/op for the local eclectic hosted by Nubian Hueman.  Our goal is to activate 2208 Martin Luther King Avenue SE with a selection of local apparel, beauty, accessory, and art brands {preferably} from the Washington DC Metro Area, along with a free event space.

  • Display your work in a high traffic, street front space within a major Washington DC corridor.
  • Activate positivity within your local community.
  • Have your good sold for 2 weeks.
  • Free space to hold your own show or event.
  • Cross promotion between artists, Nubian Hueman, and the Anacostia Arts Center.


July 1 - 20:  Open Call to Artist.  Registration completion

July 21:  Artist Announcement

July 25:  Registration Fees and Inventory lists due.  $100 (in area)  / $300 for out-of-area artists.

July 28 - August 4: Installation

August 5: Opening/Window Reveal (may flex date due to holiday)

August 6 - 19: Store Hours

  • Monday & Tuesday; Closed
  • Wednesday - Saturday:  1pm to 6pm
  • Sunday:  12pm to 3pm

August 20:  Checks disbursed to all artists

August 20 - 25: Deinstallation

Pop Up + Co/op Criteria

  • Must be located within the Washington DC Metro Area to pay the lower registration fee *Out-of-area artists are welcome, however a high Registration fee will be charged to cover store hours
  • An apparel, beauty, accessories brand, or artist
  • Able to work a minimum of 4 hours per week within the pop up + co/op space (8 hours total)
  • Able to manage cash and credit card sales.

How We Work


ko͞op,ko͝op/ : a business or organization that is owned and operated by the people who work there or the people who use its services

We share and hold space together.

We are a pop up collective working in a cooperative model.  This means that each creative is not only invested in selling their own work, but the works of other artists and creatives alike.  

  • Nubian Hueman will provide artists with the necessary fixtures (eg. racks, tables, etc.)  and hangers to display work.  Visual artists are responsible for providing materials to display work during their installation.  All artists are responsible for installation of their work.
  • A Nubian Hueman team member with let each Co/op Leader in and out of the space and register system.
  • All purchases must be made through the Nubian Hueman register and will be paid out at the conclusion on August 20, 2017 via PayPal or bank check.  
  • Personal transactions and/or selling is prohibited and is a violation of our co/op agreement.
  • The coverage schedule will be scheduled on a first come/first serve basis via Doodle.  Each artist will be responsible for covering their shift.  No substitutions allowed.  
  • All work will be covered under the Anacostia Art Center’s insurance policy which can be furnished upon request.  
  • All events must be scheduled and approved by Nubian Hueman and will require a Nubian Hueman team member to be present.
  • Please note:  Nubian Hueman is not responsible for the outcome of sales for any vendor or artist.  We recommend being in the space to best promote your work.
  • Should any term as noted above be violated (which we know will not happen), Nubian Hueman holds the right to withhold payment in order to pay for coverage or incidentals.

Please complete our SOKO Collective Registration Form.