Hot on the tail of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas scholarship winner announcement, the group is releasing information about its upcoming CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All [sic] event happening in Dallas in November.
Modeled on the trend of idea-sharing platforms, CADD says this about the FUNd: It “…was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner—collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner… .”
The goal is to host an evening of current and recent DFW-area M.A.s and M.F.A.s sharing their proposals for “innovative ideas about potential artistic projects,” specifically proposals that would support the local art community. The presentations are meant to unfold at a quick clip, with the audience asking questions and voting for their favorite proposal. CADD estimates that through ticket sales to the event, they can grant the winner somewhere between $2500 and $7500 to realize their project. All FUNd proceeds go to the winning proposal.
CADD needs applicants to submit their proposals online from July 1-September 1, in order to winnow down the pool to the six who will present on the night of the event, which will take place on Sunday, November 16 in Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane. For more info and presenter eligibility requirements, go here.