Get in the Soup Line for a Micro-Grant

by Paula Newton November 7, 2013

soup-kitchenIn conjunction with the exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, the Blaffer Art Museum will present “Sunday Soup: Houston” at The Brandon on Sunday, November 24, from 4-7 pm.

Sunday Soups are meal-based micro grant events that have been catching on in various parts of the country and the world. There is not yet a real Sunday Soup group in Houston; this program is presented on behalf of InCUBATE, a Chicago-based research institute and artist collective.

The premise is quite simple: collect grant proposals, make some soup, invite people to pay and eat ($10 for all-diet friendly soup) and have the diners democratically allocate the meal’s profits. They are looking for projects that represent a diversity of approaches, mediums, and creative communities, with a particular interest in those with limited funding options elsewhere. Applications are due November 20 at 5 pm. Send answers to the following micro-questions to [email protected].

1. Name
2. Email address
3. Project title
4. Project description (no more than 500 words)
5. If granted, how do you plan to spend the money?
6. Aside from money, what other resources or support (if any) do you need (i.e. volunteers, skilled labor, specialized knowledge, tools)?




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