Besides networking and absorbing the interesting lectures and sessions, participants in the two-day seminar charge: practicum—which took place in early November at Art League Houston (ALH)—were invited to apply for a project grant. As of today, the 23 artists who applied are awaiting votes from their fellow charge participants; votes will be received until midnight on January 10. The $10 registration fee for charge and the cash bar from the dance party raised $889 for grant and the winner will be announced this Sunday evening at GalleryHOMELAND.
This democratic style of grant-giving is reflected in the 23 straightforward proposals (now posted on ALH’s website). The artists don’t have to invent some complicated algorithm about how their project will enhance tourism or make up some numbers about the demographics involved. There are just a couple of paragraphs and an image to describe what each artist wants to do.
In conjunction with the charge grant announcement, GalleryHOMELAND will host HOMELAND SOUP, part of the international Sunday Soup Network Micro Grant project. For the price of admission (sliding scale $5-10), guests will receive homemade soup, drinks, music by Daniel and the Thunderheads, and a vote for the HOMELAND grant winner who receives all the proceeds from the evening. The HOMELAND grant nominees are Sebastian Boncy, Angel Oloshove, and Don’L Nicol/Mystic Crystal Revelations Movie Club.