We all struggle to find the money to fund our projects – the frames, the travel expenses, the 2,000 pounds of clay. We also all have small excess incomes – the daily coffee, the small change at the end of the day, the dinner out. By combining these small excesses, we can fund projects that need more than that small excess.
The first Sunday of every month we come together to eat, fund an exciting project, and converse about economic sustainability in the arts. $10 will get you a seat at the table and a vote in the grant-giving process ($7 goes towards the grant, and $3 towards the preparation of the meal).
Sunday, May 5, 7pm
ps·z (120 N. Dubuque, lower level)
$10 — $3 to the cook, $7 to the micro-grant
If you wish to be considered for this month’s SOUP grant, please submit a proposal of no more than 300 words by 5pm on the day of the event to SOUP@publicspaceone.com and join us for dinner. Everyone attending will have an equal voice in determining who receives the grant, which will be awarded at the conclusion of the meal.
Recent winners and their projects:
March 2013: Seldom Seen Festival
December 2012: Amanda Murphy and Kristen Degree, Defense for Dinner
November 2012: Iowa City Arts Review
October 2012: Joshua Dumas
September 2012: ps·z, 2012-13 SOUP hosting
Mid-summer 2012: Narciso Meneses
May 2012: Mark Davis, Plaster Casting and Guerilla Sculpture Workshop
March 2012: Kristen Necessary, Starter Home: Consuming the American Dream woodblock print project
February 2012: Kristen Degree/Midwest Radical Cultural Corridor, People’s Trial of Monsanto (in Iowa City April 21, 2012)
January 2012: Elizabeth June Bergman, traces dancefilm
December 2011: Katy Hoffer, The Mowing Channel
November 2011: Mark Davis, OccuPOD winter dwelling prototype for Occupy Iowa City
October 2011: Quincy Anna Benton, photocopier for “Intimacy” show (with Jordan Lee Thompson) and Public Space ONE
September 2011: Russell Jaffe, Strange Cage poetry chapbooks
May 2011: John Engelbrecht/Free @rt School Missionaries to London’s Galerie 8
November 2010: Keokuk and Keokuk Gallery, construction/improvements to the space
More details on previous SOUP grant projects to come!
Information about the inspiration for this idea can be found at http://incubate-chicago.org/sunday-soup/