Concept: The Soup Grant is a grassroots model for funding small to medium sized creative projects through community meals. The basic formula is that a group of people come together to share a meal and that meal is sold for an affordable price. All the income from that meal is given as a grant to support a creative project. Grant applications are accepted up until the deadline, everyone who purchases the meal gets one vote to determine who receives the grant. The grants are completely unrestricted and will be awarded at the discretion of the customers. Granting projects affiliated with Sunday Soup in different cities operate based on their own needs and context. The meals are more or less elaborate in different places and some people have presentations by potential grantees or past grantees as part of the event.
Occurs every other month, next event Sunday, November 24 3-5 PM
Location: Little India 1604 Washington St. E, Charleston, WV
Base funding: Want to sponsor?
Proposals: Priority given to artists in music, dance, theater, visual, literary and film, arts groups and creative projects, second priority is community development
Must meet 4 criteria
Write a one sentence summary for your project. These will be read aloud at the dinner. Describe your project. Please be as specific and tangible as possible. (150 word maximum for this section only)
Why is this project important now? What is the project's historical, personal, and contextual background? What will happen if you don’t get funding? Is this feasible? Has the artist done a project similar?
Use of Funds
How will you specifically spend the money if you are funded? Do you have other partners?
Timeline and final report
When will the project be complete? How will you know it is successful? How will you evaluate its success?
Selected Proposals will be reviewed by panel of arts and community leaders.
Four will be chosen to give 4-8 minute presentation to the audience.
Winning Proposals have 8 months to complete aspect of proposal and report back via video on the micro-grant.
Panel to review proposals: City officials, Beautification committee, community members, members from each of the arts. Proposals will be reviewed via email and rated.
Community dinner costs: Early reservations $16- $10 to the grant money, $5 to chef/restaurant, $1 ACKV for administrative (before)
Late Reservations after Friday, Nov. 22 & at door: $21-$10 grant, $5 food, $6 ACKV (after & at door)
You can drop off checks to Naomi at 118 Capitol St, Charleston (M-F 9-5) or purchase online at artskv.org/sign-up
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014 at 5 PM
Please submit a Word document. We must be able to copy & paste.
Submit your proposal via email to email@example.com