The seventh edition of Charlottesville SOUP will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Meade Hall (120 High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902). Doors open at 7:00 pm, dinner starts at 7:30pm. The ticket lottery for September's meal is now closed. To stay in the loop about future events, sign up for our emails or follow us on Facebook.
SOUP is a seasonal public dinner series to support creative projects right here in Charlottesville. At each SOUP, attendees give a $10 donation at the door and in return they receive soup, salad, bread, dessert — and a vote.
During the meal, community members make short presentations about their creative projects in need of funding. Attendees participate in a dialogue about the proposals over a nourishing meal in handmade bowls by local artists from City Clay.
At the end of the meal, each attendee enters a voting booth to cast his or her vote for which project to fund with the money raised from the meal that night. We’ll award the grant right then and there. Consider SOUP an experiment in civic engagement and a chance to play a role in supporting creativity in our community.
September's Charlottesville SOUP dinner is in partnership with Human/Ties, a Charlottesville four-day celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the University of Virginia and the Mellon Foundation.
Charlottesville SOUP is a program of New City Arts and made possible by generous community sponsors: Abraham's Lamb Company, Albemarle Baking Company, Arley Cakes, Bellair Farm, Champion Brewing Company, Christ Episcopal Church, City Clay, Ellie Cooks, Feast!, Festive Fare, Fossett's Restaurant at Keswick Hall, Judy Johnson, Maggie Stein, Revolutionary Soup, Skyline Tent Company, Tavola Restaurant, The AV Company, and Ting.
Our community partner Ting Charlottesville is offering a $1,000 matching grant at this September's SOUP.
Each donation made towards the artist grant will be matched 1:1 (up to $1,000), meaning that, with ticket proceeds, the grant could reach $3,500 to fund a Charlottesville artist project.
New City Arts Initiative awarded Charlottesville sculptor Lily Erb a $2,814 grant to explore the addition of light to her steel works.