The ninth edition of Charlottesville SOUP will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at Meade Hall (120 High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902). Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner starts at 7:00pm. The ticket lottery for this event is now closed.
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.
Charlottesville SOUP is a program of New City Arts and made possible by generous community sponsors: Albemarle Baking Company, Bold Rock Hard Cider , Champion Brewing Company, Christ Episcopal Church, City Clay, Ellie Cooks, Festive Fare, Found Market Co., Fossett's Restaurant at Keswick Hall, Maggie Stein, Nature Composed, Revolutionary Soup, Tavola Restaurant, Timbercreek Market, and Ting.
Our community partner Ting Charlottesville is offering a $1,000 matching grant at this October'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 musician Wes Swing and artist Bolanle Adeboye a $2,656 grant to create a multi-event performance art piece weaving together visual and sonic tapestries evolving with and mirroring the tenor of a live audience.
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