The eleventh edition of Charlottesville SOUP will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at Meade Hall (120 High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902). Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner starts at 7:00pm. Applications to present are now closed. The ticket lottery for this event is also closed. Want to volunteer? Sign up here!
SOUP is a seasonal public dinner series to support creative projects right here in Charlottesville. At each SOUP, attendees give a $10 donation 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 like Albemarle Baking Company, Bowerbird Bakeshop, Christ Episcopal Church, Champion Brewing Company, City Clay, Ting, Ellie Cooks, Bold Rock Hard Cider, tavola, Feast!, Festive Fare, Fleurie Restaurant, and The AV Company.
Our community partner Ting Charlottesville is offering a $1,000 matching grant at this November'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.
Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell (with collaborators): A theatre and performance artist co-creating an electro-acoustic all female opera called The Near Misses based on survivor stories collected by the artists.
Sahara Clemons: A mixed-media artist seeking funds to create a wearable art installation for the McGuffey Art Center Incubator Studio Exhibition.
Micah Kessel, Adrienne Dent, and Kelley Van Dilla: Artists creating 'the playground of empathy,' a series of rooms that offer space to explore feelings through interactive design.
Zach Keifer: A filmmaker hoping to produce a short narrative film with no dialogue and the feel of a live action cartoon.
New City Arts Initiative awarded Charlottesville mixed-media artist Sahara Clemons a $3,325 grant to create a wearable art installation for the McGuffey Art Center Incubator Studio Exhibition.
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