The tenth edition of Charlottesville SOUP will be held on Wednesday, June 20 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. 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, Blue Heron Farm, Brittany Fan, Christ Episcopal Church, Champion Brewing Company, City Clay, Found. Market Co., Ting, Ellie Cooks, Maggie Stein, Bold Rock Hard Cider, tavola, Feast!, Festive Fare, Fleurie Restaurant, Pollak Vineyards, The AV Company, and an Enriching Communities grant from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.
Our community partner Ting Charlottesville is offering a $1,000 matching grant at this June'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 graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge a $3,148 grant to pencil, ink, shade, and letter her upcoming YA graphic novel about Mona Starr, a modern teenager struggling with depression and loneliness whose personal research project leads to friendship, expression, and healing.
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