The 14th edition of Charlottesville SOUP will be held on Monday, March 8 starting at 7:30PM. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’re taking SOUP to Zoom. Tickets are required to attend this special “TV Dinner” edition, and tickets are no longer available. Applications to present are closed.
**If you were unable to reserve tickets in advance but would like to make a donation towards the SOUP grant, you can make a donation online here with "SOUP grant" in the memo between now and March 8 at 6PM.**
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. 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.
At our virtual event on March 8, get to know Charlottesville artists, vote on your favorite creative project, and enjoy a delicious dinner—all from a warm, cozy spot on the couch. Attendees will hear up to four local artists pitch their creative projects in need of funding. At the end of the evening, each attendee will cast their vote for which project to fund with the money raised from the ticket sales.
Our friends at Pearl Island and Bowerbird Bakeshop are collaborating with us to create a delicious meal you can enjoy while you listen to the night’s presentations. When purchasing a ticket attendees living in the Charlottesville area can indicate that they would like dinner.
Tickets to this event are no longer available. Here's what you need to know:
Tickets to this event are no longer available.
Our community partner Ting Charlottesville is offering a $750 matching grant. Each donation made toward the artist grant will be matched 1:1 (up to $750).
Charlottesville SOUP is a program of New City Arts and made possible by generous community sponsors like Ting and an Albemarle County Lift grant.
Kim Marris Rishi and Suzanne Holt: A documentary photographer and narrative journalist creating a multimedia exhibit chronicling Black Lung in the Virginia coalfield communities.
Ti Ames: A Black non-binary theatermaker who seeks to fund an original one-act radio play entitled, “See About The Girls,” tackling mental health and childhood trauma in the Black community.
Myra Anderson: A passionate poet and Cville native seeks funding to self-publish a poetry book (Reclaimed Roots) about her enslaved ancestors at Monticello & the University of Virginia.
Brielle DuFlon: An artist and weaver seeking to create an online space that serves as a fiber resource library and storytelling platform, natural dye blog and textile store.
New City Arts Initiative awarded Charlottesville poet Myra Anderson a $3,710 grant to self-publish a poetry book (Reclaimed Roots) about her enslaved ancestors at Monticello & the University of Virginia.