The 15th edition of Charlottesville SOUP will be held on Monday, November 15 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. Tickets are available for purchase here, through November 2 at 9PM. Applications to present are open through November 3 at 11:59PM (deadline extended).
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 November 15, 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 Baker No Bakery 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 available here, through November 2 at 9PM. Here's what you need to know:
Tickets to this event are available here.
Charlottesville SOUP is a program of New City Arts.
Shandoah Rose Goldman: An interdisciplinary artist, creating an immersive performance, Social Dance, at Mad Bowl rugby field on the UVA campus. Funding will support a cast of 14 local performers.
Karina Monroy: A Chicana artist planning to create Niña de Tierra, a new body of work and community workshop focused on inner child healing through art for Latina women and women of color.
A.D. Carson: A rapper planning to master the open-access album he submitted for his doctoral dissertation and digital archive.
Marley Nichelle: A photographer and curator who seeks to fund the Geechie Marley Experience, a multimedia documentation of African Diaspora pertaining to Ghanian and Gullah culture at Second Street Gallery.
New City Arts Initiative awarded Charlottesville artist Karina Monroy a $2,620 grant to create Niña de Tierra, a new body of work and community workshop focused on inner child healing through art for Latina women and women of color.