FEAST MPLS: Deadline Oct. 29!

FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) -- the Brooklyn-born "recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging artmakers" -- has a Twin Cities cousin! But before Nov. 14th's First FEAST, we need proposals from artists who'd like to be funded. Proposals are due this Thursday, Oct. 29.

I'd write something compelling to describe this worthy and fun project, but FEAST says better what it's all about, why it matters and how you can be part of it:
By getting together and pooling our money, wealth becomes a plural communal attribute. We can then share that wealth with people whose projects our community finds most the valuable to implement.

As a potential grantee, you submit a short and concise project proposal, which will be distributed to diners at the next FEAST dinner. If your project is selected by popular vote the night of the FEAST, you walk home with that evening's available grant money.

As a patron who attends FEAST, you make a cash donation on a sliding scale to receive supper and a ballot. At the end of the night, you cast a vote for which of a handful of artists’ proposals should get the evening’s proceeds. The winning proposal is funded directly from the donations collected at the door, and the grantee is asked back to present the fruits of their labor to you—the patrons—at the next FEAST dinner.

More to come on FEAST Minneapolis in the next week or so.

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