Katie Barkel, of Kate McQueen Films, is part of Detroit Soup, a new collective hoping to help fund creativity in the area. The group meets monthly and, well, just check out how Katie describes it herself:
SOUP: a monthly dinner funding creative projects in Detroit
Sunday, August 1st
Above Mexicantown Bakery: 4330 W. Vernor St. – Detroit
Doors at 7:00pm; Dinner at 8:00pm
Join us on the first Sunday of each month for a public soup dinner! Pay $5. Learn about creative projects happening in Detroit. Vote on which project to fund with the money raised from the meal that night.
Tell your friends; SOUP is…
a collaborative situation
a public dinner
a theatrical environment
a platform for performance
a local experiment in micro-funding
a relational gathering connecting various communities
a forum for critical discussion
an opportunity to support creative people in Detroit
proposals for micro-grant funding to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 30.
SOUP Project Proposal Guidelines
How will you use SOUP grant funding ($150-300) towards the realization of your project?
Why does this project matter (to you, to a local community, or to the city)?
What is the time frame for your project, and how could you share about its progress/completion at an upcoming SOUP?
*Thoughtful but brief responses are encouraged. Applicants must be present to pitch their project proposals during the meal. Proposals are due July 30.*
Contributing this month…
Soup and Hosting: Artists Nikos Doulos (Greece) and Joao Evangelista (Portugal), the first two artists of a residency program initiated by Expodium Platform Voor Jonge Kunst (Utrecht, The Netherlands), 555 Gallery and The Yes Farm.
Salad: Katie Barkel, Music Video + Film Director