SPREAD: Small Grants for Big Ideas
SMALL GRANTS FOR BIG IDEAS
SITE has launched SPREAD, a new micro-granting initiative that that provides small grants for innovative projects conceived by New Mexico-based artists. SPREAD is a recurring public dinner designed to generate community driven financial support to fund artistic innovation.
HOW SPREAD WORKS
At a large community dinner, that takes place twice a year, diners pay a sliding-scale entrance fee for which they will receive dinner and a ballot. During dinner, the SPREAD audience will hear short proposals from up to eight artists for innovative and yet-to-be-realized projects. Diners will then cast their votes for their favorite project. At the end of dinner, the artist whose proposal receives the most votes will be awarded ALL the funds collected at the door to realize their project. SPREAD grantees will then be invited back to a future SPREAD dinner to present an update on their funded project.
HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline for the next SPREAD event is July 15. Due to the large response from the inaugural SPREAD, we are updating our application process so look for news by visiting the SPREAD link atspreadsantafe.com for application details and answers to FAQs. All proposals will be reviewed by a committee that includes curators, artists, writers, filmmakers, and performers. From the applicants to each SPREAD cycle, up to 8 proposals will be selected to present at the SPREAD dinner.
HOW TO ATTEND
The next SPREAD dinner will take place on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Santa Fe Farmers Market. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Because all the ticket proceeds will become the grant for the winning artist proposal, tickets are sold CASH ONLY $15 – $50. Space is limited. Sorry, no phone or email reservations.