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F.E.A.S.T at VisArts 2014


Project Proposals, Picnic Supper and Performance

Sunday, June 22
4:00 - 7:30 pm

The Rooftop at VisArts
155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2012 winner, Patterson Clark

Continuing in the spirit of sustainable creative practices that define, reflect on, and stimulate action in the community, F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2014 (Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics) features proposals on the theme of “Connectivity’. After a picnic supper of local food prepared by Dawson’s Market on the Rooftop at VisArts, artists and thinkers will present their project proposals to the gathering of picnickers who will vote for a winning project. An immediate grant from a portion of the picnic ticket price will be awarded to the winner. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Ripple: Cloth, Community, and Connectivity curated by Susie Brandt

Don’t miss out on a lively gathering and a chance to vote for connective, sustainable projects!

Tickets $30 per person

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To propose a project: Submit a proposal

FEAST at VisArts (Funding Emerging Artist with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community. FEAST is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. FEAST at VisArts 2014 will take place on June 22, 2014 on The Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. Patrons will give a $30 donation for which they receive supper and a ballot. Diners spend the evening reviewing a series of project proposals and conversing with the artists behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the night, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of that evening’s ticket money.

FEAST at VisArts 2014 will feature a picnic supper of locally grown food prepared by Dawson’s Market, Rockville, MD. To participate in the June FEAST, the first 120 guests who pay $30 (per person) will be eligible to enjoy a picnic supper, a review of proposals and to vote on their project selection for an immediate FEAST grant.

FEAST at VisArts 2014 invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding up to $1,000. Project proposals for FEAST at VisArts 2014 will address the theme CONNECTIVITY. FEAST at VisArts is based on FEAST Brooklyn’s model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation.

FEAST at VisArts will be held in conjunction with the VisArts exhibition, Ripple: Cloth, Community, and Connectivity. Ripple presents works of contemporary artists inspired by the communal production of textiles and the creative potential of social interaction. The exhibition is a vivid mix of performance, documentary video, interactive electronics, collaboration and community activism.

FEAST at VisArts 2013 winner Charlotte Keniston will present the results of her FEAST funded project: A Full Plate access to healthy food, addressing the Pigtown neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore. Through a series of workshops, dinner plate painting events, and community meals, the neighborhood residents considered what food means to us culturally, socially, environmentally, and through the lens of family, community, and social justice.


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