Call for Proposals and Diners: Oakland Stock — Deadline: November 8, 2015

by admin on October 20, 2015

Oakland Stock: a micro-granting dinner series
November 15 Call for Proposals & Diners

Come eat a lovely meal, meet your community,
vote on and support artist projects, and have a swell time.

Sunday, November 15, 6pm-8:30pm
Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, CA 94612


Tickets- Direct ticket inquiries to Pre-purchase is necessary to ensure seating and will be available by November 1st.
Cost- $15-$20 sliding scale
Menu: Soup, of course! Hearty salad, artisan bread & dessert will accompany the meal.
Chefs + Hosts: Lexa Walsh & Maggie Lawson
Who’s Invited: You are! Soup lovers, artists and those interested in supporting them.

Oakland Stock is part of the Sunday Soup network, supporting artists’ projects one bowl of soup at a time. Diners pay a small dinner fee, feast on a gourmet meal, and listen to artists propose new projects that need funding. The diners vote on their favorite project to support and the winning artist takes the money to use for her/his work. The winner presents their project’s progress at the next meal. Sometimes success in the art world seems pretty random.
Oakland Stock offers an opportunity for community members to support the cultural production they find important through Food, Funding, Feedback, & Followup.

Artist Deadline- Sunday, November 8th, 11:59 pm

Apply as a LOCAL (Bay Area) ARTIST or PROJECT- It’s easy!
Submit a simple proposal following the directions below to

The first 6 proposals that meet the requirements (below) will be included in the running. Please prepare to pitch your project with a brief powerpoint presentation (assembled by Stock staff with your application materials). If funded, you will be responsible for making a presentation to the Oakland Stock community regarding your progress on this project at the next Stock dinner (date TBD).

Artist Deadline- Sunday, Nov. 8th, 11:59 pm.
These guidelines let us know that you know how to present your project to the public.

1. Name of Project

2. Briefly (100 words) describe what your project is

3. Briefly (200 words) describe the cultural, historical, aesthetic, etc. context of your project. Why is this work important here and now?

4. What will you do with the winnings? i.e. “I will buy editing time at the local video lab…”, etc.

5. Write a brief slogan for your project to make it memorable to the audience electorate!

6. 3 images (as individual jpegs, 72 dpi, no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction)