Call for Artists: Oakland Stock — Due November 30, 2014

by admin on November 7, 2014

Oakland Stock, December 7

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, usually about 6 weeks later. 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.

Support for Oakland Stock is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program.

Sunday, December 7, 6pm

Artist Deadline- Sunday, November 30th, 11:59 pm

Tickets- Reserve tickets at Reservations are required to ensure seating.

Cost- $10

Menu: Soup, of course! Hearty salad & artisan bread will accompany the meal.

Chef + Hosts: Lexa Walsh & Elena Durante

Who’s Invited: You are! Soup lovers, artists and those interested in supporting them.


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, approximately 6 weeks after receiving the grant or date TBD.

Artist Deadline- Sunday, Nov. 30th, 11:59 pm.
These guidelines let us know that you know what your project is about.

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)