Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics
Three years ago this February, my art collective, Hit Factorie created FEAST as a response to the lack of community funding for socially engaged art practices. FEAST is a recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. At each FEAST, participants pay a sliding-scale entrance fee for which they receive a supper and a ballot. Diners vote on a variety of artist projects and at the end of the night, the project with the most votes is awarded funds to produce the project. The work is then presented at the following FEAST. Since 2009, FEAST Brooklyn has produced 9 dinners, funded 21 projects and raised $13,756. Meanwhile, similar models have emerged all over the country, building a network of organizations committed to rethinking how art is financed and experienced communally.
Please join me this this Saturday, February 26th from 5 to 8 pm in the basement of the Church of the Messiah in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 129 Russell Street, Brooklyn NY, 11222. (psst … this is not a religious event)
We have 9 incredible proposals:
Community Cooking Club, The UseRefuse Spectacle, Sweep, Closing the Loop, The Brooklyn Musical Petting Zoo, The Anywhere Organ, Homeland, Human Cheese, and ExiTrip.
Please preview all the projects here.
Finally, my collaborator, Jenn Nielsen and I have organized a massive scrabble game for all attendees. See typography in action! Not to be missed folks.
Professor Sarah Sandman