Thursday, April 18, 2013

F.E.A.S.T at VisArts 2013

Proposals Accepted From Friday, February 15  to  Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Proposal Deadline April 24, 2013 before midnight
Proposal Fee FREE

F.E.A.S.T at VisArts 2013

F.E.A.S.T at VisArts 2013 (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community.  F.E.A.S.T is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. F.E.A.S.T at VisArts 2013 will take place on May 4th 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 door money.

F.E.A.S.T at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme of Invisible Communities.  The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday, April 24, 2013.

F.E.A.S.T at VisArts is based on F.E.A.S.T Brooklyn’s  ( model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation. If you are not familiar with F.E.A.S.T — please read F.E.A.S.T Brooklyn’s about page. Another great resource:

Plan now to participate in F.E.A.S.T at VisArts.  We look forward to reviewing your proposals!
Application Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2013 before Midnight

How to Submit a Proposal


This year’s Call for Proposals: Invisible Communities brings to light some of the most influential yet invisible parts of our community. Project proposals reveal the hidden micro communities that affect our ecological, social, cultural and political sense of place, specifically the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. For F.E.A.S.T, we are seeking projects that directly or indirectly speak to the idea of invisible communities whether literally or figuratively.

Projects that may receive funding represent a diverse cross section of contemporary artistic and social practices. Performance, community events, soundscapes… No project or medium is incongruous with F.E.A.S.T. Projects can address any issues tied to the essence of our community, possibly including but not limited to: bugs, botany, water, underground cultures, people and places, well-beaten paths, smells…We encourage artists to think outside their everyday practice and produce work that speaks to all parts of the community. Make the invisible visible.
Application content must include answers to all of the following questions:
Title: What is your project’s name?
Summary: Describe your project in 250 words or less. Include statements on:
  • What will the F.E.A.S.T funds be used for?
  • How will this project be implemented?
  • How does the project address the theme of Invisible Communities?
  • What is the community you are addressing? What is the community significance of your project?
One sentence each:
  • F.E.A.S.T Funding Request: How much will you need to do this (up to $1000)?
  • Project Budget: If your project costs are greater than what you have requested, please briefly state how you will be able to implement your project.
  • Timeframe: How long is this project going to take?
  • Location: Where will this take place?
  • Attach one image (300 dpi, no larger than 2 MB) and any relevant URLs. Please include a description of the image.
Proposals are evaluated on these terms:
  • Artistic Innovation
  • Community Impact
  • Feasibility
  • Proposal clarity and content
Please note:
  • Only complete proposals will be reviewed.
  • Only finalists will be invited to the F.E.A.S.T.
  • All applicants will be notified if they are finalists.
  • Artists who submit proposals must be present at the May 4TH F.E.A.S.T to be eligible to appear on the ballot.
  • Should you win a F.E.A.S.T grant, you must attend the next F.E.A.S.T at VisArts (2014) to discuss the progress of your project.
Questions or advice: Feel free to contact
Terri Le | Marketing/Communications Coordinator
t: 301-315-8200 x105 | f: 301-315-8296
VisArts at Rockville
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

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