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Paseo Feast Call For Artists

Kerry Myers Published: May 31, 2013

Could you use some funding to make your artistic project come to life? Apply for Paseo FEAST!

Deadline: June 11, 9:00pm

Paseo FEAST (Funding is a unique way for artists to raise funds through a series
of community dinners. At each dinner event, five artists will be selected to present
their project to a group of diners. Presentations can be no longer than five minutes.
After the presentations are complete, the diners will vote, and one winning artist
will earn the evening’s proceeds.

Previous FEAST awards have ranged from $800 to over $1900 per event. Winners included
a visual artist, a team of spoken word poets, a hip-hop artist, and a fashion designer.
Artists working in any discipline are welcome, and creative projects are ENCOURAGED!

The next FEAST dinner will be:

July 16, 6:00pm at

Joey’s Pizzeria,

700 W. Sheridan, Oklahoma City

Apply today!

Send the following to by 9:00pm, June 11, 2013:

1. Project Summary (one sentence)

This will be printed on the ballot for attendees.

2. Project Description (200 word maximum)

Describe your project. Be as specific and tangible as possible.  If your project
includes a public event (such as an exhibition or performance), please indicate
your plans.

3. Project Relevance (100 word maximum)

Why is this project important now? What is the project’s historical, personal, and
contextual background?

4. Use of Funds (50 word maximum)

How will you specifically use the money if you are funded?

5. Work Samples

Submit four (4) work samples directly related to your project, or samples of previous
work that illustrate your work (examples: sketches, maps, diagrams, etc.)

**Digital Images should be no larger than 3″ x 5″ or 900 x 1500 pixels at 300 dpi.

**Video or media artists, please submit URL that includes four work samples.

6. Work Sample List

Number each sample and attach a numbered list of one-sentence descriptions for each.

7. Resume

Include a resume highlighting your artistic experience.

Each funded artist MUST present their project at the next Paseo FEAST event (3 months


Am I eligible to apply for Paseo FEAST?

Paseo FEAST invites any and all Oklahoma-based artists and creative thinkers to
apply, including those working in all artistic disciplines, and at any stage in
their career.

How will the artists be selected for each Paseo FEAST event?

A selection committee that represents professionals from the fields of visual art,
music, film, poetry and performance review all submissions and select up to six
artists who will be invited to present their projects to the Paseo FEAST audience.

What kinds of projects will the selection committee be looking for?

Some of the qualities that the selection committee will be looking for in artist
project proposals include: innovation, creativity, and feasibility. Proposals do
not necessarily need to be for discrete projects, but can include specific aspects
of a larger project, such as: travel funds for a photo shoot or to meet collaborative
partners, rent for a theatre space for a performance already in development, design
fees or printing costs for a book of poetry, or supplies for an artist-led community
action or event.

How large will the Paseo FEAST grants be?

This depends. All Paseo FEAST grants are funded directly by the diners who come
to each Paseo FEAST dinner. The more people who come the larger the grant will be.
Recipients are advised to consult a tax professional regarding the appropriate
treatment of the Paseo FEAST grant for Internal Revenue Service purposes.

Are there any “strings” attached to receiving a Paseo FEAST grant?

The only thing we ask of Paseo FEAST grantees is that they return to the next Paseo
FEAST dinner to share progress on their winning project.

If I submit a project, do I still have to buy a ticket to Paseo FEAST?

Yes. We’re all in this together. Everyone who’s attending Paseo FEAST, including
presenting artists and event organizers, must buy a ticket. The ticket helps offset
costs of the meal and funds the winning project.

How often will Paseo FEAST events take place?

Paseo FEAST dinners take place three times per year.

I can’t make it to the event, can I still apply?

No – You must be present at Paseo FEAST to present your proposal.

I applied for Paseo FEAST but was not selected. May I apply again?

Yes – We receive many proposals and can only accommodate six per event.

Do I need to be a member of the Paseo Art Association?


If I am funded, when can I apply again?

Winning artists must wait at least one year before applying again.


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