Oakland Stock #2, Sunday April 28th

Oakland Stock is a micro-granting dinner that supports local artists’ projects.

Food. FUNding. Feedback. Follow-up.

Here’s how it works: Diners pay $10 to eat a dee-lish meal and to listen to up to 10 artists pitch their projects.  At the end of the meal the ballots are cast and counted—diners vote for the project they want to support. The winning artist takes all!  The winning artist returns to the following event to present on their progress. Why? Because you have the power to decide what cultural work is important, and here’s a chance to share a meal, discuss artists’ projects, and elect or be a winner of the dinner’s proceeds.

Winner of February’s Oakland Stock, Charity Ellis, will share her progress on the film “Hero”, about Oakland’s own superman.

When                        Sunday, April 28

                                 6pm*-8:30pm (*please arrive by 6:15 to ensure seating)

Where                       Ratto’s Market & Deli

                                 821 Washington Street/9th

                                 Old Oakland in Oakland, CA 94607

Menu                        Soup, of course! Salad & bread will accompany the meal.

Chef + Host              Lexa Walsh

Invited                      Soup lovers, artists and those interested in supporting them.

PLEASE RSVP by emailing oaklandstock@gmail.com, including the name of each attendee. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please arrive by 6:15 or your reservation may be forfeited. Please bring a $10 cash donation ($5 for children 12 & under). 

Sometimes success in the art market and world seems pretty random. Sunday Soup is a way for artists and communities to actively engage in what they feel is important in cultural production.

Oakland Stock is part of the Sunday Soup series of meals that supports artists’ projects. Support for Oakland Stock is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program.



Submit a proposal following the directions below to oaklandstock@gmail.com

Deadline: Sunday, April 21st.

The first 10 proposals that meet all 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 4-6 weeks after receiving the grant.

Requirements: Submit by 11:59pm Sunday, April 21st, 2013. 

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)