First Oakland Stock is Sunday, February 10th

Monthly Micro-granting Sunday Dinner Series Funds Local Art

Announcing a new dinner series called Oakland Stock. Join us for the first micro-granting meal Sunday, February 10th2013, graciously hosted by local artist/chef Lexa Walsh.  Each month Oakland Stock will select a new venue. This month Ratto’s Market lends its historic charm to this international Sunday Soup Series

Here’s how it works: $10 for 10 artists to pitch their projects while you enjoy a fantastic home cooked meal.  At the end of the meal the ballots are cast and counted–winner takes all!  Dinners and Winners will be posted on the Oakland Stock site and artists return the following month 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.

What                        Oakland Stock, a micro-granting dinner supporting artists’ projects.

When                        Sunday, February 10


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                      Artists and those interested in supporting them.

PLEASE RSVP by emailing

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



Submit a proposal with 3 images to

Extended Deadline Thursday, February 7th

The first 10 proposals that meet all the requirements (below) will be included in the running.  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 Thursday, February 7th, 2013. 

3 images (72 dpi, no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction)

1. Name of Project

2. Briefly (300 words) describe what your project is

3. Briefly (300 words) describe the cultural and historical context of your project.

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!