Why do we [Los Caminos] need a Sloup grant? "For the past nine months Los Caminos has presented a diverse array of exhibitions featuring local and national artists. Because Los Caminos is neither a commercial gallery nor a 501(c)3 non-profit, we do not have the capabilities of generating income like other art spaces. While these factors inhibit us financially, they also give us complete freedom to allow artists to experiment. The space has been self-funded by Co-Directors Cole Root and Francesca Wilmott. With our first year coming to a close we are now faced with the expenses of continuing our ambitious programming through the summer and into the fall. Sloup funds would be used for a variety of purposes in addition to general operating expenses: installation and equipment costs for our upcoming summer and fall programming (this involves preparing the space for video installations), annual fees such as our domain renewal for our website which helps showcase the St. Louis art community on a global level, and shipping for our upcoming group exhibition which features artists from St. Louis, New York, and Chicago."
Congratulations Los Caminos - the sizable grant of $940 goes to you! Very exciting - almost overwhelming Sloupers - this last Sloup at the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis was awesome! Thank you Alex Elmestad for hosting us and thank you Clara/Local Harvest for the delicious summer soup. So good to see so many new faces! Please come back next month at Firecracker Press for Sloup #19! Stay Tuned for more details about August and beyond!
TONITE WE EXPERIMENT! GO OUT (OR STAY IN) AND SLOUP!
AND TO AVOID TALLYING COMPLICATIONS, ALL VOTERS NEED SIMPLY VOTE FOR THEIR #1 FAVORITE.
TOMORROW, BELOVED HOSTS AND SLOUPERS, WE WILL SEE YOU AT LOCAL HARVEST CAFE FOR THE TALLYING. VOTES & DONATIONS ARE DUE BY NOON, SO EMAIL US IF YOUR MORNING GETS TANGLED.
QUESTIONS?? WE'LL BE iPHONE ALL NIGHT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sloup is a monthly soup dinner in St. Louis that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief. Soup dinners will be on one Sunday a month from 6-8 p.m. Soups will be provided by local establishments, chefs and community members, as well as grant recipients returning to share their projects. We’re asking for a $10 per person donation at each dinner (100% of which will go directly into that month’s Sloup Fund), entitling you to vote on that month’s proposal which excites you the most! Grant proposals will be accepted until the Saturday before the soup (see application below).
You Too Can Apply to Sloup!
What are you making?
How will you make it?
When? What's your timeline?
What's a thing you heard/saw recently about the making of art that you embrace?
Submit the above information one page or less (including any images) as a PDF file to email@example.com by the FRIDAY before this month's Sloup. ***SPECIAL JANUARY INSTRUCTIONS: send text in body of email; no images please; deadline extended to saturday before event****Your one-page proposal will be distributed in this month's packet to all Sloup attendees/voters who have the task of choosing their favorites. That's all there is to it! By Monday morning we'll have posted the winning artist.