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Artist Call – Oakland Stock Artist Grant

For SF Bay Area artists

The next Oakland Stock is coming!

Sunday, January 26th, 6pm
Artist Deadline- Sunday, January 19th, 11:59 pm (see guidelines below)
How to get tickets to/or door info- reserve tickets at, pay at the door, cash only
Cost- $10

Menu: Soup, of course! Salad & bread will accompany the meal.
Chef + Host: Lexa Walsh
Who’s Invited: Soup lovers, artists and those interested in supporting them.

821 Washington Street
Old Oakland

Oakland Stock is part of the Sunday Soup network, supporting artists’ projects one bowl of soup at a time. Diners pay a small dinner fee, feast on a gourmet meal, and listen to artists propose new projects that need funding. The diners vote on their favorite project to support and the winning artist takes the money to use for her/his work. The winner presents their project’s progress at the next meal, usually about 6 weeks later. Sometimes success in the art world seems pretty random.

Oakland Stock offers an opportunity for community members to support the cultural production they find important through Food, Funding, Feedback, & Followup.

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

Apply as an OAKLAND(ish)-BASED ARTIST or PROJECT- It’s easy!:

Submit a simple proposal following the directions below to

The first 10 proposals that meet 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.

Artist Deadline- Sunday, January 19th, 11:59 pm.

-Name of Project
-Briefly (100 words) describe what your project is
-Briefly (200 words) describe the cultural, historical, aesthetic, etc. context of your project. Why is this work important here and now?
-What will you do with the winnings? i.e. “I will buy editing time at the local video lab…”, etc.
-Write a brief slogan for your project to make it memorable to the audience electorate!
-3 images (as individual jpegs, 72 dpi, no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction

Deadline: 01-19-2014
Oakland Stock
Oakland, CA

Contact: Lexa Walsh

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