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Sunday Soup is on again…

Update: Due to some scheduling issues we have rescheduled Sunday Soup to Sunday June 9th. Please update calendar listings appropriately. The new proposal deadline is June 3rd at 10PM! Sorry for the mix up but we hope you can continue to participate in this great project! – Sunday Soup
Come join the grassroots fun with Sugar City and Buffalo Barn Raisers as they gather for good food and great ideas on Sunday May 12, 2013 from 4pm-7pm. Sunday Soup is based on a micro-grant program, where people can come to present their ideas, in the hope to walk away with some funds to get his or her project underway. Along with an inspirational idea, guests are asked to chip in $5 towards the pot, and bring a dish to pass (along with a plate, glass and utensils). For those who can’t muster the a dish of food, the donation amount is $10. The money raised at the event helps to fund the winning idea.
This is the 12th Sunday Soup event, which in itself is great. The total amount raised so far is $3300, but it’s not just the money that counts, it’s the concept of bringing people together, sharing ideas, rallying support, and ultimately getting a project off the ground. The theme for the upcoming Sunday Soup is “Outside”.
Sunday Soup- a micro-grant program that brings people together to fund creative ideas.
Sunday May 12 4-7PM (presentations begin promptly at 5pm)
The Foundry: 298 Northampton St Buffalo, NY
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Submit your idea to present at Sunday Soup! The group are seeking any creative community based idea, initiative or project that will take place outside. Create and take action during the warm months. Maybe you want to host an outdoor event, create some public art, or build something your neighborhood needs. Sunday Soup is designed for people or groups who are not a 501(c)3 non-profit or fiscally sponsored and are not eligible for traditional grants or loan assistance.
Please send a short proposal outlining your idea to and someone will follow up with additional information. But be quick: the submission deadline is Monday May 6th at 10PM!
Past winners and their projects:
-Tom Van Deusen “Rearing Your Tween” 
– Madeleine Cutrona “Urban Biopsy
– Sugar City (in conjunction with a CEPA/InCubate residency) “Sunday Soup” 
– Dietrich-Olivier Schulze “1,000Tamborines”
– Jordan Dalton “Ecological Disaster Tour
– Damian Weber “Moomins Redux
– Liz Flyntz “Erotic Economies” 
– Pat Cain “Community Garden”
– Mad Cap Horse- Student Soup winners “Buffalo Environmental Documentary”  
– Clint Parker “Urban Forest”
– Allison Ewing & Greg Dudley “Terrassic Island”
-Kristine Conroy, Lisa Brown, Mike Torsell, Joel Brenden “Conroy & Brown’s Impractical Cartography
*This project was inspired by Chicago’s Incubate and is dedicated to the memory of Ben Schaafsma.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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