F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts micro-grant
Due May 31 2019

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts (Fund Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) encourages artists, thinkers, and organizations to think outside of their everyday practice and create project proposals that address the theme of SURVIVAL.I maginative, sustainable, and provocative projects that explore “survival” as it intersects with social, cultural, political, economic, environmental concerns are welcome. What and who must survive? How do we insure survival? Why is survival important? Finalists are selected from the field of submissions and will present their proposals at the F.E.A.S.T. event.

You do not have to live in Rockville to submit a proposal. Great survival vision in one place may fit perfectly in another place. Please consider the site you envision for your proposal. Projects that blend the human and non-human environment with practical, poetic, utopian, or idealist ideas will help frame, visualize, and shape ideas about survival.

Projects that may receive funding represent a diverse cross section of contemporary artistic, social, design and scientific practices. Performances, community events, visual, sonic, tactile, olfactory discoveries, documents, parades, paths, maps, participatory actions, poetic data analysis, interviews, stories, games, architecture, walks, teach-ins, platforms, songs, games, gardens, clothing… No project or medium is incongruous with F.E.A.S.T. We encourage artists, thinkers and organizations to move outside their everyday practice and produce work that encourages situations where interaction and participation are essential.

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts(Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community.F.E.A.S.T. is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. Patrons will give a donation for a meal and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event donations.

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme SURVIVAL. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday, May 31, 2019.Submit a F.E.A.S.T. Project Proposal HERE.

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts is based on F.E.A.S.T. in Brooklyn’s ( model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation.