CRAVE Micro-Granting Program
Deadline for Entry: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Dinner: Sunday, September 28 • 6-8pm • Main Hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center
CRAVE (Creating Resources for Artistic Vision and Engagement) is series of micro-granting dinners supporting artistic projects in the DC area.
For a $15 donation, attendees receive a simple, yet hearty meal and a vote.
Prior to dinner, four presenters will have five minutes each to share their vision for a creative arts-based project they feel will benefit and engage their community. This project can focus on anything from public art, community engagement, creative and social entrepreneurship, to education and technology.
After the presentations, we encourage guests to eat; connect; ask questions; share resources and vote on the project that will best serve their community. And, at the end of the evening, we count the ballots and whoever has garnered the most votes for his or her project, takes home an on-the-spot grant award made up the donations given to attend the dinner.
This approach opens up funding and resource opportunities for artists and creators who don’t fit neatly into limiting arts funding categories and encourages experimental content.
Coming together over a shared meal, engaging in conversation and deriving new means to support creative projects is our method of cultivating new supporters and patrons of the arts. It is also a way of encouraging the role of artists and art-making in our community as social and civic engagement.
Each proposal will be reviewed by the CRAVE panel and rated on the following four elements: artistic merit, community engagement, innovation and a well-articulated project narrative.
You may submit 5-10 images along with your proposal in JPG format. If you would like to submit video, you may do so in MOV or MP4 format.
The complete proposal should include the following components:
- Project Narrative: Describe your project and how it will benefit your community.
- Short Bio: Tell us about yourself!
- Proposed Budget: How will you be using the funds to reach your project goal?
- Proposed Timeline: What are the steps in realizing your proposal?
If your proposal is selected by the panel, you will be required to attend the CRAVE dinner and give a 3-5 minute presentation about your project. No technology will be available for your presentation; however, you are more than welcome to bring print materials, posters etc. The presentation should include the following:
- Personal introduction and background
- Project description
- How you feel this project will engage and benefit the communit
What type of projects can be submitted?
The sky is the limit, our definition of artistic and creative is very broad. Let your imagination run wild!
Gallery Floorplan – Click Image to Enlarge
For a hard copy of a prospectus, send a SASE to:
Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Call: 703-838-4565 x 4