Oklahoma City, OK (July 21, 2023) – The Paseo Arts Association announces a Call for Entries for FEAST, a micro-granting program for artists. It is one of their many programs that provide development for artists and inspire the community through the arts.
FEAST stands for Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics. It is designed to help artists fund their creative visions through patronage from the community. After each entry has been reviewed, five finalists will be announced. Patrons then purchase tickets to see the finalists give a five-minute pitch, while enjoying dinner. After all of the presentations have been given, the audience will then vote on their favorite project and one winning proposal will receive a grant generated by the ticket sales which is a 50/50 split for the artist and the dinner.
Grants generated from FEAST have ranged from $700-$2000 and have been used to fund diverse projects. The recent FEAST grant was awarded to Kris Newlin for her tapestry portrait project, People of the Prairie, portraits of Oklahomans with the inclusion of loved ones lost to homicide. Previous winners also include a sculptor, children’s book authors and a fiber artist. Artists of any discipline can submit their proposals by Friday, Sept. 5 and finalists will be notified on Sept. 12. For application criteria, submission details, rules and to view the Paseo FEAST 2023 application go to thepaaok.org/feast. FEAST will take place on Tues., Oct. 3 at the City and State Event Space, in partnership with Paseo Grill, on 19 NE 6th St. Tickets will be available for $40 each.
The Paseo Arts Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has developed the Paseo Arts District into Oklahoma’s popular arts destination. The district is home to many businesses, including 20 active galleries and 14 restaurants and bars. Programs such as FEAST are part of the organization’s vision to enrich, educate and inspire the community through the arts.