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Artists Apply, Diners Decide

Portland STOCK invites you to apply for a time-based arts grant—or plan to attend a dinner party where the entries will be judged.

By Anne Adams October 8, 2011

A group of PDX tastemakers will review time-based art grant proposals over dinner, and pick a winner.

Culturephile: What’s your latest project, Mack McFarland [arts curator]?
Mack: Well, I’m helping Portland STOCK get grant proposals.
CP: Do you want us to blog that? You might get flooded….
Mack: Open the floodgates.

Okay, here goes:

Portland STOCK is seeking proposals from artists for an open call project grant. STOCK funds artists through hosting a series of dinner parties where the diners pay for a great meal and the right to discuss and vote on which artist’s proposal will win all of the profit from that night’s event. Past awards have ranged between $400 and $700 dollars per granting dinner.

STOCK* is looking specifically for time-based art project proposals due October 23 at midnight for the dinner event on November 6th. Performance, film, video, dance and other time-based projects will be included. Application guidelines can be found on the website.

The first five proposals that STOCK receives, which meet the proposal criteria, will be included in the running for a STOCK grant. Five other proposals will be selected from the applicant pool by a guest curator.

Portland Stock Dinner Grant
Time Based Art
November 6th, 6:00pm

Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209

*A collaborative creation by Katy Asher, Amber Bell, and Ariana Jacob

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