2015 CADD FUNd Competition Oct. 18


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Present

CADD FUNd 2015

Sunday, October 18, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

3015 Gulden Lane
Dallas, TX 75212

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on October 18th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd 2015 will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. The CADD FUNd 2015 will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the Dallas-Fort Worth arts community.The idea for the annual CADD FUNd was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner – collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner – and adapted it to their own local purposes.

This year’s CADD FUNd will be awarded to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by an esteemed group of jurors including: Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator at The Dallas Contemporary; Jed Morse, Chief Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and Michael Mazurek, Dallas artist and Curator at the Goss-Michael Foundation.

During the event on October 18th the six finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions. The audience participants then vote for their favorite project. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2015 will be announced!

The final amount awarded to the CADD Fund Winner is solely dependent on ticket sales. More tickets sold mean more funds for the winner! Tickets are $40 per person. In lieu of charging artists an application fee, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied toward event and administrative costs. Tickets will not be available at the door.

We hope that CADD FUNd will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.

For information about the event contact Nancy Whitenack


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.

Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

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