Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on June 10th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUNd will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW 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 one of these six finalists:
Nida Bangash, SMU
Heather Charlet, UTD
Chris Evans, UNT
Barbara Horlander, TCU
Sara Rastegarpouyani, UTD
James Talambas, UTA
The six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors; Amy Lewis Hofland, Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art; Maggie Adler, Associate Curator of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; and Phillip Collins, Curator, Scholar, and former Chief Curator at the African American Museum in Dallas.
During the event on June 10th, the 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 and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. Last year’s winner, Spencer Evans, will also give a short presentation during the event. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2018 will be announced!
The CADD FUNd is $2500 – $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience.
Tickets will not be available at the door. In an effort to make CADD FUNd 2018 as accessible as possible for the students and artists, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied to jurors’ fees and administrative costs in lieu of charging application fees.
While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.