Applications for CADD FUND 2019 Due February 1

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Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas presents CADD FUND 2019

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with the annual CADD FUND. The event will be held on Sunday, March 24th at 500X Gallery.

CADD FUND 2019 will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUND 2019 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. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of collecting a group of creative proposals, inviting the public to pay, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner.   CADD FUND 2019 will be awarded to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A.,M.F.A., or Ph.D. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas (2017, 2018, 2019). Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors.

During the event in March, 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 will vote for their favorite project. Last year’s winner, James Talambas, will also give a short presentation during the event. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUND 2019 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 are $40 per person and will go on sale in late January (a small portion of each ticket sold will be applied to administrative costs).

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.

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art in Dallas. CADD members function as an important component of the Dallas art community, providing the means by which artists reach their public and collectors gain access to works of art. CADD includes the city’s foremost contemporary dealers who are experienced and knowledgeable in their field. 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.