WELCOME TO BOZEMAN SOUP

CREATIVITY FED AND FUNDED BY THE COMMUNITY

SOUP IS...

  • A COLLABORATIVE SITUATION

  • A PUBLIC DINNER

  • A PLATFORM FOR CONNECTION  

  • A THEATRICAL ENVIRONMENT

  • A DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENT IN MICRO-FUNDING  

  • A RELATIONAL HUB BRINGING TOGETHER VARIOUS CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

  • A FORUM FOR CRITICAL BUT ACCESSIBLE DISCUSSION   

  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BOZEMAN

Bozeman SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Bozeman. With a small donation, soup, bread and a vote are provided. Hear four short presentations ranging from art, eco-agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology, etc. for positive impact in the Bozeman community. We eat, connect, share resources, and vote on what project you think should win the money gathered from the night. When the night nears to a close, we count the ballots and whoever has the most votes takes home the money from the door!

The next Bozeman SOUP will happen Saturday, October 18th. We are excited to host four more amazing opportunities and gather community members for a night of soup, conversation, creativity and democracy!

Proposals are Wednesday, October 1st by midnight. Let's see what you got!


HISTORY

Bozeman SOUP was first held at Beall Park, November 14, 2013.  Students from Melissa Ragain's 'Art and Activism' course at Montana State University planned and coordinated this event. Soup was donated by Rendezvous Catering and bread from Bridger Brewing. Beall Park Recreation center was standing room only with the four following presentations:

  • BUFFALO TONGUE
  • BINARY BREAKDOWN
  • 1000 NEW GREENHOUSES
  • THE COTTONWOOD CLUB

The votes were conducted and attendees chose The Cottonwood Club to receive $650 in donations from the night. Congratulations!

Our last Bozeman SOUP was held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 316 East Main, on Friday, March 21, 2014. The Montana State University Fine Art Series and Pecha Kucha Bozeman provided sponsorship for the second event. Soup was donated by various community members and bread from Bridger Brewing. It was a highly successful night with a full house of passionate people! The following projects were presented to the Bozeman community:

  • MOVING TALENT FORWARD
  • POP-UP MICRO CINEMA
  • THE TREK
  • CHICKS WITH STICKS

Congratulations to Chicks with Sticks who received over $1000!

Bozeman SOUP is based upon the model of Detroit SOUP.  Detroit SOUP was founded in the Mexicantown neighborhood of Detroit in February 2010 by Kate Daughdrill and Jessica Hernandez. The idea was taken from InCUBATE (a research group dedicated to exploring new approaches to arts administration and arts funding) who started the idea in neighborhood in Chicago.

 

Kate Daughdrill is a Detroit-based artist who works near the intersection of art and community. She creates sculptures, installations, environments, gatherings, performances, and publications that invite community engagement and often provoke unexpected conversations and relationships. She currently organizes Detroit SOUP, a monthly dinner funding micro-grants for creative projects in Detroit. Learn more at http://www.Compostmodern.org