Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Brattleboro Museum's BEAN Dinner & Micro-Grant Competition

I am one of the finalists in this Micro-Grant competition. I applied for a small grant to help with postcard and advertising costs for my solo show at Gallery in the Woods this Nov./Dec.

Please come join us for a mexican inspired dinner at the Brattleboro Museum and vote for my project! :-) It will be fun!

This Sunday, May 22 at 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum, enjoy a Bean Micro-Grant Dinner. This program empowers our community to take arts philanthropy into its own hands. Click on any of the links above for more information or directions to the Museum.

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the Elliot Street Café are teaming up to empower our community to take arts philanthropy into its own hands!

Based on similar programs happening all around the world, BEAN Micro-Grant Dinners aim to enhance the vitality of art and artists in our community by providing artists with much-needed financial support and encouraging dialogue and collaborative decision-making between artists and the general public.BEAN (which stands for “Brattleboro Essential Arts Network”) also aims to change the face of arts funding—from a top-down model with limited interaction between funders and recipients to one that features direct, personal contact between donors and their beneficiaries, allowing virtually anyone to become a philanthropist.

HOW IT WORKS, PART 1: Eat, Discuss, Vote

For only $10 anyone can attend a Mexican-inspired dinner at BMAC provided by the Elliot Street Cafe (no, it’s not just beans!). Over dinner, guests will review and discuss funding requests for local art-related projects. At the end of the night, guests will vote for the proposal that deserves to receive the proceeds from dinner.We recommend you arrive early – BEAN dinners are first come, first serve, and capacity is limited!

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Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer