Est. March 2011
SPREAD seeks to provide micro-grants for innovative projects conceived by New Mexico-based artists. SPREAD is a community dinner that funds artists’ projects and creative initiatives.
Inspired by FEAST in Brooklyn and inCUBATE in Chicago, SPREAD is a recurring dinner event designed to generate community-driven financial support to fund artistic innovation.
At each SPREAD, diners pay a sliding-scale entrance fee for which they receive dinner and a ballot. During dinner, the SPREAD audience will hear short proposals from up to eight artists for innovative and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Diners will then cast their votes for their favorite project.
At the end of dinner, the artist whose proposal receives the most votes will be awarded funds collected at the door to realize their project!!
Funded projects will then be presented by SPREAD grantees at a future SPREAD dinner.