Soup Ottawa’s summer micro-grant

DEADLINE August 1st

Call to artists and arts-based community projects:

Applications are now open for Soup Ottawa’s second event!

“Soup Ottawa” is a micro-grant event that focuses on two things: food, and funding great community projects. We’re looking for creative ideas that would benefit the community, and we want to give you a chance to share your idea with others.

Everyone is invited to the event, whether you’re presenting an idea or just curious to hear and support what’s happening in Ottawa. $10 at the door gets each person a tasty bowl of soup (generously donated from a local restaurant), great conversations with creative people, and one vote for their pick of the best idea presented that evening.

Here’s the clincher: that $10 paid at the door? Every last cent goes to the idea with the most votes. Our last event raised $970 for the community art project Keep Winthrop Beautiful. The prize amount for this summer’s event is dependent on attendance but we expect to award $1000 to directly support a great idea that will benefit our community. For those who don’t win, this will still be a great chance to get your idea out there. This is an opportunity to rub shoulders with other people who might be interested in working with you to help realize your vision.

The theme of this summer’s event will be “The Art of…” We are intentionally trying not to be prescriptive and won’t say much more than that we’re inviting everyone from artists to engineers, social entrepreneurs to community groups, and environmentalists to athletes to present diverse projects inspired by this concept.

Applying for a grant is intentionally simple to encourage broad participation. Visit our website at and fill out the form to submit your idea. Applications are due by Thursday, August 1 for our August event, date and location TBC.

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