Art Kitchen is a radically transparent and participatory approach to arts funding. Connexion ARC invites patrons to gather over a communal meal – a delicious soup prepared by a guest chef and beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales – and hear local artists present their work. Each patron is given a ballot to vote for one of four art projects they would like to see happen in Fredericton. A popular vote determines the grant recipient. The selected artist will receive a grant from the evening’s profits, providing a local artist or curator with un-bureaucratic funding for artistic creation, research, and experimentation.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for $20 online on Eventbrite or in person at Connexion ARC’s offices (Charlotte Street Arts Centre room 130, office hours Mon-Thurs 12-6pm). Please consider purchasing your tickets well in advance. A limited number of tickets will also be available for $25 at the door. For more information, see www.connexionarc.org