We are bursting with exciting updates about our Summer SOUP event, and we couldn’t wait another minute to share them with you.
The theme for this event is Arts & Culture, and all the applicants had such strong projects that need exposure and funding – it wasn’t a fun job narrowing them down to only five groups to present at CCAD Mind Market on July 20. After lively discussion and discourse, we are pleased to announce the Summer SOUP grant applicants:
- Weinland Park Freedom Mural, The Freedom Mural will be a public canvass in the Weinland Park neighborhood celebrating the history of the freedom struggle, lifting up the community and displaying a young generation’s vision for a better world. In a neighborhood that experiences extreme poverty and violence, this project will help our high schoolers understand their role as change agents in their community.
- One Wild Month, For one month – January 2015 – on every open day on the calendar, Wild Goose Creative will invite artists and creative people to use the space at no cost. Whether it is a concert, an art gallery showing, a poetry event, a yoga class, or a place to rehearse—“One Wild Month” will fill the space with people’s ideas at no expense to them.
- Transit Arts Program At Green Lawn Abbey, This program will be a milestone for Green Lawn Abbey demonstrating the investment in its community and proving how it is a very valuable asset and a dynamic cultural center in the making. In late summer, Bill Heyer, the architect of record for Josephinum, will lead the teens in the community to learn the basics of architecture, the theory and function behind the classical style, the materials and their weight in design, ultimately encouraging the young members in the community towards architecture and design while emphasizing the cultural value of Green Lawn Abbey as a mausoleum built in classical revival style in 1927.
- UNCHAINED Human Trafficking Awareness Fashion Show, UNCHAINED’s goal is to educate and empower individuals to use what resources, position, and training they have to end human trafficking. Their goal is to use the show for prevention, empowerment, and to ignite abolitionists. Because human trafficking is such a heinous crime and heavy topic, fashion is UNCHAINED vehicle for audiences to look at the issue and learn about it in an approachable way. UNCHAINED has shows for middle schools, high schools, universities, and community centers. UNCHAINED is a megaphone to our world to learn about the issue and know what to do when they see suspicious activity.
- SoArtsPros presents “Caroline, or Change”, The goal of the State of the Arts Productions, or SoArtsPro, is to produce the award-winning musical, “Caroline, or Change” to kick of their 2015 season.. They chose this show its powerful story, which examines race, religion, economic status, and abuse. The goal of SoArtsPro is to educate, not just entertain. This project addresses a need in the community for more diversity in the performing arts, both onstage and offstage. In addition to being a catalyst for discussion or educating the community, this project also addresses the lack of opportunities for local artists and designers to practice their craft. Auditions are to be held in October, rehearsals to begin in November, and the show run is scheduled for February 13-14 and 20-21.
Everyone at SOUP is a volunteer, and we pride ourselves in operating only on donations from Columbus businesses, whether it’s food, raffle items, venues, or operating costs. By keeping costs to a minimum, we’re able to take your donation and hand it over immediately to the event’s winner. We have some generous sponsors to announce for Summer SOUP!
- Celebrate Local, Presenting Sponsor
- CCAD Mind Market, Event venue
- Piada, ZenCha, Passport Cafe, The Kitchen, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Food sponsors
- Rose Devore Photography, Poor Sparrow, Art.com, Litte Star Cupcakes & Scones, Raffle sponsors
Doesn’t this sound like a great event? We are incredibly grateful for our partners and sponsors – we wouldn’t be able to host our events without them. We are also grateful for you, our community! There are still some spots available for our July 20 event at CCAD Mind Market, but they will fill up soon. RSVP today to save your seat!