Winter SOUP is Art & Design!
Applications are now OPEN! Deadline: 1/29 @ 11:59pm
Winter SOUP is Art & Design!
Applications are now OPEN! Deadline: 1/29 @ 11:59pm

Apply for the SOUP Grant

What do you have to lose?
Winter '18 SOUP Theme:

Art & Design

Columbus SOUP seeks to advance art & design and highlight their contributions to our city. We support projects that create objects and experiences designed for aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, and symbolic effect. Art & design are a way for a community to engage in dialogue, contribute to the awareness & learning, drive action, and is a powerful tool for mobilization and activism.

We are dedicated to providing funding to art & design projects in our community and we’re proud to present our fifth art-focused event for Columbus.

We seek applicants and

Projects that promote:


Promoting efforts to promote a better society for future generations


Increasing understanding of concerns and propose solutions


Creating positive relationships between groups and identifying common messages


Building skills, knowledge, and confidence


Removing barriers so that people are better able to educate, influence, and benefit the community

Projects can include

but are not limited to:

The Arts

Culinary Arts, Dance, Digital Arts, Fine Art, Film, Music, Theater, Photography, Sculpture

Knowledge Building

Awareness Initatives, Cultural Promotion, Education, Employment Initatives, Nonprofit Social Enterprises


Community Gardnes, Electronics, Metal Working, Techology, Wood Working, Workshops

Winter ’18 SOUP application window are now open!

Application windows closes on January 29, 2017 @ 11:59 PM ET

Competitive Projects

Competitive projects are those that clearly demonstrate a positive impact on Columbus and our community.

Grant Award

The grant award amount varies based on the number of people who attend the event and the amount donated by attendees at the door.


Entries will be selected at Columbus SOUP’s discretion based on the event theme. You will receive an email notice if you are selected.

Selected Applicants

Selected applicants must attend and make a presentation at the SOUP event to be eligible.

If selected, please be prepared to:

• Discuss your project for 5 minutes during the SOUP event, clearly describing how you would use the grant funds.

• Present a clear timeline for implementation and completion of the project.

• Share progress of your project at a future SOUP, if you win the SOUP grant.

Selected applicants are highly encouraged to attend a SOUP workshop which will occur prior to the event. This workshop will help prepare SOUP applicants to present their project at the event. The workshop date and time will be announced to selected applicants after they are selected.

Applications for Winter '18 SOUP are now open!

Questions? Contact us at info [at] columbussoup [dot] org! We're happy to help!