5.14.2014

AG Summer Cycle Cancelled. New! SMART GUMBO launches September 2014




AG is getting a fine tuning! After 4 years of crowd funding for creativity we've decided it's time to open up our applications to more than just art! 


Introducing SMART GUMBO; a crowd-funding source for smart ideas that impact our economy, increase a healthy environment, and enhance our cultural vibrancy. We plan to invite all projects that propose to make Dubuque a smart & snappy place to live, work, and play.

We believe all projects need plenty of time to plan & tweak so the June/Summer funding cycle is cancelled so we have time to get to smart!

STAY TUNED for upcoming details for the September funding cycle and the launch of SMART GUMBO.



    Wanna get involved on the planning side? SMART GUMBO is looking for dedicated committee members to make SMART GUMBO even smarter. Contact Paula at art.gumbo.dbq@gmail.com

    FYI: Since 2010 Art Gumbo has funded 24 projects with $11,685.



    3.21.2014

    AG #15 Recap: “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy

    54 votes, $540, and DubuqueFest Panorama Sneak Peek!

    Gumbo Heads!
    Happy Patrons.
    Rogue Collections brought home the Silver winning $162 for their spring runway show featuring hair, fashion, and makeup.

    AG Director Paula Neuhaus, Samantha Jones of Rogue Collections, Artist Tim Olson
    "Cosmetology/live runway art is beginning to gain momentum in this region and we believe that with the support of Art Gumbo, Jones says. "We can continue to put Dubuque on the map as an arts and performance harbor."

    Dubuque Area Arts Collective won $378 for the support of their studio. They plan to use the money to create studio bays, purchase drawing tables, stools, shelving, and basic art supplies.

    DAAC's James Brown, Ivonne Simmonds, Amanda Reynolds with Tim Olson & Paula Neuhaus


    DAAC Volunteer Amanda Reynolds describes their main goals as "Raising the profile of young emerging artists in Dubuque, to motivate them to pursue their creative interests, to encourage them to gain experience through volunteer work, to strengthen their skills through free tutoring and workshops, and to enable them to participate in the community's art affairs." Tim Olson presented the winners with a print of one section of his 110-foot long DubuqueFest Panorama.

    DubuqueFest Panorama by Tim Olson and Cash Stack!
    DAAC has offered to host the June installment of AG at their art center. We happily, greedily, shamelessly accepted!  

    The evening also included a proposal by Dubuque Area Writers Guild for the publication of their annual anthology Gallery, a collection of mixed-genre work by regional writers and artists released each May.


    Writers Guild Co-Moderator Heidi Zull.
    Stay tuned for details for the June 20 installment of AG #16.

    FYI: Since 2010 Art Gumbo has funded 24 projects with $11,685.
     

    3.14.2014

    March Proposals Unveiled: Join Us on March 20!

    When & Where? 
    Thursday | March 20 | 6-8 p.m. 
    St. Mark Youth Enrichment 
    1201 S. Locust Street 
    $10 (goes to the winning projects) 
















     Proposals By:
    • Rogue Collections
    • Julien Dubuque Art Trappers
    • Blueprint Collective
    • Dubuque Area Writers Guild
    • Dubuque Area Arts Collective 














    Soup Du Jour: 
    Soup & Bread by East Mill Bakeshop & Catering
    Produce Donated by Kristi's Perfect Produce/Bellman Farms
    Bottled water provided
    BYOB is welcome (we ask that you carry out your bottles.)







    Final Report by December Winner: 
    Tim Olson, DubuqueFest Panorama Exhibit

    Your Host:
    Paula Neuhaus 

    READ PROPOSALS HERE: 




    FYI: Since 2010 Art Gumbo has funded 22 projects with $11,145

    2.10.2014

    AG #15 Accepting Applications for Spring Funding Cycle: Groups/Orgs

    Art Gumbo is now accepting applications from groups/organizations for the Spring funding cycle. Applications are available now through Thursday, March 13, 2014. 7 eligible applications received by 11:59 p.m. on March 13 will qualify to compete for funding. (Individuals are NOT eligible for this cycle).

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday | March 13, 2014 | 11:59 p.m.

    EVENT: Thursday | March 20, 2014|  6-8 p.m. at St. Mark Youth Enrichment | 1201 Locust St., Dubuque, IA.


    ELIGIBILTY: Groups or organizations whose creative ideas will impact the Dubuque community. You must be present to win. 
    HOW IT WORKS: Groups submit a brief proposal of their project. The public attends the Art Gumbo Soup Dinner, they pay $10 to get in, and this money goes into the Art Gumbo Fund for the night. The attendees enjoy the soup, review the packet of proposals, and vote for their favorite. The proposal(s) with the most votes will be awarded the Art Gumbo Fund proceeds for that night. First place & second place will split the proceeds 70/30.

    your vote counts!



    FINAL REPORT: The winner(s) will be invited to the next Art Gumbo Soup Dinner to present a progress (or final) report. Volunteer support is expected by the winner(s) at the subsequent event.  
    HOW TO APPLY: Download application below. Follow directions to submit.

    AG #14 Event Recap

    28 patron votes, $280, 1 ice storm, and an incredible white bean kale soup from Life's A Feast Catering sent patrons home with warm bellies and sent Tim Olson home with $280 of seed money for the exhibition phase of the DubuqueFest Panorama Photographs. The weather was frightful which made the funding pool lower than usual so together we all decided to give all the $ to the project with the most votes (instead of the usual 2 winners splitting the money 70/30). Stretch that seed funding!
    Yum from Life's Feast. Delicious photo by Ron Tigges @ Digital Dubuque.
    "And the winner is..."
    Enthusiastic patrons: Danielle & Steve!
    Tim Olson's project: "Tony Moline and I photographed DubuqueFest using a 1930s era studio camera. The camera was pushed along a path that wound through Washington Park. Every 10 feet we stopped and shot a sheet of 5x7, B&W film of whoever was willing to pose. Throughout the two-day festival we photographed 635 people on 220 sheets of film. These traditional negatives are being digitally stitched together to make a long, single photograph in the style of panoramic group portraits created in the first half of the 20th Century. The first phase of the project—the photography—was funded by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council. I’m now looking for funding to create a final, archival print, 14 inches tall by 100 to 110 feet in length. The print will be exhibited at the Center for Dubuque History at Loras College in March and April, 2014, and then at DubuqueFest in May. After this, the print will be donated to the Center for Dubuque History and will be stored in its archive."   

    L to R: September Winners: Michelle Bechen of I AM LOVE and Ryan Decker of Trainwreck Productions awarding Tim Olson cash & prizes!
    Tim Olson on-site during the DubuqueFest photo shoot May 2013.

     Check out Olson's Panorama Photos here: dubuquepanorama

    The evening included proposals by Tom Eckermann and Larry Raineri.

    Tom Eckermann, Art Gumbo Documentary Film
    Larry Raineri, Send-A-Smile

    FYI: Since 2010 Art Gumbo has funded 22 projects with $11,145.

    12.16.2013

    AG # 14 December 2013 Proposals Unveiled! You're Invited!

    Join Us on Dec 19 for Winter Art Gumbo!











    When & Where? 
    Thursday | December 19 | 6-8 p.m. 
    St. Mark Youth Enrichment 
    1201 S. Locust Street 
    $10 (goes to the winning projects) 

    Creative Proposals By:
    Tim Olson, DubuqueFest Panorama Exhibition Phase 2 
    Tom Eckermann, Art Gumbo: The Documentary 
    Larry Raineri, Send A Smile 
    Tom Runde, Landfill Diversion Art Form 

    Soup Du Jour: 
    White Bean and Kale Soup with Bread by Life's A Feast 
    Bottled water provided
    BYOB is welcome (we ask that you carry out your bottles.)













    Final Reports by September Winners: 
    Trainwreck Productions
    I AM Love Campaign 

    Your Host:
    Paula Neuhaus 

    FYI: Since 2010 Art Gumbo has raised $10,865 and has funded 21 projects.

     Click link to read or download DEC proposals: 

    11.16.2013

    AG #14 Accepting Applications for Winter Funding Cycle

    Art Gumbo is now accepting applications from individual artists/creatives for the winter funding cycle. Applications are available now through Sunday, December 15, 2013. 7 eligible applications received by 11:59 p.m. on December 15 will qualify to compete for funding. (Groups/Orgs are NOT eligible for winter cycle).

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, December 15 11:59 p.m.

    EVENT: Thursday, December 19 , 6-8 p.m. at St. Mark Community Center, 1201 Locust St., Dubuque, IA.


    ELIGIBILTY: Individual Artists or Creatives with creative ideas whose project will impact the Dubuque community. You must be present to win. 
    HOW IT WORKS: Individuals submit a brief proposal of their project. The public attends the Art Gumbo Soup Dinner, they pay $10 to get in, and this money goes into the Art Gumbo Fund for the night. The attendees enjoy the soup, review the packet of proposals, and vote for their favorite. The proposal(s) with the most votes will be awarded the Art Gumbo Fund proceeds for that night. First place & second place will split the proceeds 70/30.


    FINAL REPORT: The winner(s) will be invited to the next Art Gumbo Soup Dinner to present a progress (or final) report. Volunteer support is expected by the winner(s) at the subsequent event.  
    HOW TO APPLY: Download application below. Follow directions to submit.

    FYI: Since 2010 Art Gumbo has raised $10,865 and has funded 21 projects.