Pro Arts is working on an innovative fundraising event for art projects: Art Eat-Up. To quote the Art Eat-Up site:
Art Eat-Up is a food, drink and entertainment event with a twist; for a small donation, guests eat a delicious meal, enjoy good company and musical entertainment, and vote for the most worthy art proposal on the menu that night. All profits collected go to the winning artists to realize their project, which will be displayed at the next Art Eat-Up event. It is a great way to network, meet new people, have fun and provide support for a local art project. Art Eat-Up provides individual grants for artists, connects artists to each other and to the greater community and promotes the artistic livelihood of our community.
It will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 6 to 9 pm, at Villa Borinquen’s 1st Floor event space (396 Manila Ave.). Suggested donation is $20. The deadline for proposals is March 1; the submission guidelines can be found here.
The Jersey City Independent just published an excellent post on it, and you can find that here.