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Sloup #53 winner: The Greatness Project!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Sloup #53, The Greatness Project! The Play Love Joy team is dedicated to Global Transformation through Community Collaboration. Their mission is to transform learning centers in North St. Louis, you can check out their website here and read their application (along with the others!) here.

As always, thank you all for coming and helping us raise $1150 for our winning project! We’d also like to thank FLOAT STL, Sidney Street Cafe & Peacemaker, Confluence Kombucha and Nebula Coworking.

Sloup #53

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Sloup #53 will gather on March 29th, 5-7pm, at FLOAT STL, with collaborative soups by Sidney Street Cafe and The Peacemaker! Updates and RSVP via Facebook, HERE.

Sloup is a monthly gathering of friends, artists, and soup lovers. For a donation of $10 you get soup, snacks, drink, and a VOTE on your favorite of a collection of proposals from artists and activists. Choose your favorite idea, and the one with the most votes gets all of the money raised!

SUBMIT YOUR IDEA! E-mail a one-page PDF proposal for your creative or community-oriented project to stlsloup@gmail.com by Sunday, March 22nd.

If you are interested in volunteering for this month’s Sloup, you’ll receive free admission+soup+vote. Just email us!

Other questions? Concerns? Dreams? Fears? Let us know! E-mail stlsloup@gmail.com.

See you there!

Project Update: From the Pipeline

Hey Sloupers,

We’ve just received an exciting update from the winner of Sloup #42 – From the Pipeline.

After winning funding from the February 2014 Sloup, our crew was able to make a week long trip across the entire state of Missouri to interview farmers, city officials, and concerned citizens for our documentary From the Pipeline. Funds from Sloup helped us pay for transportation and lodging during the trip, and we wouldn’t have made it without the contributions of all the generous Sloupers!

We completed a rough cut of the documentary in May 2014 that was featured in the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase (put on by Cinema St. Louis) in July. A version of the film was also featured on the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) in August and online. The film was also screened this past December as part of a program at the La Vista Ecological Center in Godfrey, Illinois.

As part of our outreach now that the film is complete, our website fromthepipelineproject.com features an educational toolkit and additional resources like interview transcripts and short informational videos of footage not included in the final cut.

This March we will be screening the film with the EcoJustice program for the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Health and at the Center for Sustainability at SIU Edwardsville.

The film is also being shared with Bakken Resistance Coalition, a community effort in Iowa working to stop a crude oil pipeline in their state that would affect 11 counties.

We’re so proud of the progress they have made, and will definitely be keeping an eye out for future news.

Check out some of the press they’ve received below!
Film and director interview on HEC-TV
Filmmakers Showcase 
Educational Toolkit

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Sloup#52 Winner: Uke Go Girl

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Sloup#52 is Uke Go Girl!

This event would have never been possible without our amazing sponsors: Blank Space, Gooseberries, Confluence Kombucha, and Nebula Coworking!

Read the proposal here!

 

Sloup #52

Sloup52Sloup #52 is going down at Blank Space!

Sloup is a monthly gathering of friends, artists, and soup lovers. For a donation of $10 you get soup, snacks, drink, and a VOTE on your favorite of a collection of proposals from artists and activists. Choose your favorite idea, and the one with the most votes gets all of the money raised!

SUBMIT YOUR IDEA! E-mail a one-page PDF proposal for your creative or community-oriented project to stlsloup@gmail.com by Friday, February 20th.

If you are interested in volunteering for this months Sloup, you’ll receive free admission+soup+vote.

Questions? Concerns? Dreams? Fears? Let us know! E-mail stlsloup@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!

Condensed Sloup is back

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Join us on December 7 for CONDENSED Sloup: our Sloup for Sloup! That’s right, Sloup itself needs a little funding and belief this time around.

CONDENSED Sloup will mush the regular November and December Sloups into one party, to celebrate the last 50 Sloups and the next 50 Sloups! Join us at the newly renovated 5th floor on T-REx for eatz, jamz, and some Sloup-related activities!

We’re asking a $10 suggested donation, which will sustain Sloup as a monthly gathering that funds grassroots arts and community impact projects in the St. Louis community. Because the cash raised at our monthly event goes straight into the hands of the winning artists, we ask only this donation at CONDENSED Sloup to keep us going!

AND WE’RE SEEKING MORE HELP: Please email stlsloup@gmail.com if you can donate food, drinks, small raffle items, or your volunteered time to help at the event itself!

Sloup presents… Alternative Funding for Social Ventures at Venture Cafe

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The lovely folks of Venture Café St. Louis offered us some space and time in their weekly entrepreneurial get-together. Join us — along with Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS) and the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) — to discuss Alternative Funding for Social Ventures!

What: Alternative Funding for Social Ventures — a discussion on seed funding for creative and community projects
Where: CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
When: Thursday, October 30, 2014; 6:00-6:45 PM
Who: Sloup, MAPS, RAC, and you!
Why: You need a primer on how to access local crowdfunding, fiscal sponsorship, and other ways to get your idea off the ground. We welcome all types of entrepreneurs and simply curious folks, though we will be getting into the nuts and bolts of small-scale funding for social and creative ventures.

Help us spread the word, and please invite the entrepreneurs in your life!

Sloup #50

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For the third October in a row we will be eating soup on Cherokee Street right in the middle of Dia De Los Muertos celebrations! This year, we will gather in the Luminary Center for the Arts’ beautiful new space.

Our event will kick off a full week of Day of the Dead related activities on Cherokee. Did we mention we’ll have a piñata?

Our amazing and generous food sponsors this month are Don Carlos Restaurant, Latino Americana, and The Royale! We’d also like to pre-thank our regular sponsors, Nebula Coworking!

Sloup is a monthly gathering of friends, artists, and soup lovers. For a donation of $10 you get soup, snacks, drink, and a VOTE on your favorite of a collection of proposals from artists and activists. Choose your favorite idea, and the one with the most votes gets all of the money raised!

SUBMIT YOUR IDEA! E-mail a one-page PDF proposal for your creative or community-oriented project to stlsloup@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 22nd.

If you are interested in volunteering for this months Sloup, you’ll receive free admission+soup+vote.

Questions? Concerns? Dreams? Fears? Let us know! E-mail stlsloup@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!