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Sloup #56

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Slurp up some creative ideas, community vibes and tasty soup at this month’s Sloup!

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!

It’s all happening on Sunday, June 28, 5-7 PM, at Enamel (3123 Morganford, 63116), a textile design studio in Tower Grove. Our soup sponsor is Dave Kirkland, of Café Osage fame. Feel free to spread the word and RSVP on Facebook.

SUBMIT YOUR IDEA! E-mail a one-page PDF proposal for your creative or community-oriented project to stlsloup@gmail.com by Sunday, June 21st. And if you’d like help making your proposal POP, we’re here for you! Just shoot us an email.

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

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

Sloup #55 winner: HUMAN CURRENT!

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That’s a wrap! We are proud to announce the winner of Sloup #55 is the Human Current!

You can read their proposal, along with the others, here.

Thank you amazing soup-lovers for coming and helping to support local arts projects. Extra thanks go to Gringo for providing two delicious soups, hosting us, and the badass $5 margarita specials. And of course thanks to our regular sponsor, Nebula Coworking.

Announcing proposal support

Writing a proposal can be totally awkward. How do you ask for money in writing? How do you fit everything into one page? What if people don’t understand how awesome your project is?

The proposal doesn’t have to be intimidating. The proposal is your best friend on Sloup day. You can only talk to a couple of people at a time, but your proposal is speaking to everyone at once.

We want to help you make that proposal work for you. Starting in June, we’re offering Proposal Support to anyone applying! If you’d like feedback or guidance, just email stlsloup@gmail.com with the subject line Proposal Support. We’ll be in touch shortly! Proposal support ends for the month with the application deadline, midnight on the Sunday before Sloup.

We thank Savannah Davis of Savvy Story for offering this fabulous service.

Sloup #55

Sloup55_bannerSloup #55 is bringing you some extra special deliciousness this month from Gringo. We’re hanging out in their awesome new basement that rules a ton.

SUBMIT YOUR IDEA! E-mail a one-page PDF proposal for your creative or community-oriented project to stlsloup@gmail.com by Sunday, May 24.

If you are interested in volunteering for this months Sloup, you’ll receive free admission+soup+vote. Email us and let us know!

Sloup #54

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It’s that Sloup time of month! Sloup #54 will gather at Art Bar St. Louis on Cherokee Street and sip something delicious made by HandleBar!

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, April 22nd (notice the extended deadline!!!).

If you are interested in volunteering for this months Sloup, you’ll receive free admission+soup+vote. Email us and let us know!

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

See you there!

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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