47 of 52 / 2019: supporting hometown creatives.

3rd space arts, formerly young arts patrons, is introducing a lot of new initiatives and programs to uplift and empower local artists and creatives. the team behind the awesome memphis design week is now introducing quarterly live crowdfunding events, and jen and i went to the first one last week.

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kady roxz presents her ideas. memphis, tennessee. november 2019.

the idea is pretty simple: artists apply for micro-grants to help spread the word about what they are working on. 3rd space selects 3-4 finalists to receive the grants. those who attend the crowdfunding event pay $10, all of which goes into a pool that is split between the grantees, and get to hear directly from the artists about their projects and how the money will be used. and even if you can’t make the event, you can still contribute to the pot of money.

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learning all about urban thoughts. memphis, tennessee. november 2019.

at last week’s live crowdfund we got to hear from kady roxz, timothy ‘urban thoughts‘ moore, and adam from the quark theatre. all three shared about the work they are doing, why they are passionate about it, and how the 3rd space grant will help them spread their work to more and more people.

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adam telling the quark theatre story. memphis, tennessee. november 2019.

it was really cool to hear directly from the artists how this money will be used and to be able to meet the people our money was impacting. i look forward to attending more of these in the future.

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whitney reminding us of the importance of supporting the arts and uplifting the voices of local artists. memphis, tennessee. november 2019.

other highlights included: from where i stand program at the halloran centre / two days of free lunch at work / lunch with kaché / got my hairs cut / picked up some holiday decor at target / lunch date with alex / couch time with chris and jessi

happy thanksgiving week!

xx

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