October 30, 2013

'St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide'

Event Details: 3:00 p.m., November 17, Allied Health Professions Building, 3437 Caroline St., St. Louis, MO, 63104-1111

Saint Louis University will host an event as part of the St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Fresh Gatherings Café in the Allied Health Professions Building. Cost is $10 and participants are asked to RSVP online for the event.

The St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Missouri History Museum and the Anti-Defamation League.

These institutions are holding events to help fund projects that remedy issues highlighted by the 2012 news segment "Crossing a St. Louis Street That Divides Communities," produced by BBC reporter Franz Strasser. The programs are inspired by Sloup, a monthly soup dinner that supports grassroots projects in St. Louis.

The Pulitzer, the Missouri History Museum and ADL review and choose proposals that are presented at each public Sloup event. The selected proposals are assessed for their ability to bridge racial and socio-economic divides in the city from the standpoint of design, history and service learning.

St. Louis Soup event guests donate $10 to listen to the proposals for community projects with refreshments and soup provided. At the end of the evening, St. Louis Soup guests cast their vote for a favorite project. All of the proceeds fund one of the submitted proposals. The St. Louis Beacon will cover the progress of the winning proposal over the next year.

Request for Project Proposals: St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Missouri History Museum and The Anti-defamation League are now accepting proposals for innovative projects to activate the city and bridge divisions in the community.

Submission Details:

Use the following questions to guide proposal submissions. Submissions should be no more than one page and should be submitted in a .doc or .pdf format.

  1. Describe your project in three to five sentences. What is (are) the best category (or categories) for your project?
    1. Access to resources
    2. Access to education
    3. Access to land use
    4. Access to community
    5. Access to art
  2. What is the goal of your project?
  3. How will the support of funds help your project?
  4. What are the anticipated positive outcomes? Who will be affected?
  5. What is the timeline of your project?

Submit proposals to the Pulitzer's manager of programs Kristin Fleischmann Brewer at kfleischmann@pulitzerarts.org by noon Monday, Nov. 4. Contact Fleischmann with questions at 314-754-1847.

Submitters will be notified by Thursday, Nov. 14, if their proposal is selected. If selected, they will have the opportunity to give a three-minute presentation about their project at the Nov. 17 St. Louis Soup event.

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