Just a quick reminder that our Thousand Dollar Thursday for September is taking place on a SUPER SPECIAL Saturday (i.e. NOT tomorrow!) as a part of Alberta Culture Days, We Should Know Each Other #100, Doors Open at King Edward (itself a part of Doors Open YYC Naked), and a whole whackload of other things!
- What: SUPER SPECIAL Saturday September 2012 Awesome Calgary Thousand Dollar Thursday
- Where: King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator (1720 - 30th Avenue SW)
- When: Saturday, September 29 (Note the date change!) at 6 p.m.
- RSVP: Facebook and Yelp
Also, a quick programming note: September 2012 AF-Calgary Top4 Finalist Joe Vipond with his "Hillhurst-Sunnyside Harvest Fair" submission has decided to bow out. Why? In his own words:
Last year we pulled off the Fair with a $150 budget. Not great, but it got us through. This year, however, we applied to you, and to gigYYC for a grant. As fate would have it, gigYYC honoured us with a $1200 grant in the last month competition... we will put it to good use.
Because they're already getting $1,200 from Calgary 2012's super-awesome Grassroots Inspired Grants program (you should definitely check it out; only a few months to go!), Joe has chosen to step aside and allow someone else a chance to win AF-Calgary's no-strings-attached $1,000 prize in his place.
As we only had two Honourable Mentions this month, we flipped a coin and "Start-up of a Community Food Security Strategy" by Quentin Sinclair won the toss up.
So, the four people who'll be pitching their Awesome Ideas this Saturday are:
- PODPLAYS by Natalie Meisner: "Downloadable Art for Your Ears."
- HomeSewn by Nick Meehan: "One for one, locally knit mittens for Calgary's homeless population."
- 52 Weaks Strong by Jason Hagen: "The project is building a marriage. Its a marriage journal. Every week you ask your wife one question (52 weeks in a year means 52 questions). The husband then has one week to create an experience based on her response. On one side of the journal is the question and response. On the other side is the area where the wife gets to document the experience that was created."
- Start-up of a Community Food Security Strategy by Quentin Sinclair: "Lead community events and workshops centred around a new monthly winter farmer's market."
Big thanks to Joe Vipond for his noble gesture and good luck to everyone pitching this Saturday!
In the meantime, we're still accepting submissions for our October 2012 prize. If you have an Awesome Idea that you'd like to submit for consideration, the deadline for that is Wednesday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m. To submit an idea, simply fill out this handy-dandy web form!
Hope to see you out this Saturday and make sure to sample the wealth of events happening this weekend as part of Alberta Culture Days!!