Have a good idea for the community but need plenty more funds to get it up and running? Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art can help with that. Submissions for the 2014 Good N' Plenty Artists Award are open now through Friday, August 1, and we've got a strong feeling this year's treats will be pretty sweet.
The Good N' Plenty Artist Award is a recurring community-funded event that gives Arizona creatives the chance to turn their innovative ideas into realities for the rest of us. Through the Good N' Plenty grant, past winners have been able to create everything from after-school music-writing programs for disadvantage youth to sheds repurposed into Tempe art galleries.
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Each Good N' Plenty winner is voted on by guests of the Good 'N Plenty unveiling party, which is scheduled for Friday, August 29, at 7 p.m. inside the SMoCA Lounge. Selected applicants will have a chance to present their big idea to the public during an evening of sweet eats and drinks, in the hopes of winning the most votes for the 2014 Good 'N Plenty Artist Award.
As usual, the artist funding will be collected from unveiling party's ticket sales, with each $10 admission going toward the big cash prize. The more people who attend, the bigger the pot gets. As an added bonus, this year SMoCA's sister organization, Scottsdale Public Arts has agreed to match the funds raised through its SPARK Grant initiative. Talk about icing on the cake.
To apply for the 2014 Good N' Plenty Artist Award as well as to get updated on ticket sales, visit www.smoca.org.