The Artist Bailout was a public meal designed to solicit community-driven financial support and democratically fund new work by emerging artists in Los Angeles. This experimental philanthropic model aimed to literally bring artists and patrons together around the table. During the course of a meal, artists presented proposals for projects in need of funding to members of the community who had each made a small donation to attend the dinner. The dinner-goers then voted for their favorite ideas and at the end of the night, two participating artists won cash grants for their projects comprised of the donations raised at the door.
The Artist Bailout was a collaboration with Elanan Mann, Laura Noguera, Autumn Rooney and Jenn Su as well as a rotating cast of amazing volunteers. For more info, please visit the Artist Bailout website.