Portland Stock hosts a Micro-Stock Grant as part of the University of Oregon 2011 Visual Culture Symposium
February 11, 2011 6PM

White Stag Building

University of Oregon Portland
70 NW Couch Street
Portland OR 97209 

Portland STOCK is seeking proposals from artists under the theme of “culture as a component of sustainability” for our February project grant.

We are now soliciting artist proposals, due Friday, February 4th at 5:00pm for a dinner event on Friday, February 11, hosted in conjunction with the University of Oregon 2011 Visual Culture Symposium. Progressive arts and culture organizers from around the country will be in attendance, experiencing and studying the innovative ideas Portland offers in the way of self-organized-non-institutional activities, with an eye on sustainability.


STOCK has been invited to showcase Portland’s artists via our dinner grant format. STOCK funds artists through hosting a series of dinner parties where the diners pay for a great meal and the right to discuss and vote on which artist’s proposal will win all of the profit from that night’s event. Past awards have ranged between $400 and $700 dollars per granting dinner.


The Micro-STOCK at the Visual Culture Symposium is not open to the public, unlike our regular bimonthly dinners. This dinner is to demonstrate a micro-granting process and to highlight Portland artists and groups who are working within the idea of “culture as a component of sustainability” for the gathered arts administrators, curators, and educators. 


 Application guidelines can be found on our website at  

The first ten proposals that STOCK receives meeting the proposal criteria will be included in the running for a STOCK grant. We will notify people via our blogFacebook and Twitter when we have received 10 eligible proposals.

Portland STOCK is an all-volunteer organization coordinated by Katy Asher, Amber Bell, Grey Brent, Ariana Jacob and Mack McFarland – there is lots to do, let us know if you are interested in participating. STOCK is inspired by InCubate’s Sunday Soup granting program and has sister projects both nationally and internationally. STOCK is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest College of Art, who graciously donate their space and infrastructure.

Contact: Portland Stock