Phog Philanthropy – June 3rd, 2010

June 3rd will be the first of many Phog Philanthropy nights we’ve been meaning to do at Phog since 2009.

Pay attention.

A series of artists who are looking for micro-funding/micro-grants under $300 attend the Philanthropasta Dinner.

Only 5 possible entries will be chosen to present the art idea/project that they need the money ($300 or less) to complete.

Everyone else attending will first, pay $5 cover, and then sit down for a Frank’s Special Pasta Dinner (free).

While the group eats, they will hear 5 pitches for the arts-related funding.

Drinks and conversation will follow.

After dinner, everyone will vote for who they think the money collected at the door will go to. Who’s idea will win the money? Democratic process will tell.

The artist who’s pitch receives the most votes will be expected to give Phog an update on the event, which will be posted on the Phog Blog for all to see.

We anticipate a high volume of people wanting to attend a free-meal-event, as Phog will donate the pasta dinner…so if you want to save a spot, you can make reservations at Phog anytime, by bringing $5 to the bar.

$4.50 will still be in effect on that particular Thursday.

Any artist/musician/project co-ordinator interested in applying to present at our first Phog Philanthropy event must e-mail pitches to with Phog Philanthropy in the subject line.

Looking forward to getting the pitches!

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6 Responses to Phog Philanthropy – June 3rd, 2010

  1. Toddles says:

    innovating again! Keep up the great work Tom and Frank, keep cooking up the great ideas.

  2. BBS says:

    Fantastic idea! I should think that if we get the word out far and wide in the community that we could probably generate some additional donations to sweeten the pot somewhat or provide for a 1st and second.

  3. Mark says:

    Fantastic idea!

  4. Mark says:

    Fantastic idea! Why five dollars, surely those who want to be there could pay/donate ten.

  5. Chris Holt says:

    What a great idea! I would gladly pay more for an event like this! You should make it a 5$ minimum donation at the door.Phog is a pioneer in our downtown! I'm proud to know ya!

  6. This is a great idea. I'll be there!

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