Art Kitchen

Art Kitchen: A Communal Meal and Radically Transparent Fundraiser

Art Kitchen rethinks the communal meal as a radically transparent and participatory approach to arts funding. Over one evening, four emerging artists share a project, and patrons share a communal meal that generates independent funding to support local artistic and curatorial development.

Connexion ARC partners with local establishments and invites a guest chef to prepare a delicious soup using locally-sourced ingredients. This meal is served family-style and sold for an affordable price of $20 per person. Each patron is given one ballot to vote for one of four art projects they would like to see happen in Fredericton, NB. A popular vote determines the grant recipient; the selected recipient is announced one week after the event.

Event Details:

Join us on Tuesday, December 5th, from 6 – 8 pm, at the Picaroons Roundhouse. The evening’s guest chef will be Robin Estey, of the Palate restaurant.

6 – 7 pm Soup is served
7 – 8 pm Guest chef, local collaborators, and the artists will present their creative projects.

Tickets can be purchased at the The Picaroons Roundhouse, Picaroon’s Brewtique, Read’s Newsstand & Cafe Fredericton, and online at:

How does an Art Kitchen grant work?

After the evening’s event, the ballots are counted, and an artist is selected. The selected recipient will be contacted within one week, and will receive 100% of the grant upfront. The selected recipient agrees to complete their project within three months, after the grant is awarded. In three months’ time, the funded project will be displayed in an art space facilitated by Connexion ARC.

Why should I support Art Kitchen?

Art Kitchen is a method of arts funding that draws from entrepreneurial and grassroots strategies to generate funds for new, emerging, and newly professionalized artists and curators. Art Kitchen encourages communities to engage in the processes of art making and local patronage, as a radically transparent and inclusive fundraiser.

For emerging artists and curators, applying for an Art Kitchen grant is a simple and unbureaucratic method to receive immediate support for a new or continuing project. The initiative approaches arts funding by working outside of possible granting barriers. As an artist-run organization, Connexion ARC seeks to foster the growth of contemporary artists in its membership.

About Connexion ARC

Connexion ARC (Artist-run Centre for Contemporary Art) is a not-for-profit, charitable, artist-run centre mandated to present, develop and promote contemporary art, in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Accessibility Notes

The Picaroon Roundhouse is fully accessible from Union street. There is an all-genders, wheelchair accessible washroom on site. Please call (506) 454-1433 or email if you require assistance or have any questions.

If you have dietary restrictions, please RSVP at or by e-mailing Vegan and gluten-free options are available, Art Kitchen will do it’s best to accommodate everyone.

Artist and curator applications for Art Kitchen are open until November 24, 2017, at 5:00 pm, learn more at:

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