bar-fund, 2014 – Ongoing
is a proposal for an LA-based artist grant whose funds are generated through the accumulation of small tips given by the public at the bars of LA-based art openings and events. It is an attempt to create a horizontal grant building initiative that involves the local community and is offered as an alternative to the more common top-down approach of most grant infrastructures. Each grant cycle consists of an accumulation of approximately $2,000 in tips.
On April 5th, 2017 an open discussion took place at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive to discuss bar-fund and brainstorm other ideas for community funded artist grants. The discussion is ongoing. For more information, visit LACA.