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MK-Eat is a multi-disciplinary, community-based art grant organization.

This year's dinner is on May 31st! Help MK-Eat join Milwaukee's growing community based art and event movement.

This Kickstarter project will cover the costs of this year's event and support outreach for next year's dinner. We are running this campaign to allow more funds to be available to fund community work. The more we raise, the more submissions we can fund!

MK-Eat  is a multi-disciplinary, community-based art grant dinner. We encourage projects that reflect community needs and welcome all types of manifestation, including (but certainly not limited to) performance, video, design, music, public installation, community engagement projects, theater, media arts, arts outreach, youth projects, dance, educational opportunities, projects rooted in sustainable practices, and outreach to under-represented communities. Please understand that the number of proposals we are able to accept and display at each MK-EaT is based on the venue we’re at and how much space is available.

MK-Eat is inspired by the fantastic work done by the Soup Network, FEAST Brooklyn, FEAST Minneapolis, Salt City Dishes, and all of the great projects of this kind around the globe. Our first dinner was a success and we are looking to create an even larger event this year. As of this moment, groups like this around the world have awarded nearly $60,000 to hundreds of community driven projects. 

How does it work?

MK-Eat collects proposals for art projects to be completed here in Milwaukee.

We find a place, and bring all the proposals together in one place.

We Eat.

We look at proposals past.

We hear from artists about future proposals.

We vote.

We award the funds collected at the dinner to the project or projects the audience decides to fund.

We win.

Join us.


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