Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with the annual CADD FUND on March 20th, 2019 held this year at THE MAC.
CADD FUND 2019 will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUND 2019 will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.
The idea for the annual CADD FUND was inspired by similar events throughout the United States. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of collecting a group of creative proposals, inviting the public to pay, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner – and adapted it to their own local purposes.
CADD FUND 2019 will be awarded to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas (2017, 2018, 2019). Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors.
During the event at THE MAC on March 20th, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. Last year’s winner, James Talambas, will also give a short presentation during the event. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUND 2019 will be announced!
The CADD FUND is $2500 – $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience. Tickets are $40 per person and will go on sale in January (a small portion of each ticket sold will be applied to administrative costs).
While CADD FUND is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.