Philly Stake is back!

5th Annual Philly Stake at Bartram's Gardens

Sunday, October 4th 3 p.m. Event Postponed. New Date TBA

This Philly Stake is geared towards supporting creative and imaginative proposals from visual and performing artists that engage communities through artistic practice. We are excited to collaborate with The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Drexel University's Center for Hospitality and Sports Management for this special event.

Philly Stake is a recurring event celebrating locally sourced food and creative community projects; organized completely by volunteers. Stake dinners are seasonal meals sourced from local farms and purveyors. At each dinner, project proposals are presented to the diners. Community members pay a $20 donation for dinner and an opportunity to vote for the project they deem most worthy of funding. These projects aim to contribute to the vitality of Philadelphia in a multitude of innovative ways. Awardees will leave with the dinner proceeds and will present their project at the next meal.

*Philly Stake grants are project specific; they cannot fund an artist's individual studio work, nor art gallery/non-profit organizations' overall work.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: Proposals will be accepted via email at stakephilly@gmail.comĀ 

Email proposals should include answers to the four questions listed below as well as images as outlined below.
Selected proposals will have the opportunity to creatively present their projects at the event. That's all there is to it!


1. Describe the project a Philly Stake Grant would help you accomplish. (100 words)

2. How will your project benefit a community in Philadelphia? (75 words)

3. Tell us a little about yourself and what led you to your current creative goals. Why are you the right person(s) to carry out this project? (100 words)

4. List your estimated expenses (assume an award of $800).


Submit 4 digital images (up to 2 MB each) relating to your project or past projects in order to better illustrate your words above. (Examples: sketches for project proposal, photomontage, maps, diagrams, or other related imagery). Each image should be numbered. Please include a corresponding numbered list of one-sentence descriptions for each image. These will be used at the event.

Proposals will be accepted until 4pm on September 16th, 2015. Notification of accepted proposals will occur no later than Friday, September 18th. All selected proposals will be made available on the Philly Stake website one week prior to the event. Projects should be ready to implement once money is awarded.

Questions? email stakephilly@gmail.comĀ 

Thank you and see you next month,

Philly Stake

A stake in the Philadelphia community
A stake in the arts and in creative thought
A stake in local organic food
A stake in local economy


Golden Arrows designed the Philly Stake logo and artwork on this site.
Alyssa Maloof is the Official Photographer of Philly Stake.
Kate Strathmann designed this website using Indexhibit.