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Posted on: March 22, 2012

SITE Santa Fe is delighted to announce that the third SPREAD community dinner will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012 7pm at the Santa Fe Farmers Market.

The SPREAD 3.0 application period will open April 23rd and continue until May 25, at 11:59pm. More info on the application process can be found at



SITE Santa Fe’s SPREAD is a micro-granting initiative that provides small grants for innovative projects conceived by New Mexico-based artists. SPREAD is a recurring public dinner designed to generate community-driven financial support to fund artistic innovation.



At a large community dinner, diners pay a sliding scale entrance fee (starting at $15), for which they will receive dinner and a ballot. During dinner, the SPREAD audience will hear short proposals from up to eight artists for innovative and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Diners will then cast their votes for their favorite project. At the of dinner, the artist whose proposal receives the most votes will be awarded all the funds collected at the door to realize their project.

The inaugural SPREAD event, held on March 18, 2011, raised $7,722 in proceeds from the door, which was then given to the winning artist group, Meow Wolf, to support their installation The Due Return at Center for Contemporary Art. SPREAD 2.0, held on October 28, 2011, raised $8,015 which was awarded to filmmaker/artist Jason Jaacks for his Reel Youth Stories project. For more info on the previous finalists and winners, visit



One Response to “SPREAD 3.0!”

  1. Kate Elliott Says:

    I think you have your dates wrong in the last paragraph… the UPCOMING SPREAD is 2012. The inaugural one was 2010.

    Also, I am a sponsor member. Do I still get my ticket on September 5th? I assume there is will be a separate line for members? It’s not totally clear on the Facebook posting. Thanks. Kate

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