About

In short

Soup Ottawa is a recurring micro-grant participatory dinner event

  1. $10 entrance fee gets you soup and a vote.

  2. Presenters showcase their projects that benefit the community.

  3. Attendees spend the evening hearing about a series of project proposals and conversing with the people behind each idea.

  4. Soup Ottawa events always have a different theme that’s focused but also broad enough to spark diversity (ie. ‘water’).

  5. We all vote to grant the proceeds to the most inspiring project.

The Soup Ottawa project:

  • follows a transparent, experimental, philanthropic, grassroots model to fund small to medium-sized creative projects.

  • fosters physical place-based community, bringing together funders and fundees around the table.

  • is the local chapter of the international Sunday Soup network of meal-based micro-funding events, taking inspiration from similar projects around the world.

Our vision

The Soup Ottawa project:

  • is an experiment in collective civic engagement.

  • generates independent funding and sparks dialogue about what’s happening in our community.

  • stimulates and promotes imaginative practices that may not be eligible for formal funding.

  • serves as a way to build a network of support that reaches beyond purely monetary assistance – at its best, it is a platform in which to discuss ongoing projects with new audiences, meet new collaborators, and share ways of working.

  • raises awareness about the many needs and resources that help make projects happen.

  • allows us to learn from one another and inspires us to dream.

Who we are?

Soup Ottawa #1 | Spring 2013 | Theme: “Utopia”: Brad, Dan, Erin, Jared, Josh, Karen, Megan, Stephanie, Tania. Thank you to: Jake, Marlene.

Soup Ottawa #2 | Summer 2013 | Theme: “The Art of…”: Brad, Dan, Erin, Jared, Josh, Karen, Kirsten, Kyla, Tania. Thank you to: Megan, Jasmine (volunteers); Donna (Art-is-in Bakery); Avonmore Berry Farm, Acorn Creek Garden Farm, Carol Lavoie, Ferme Lacroix, Guy Bergeron, Herb&Spice, Jambican Studio Gardens, Kiwan Farms, Linda’s Garden, Lucien et Laurence Cléroux, Needham’s Market Garden, Robert Gravelle, Rochon Gardens, Roots and Shoots, Roots Down Organic Farm, Waratah Downs Organic Farm (Soup Donors), Arianne Mulaire, Nelly Leonidis – Reachology.ca (Live tweeting); Equipment: 360pi.com, Dan Schwartz (Photography).

Soup Ottawa #3 | Fall 2013 | Theme: “Better than you found it”: Alanna, Anna, Anne, Candice, Dan, Erin, Jake, Karen, Jared, Tania, Susan. Thank you to: Gavin, Grace, Jen (Bridgehead), Arianne (Reachology.ca), Jake (Photography).

Soup Ottawa #4 | Winter 2013/2014 | Theme: “Giving Voice”: Anna, Anne, Brad, Candice, Dan, Karen, Jared, Tania, Susan. Thank you to: Brandy and Nate (volunteers), Jake (Photography).

Soup Ottawa #5 | Spring 2014 | Theme: “Building Blocks”: Anna, Anne, Candice, Dan, Esmeralda, Francine, Karen, Jared, Jocelyn, Susan, Stephanie. Thank you to: Zack (St. Alban’s), the Soup Guy, Jake (photography), Reachology.ca, DJ Sweet Cheeks.

Soup Ottawa #6 | Summer 2014 | Theme: “Make Ottawa _______”: Anna, Anne, Candice, Dan, Esmeralda, Francine, Karen, Jared, Jocelyn, Susan, Stephanie. Thank you to: Pray (City of Ottawa), Reachology.ca., Jake (photography), Ozzie (Adam’s Apple Cafe), Mel (Good Eats).

Soup Ottawa #7 | Fall 2014 | Theme: “Something Old, Something New”: Anna, Candice, Dan, Esmeralda, Francine, Karen, Jared, Stephanie, Michelle. Special thank you to: St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, Reachology.ca., Scratch Kitchen, The Wild Oat Bakery, Bridgehead.

Soup Ottawa #8 | Winter 2015 | Theme: “Prototype”: Candice, Dan, Esmeralda, Jared, Stephanie, Michelle, Courtney, Zosia, Finn.

Soup Ottawa #9 | Spring 2015 | Theme: “Radical Lessons for a Meaningul Life”: Karen, Dan M, Dan I, Courtney, Michelle, Jared, Esmeralda, Zosia, Finn, Stephanie, Megan. In partnership with the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

Soup Ottawa organizers are volunteers who care about community building. No one except the winning presenter makes money from these events. We openly invite and encourage anyone interested in organizing future Soup Ottawa events to get in touch with us through email or through the Volunteer page.

Partners

Soup Ottawa #1 | Spring 2013 | Theme: “Utopia”

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Soup Ottawa #2 | Summer 2013 | Theme: “The Art of…”

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Soup Ottawa #3 | Fall 2013 | Theme: “Better than you found it”

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Soup Ottawa #4 | Winter 2013/2014 | Theme: “Giving Voice”

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Soup Ottawa #5 | Spring 2014 | Theme: “Building Blocks”

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Soup Ottawa #6 | Summer 2014 | Theme: “Make Ottawa _______”

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Soup Ottawa #7 | Fall 2014 | Theme: “Something Old, Something New”

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Soup Ottawa #8 | Winter 2015 | Theme: “Prototype”

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Soup Ottawa #9 | Spring 2015 | Theme: “Radical Lessons for a Meaningful Life”

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17 responses to “About

  1. Meriza

    What time is the event?

  2. supadan

    Hi Meriza,
    It’ll start at 6:30pm and should be done at around 9:00pm.

  3. What is the theme for the next event?

  4. Pingback: » Applications for Fall Soup 2014 are now OPEN! Soup Ottawa

  5. Martin

    Hi!

    Megan and I just sent an application for our project (“Yarns”), but we could not receive a confirmation. Could you please confirm that you received it?

    Thanks a lot!

    All the best,
    Martin.

  6. Zhenzhen

    Hello,

    I wondered if there’s any event in winter 2016? My friends and I all found the information page couldn’t be open.

    Thanks you.

    • supadan

      Hi there,

      We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties with our website but we will be having a Winter 2016 Soup Ottawa. Stay tuned, we’re working on fixing the website issues.

      CheerS!

    • supadan

      Hi there,

      We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties with our website but we will be having a Winter 2016 Soup Ottawa. Stay tuned, we’re working on fixing the website issues.

      CheerS!

  7. AUDREY HAYES

    Hi there, it is MID may, and I am just wondering? When will the date be released?

  8. Monica Harvey

    Hi there! When is the the deadline to apply for the next soup event thanks!

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