If you’re been thinking about attending a Bread! KC dinner, but never actually made it, their latest announcement should provide some extra incentive. The four year-old dinner and microfunding experiment will be heading on hiatus after its next installment on Saturday, June 6, at The Drugstore (3948 Main Street). This dinner, which kicks off at 3 p.m. and will be outside weather permitting, features cuisine from chef Andrew Heimburger, who recently moved from Cleaver & Cork to Happy Gillis.
Bread! KC has doled out $25,000 to community and art projects via a simple system. Folks buy diner. They listen to presentations. They vote for the presentation they’d like to see funded. The proceeds from the dinner are then awarded to the winning presenter(s).
The three projects that will vie for funding at the dinner are all centered around writing projects: high schooler Caroline Meek, Stephanie French of LittleHowl (a youth-engaged poetry project), and the KC Wordshop (a collaborative space on language and writing).
Co-organizer Sean Starowitz says the decision to put Bread! KC on hiatus is to make sure they continue to attract quality applicants and find the best way to connect those applicants with potential funders.
“We are going to take time to meet with past presenters both recipients and non recipients and also other funding sources in Kansas City to see what’s best for the landscape,” Starowitz says. “Maybe BREAD! KC has run its course, we don’t know until it is out of view for a brief time.”
Tickets for the June 6 dinner are on sale now.