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Do you have an idea that might fail? Something so absurd and smart that you need a taxidermy animal to help present it? Ever organize and entire community of drag queens to sing a Blake Shelton song? Want to heal your complicated relationship with Arizona? Then a GOOD ‘N PLENTY grant could be for you! We’re opening it up to ANY and ALL Creatives (chefs, knitters, stilt walkers, painters, comedians, cat hair ball jewelry makers… you get the idea)
Your crazy idea just may get a little funding from the grant-Gods, in conjunction with SMoCA, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, a Scottsdale museum.
Depending on attendance at the event, a GOOD ‘N PLENTY grant is about $400-$800. The best projects are those that will remain unfinished, in process or otherwise unquantifiable. So think BIG and let this small grant help you along the way! Also, consider your audience, please. Projects are more likely to get votes from the community if they can see what the heck you are proposing. If your project is selected to be presented at the GOOD ‘N PLENTY event, make sure it is clear, concise, fun, engaging and atypical!
July 1, 2012: Submissions Open
July 30, 2012: Submissions Close at 12:00pm Arizona Time
August 10, 2012: GOOD ‘N PLENTY Event from 7-9:00pm at SMoCA Lounge (inside Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)
*Note: Applications sent after July 30, 2012 at 12:00pm Arizona time will NOT be reviewed.
For full submission guidelines and more information, click HERE>>>
Recently, Travel + Leisure reported Phoenix/Scottsdale to be one of the least fashionable cities in America. Ouch! The magazine’s perception of Phoenix is that we are unfashionable and unstylish, because we have a bolo tie museum. We do? I didn’t know that, did you?
And the bolo tie??? What?? I haven’t seen a bolo tie until 5 minutes ago when a man walking outside my window in Old Town was wearing one. Literally, I just saw an 85 year old man walking outside wearing a bolo tie as I’m writing this!! No joke. Does that prove their point?
Maybe it’s because it’s often too hot to be haute, like today. Do you find yourself motivated to dress fashionably when it’s 112 degrees? Is there a time of year when you care more about looking good versus keeping cool? Or are you always, no matter the mercury, interested in fashion? No matter the weather, here’s one thing Travel + Leisure forgot to mention: it’s never too hot to shop.
We have great shopping here, from Scottsdale Fashion Square to Chandler Fashion Center to Arrowhead Towne Center. Celebrities and shop-a-holics alike come from all over the world, drop their cash while shopping. To prove my point, did you know that our Neiman Marcus Scottsdale is a top producing store for sales of furs and leather companywide?! Well who’s buying all that buckskin? Not this native or the Arizonans I know.
So tie this one on Travel + Leisure… if it’s too hot to be haute, it’s never to hot to shop in Arizona.