The first Spoon Fed soup supper and micro-funding event took place on Sunday 19 February in a very lively (but chilly!) Motorcycle Showroom.

Five proposals for creative projects were presented to the audience, requesting funds to, for example, hire rehearsal space and publicise performances. Author Amy Mason also read her story 'Caroline Caribou', and musician Jamie Atkins played a few of his songs while we tallied up the votes.

The grant pot was £195 by the end of the night, and the winning project as chosen by the audience was Jess Rotas' upcoming interactive storytelling installation. It will feature as part of the launch of a new space for art in a disused pub in Bristol's city centre on 10 and 11 March. The money will enable her to buy the leads she needs to fully realise the piece.

Read all of the proposals for Spoon Fed No. 1.

Spoon Fed No.1 was supported by The Motorcycle Showroom, Fareshare South West, Mark's Bread, Prestige hires, Spike Island and Watershed.

Photos by Richard Edkins




Vivi presenting her proposal.

Lydia presenting her proposal.

Amy reading her short story.



Jess presenting her proposal.

Stephanie + Maddy presenting.



Jamie singing his songs.

The votes come in.

Announcing Jess as the winner.

Jess received £195.

Many thanks to our supporters