Awarded $400 FEAST grant
The Brooklyn Torch Project aims to create a local currency to benefit the local area businesses and artists. The project will bring together both artist communities and immigrant communities in our area to improve integration of social groups and economies and boost our pride.
The Brooklyn Torch Project is looking for interested persons for all aspects: Steering Committee Members, Local Business Owners, Artists/Designers, Local Printmakers, and Public Relations Specialists. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to participate.
MANIFESTATION AT THE NEXT FEAST
The manifestation of the Brooklyn Torch project will unfold in two FEAST dinners. The next FEAST will be an opportunity for the presentation of renderings for the new currency and a list of expectant participating local merchants. A following FEAST will be the official launch of the paper Brooklyn Torch. Each FEAST attendee will receive one bill to begin trading with other FEASTers and local merchants upon entrance.
HOW I WILL USE FUNDS
The funds will be used towards operational costs of starting up the Brooklyn Torch as a physical and communal object. This ranges from establishing start up materials and designing/implementing to public relations. Additionally, a portion of the funds are intended to grant FEASTers with the first issuance of the Brooklyn Torch.
WHY THE PROJECT IS CRITICAL TO FEAST COMMUNITY
We have a lot of key elements to make a successful local currency here: a strong sense of community and pride, a wealth of talent ranging from artists and designers to food purveyors and health care as well as emerging micro industries. In a time of economic decline, we aim to support these startups as well as maintain traffic for local merchants that are already here. This is an exciting opportunity to synthesize our wealth from our community! The Brooklyn Torch aims to continue as long as our community finds it useful.#mce_temp_url#