Events & Programs

St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide
November 17, 2013 3:00pm

Sunday, November 17, 2013; 3 pm; $10 donation; RSVP to
Fresh Gatherings Café at St. Louis University
Doisy College of Health Sciences
3400 Rutger Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

The St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide series is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Missouri History Museum (MHM), and the Anti-defamation League (ADL). These institutions are holding events to help fund projects that remedy issues highlighted by the 2012 news segment “Crossing a St. Louis Street That Divides Communities” produced by BBC reporter Franz Strasser. The programs are inspired by Sloup, a monthly soup dinner that supports grassroots projects in St. Louis.

The Pulitzer, MHM, and ADL review and choose proposals that are presented at each public Sloup event. The selected proposals are assessed for their ability to bridge racial and socio-economic divides in the city from the standpoint of design, history, and service learning.

St. Louis Soup event guests donate $10 to listen to the proposals for community projects with refreshments and soup provided. At the end of the evening, St. Louis Soup guests cast their vote for a favorite project. 100% of the proceeds fund one of the submitted proposals. The St. Louis Beacon will cover the progress of the winning proposal over the next year.

Request for Project Proposals: St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Missouri History Museum, and The Anti-defamation League call on you to submit proposals for innovative projects to activate our city and bridge divisions in the community. Your small actions can inspire big change. 

Submission Details
Use the following questions to guide your proposal submission.  Submissions should be no more than one page and should be submitted in a .doc or .pdf format.

1. Describe your project in three to five sentences. What is (are) the best category (or categories) for your project? a. Access to resources | b. Access to education | c. Access to land use | d. Access to community | e. Access to art
2. What is the goal of your project?
3. How will the support of funds help your project?
4. What are the anticipated positive outcomes? Who will be affected?
5. What is the timeline of your project?

Submit your proposal to the Pulitzer’s Manager of Programs Kristin Fleischmann Brewer at by noon, Monday, November 4, 2013. You may contact Kristin with questions at 314-754-1847.

You will be notified by Thursday, November 14, if your proposal is selected.

If selected, you will have the opportunity to give a 3-minute presentation about your project at the November 17, 2013 St. Louis Soup event.


Photograph by Regina Martinez