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Pitch Black Columbus

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PitchBlack is an exercise in cooperative economics funding local creativity through crowd-funded micro-grants that impact the collective. Are you a Black-Led organization serving in Columbus, Oh? Sign-up to Pitch.

PitchBlack Columbus is brought to you by: Artfluential & Maroon Arts Group as a part of the Deliver Black Dreams initiative

Special thanks to Columbus SOUP for helping kickstart this initiative.

About PitchBlack Columbus
PitchBlack is a micro-granting gathering space designed for the supporting and celebration of creative projects that impact Columbus communities in radically creative ways through crowd-funded micro-grants.

Apply to Pitch
Visit: www.PitchBlackColumbus.com

Please note: Applying does not garauntee you will receive a spot to pitch. There will only be 5 pitchers selected so please provide as much information as possible in your application. Pitches are currently restricted to people in Columbus, Oh.

If you are selected to pitch please hold the following dates:
-04/05/21 from 6pm -7pm for a virtual call.
-04/11/21 from 6pm – 8pm in-person

How PitchBlack event works
01: Invest – Make an investment of $10 or more by purchasing a ticket. You can also boost your investment by making a donation toward the grant. Attend the PitchBlack event.
02: Pitch – Each presenter has exactly 5-8 minutes to share their idea with the community investors and answer 4 questions from the audience about their project. Attendees hear presentations from Four to Five community members leading projects in the Arts, Urban Agriculture, Social justice, Education, Technology & More.
03: Vote – Attendees vote on the project they feel has the most community impact. While votes are tallied attendees are able to network, share resources, enjoy music and art, take pics.
04: Build – At the end of the program, the votes are tallied and the winner goes home with the money raised by the attendee’s investment to carry out their project.
05: Share – Winners will be required to come back to a future PitchBLACK to update the community on the success of their project.

PitchBLACK seeks to build creatively on the Kwanzaa principle of Ujamaa. By building a forum for radical communal exchange, empathy, and investment in order to foster communal impact.
The fourth principle of Kwanzaa is Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) and is essentially a commitment to the practice of shared social wealth and the work necessary to achieve it. Ujamaa literally means familyhood and suggests a sharing of work and wealth in the manner of a family. It grows out of the fundamental communal concept that social wealth belongs to the masses of people who created it and that no one should have such an unequal amount of wealth that it gives him/her the capacity to impose unequal, exploitative, or oppressive relations on others.

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