HOST or ATTEND a potluck style dinner with your artist community.
When you sign up to host a dinner, we’ll send you a host guide developed by #LoveArmy. We want hosting to be as easy as possible with engaging and thought-provoking conversation that leads to actions big and small. In the guide, we’ll walk you through the hosting process step-by-step and offer support as you go along. The guide will include discussion questions and different exercises for bringing your group together.
If you’d like to host an event that’s open to the public or you’d like to attend an open event, please use the signup form at the top of this page. We’ll do our best to connect you and let people know about your event.
The guide should answer most of your questions, but if you haven’t found an answer you can reach out to us at [email protected] or check the FAQ.
Amy FranceschiniOslo, Norway
Byron Au YongSan Francisco, CA
Creative CapitalNew York, NY
David WilsonColumbia, MO
Desert Art LabBay Area, CA
Ellen BrunoSan Francisco, CA
Erika Chong ShuchBerkeley, CA
Front/SpaceKansas City, MO
Kristina WongLos Angeles, CA
LaTasha N. Nevada DiggsNew York City, NY
Listen First ProjectCary, NC
Maria GasparChicago, IL
Mark Elijah RosenbergBrooklyn, NY
Maryam KeshavarzLos Angeles, CA
Megan CanningBrooklyn, NY
National Conversation ProjectNationwide
Nick SlieNew Orleans, LA
Nick SzuberlaWilmington, NC
Sage CrumpNew Orleans, LA
Tana HargestMinneapolis, MN
The Black SchoolNew York, NY
Working FoodGainsville, FL
Below are locations of dinners available for the public to attend. Select a location and use the event link to signup!
If you sign up to host a dinner, it means you’ll plan the dinner—find a location, send invites, host and facilitate on the day of. We’ve put together a host guide that walks you through each step, so if you’ve never done this before, that’s no problem. You also don’t have to do everything yourself – feel free to collaborate with friends or ask attendees for help.
Yes – some of the dinners will be private but others will be open to the public. Once the hosts have decided on dates and locations, we’ll let you know where the open dinners will be so you can attend if there’s one near you.
No—anyone can host. We encourage you to invite artists, but you don’t have to be one to host or attend.
Up to you! It’s good for conversation to have at least 5, but it’s really just what you’re comfortable with. In the host guide we give some direction on how to facilitate the evening whether it’s a large or small gathering.
No. You’re welcome to cater the dinner if you want, but these are meant to be potluck dinners.
We recommend the event be about 3 hours long. You’re welcome to make it as long as you’d like. Less than 3 hours probably won’t be enough time to connect, eat, and dig into conversation.
#DinnersProject was developed in collaboration with For Freedoms and #LoveArmy and was inspired by a Day of Dinners, an activation conceived by the Dream Defenders in collaboration with the Women’s March and Color of Change that took place On June 25th, 2017. Nearly 11,000 people in more than 250 cities across the country came together with their neighbors in potluck style dinners as a way to build stronger bonds across communities.