Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

While you're celebrating the holiday with family and friends, give some thought to submitting a project proposal to DISHES. You don’t have to be associated with an organization or a group of dedicated volunteers – you just need a compelling idea.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Team Member - Mike Intaglietta

We've added another member to our team! We're very pleased to introduce Mike Intaglietta, who'll act as "Presentation Coach" for the DISHES effort.

Mike is an arts administrator and performer from Liverpool, NY. He has been performing and teaching improvisational and stand-up comedy since 1994. Mike co-founded the Thumbs UPstate Improv festival, one of the inaugural DISHES project proposals in 2011, and has since gone on to co-found the Syracuse Improv Collective.

Q. Why did you decide to get involved with DISHES?
Mike - DISHES was a key motivator for the creation of the Thumbs UPstate Improv Festival, which gave birth to the Syracuse Improv Collective: my two chief creative outlets in Syracuse. And we didn't even win. I would love to help more people visualize and realize their own projects.

Q. What is your favorite thing about DISHES?

Mike - The fact that no matter what project gets chosen, the community will be improved because of the ideas generated during the process.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ready to hear your ideas!

Let's get cracking, Syracuse, and make things happen! We have $1,000 burning a hole in our pocket and we'd love to give you the opportunity to win it.  We are currently soliciting project ideas now through Friday, December 6th at midnight.  For more information and to submit an application, visit our 'Request for Proposal' tab.  Looking forward to hearing your ideas!!!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

We feel the love!

We have some wonderful news to share with you all! Currently out on newsstands is the November/December issue of the Central New York Magazine: The Good Life, and Salt City DISHES graces the cover and has a lavish eight-page spread. We hope that this issue reaches many new people and encourages fresh thinking about our city. The piece also boasts a lovely assortment of photos, including our team members, past winners, and moments from our dinner events. Grab your copy today and check it out!

Many thanks to the magazine team including freelance writer, Renee Gadoua, for putting this all together.  We are truly honored!

Love, the DISHES team