Nied’s Hotel

April 24
5:30 – 7:3 p.m.

The Sprout Fund is welcoming Spring is by announcing its latest batch of Seed Award projects, and inviting the public to meet some of the people helping them to get off the ground. Setting up shop during happy hour at iconic Lawrenceville haunt Nied’s Hotel, Sprout will showcase recent grantees and provide a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of community-based projects launching in 2014.

Meet the minds behind Sprout’s newest funded projects, learn about how you can apply for a Seed Award and network with inspiring Pittsburgh artists and innovators. Enjoy engaging stories and performances from the Seed Award projects such as What What Why, a storytelling initiative that unites elderly and young populations, and WordPlay, a storytelling and live music show created by The Moth’s Alan Olifson. Attendees will also learn about Day Room Window, a new play exploring youth incarceration and social justice; Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, expected to take place in May 2014; and the Training Wheels pedicab wagon, a project of Big Idea Bookstore that offers a mobile literary space via bicycles.

Added bonus? Your first drink at Nied’s is on Sprout.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.