Couchfire Collective

FEAST Columbus Call for Entries Open!
January 15, 2010, 5:36 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Join us for a dinner on Monday, February 22, 6:30pm – 9pm
Haiku Poetic Food and Art, 800 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43206
in the Short North

Here’s how it works:
-Applicants are asked to make proposals about unique creative projects using the form below.
-Applicants pay a $20 fee to enter. The first 20 applicants registered and paid are accepted.
-The community is asked to come to a dinner to review the proposals. The first 60 people registered and paid may attend.
-The cost of the dinner is $40 per person and includes a four course meal from Haiku and 3 votes.
-Proposals are put online a week before the event for public viewing.
-Each online proposal has the ability to generate money through donation buttons on each individual proposal page.
-During the dinner, applicants are allotted time to tell the community about their projects.
-At the end of the dinner, each diner votes. The votes are tallied and the applicant with the most votes recieves a $1000 grant.
-Applications for proposals and dinner reservations will begin January 15th.
-Call for entries will end either February 7th or after 20 applicant spots have been filled.
-Dinner reservations will close on February 14 or after 60 diner spots have been filled.
-Proposals will go online on February 10th for public review.
There are no restrictions on the types of creative projects that can be proposed. However, Couchfire Collective reserves the right to screen proposals to assure that they are meeting the requirements of the call for entry and are not detrimental to the Feast project. People proposing must be in attendance at the event to recieve the award. Depending on the type of proposal, exhibition opporutnities to show the eventual result of the proposal may be arranged.


Columbus Love
January 8, 2010, 2:29 am
Filed under: Member News | Tags: , , ,

The Couchfire Collective has been working long and hard over the past few years to promote the arts in Columbus and to encourage people’s involvement and participation in the local arts scene. We are always thankful when others take note of our goals and accomplishments (and our exciting events, too!). As we rounded the corner in to 2010, Couchfire received two spectacular shout-outs:

The Columbus Alive – Decade in Review: 10 Years in the Arts
With Chihuly at #9 and Warhol in the #3 spot, where could Couchfire land? In the #2 slot, that’s where!

The Couchfire Collective hangs out on the yellow steps outside Junctionview Studios.

In a poll of their readers/users, The Couchfire Collective was voted the best arts organization of ’09 on

So thank you to anyone and everyone who has attended our events and supported not only Couchfire, but local artists, musicians, performers, and creative individuals. We could not do what we do without the support of the Columbus community. We feel lucky to be part of this great city and its vibrant local arts scene.

Amy N.

Call for Interns is Open!
January 7, 2010, 8:23 pm
Filed under: Call for Entries, Group News

So you are a student who wants to be in Couchfire? Well… we’d love to have you.

Fill out the application so that we can learn a bit about you. Applications are due by January 31st. We will pre-screen applicants and interviews will be held on February 21st. Feel free to contact us with questions.

Couchfire website updated!
January 7, 2010, 8:16 pm
Filed under: Group News

After adding a few new members to the group and a long discussion about this years calendar, we have made some adjustments to the Couchfire Collective website. The new website features an events section, with a list of activities the group will be putting on over the few months. Call for entries for events will exist in this area for each event. Visitors can sign up for our mailing list, read about the individuals that make up the group, and contact us with inquiries.

Couchfire welcomes two new members!
January 7, 2010, 8:12 pm
Filed under: Group News

In the past few months, Couchfire welcomed in two fantastic ladies, Megan Green and Amy Neiwirth.

Megan, though mostly known for her quick wit, is also the magic worker behind Stinkybomb Soap. Megan has a wealth of experience with the craft world. She is a member of the Crafty Cotillion and has organized craft events including the most recent incarnation of Craftin’ Outlaws. She also spends her time tending to her husband Rob and making sure her daughter Olivia finds a way to hit the toilet instead of the bathtub. Sure to bring some fun to the group, we are excited to have her as part of the group.

Amy is the sweet creator of everything delicious and small. She shows her work at several locations and on her website Her work has become well know and her confectionery creations have lead her to connections with the Crafty Cotillion. By weekday she is disguised as a hard nosed school teacher, leaving the rest of the time to be a constant smiling face. When going gets tough, there is always use for another smile and we are glad to have her with us.