For artists like Hess, even in the worst economic times, these organizations provide respite.

"Groups like Feast and Kickstarter took on this burden and have come up with amazing projects," she says. "Feast is an inspiration in what we can accomplish when we come together."

Liz Pelly can be reached at lpelly@phx.com.


BOSTON PROJECTS FUNDED BY MICROGRANTS

JOHN HUSLEY & CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA'S BANK OF AMERICA PROJECTION (FEAST, OCTOBER 2011)
PUBLICATION STUDIO BOSTON (FEAST, OCTOBER 2011)
CALEB NEELON MURAL IN MISSION HILL (AWESOME FOUNDATION, SEPTEMBER 2011)
THE THEATRE ART FREEDOM RETREAT (FEAST, MAY 2001)
CONTAIN THIS: HOW YOUR URBAN GARDEN GROWS (FEAST, MAY 2011)
FIGMENT ARTS FEST ON THE ROSE KENNEDY GREENWAY (AWESOME FOUNDATION, SPRING 2011)
MARIA MOLTENI'S NET WORKS (AWESOME FOUNDATION, FEBRUARY 2011)
"GIRLS WHO ROCK" CLUB @ EAST SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL (FEAST, NOVEMBER 2010)
ENDROIT: THE ART OF TRAVELING BY CHRISTIAN GREER + CORVID COLLEGE STUDENTS (FEAST, AUGUST 2010)
THE BOSTON FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL (FEAST, SUMMER 2010)

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