Even Mitt Romney might like a model like Bread KC's, which applies a certain vote-for-me fundraising savvy to microfunding the arts. Pay your $10, share a meal with fellow would-be supporters, and listen to the artists vying for your money tell you how they'd like to spend it. Then vote. The winner takes all of the dinner's proceeds, with no layers of bureaucracy to trudge through, no grant proposals to compose and no strings attached. Sean Starowitz and Andrew Erdrich started Bread two years ago as part of the Soup Network, a loosely affiliated international group of food-based micro-grant projects, and it's still going strong. Part of the reason for its success might be its lack of partisanship. The dinners, held at different venues each month (recent hosts have included the Local Pig, RecordBar and the Reading Reptile), encourage conversation and help build community, with no sour grapes when someone else wins.