Emerging Artist Grants

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Emerging Artists Grants

Applications for the Emerging Artist Grants are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! The panel review will take on Wednesday, June 21, at 10 a.m. at Park Station, operated by City of Pinellas Park, 5851 Park Blvd N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. 

For artists working as or driving towards being a professional artist

The transition from an emerging artist to a successful professional can be challenging no matter how talented and committed you are. In addition to time, devotion, a work ethic, materials, emerging artists need:

  1. Recognition
  2. Financial support
  3. A meaningful opportunity to engage with their public

The purpose of the Emerging Artists Grants is to meet these needs and set the stage for the grantees success by providing:

  • Funding
  • A professional artist mentor
  • An exhibition / performance event at the end of the grant period where artists can display or perform their work.

In 2017 ten grants of $2,000 each will be available to Emerging Artists with:

  • A recognized and proven promise / a history of success thus far
  • A strong portfolio of work
  • A vision for their future
  • A commitment to work and to show their work at our exhibition / performance event at the end of the grant period

Guidelines  FAQ  Sample Application

*Creative Pinellas welcomes submissions from practicing artists for publication in our artists directory. Such publication does not constitute on endorsement by Creative Pinellas and does not imply a judgement about the quality of the work or the participating artist. For more information or to participate in the directory please visit contact us at info@creativepinellas.org.