Professional Artist Grants

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Professional Artist Grants

The application for the Professional Artist Grant is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! 

Learn about our current grantees and their Impact Returns blogs here or read about our 2016 grantees here and our 2017 grantees here.

For artists at the pinnacle of their career, the Professional Artist Grant is designed to support and sustain the retention of working artists of outstanding talent and ability. Ten grant awards of $5,000 each will be available in the following disciplines:

  • Choreography
  • Literature
  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Music Composition
  • Theater/Musical Theater
  • Visual Arts

The grants will be awarded to professional artists who have created a recognized body of original work and are striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition. Applicants should have a history of increasingly successful work on a national as well as local and regional level. Additionally, applicants must be a current resident of Pinellas County for at least one year and must agree to maintain their residency for the duration of the grant award period. Grants are unrestricted and artists are encouraged to use them in ways they believe will be meaningful to the enhancement of their work or their careers.

*Creative Pinellas welcomes submissions from practicing artists for publication in our artists directory. To submit, please fill out the form here. 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.