Returning Artist Fellowships

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Returning Artists Fellowships

Applications for the Returning Artist Fellowships are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! 

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For artists who are returning from a hiatus to a professional arts career

This returning artist fellowship program is designed to support the sustainability and retention of artists of outstanding talent and ability whose work in their discipline has been interrupted for a period of time and who is returning to their artistic discipline

Grants are available in the disciplines of:

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

In 2017 two grants of $5,000 each were awarded to professional artists whose professional career had been interrupted for a period of time, who are striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition, and who have a history of increasingly successful work on a national / international as well as local or regional level.

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.