Pinellas Recovers – 2022 Individual Artist Grant

Creative Pinellas proudly congratulates the individual artist grant recipients.

Congratulations to our Pinellas Recovers Individual Artist grant recipients! Thirteen Pinellas County artists were selected after thorough review by a panel made up of artists, curators, and arts leaders to receive grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.  The purpose of the grants, funded through a $500,000 grant Creative Pinellas received from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is to both assist artists in recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, and to support them in the creation of projects that bring high quality arts experiences to diverse communities, including those who have often lacked access to all the benefits engagement with the arts has to offer.

Artists Mitzi Gordon, Steph Hargrove and Rose Cervantes, Dallas Jackson, Cecilia Lueza, Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, Erica Sutherlin and Pamela Trow received $10,000 grants.  Jon Didier, John Gascot, Jackie Kaufman and David Manson received $5,000 grants and Robyn Crosa received a $2,500 grant.  Projects range from filmmaking, jazz concerts and murals, to arts experiences for the blind and public engagement addressing climate change.


Creative Pinellas offers a new Individual Artist Recovery Grant Program through the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan.  The grants are intended to provide financial assistance and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to Pinellas County’s arts and cultural community.

Individual Artist competitive grants are for specific projects or programs that include a community engagement component with measurable impact.

Individual Artist grant support work in all artistic disciplines including: Visual, Dance, Music, Theater, Literature (does not include journalism, Media/Multi-Media or Interdisciplinary.

Application deadline is March 28, 2022 at 11:59PM.  

Individual artists can apply for grants for specific projects or programs that may include:

  • Presentations, training, artwork creation – with tangible outcomes
  • Community engagement component
  • Reach communities that have had difficulty getting all of the benefits the arts have to offer due to race, ethnicity, economics, geography or disability.
  • Measurable impact and an effective means of measuring

APPLICATION DETAILS: This is a one-time grant.  No match is required. Individual Artists are eligible to apply to the Pinellas Recovers grant even if they have had a Creative Pinellas grant in the last 3 years.

  • Guidelines and application open:  February 1, 2022
  • Application deadline:  March 28, 2022   at 11: 59pm
  • Grant Period: May 2, 2022 –April 10, 2023

PROJECT GRANT AMOUNTS – Choose 1 funding category:

  • $10,000
  • $5,000
  • $2,500
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