Professional Artist Grant 22

Congratulations to our 2022 Professional Artist Grantees and Artist Laureate!

Courtney Elvira, Sarah Emery, Roxanne Fay, Jason Hackenwerth, Shannon Halvorsen, Tamia Iman Kennedy, Eileen Marquez, Rachel Stewart, Frederick Woods, and Artist Laureate Jake-ann Jones.

These artists were selected by an esteemed panel based on their high degree of talent in their chosen area of art, and a history of increasingly successful work on the local, national, or international stage. We look forward to being inspired by their work, collaborating and conversing with them throughout the grant period. These are artists that will bring recognition, awareness and interest to our community, and inspire other artists and art lovers.

Each year, Creative Pinellas recognizes up to 10 Pinellas County artists who have excelled in their artistic practice through our professional artist grant program. Each selected artist receives a $5,000 grant and they’re encouraged to decide how to best use this award for their benefit and growth as an artist.

Additionally, Jake-Ann Jones has been selected as the Artist Laureate from this group of grantees. The Artist Laureate is recognized by Creative Pinellas as being a model partner and collaborator, sharing their skills and expertise and supporting the organization’s mission over the course of the grant period, and will receive an additional $5,000 Artist Laureate grant.

Through this grant program, we want to support and build meaningful relationships among outstanding creative artists in the county. It’s our hope, too, that this grant funding provides a strong foundation for nurturing the creative community and elevating Pinellas County as an arts and cultural destination.

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