Professional Artist Grants2018-12-07T13:16:12+00:00

Professional Artist Grants


Creative Pinellas announces the return of their Professional Artist Grant, designed to support and sustain Pinellas County’s creative community and to enhance the County as an arts and culture brand.  The program provides an unrestricted, non-matching financial award to Pinellas County artists of outstanding talent and ability who, with a history of increasingly successful work on the local, national, or international stage, bring recognition, awareness and interest to our community, inspire other artists and art lovers, and help make Pinellas County a vibrant arts and cultural community.

The online application period opens on Monday, October 8, 2018 and closes on January 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

New this year, the Grants of $5,000 each open to performing artists as well as to artists doing original work in the disciplines of:

  • Choreography (composition/performance)
  • Literature
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Media Arts
  • Music (composition/performance)
  • Theater/Musical Theater (composition/performance)
  • Visual Arts

Also new this year is a $10,000 Artist Laureate grant presented to the artist determined by overall panel score as well as overall panel input and criteria, and who is interested in and will be able to effectively represent Creative Pinellas to share their skills, and expertise and supporting the organization’s mission over the grant period.

Online Application
Grant Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions

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