Creative Pinellas is pleased to announce the 2020 Professional Artist Grant recipients.

These grants are awarded annually 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.

When we ask ourselves and our community “what kind of landscape do we want once this emergency is over,” our answer is that we want a healthy, vibrant arts and cultural landscape that has been able to remain intact enough, and with a strong enough foundation to rebuild, renew and flourish. Creative Pinellas is pleased to be able to make these awards to our professional artists at this time as we believe it will help meet this goal.

We also understand this is a time of financial need for many artists and people who work in the arts. And we are working in real time to meet these immediate needs including development of new programs that will directly assist artists no matter where they are in their career.

2020 Professional Artist Grant Panelists: Karla Hartley, John Loscuito, Amanda Poss, Mishou Sanchez, Enid Shomer

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