Community Responses – Call to Artists

OVERVIEW

In partnership with the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Creative Pinellas is offering up to $5,000 in funding to an artist or artist-team to create a public art project or community engagement opportunity that addresses the issues of behavioral health and wellbeing and gets people excited about, interested in, and engaged with the YOU GOOD? campaign that the Foundation launched in November. (For more about that campaign, click here.)

For this project, artists will engage and connect with people in the community to find out how they’re doing and if they have any thoughts or comments about “You Good?” (either the campaign or the idea). Artists will then create a work or works around the responses.

The media for the project can be the choice of the artist (visual, performance, multimedia, etc.) as long as it is possible to share the work across Pinellas County communities. The work needs to be able to connect with people of varying races, backgrounds, and economic situations. In addition, the final project will need to include the “You Good?” image, phone number, and website. (To find out more, click here)

The artist team chosen for this project will submit their final project plan to Creative Pinellas and the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg by May 7, 2021. The completed project will be presented no later than July 23, 2021.

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for Entries Opens: TBD
Call for Entries Closes: TBD
Jurying completed: TBD
Project completed by: TBD

BUDGET

The budget for the project is up to $5,000 with the ability to fund multiple projects, should artist projects be less than $5,000 and/or additional dollars become available.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested artist teams will need to submit:

  • Resume/CVs for everyone on the team
  • Short artist bio for all team members, including description of racial and geographic diversity
  • Work samples/portfolios for team members
  • An overview of your project idea and plan that includes:
    • A description of the final product and how you will make it happen within the budget
    • How this project will meet the goal of reaching people, and helping them know where to go to get help (which is what the You Good? program is all about.)
  • Your plan to include the You Good symbol, phone number, and URL so that we can get people help
  • Your thoughts about how this project will interact with the community while maintaining safety/social distancing
  • A proposed timeline for the project from launch to conclusion (i.e., how long will it exist in the community)
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