It has been a crazy and stressful time and all of us are working on finding ways to cope. One of the most important things is how do we take care of ourselves, our emotions, each other. Creative Pinellas has four calls to artists that invite artists to do creative work around these issues. Our idea is that artists can express things more effectively, creatively, and personally than many. These calls are in partnership with the Foundation with a Healthy St. Petersburg who also want to let people know that there are resources to help people get support.

The specific idea behind each of the four calls came from the meeting we had with the arts community in August and that we discussed and shared together. They are:

  1. Murals, posters, billboards, postcards, memes

  2. Participatory Art or Public/interactive art:

  3. Work created by a collaborative team

  4. Work or works that gathers the community’s response to the effort by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (and others) to get the word out that there is support for people struggling to cope.

You can find more details about the calls below. The other things you need to know when applying for these calls is that there is a campaign called “You Good?” that the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and Creative Pinellas are supporting. It is an active results-oriented campaign designed to help people know where to go for support. To read more about the campaign, click here.

FOUR CALLS TO ARTISTS

Mini-Grants

We’re looking for mini-grant projects such as murals, posters, postcards, memes, and other fun-to-make and fun-to-share works that address the issues of behavioral health and wellbeing from their unique point of view. Our idea is to reach lots of people and get their attention with unique and creative works.

BUDGET
Budget for the project is $1,000 per mini-grant.

IMPORTANT DATES
Call for Entries Opens: 11/06/2020
Call for Entries Closes: 1/11/2021
Jurying completed: 2/5/2021
Project completed by: 3/9/2021

Learn More – Mini Grants

Interactive Public Art 

For this project and artist or artist or artist-team to create a public art project or community engagement opportunity that addresses the issues of mental health and wellbeing, from their unique point of view. Projects should invite people to engage with, help create, or transform the work itself (e.g., Candy Chang’s ‘Before I Die…’ mural project) and be easily accessible to a diverse public audience.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES
Call for Entries Opens: 11/16/2020
Call for Entries Closes: 1/11/2021
Jurying completed: 2/5/2021
Project completed by: 4/5/2021

Learn More – Interactive Public Art

Collaborative Teams 

For this project, a collaborative group of artists will work together to create a project that addresses the issues of mental health and wellbeing in our community, from their unique point of view. The project should use art in interesting, creative, and innovative ways in order to reach and engage Pinellas County communities. The artist team for this project must be racially diverse and include team members residing in different parts of Pinellas County.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES
Call for Entries Opens: 11/16/2020
Call for Entries Closes: 02/22/2021
Jurying completed: 03/08/2021
Project completed by: 05/10/2021

Learn More and Apply – Collaborative Teams

Community Responses – COMING SOON

For this project an artist or artist-team will 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.

The 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.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES
Call for Entries Opens: 03/15/2021
Call for Entries Closes: 04/12/2021
Jurying completed: 04/23/2021
Project completed by: 07/23/2021

Learn More – Community Responses
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