Who wouldn’t want a chance to receive $15,000 as a visual or digital media artist? Well, if you are a resident of Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade or Monroe county you are eligible to apply for a Fellowship from the South Florida Cultural Consortium.
So before you do, you say you want to know more… then plan to attend:
Meeting with the Program Coordinator, Amanda Sanfilippo to Demystify the Process
Friday, September 2nd, 12:00 Noon.
RSVP! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your own lunch if you want.
Want to apply? The application will go “live” at Submittable on (8/15/2016) and will be due by 10/31/2016.
So who from Martin County has received this esteemed honor?
2010: COOPER (visual arts)
2008: Paul Aho (visual arts) and David Pollitt (digital media, film)
2004: Kevin Boldenow (digital media, photography – although Kevin was in PBC at the time)
2001: Andrew Wise & Wynsum Hatton (digital media, film)
1999: Amy Koontz Knippel (digital media, photography)
1990: Lundin Kudo (visual arts, sculpture)
The small print details:
Fellowships of $15,000 and $7,500 are awarded to selected visual and media artists from Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. No more than two fellowships of $7,500 may be awarded in each county.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
All emerging, mid-career and established South Florida professional artists (those residing in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach counties) are eligible to apply. The Consortium defines a professional artist as a person who has created a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline over a sustained period of time, and who is striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition. You may apply if you’re an artist serving as a volunteer on the boards, committees, task forces and/or similar advisory bodies of South Florida Cultural Consortium member agencies, so long as you’re not directly involved with the decision-making process for the Fellowship program. Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
You are not eligible if you are engaging in art work as a hobby, an employee of the participating County governments or of the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s member local arts agencies, or a non-professional student artist pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.
You must have resided and worked in one of the participating five counties from October 30, 2015 to October 30, 2016 and must apply from the county of your residence. The Consortium awards the Fellowships contingent on proof of residency, which may include one or more of the following: property tax record; lease agreement; voter’s registration; or an IRS income tax return for 2015.
For information regarding eligibility criteria, artist selection process and the SFCC workshop schedule, please visit the SFCC information page.