By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Ric Delgado
By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
Miami's art scene doesn't pack up and leave when Art Basel ends. Culture is a year-round perk of life in the 305, and each year, New Times awards the city's best creatives with MasterMind grants.
New Times' MasterMind Awards program seeks to give back to Miami's cultural community in the form of citywide recognition and some sweet, sweet cash. Last year, New Times editors and experts from Miami's cultural community selected bizarro digital artist Bleeding Palm, dancer/choreographer Rosie Herrera, and booty-bass freakmaster Jesse Perez to receive the honors. Previous winners have included filmmaker Jillian Mayer, experiential arts collective the end/SPRING BREAK, and local music label Roofless Records.
This year, we're continuing our search for the best artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other culture producers in the Magic City. Grants of $1,000 will be given to three winners at Artopia, New Times' annual art soiree, taking place February 27, 2014, at the Coral Gables Museum. Ten award finalists (including the winners) will be featured in the print and online editions of New Times. MasterMind finalists will also receive exhibition space at Artopia, placing their work front and center in Miami's arts community.
To be considered, send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: your name, phone number, email, and home address accompanied by a short bio, a description of your work, links or emailed images of your work, and a description of your vision for your showcase at Artopia if you become a finalist.
The deadline to submit is December 13. Finalists will be notified by December 31, and winners will be announced February 27 at Artopia.