Art Basel Miami Beach is only weeks away, which means we're about to be overrun by foreign creatives and crazed tourists, scavenging our beautiful city for all it's got. So there's no better time to dive in and celebrate what the local cultural landscape has to offer. New Times' annual MasterMind Awards are back, offering grants and exposure to creatives all across the 305.
New Times' Mastermind Awards seeks to give back to Miami's cultural community in the form of city-wide recognition and some sweet, sweet cash. Last year, New Times' editors and experts from Miami's cultural community selected young filmmaker Julian Yuri Rodriguez, artist Kevin Arrow, and music man Otto Von Schirach to receive the honors. Previous winners have included digital artist Bleeding Palm, dancer/choreographer Rosie Herrera, and booty bass freakmaster Jesse Perez.
Kevin Arrow, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, and Otto Von Schirach pose next to Miami New Times Editor-in-Chief Chuck Strause.
Photo by Alex Markow
This year, we're continuing the search for the best artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other culture producers in the Magic City. As in past years, Mastermind grants of $1,000 will be given to three winners at Artopia, New Times' annual arts soiree, taking place February 26, 2015, at the Coral Gables Museum. Ten award finalists (including the winners) will be featured in New Times in print. And in an added twist, MasterMind finalists will also receive exhibition space at Artopia, putting their work right out in front of Miami's arts community.
To be considered, send us the below before Friday, December 26:
- Your name
- Contact info: phone, email, and home address
- Short bio
- Description of your work
- Your Artwork, either via a link to a website or in emailed images
- Your vision for your showcase at Artopia, should you become a finalist
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Email all of the above to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 26. Finalists will be notified by December 31, and winners will be announced at our annual art soiree, Artopia, on February 26, 2015. Good luck!