It's hard out there for an artist, especially at this time of year. You have big dreams for your craft in the new year, but nearly no cash to make them come true, thanks to all the gifts you bought for those demanding loved ones of yours.
Miami New Times is here to help, with the MasterMind Awards, giving grants to the best artists in Miami. And all you have to do is show us your stuff.
In years past, the MasterMind awards have helped out some pretty
impressive folks. The Borscht Film Festival used its winnings to submit
its films to festivals like Cannes and Sundance, essentially introducing
Borscht to the international film community. Jorge Rubiera took our
cash and gave us (and the rest of the world) Birdwatchers in
return. And before Roofless Records became the recipient of a Knight
Foundation grant, we gave the label a boost with award monies of our
Just about any Miami-based, arts-minded person or organization can apply
for MasterMind award consideration: painters, sculptors, installation
artists, musicians, filmmakers, poets, performance artists and beyond.
But you can't sit around and wait for us to find you. To apply, send us
the following information:
To be considered, send us the below before January 20:
- Contact info: phone, email, and home address
- Short bio
- Description of your work
- Your Artwork
- via a link to a web site (preferred)
- emailed images
Email all of the above to
firstname.lastname@example.org by January 20. Finalists will be announced
February 10, and winners will be announced at our annual art soiree, Artopia. Good luck!
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