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New Times' MasterMind Awards Now Accepting Submissions

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You can stop turning tricks to buy your resin and tempura paint. The Miami New Times wants to give deserving artists some cash. Yes, we're still striving for that Utopian society where we all wear seashell brassieres and use the barter system. But in the meantime, making art ain't easy without some dough to spend. So, for the second year, we're giving away $4,500 in genius grants to independent Miami artists.

Last year, we gave a wad of sweaty bills to MasterMind 2010 winners Lucas Leyva (Borscht Film Festival), Jen Stark, Susan Lee Chung, and Carson Kievman (Little Stage Theater). Keep reading to find out how to apply for a MasterMind 2011 award.

This year we're handing out three awards of $1,500 in each of the following categories:

1.    Visual (Fine arts i.e., painting, drawing, sculpture, visual installations)

2.    Narrative (Film, theater, poetry, performance art)

3.    Sound (Music, sound installations)

To be considered, send us the below before January 7:

  • Your name

  • 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

         -snail mail (do so at your own risk, we misplace things all the time, bro)

Email all of the above to MasterMinds@MiamiNewTimes.com or via mail to:

Jorge Casuso

Attn: MasterMind Awards Submission

4500 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 200

Miami, FL 33137

On January 28, we'll announce the nine semi-finalists and on February 10,

we'll announce the three MasterMind 2011 winners at our annual art soiree, Artopia. Good luck.

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