Submissions for New Times' MasterMind Awards 2016 Now Open

Are you a local artist, filmmaker, musician, or dancer? Do you have a unique perspective or challenging project that you think deserves recognition? If so, you should apply for New Times' MasterMind Award. Every year, we offer monetary grants and well-deserved exposure to creatives across Miami.

Last year, New Times awarded performance artists TM Sisters, experimental dance company Bistoury Theatre, and artist Randy Burman grants. Previous MasterMind finalists include Borscht Film Festival cofounder Andrew Hevia, filmmaker Julian Yuri Rodriguez, visual artist Kevin Arrow, and musician Otto Von Schirach.

If you'd like to join the well-respected MasterMind ranks, you need to apply. Three winners will each receive a grant worth $1,000 at New Times' annual celebration of culture in the Magic City. Artopia will take place February 18, 2016, at the Coral Gables Museum. Ten finalists, including the three winners, will be featured in an issue of New Times. But wait — there's more! MasterMind finalists will also receive exhibition space at Artopia, giving them the opportunity to present their work to their fellow 305 creatives.

Sounds great, right?

To be considered, submit the following by Sunday, January 17, 2016:
  • Your name
  • Your contact information: phone, email, and home address
  • A short bio
  • A description of your work
  • Examples of your artwork, either via a link to a website or images attached to the email
  • Your vision for your Artopia showcase if you become a finalist
Email all of the information above to [email protected]. The deadline is January 17, 2016. Finalists will be notified by January 22. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
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Carolina del Busto is a freelance writer for Miami New Times. She nurtured her love of words at Boston College before moving back home to Miami and has been covering arts and culture in the Magic City since 2013.