South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC)

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Contact:  Amanda Sanfilippo | (305) 375-5436 | amandas@miamidade.gov

Deadline to Apply:  Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:59 PM

Maximum Awards:  $7,500 / $15,000


The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $2 million in fellowships to over 200 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties.

           

16/17 SFCC FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The deadline for applications is Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:59pm

Applications are now available. Click here to access.

 

Application Instructions:

1.    On or before Monday October 30, 2017, visual and media artists must submit applications in digital format online through Submittable.com. If applicants have an already existing Submittable account, it is not necessary to create a new one.

2.    Visit the direct submission link: http://artinpublicplaces.submittable.com/submit/aed18c41-68ac-481e-99d5-6c0b50d41d49

3.    At this link, candidates will find step-by-step instructions on how to register, apply, and prepare images for upload. There is no application fee to apply or to use the Submittable online application system.

 

ELIGIBILITY & LEGAL AGREEMENT

All emerging, mid-career and established South Florida professional artists (those residing in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach Counties) are eligible to apply.  Candidates must have resided and worked in one of the participating five counties from October 30, 2016 to October 30, 2017 and must apply from the county of residence.

The Consortium awards the Fellowships contingent on proof of residency, which may include one or more of the following: property tax record; lease agreement; voter’s registration; or an IRS income tax return for 2016.

The Consortium defines a professional artist as a person who has created a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline over a sustained period of time, and who is striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition.

Individuals are not eligible if they are engaging in artwork as a hobby, if they are an employee of the participating County governments or of the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s member local arts agencies, or if they are a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

 

REVIEW CRITERIA
Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Degree of artistic excellence
  • Evidence of an established and recognized body of work over a sustained period of time
  • Consistency in the submitted body of work
  • All samples of work submitted for review must have been completed within the last three years prior to the application date. Failure to comply with this condition will result in disqualification.

 

17/18 SFCC WORKSHOPS: DEMYSTIFYING THE PROCESS

How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being noticed? Find out at one of four workshops being offered across the South Florida region.

Attendance at a workshop is encouraged, but not required.

 

REVISED WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

BROWARD

Friday, October 6, 2017

4:00 – 5:30pm 

Art & Culture Center/Hollywood

1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL

RSVP: Click Here

 

MIAMI-DADE

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:30-8:00pm

Bakehouse Art Complex

561 NW 32nd Street, Miami, FL 33127

RSVP: 305-375-5436 / Click here

 

MARTIN

Thursday, August 31, 2017

5:00-6:30pm

The Arts Council of Martin County

80 E Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34994

RSVP: 772-287-6676 ext 2 / jhearn@martinarts.org

 

MONROE - TO BE CONFIRMED

Thursday September 28, 2017

1:00-2:30pm        

The Studios of Key West

533 Eaton St, Key West FL 33040

RSVP: 305-295-4369 / director@keysarts.com

 

PALM BEACH

Thursday August 31, 2017

2:00-3:30pm

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

RSVP: 561-472-3336 / nhickey@palmbeachculture.com

 

For information regarding eligibility criteria, artist selection process and the SFCC workshop schedule, please visit the SFCC information page at the Department's Art in Public Places website

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