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Emerging Artists Grants

Emerging Artist Grant 2023

The application deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm (Eastern).

The Polk Arts & Cultural Alliance in partnership with Art Crawl has developed the Emerging Artist Grant Program to assist artists in the development of their careers. Award recipients receive $2,000 to assist in the the production of new work, a professional mentor to offer guidance to the artist in their development as a professional artist, and an exhibition during the grant period.

Grant Categories
Up to 5 grants will be awarded for original work in the areas of:
  • Choreography (of all kinds)
  • Interdisciplinary arts (a combination of more than one type of genre of art that often involves technology and digital arts)
  • Literature including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (does not include journalism, self-help, children’s books, and books with a structured commercial purpose)
  • Media Arts (including film, photography, computer and digital arts, audio, and interactive media)
  • Music Composition
  • Theater Creation (including playwriting, directing, musical direction, stage design, and stage lighting)
  • Visual Arts (including 2D and 3D visual arts of all kinds)
Grant Guidelines