MasterMind Awards Gives Free Money to Artists — No, Really

Art Basel is over, and the 1% have all gone back to The Hamptons or Dubai or their secret “rich people only” underground compounds where they’ll wait out the apocalypse. But don’t worry, Miami artists — New Times still loves you. We’re handing out our annual MasterMind awards again this year, bestowing $1,000 grants upon Miami’s most deserving artists.

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 own.

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 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

Email all of the above to by January 20. Finalists will be announced February 10, and winners will be announced at our annual art soiree, Artopia. Good luck!


Source: Miami New Times