You Can Win a $1,000 MasterMind Grant, But Time Is Running Out

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Justin Namon
MasterMind winner Rosie Herrera accepts her award at Artopia 2013.

Look, we get it. You've been busy. You've had important things to do. You had to travel for Thanksgiving, and then you had to go shopping for holiday presents, and then there was that whole week of debauchery masquerading as culture that just ended. Hell, you're probably still hungover.

But if you don't man up and submit to New Times' MasterMind awards soon, you could lose out on $1,000 and the chance to let the entire city of Miami see your work. A thousand bucks could buy you a lot of art supplies. Or Christmas presents. Or cocktails. Whatever.

New Times' Mastermind Awards seeks to give back to Miami's cultural community in the form of city-wide recognition and some sweet, sweet cash. Last year, New Times' editors and experts from Miami's cultural community selected bizzaro digital artist Bleeding Palm, dancer/choreographer Rosie Herrera, and booty bass freakmaster Jesse Perez to receive the honors. Previous winners have included filmmaker Jillian Mayer, experiential arts collective the end/SPRING BREAK, and local music label Roofless Records, among others.

This year, we're continuing the search for the best artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other culture producers in the Magic City. As in past years, Mastermind grants of $1,000 will be given to three winners at Artopia, New Times' annual arts soiree, taking place February 27, 2014, at the Coral Gables Museum. Ten award finalists (including the winners) will be featured in New Times in print. And in an added twist, MasterMind finalists will also receive exhibition space at Artopia, putting their work right out in front of Miami's arts community.

It's a pretty sweet deal. But to be considered, you have to let us know who you are. Here's how to apply.

To be considered, send us the below before Friday, December 13:

  • Your name
  • Contact info: phone, email, and home address
  • Short bio
  • Description of your work
  • Your Artwork, either via a link to a website or in emailed images
  • Your vision for your showcase at Artopia, should you become a finalist

Email all of the above to masterminds@miaminewtimes.com by December 13. Finalists will be notified by December 31, and winners will be announced at our annual art soiree, Artopia, on February 27, 2014. Good luck!

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