Artists, get your easels ready!

In celebration of Older Americans Month, Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) is proud to announce the ACT II Artist Grant in partnership with Creative Pinellas. The grant is aimed to assist in the recognition and support of artists in the older adult community who embrace the practice of aging in place and inspire other artists and art lovers.

Supporting Aging Artists

In partnership with Creative Pinellas, PCF is offering four (4) grants of $2,000 each, totaling $8,000. The focus of the grant is funding the creation of original works of art that explore the concept of aging emotionally, intellectually and physically. Works of art created through the grant will be exhibited or performed at the Pinellas Community Foundation annual meeting in 2019.

The application window opened on May 7, 2018. All interested artists can apply until June 11, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. Applications will be accepted in the following artistic disciplines: choreography, interdisciplinary art, media arts, music composition, theater/musical theater, and visual art. Applicants must be Pinellas County residents ages 60 and above.

Recipients of the grant will also be eligible to receive professional support from Creative Pinellas through its Art Business Incubator programs and workshops. All ACT II Artist Grant applicants will gain access to free and/or discounted tuition to development programs and seminars hosted by Creative Pinellas and its program partners.

Apply Online

Links to the online application, grant guidelines, frequently asked questions and a sample application are available at the Creative Pinellas website. For questions or technical assistance with the ACT II Artist Grant application, email Christopher Hubbard, Creative Pinellas programs manager, or call 727-582-2242.

About Creative Pinellas

The Creative Pinellas mission is to facilitate a vibrant, integrated, collaborative and sustainable Pinellas County Arts Community and arts destination. Creative Pinellas strives to be the premier Local Arts Agency, recognized locally and globally for its contribution to arts and culture. It focuses on creating vibrant communities; supporting artists, arts organizations and the creative community; supporting economic development; showcasing Pinellas County as an arts destination; and making arts and creative expression an experience available to all.

As one of the county’s Local Arts Agencies, Creative Pinellas and its programs are funded by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners; Visit St Petersburg/Clearwater; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; and by sales of the “State of the Arts” specialty license plate in Pinellas County.