GRANTS FOR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS
Established by Coral Gables resident and founder of Mosaicist, Inc. Ray Corral, and Catherine Cathers, arts advocate, the Corral & Cathers Artist Fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation serves to recognize and support regional artists with grants to further their professional development and skill in a variety of disciplines and mediums. The Corral & Cathers Artist Fund encourages artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art. Grants are intended to assist with artistic exploration, supplies, exhibits, project-related expenses, residences, artistic professional development and opportunities. The Corral & Cathers Artist Fund supports professional artists and thus does not fund organizations, educational institutions or students.
- The grant application period for artists closed on April 26th.
- The submission deadline is April 26th at 11:59 p.m.
- If you save your work as a draft you must remember to complete it on time.
- Twelve awardees have been selected and will be notified shortly.
- Awards are expected to be made in a ceremony on Friday, June 2nd, 2023.
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded.
A Final Report of 500-600 words is required within thirty (30) days of completion of the grant period. The report shall outline how grant funds were used; how grant funds contributed toward the professional development and skill-building of the Artist; and how the Artist, through this grant, contributed to Coral Gables or the South Florida community. Report should include some work images the Foundation may publish.
Artists are eligible who:
- Are a working artist, defined as an individual generally recognized as supporting themselves in part or in whole through creation or teaching of a particular art form and whose work reflects study, training, and experience.
- Currently reside in and have resided in Miami-Dade County for at least one (1) year at the time of application and who will continue to reside in Miami-Dade County for a minimum of the duration of the grant period.
- Are at least 18 years of age.
- Work in any of the following disciplines: visual arts including craft arts, sculpture, ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, media/digital art.
- Apply on their own behalf and not through a representative. Artists who work in collaboration with others are eligible to submit one application and may not submit additional applications as individuals.
Applicants are required to submit the following with the application:
- Brief narrative biography, 200 words or less
- Artist statement (optional), 200 words or less
- CV or Resumé
- Narrative Description: How you will use this grant to impact your career as a working artist and how will you contribute to the Coral Gables, or South Florida community?
- Up to ten samples representing the artist’s work; samples should reflect the Artist’s discipline (link)
- Additional Support Materials: Limited to no more than 3 pages front/back.
- Proof of residency in Miami-Dade County (ID document image)