2024 STATUS UPDATE

The Corral & Cathers Artist Fund application deadline has passed. Finalists will be contacted soon, and awards will likely be made on June 7, 2024.

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.

AMOUNT

Grants of $5,000 each will be awarded.

COMPLIANCE:

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.

CRITERIA

Artists are eligible who:

  1. Are a professional 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Are at least 18 years of age.
  4. Work in any of the following disciplines: visual arts including craft arts, sculpture, ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, media/digital art.
  5. 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.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

Applicants are required to submit the following with the application:

  • Brief narrative biography, 150 words.
  • Artist statement, 100 words.
  • CV or Resumé
  • Narrative Description: How you will use this grant to impact your career as a professional artist and how will you contribute to the Coral Gables, or South Florida community? (300 words)
  • Do you have an arts practice or connection in any way to Coral Gables, and if so, what is it?
  • 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)
  • Previous grantees ARE eligible to apply.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. I’m a performing artist. Should I apply? 

A. This grant fund uses a pretty broad definition of visual arts – but it does not include performing or music arts.

Q. I received a grant last year. Can I apply again?

A. YES, please do.

Q. When I register at Grantinterface.com I am required to provide a company name. I don’t have one. 

A. Please just use N/A or a random word (“banana” or “golf” is fine). We’ll clean it out later as needed. Our system just won’t give anyone a break on this — sorry!