Creative Stimulus Project – Call to Artists
Applications due: Monday, June 20, 2016 by 6:00pm
Since 2008, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts has recognized the needs of outstanding local visual artists through the Creative Stimulus Project. Building upon the mission of Critical Mass to promote and initiate contemporary visual art in St. Louis, the Creative Stimulus Project provides up to three artists or artist collaborations with $1,500 of unrestricted operating capital, as well as the chance to exhibit their work in a group exhibition.
Award recipients will receive stipends based on the outstanding nature of their work and their commitment to advancement and career development. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury panel comprised of local artists, arts professionals, and former Creative Stimulus Award winners. Past recipients include: Jessica Baran, Martin Brief, Tate Foley, Cameron Fuller, Meghan Grubb, Emily Hemeyer, Sarrita Hunn, David Johnson, Asma Kazmi, Angela Malchionno, William Morris, Sarah Paulsen, Carlie Trosclair, Mel Watkin, and Brett Williams. For a full list of past recipients please visit the Critical Mass website: https://criticalmassart.org/the-creative-stimulus/
Artists may use the non-matching stipends in any way to assist in the creation of new work or to contribute to the growth of their career. The award should make possible an experience or project that the artist would otherwise be unable to pursue.