Excellence in the Arts
Excellence in the Arts awards are intended to celebrate the bodies of work of Staten Island artists as well as celebrate their artistic development. The recipients of these awards participate in Summerfest, a series of performances at community festivals on Staten Island, that are free to the public in May and June 2016. There will be eight $1,000 awards; 4 for music and 4 for performance art/film (this category includes dance, theater, and animation).
The overall criterion is artistic excellence. Artists submitting grants need not create new work. Site-specific installation will be considered, although Staten Island Arts retains the right to select venues. Performing artists who submit original work will be given preference. All applications will be assessed by a review panel. Those who have received this award in the past five years (2011-2015) are not eligible. Applicants must apply to only one category. We encourage you to collaborate with other artists.
Excellence in the Arts awards are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Applicants must be Staten Island residents.
Must be 18 years and over, and not enrolled in a full time school or college program.
Summerfest recipients during the past five years (2011 through 2015) are ineligible.
Both individuals and groups may apply for this award. Collaborations are encouraged.
Application form is to be completed ONLINE only. There is no paper application.
Deadline for 2017 TBD.
Come to an application seminar!
We have not determined our schedule for 2017.
For more information contact Gena Mimozo at 718-447-3329×1003 or email@example.com.