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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Partners for the Arts would like to announce its 2019 Emerging Artists Award to support students’ artistry, work, and professionalism. Read about our 2018 Emerging Artist Award recipients>>.



Six $200 awards will be granted, one in each of the arts disciplines, including art & design, creative writing, dance, entertainment industry, theater, and music.  The award can be used to offset expenses including travel, art supplies, headshots, guild memberships, application fees, etc.



Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. To be considered, the following materials need to be attached to the form:

     ❏  CV/Resume
     ❏  1 page artist's statement
     ❏  Budget for use of funds



The Partners for the Arts Executive Committee will select the recipients by evaluating the applicant’s package, considering the student’s overall career goals and how this award supports the student in attaining those goals. Award recipients will be notified in March 2019.



Submission deadline is February 22, 2019.



If have any questions regarding the application, please contact Ivonne Kawas at ivonne.kawas@usm.edu.