Southern Miss Partners for the Arts would like to announce its 2021 Emerging Artists Award to support students’ artistry, work, and professionalism.
Six monetary awards will be granted one in each of the arts disciplines, including art & design, creative writing, dance, media and entertainment arts, theater, and music. The award can be used to offset expenses for attending virtual or in-person festivals, conferences or workshops, purchasing art supplies, professional fees for headshots, applications, and more! The award amount depends on our Partners for the Arts endowment spending allocation allocated for the year, typically around $200 each.
The following are specific examples of how Emerging Artists can or have used the award to offset expenses (in-person or virtually):
Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. To be considered, the following materials need to be attached to the form:
❏ 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.
If have any questions regarding the application, please contact Ivonne Kawas at ivonne.kawasFREEMississippi.