Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival

Emerging Artists Grants

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, in partnership with Artel Gallery, is excited to announce a new grant opportunity for emerging artists. The purpose is to provide support and exposure for two new artists.

Application rules:

  • As the inaugural event, this will be available to Escambia/Santa Rosa County full-time residents.
  • You must have been a working artist for a minimum of two years, a maximum of five (Note: This does NOT mean you don’t have a “day job,” but that you are actively practicing your craft.).
  • You may apply in any medium. If you are applying in more than one medium, you must submit an application for each one.
  • The grant waives all GGAF entry fees ($40 jurying fee, $300 booth fee).
  • Because this is not a juried entry, you will not be able to compete for award money.
  • A 10x10 tent will be provided, along with signage, for the show. The two artists will share this space. You will be required to provide a short bio and photo for display.
  • You must have enough artwork for the three-day show, Nov. 4-6, 2016.
  • GGAF will retain no portion of your sales, but you will be responsible for collecting and reporting state and local sales tax.
  • Upon selection, you will be assigned a mentor, working in your medium (if possible), to help you prepare for the show.
  • Grant award does not guarantee acceptance into the 2017 GGAF show: You would need to apply; however, the $40 jurying fee will be waived.
  • As part of the grant, you will be required to visit at least one school in either Escambia or Santa Rosa County to discuss your work prior to the festival.
  • If selected, you would not be able to apply for the grant next year.
  • You may not have participated in more than four shows.
  • If you are selected and do not notify GGAF that you cannot participate by Oct. 21, you will be required to pay GGAF $100 and you will be required to pay the 2017 jurying fee, should you apply to next year’s show.

Application deadline is April 30, 2016.

Please download the application for more information.



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