Friday is the deadline for St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant Program

Applicants can request up to $1,000 in project funding.

click to enlarge J.J. Pattishall, a recipient of 2021's Individual Artist Grant. - J.J. Pattishall / Facebook
J.J. Pattishall / Facebook
J.J. Pattishall, a recipient of 2021's Individual Artist Grant.
Once again, it's that time of year when the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance joins forces with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to provide 20 grants to St. Petersburg-based artists.

Applicants for the Individual Artist Grant Program must be at least 18 years old and residents of The Burg', but the grant itself is open to pretty much every type of artist out there—whether their work is in the fields of visual arts, crafts, dance, music, theater or literature.

“The applicant's resume must show commitment to the art form through education, training or professional experience, and must show evidence of exhibition, public performance or being published during the past two years,” a press release from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance states.

The deadline to apply for 2022’s grant is Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m., and applicants can request up to $1,000 in project funding.

A full eligibility guideline for this year’s Individual Artist Grant Program can be found via

You can also browse the complete list of 2021’s grant winners on the SPAA website, which includes local artists like author Takeya Trayer, fire dancer and performance artist Gabriela Rosa and guitarist and musician J.J. Pattishall—who’s hosting his grant-funded performance at Studio@620 this month.

This year, SPAA is also offering an additional $1,650 John Collins Arts Endowment Grant to one of the lucky applicants, selected by Mr. Collins himself.

For more information about 2022’s Individual Artist Grant Program, visit, or visit its YouTube channel to learn about former grant recipient's projects.

Applications for SPAA’s Funding Futures Student Grant Program for low-income, emerging artists are also still open for people from the ages of 10 to 17.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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