The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards – Now accepting applicants

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The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards presented by Oolite Arts, offer a share of $500,000 to local artists

2019 Applications open as first-year winners of The Ellies launch projects locally and across the country.

Miami-Dade’s visual artists and art teachers can apply for a share of $500,000 to create projects that elevate their careers.

Presented by Oolite Arts, The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards, are one of the city’s most significant funding opportunities for the artists who make the city the booming cultural destination it is today.

Now in its second year, the Ellies are open to all in three categories. The program provides grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 for new works, and $5,000 travel grants for K-12 art teachers. The application, available online now at, is due at 6 p.m. on May 20, 2019.

In addition, one eminent artist will receive the Michael Richards Award, an unrestricted $75,000 award along with a commission from Oolite Arts in collaboration with The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, to be shown at the museum. Edouard Duval-Carrie, noted artist and Oolite Arts alumnus, was the inaugural recipient.

“Over the past decade, our artists have built this city’s reputation as a nationally recognized cultural capital. The first year winners of The Ellies demonstrate why,” said Dennis Scholl, CEO of Oolite Arts. “We hope The Ellies provide them with the resources to significantly advance their work and elevate their artistic practice.”


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CLICK>>>Art Teachers living in Miami-Dade that teach, K-12, can also apply for the Teacher Grants  .




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