Call to Artists and Writers Culture Magazine 2025 Deadline: March 1 at midnight

2024 Culture Magazine Cover artwork by Jim Salem

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts invites visual artists and writers to submit artwork and articles for Culture 2025 Magazine, a publication of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Tinsley Advertising and the Cultural Umbrella of the Florida Keys & Key West.

The Culture Magazine is a freestanding publication distributed throughout the Keys and is inserted into the In-room Concierge in over 3,900 guestrooms reaching over 500,000 visitors annually. The magazine includes information on the Keys’ performing, literary and visual arts, a calendar of events and advertisements.

Call to Visual Artists: Artwork selected for the cover will receive $1,200 for one-time usage in Culture Magazine 2025. (Additional artwork chosen for the magazine will receive a caption with artists’ name.) Both vertical and horizontal images may be submitted. Only online applications will be accepted. Artists may submit up to three images by completing the online application. Please name your uploaded files as instructed in the application. Due by March 1, 2024 at midnight. Apply at through the link on the home page.

Call to Writers: Two Florida Keys writers will be selected and paid a $1,200 each for research, writing, related photography and any necessary revising (based on recommendations from the committee) of an article of approximately 1,200 words. Articles assigned will be factual, informational and primarily designed to introduce visitors to the art, culture and heritage of the Florida Keys. Writers may choose from these topics.

1. Family & Kid friendly Cultural Activities throughout the Keys – including Museums and attractions that educate visitors about history, art, culture and nature of the Keys- i.e., Nature Centers, Diving Museum, and Tropical Gardens.

2. Wildlife & Animals of the Keys – that require protection, and include wonderful birding opportunities, sustainability and how nature influences painters, photographers, and writers.

Apply at through the link on the home page. Due by March 1, 2024 at midnight

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