Saint Petersburg, Florida – Fairgrounds, a South St. Pete based immersive arts destination, has released a call to artists, artisans, creatives or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Florida. Fairgrounds seeks to commission multiple artist(s), creatives and makers to contribute to its inaugural exhibition.
The request for qualifications is open to anyone in Florida, and opportunities ranging from contributing a single artwork to creating room-sized installations are available. “We’re excited to be launching our inaugural call to artists, especially in the midst of the current Coronavirus pandemic when artists and our local creative community can benefit from new opportunities. We hope artists and makers of all disciplines and experience apply” said the founder of Fairgrounds, Liz Dimmitt.
The submission window is Monday, April 20, 2020 to 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Finalists from the RFQ process will be notified in May, and will be invited to submit an idea/concept. We will then select a handful of concepts, inviting those artists to submit a detailed proposal with a small stipend.
In 2021, Fairgrounds will open a destination for experiencing and creating immersive art and technology. Its 12,000 sqft. experiential art exhibition will feature a range of opportunities for artists, performers, writers, musicians and storytellers. Fairgrounds will celebrate Florida’s many dimensions, embracing all things weird, wacky and wonderful. Through exhibits, events, workshops and creative education programs, Fairgrounds aims to become a leader for arts innovation, and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople.
For more information about Fairgrounds or how to apply to the request for qualifications, visit
Artist Participation Request for Qualifications [RFQ]
Please submit all materials at: www.fairgrounds.art
Artist/Art Group Info
❏ Artist Name/Art Group Name
❏ Contact: email, website, phone
❏ Social Media handle(s)
❏ Brief Description of work (200 word max)
❏ Statement of Interest in Fairgrounds (200 word max)
❏ Submit information on 3 artworks/projects (Include artist/team name, title, medium, budget/prices, location,
creation date, and dimensions)
❏ IMAGES, AUDIO, VIDEO, TEXT samples can be submitted online [please do not mail artwork(s)]
RFQ Estimated Timeline & Process
● Submission Window: Monday, April 20, 2020 to 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, May 3, 2020
● Initial Selection Announcement: May 11, 2020
● Select finalists from the RFQ process will be invited to submit a RFP (Request for Proposal) within a 4 week window
and will be compensated with small stipends after submitting a detailed proposal.
● Note: projects that receive a proposal stipend are not guaranteed to be invited to create artwork(s) for Fairgrounds.
*Eligibility: Applicants and artists of all media and experience are welcomed to submit regardless of age, race, color, religion,
national origin, gender, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.