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Resident Artist Program

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau is now accepting applicants for the Resident Artist Program.

The Resident Artist Program gives a local photographer/videographer the chance to further develop their work and connect with the people and nature of Lee County. The selected artist will be asked to express Lee County's sense of place – what it's like to catch a tarpon, see the sunset over the Gulf, glide beneath mangrove tunnels, walk and play in the River District, etc. The Visitor & Convention Bureau is seeking images and videos of what it's like to unwind, explore, gather together and be surrounded by the nature of Lee County.

The Resident Artist will receive a stipend of $5,000 for a three-month residency. From November 2017 through January 2018, the Resident Artist will provide 30 digital, high-res images and/or videos for use in marketing efforts. We also require seven social media posts per month (approximately two per week) and a monthly status meeting with VCB managers. The Resident Artist must be a part-time or full-time Lee County resident.

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau retains full rights usage for images selected. Stipend will be paid in full following program completion. No living accommodations, studio, or equipment will be provided.

Application Process

The application process is now open and closes on October 9, 2017. The selected artist will be notified shortly thereafter.

How to Apply

Click below to submit these application requirements:

  • Your online portfolio
  • Your active social channels
    (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc)
  • Number of followers/subscribers per social channel
  • Artist Statement: In 500 words or less, share your approach to capturing elements of Lee County and how and what you hope to personally gain from participation in this program

Email to Apply!

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