Call to Artists: Culture 2019 Magazine seeks artwork and articles

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts invites visual artists and writers to submit artwork and articles for Culture 2019 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 $1,000 for one-time usage in Culture 2019. All artwork chosen will receive a byline 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 found at:

Call to Writers

Two Florida Keys writers will be selected and paid a $1,000 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 submit by completing the online application at

 Writers may choose from these two topics:

  1. Cinematography in the Keys: The Florida Keys’ role as a setting for famed classic and current film and television productions, and the special events and attractions that inspire film and television fans to visit.
  2. The Keys’ Treasured Historic Homes: Historic homes and the restoration and preservation of unique architecture throughout the Keys — with emphasis on Key West’s Oldest House and Keys treasures on the National Register of Historic Places

Deadline for online submission is February 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 305-295-4369 for more information.