Post #581 • July 15, 2005, 12:52 PM • 43 Comments
I have long loathed the term emerging as people apply it to artists. It's one of those artspeak terms that means very little if you contemplate it. But perhaps we came closer to a definition recently, thanks to some lawyers.
Legalart is awarding a $3000 grant this year to one emerging Miami artist. They define emerging thusly:
Emerging artist is defined as an artist who has graduated from an accredited art institution within the last 10 years (1996-2005) or anyone who has been working professionally as an artist for less than five years. The artist must have lived and worked in Miami from September 1, 2003 to September 1, 2005, and the award will be made contingent on proof of residency.
This means I stopped emerging two years ago, because I finished my MFA in 1994. I'm glad we cleared that up. The question is - what am I now that I'm now longer emerging? Merging? Germinating? Germane? Jejune? Germanic? Immersed?