Whitmarsh Lane, Jane Washburn 

Culture Magazine 2017

Selected Cover Artwork Receives $1,000
Two Selected Writers Receive $1,000 each
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts invites visual artists and writers to submit artwork and articles for Culture 2017 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 2017. 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 - or click 

here or find the Call to Visual Artists in the

"Quick Links" on the website

Online Deadline April 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
 Call to Writers


 Midnight Dreams, Jim Salem
The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Tinsley Advertising and the Cultural Umbrella of the Florida Keys & Key West are issuing a call for writers interested in producing articles for the Culture 2017 magazine.

Two Florida Keys writers will be selected and paid a freelance fee of $1,000 each. The fee will cover 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.


The selected topics that writers may choose from are:   

  • Characters in the Keys - Profiles of creative and inspiring individuals from the 5 different regions and "art genres" in the Keys and how they contribute to the uniqueness of the Cultural Community. The many arts and cultural events celebrate local personalities, island traditions and unique natural attributes.
  • Authentic Florida - An overview of the many and varied Florida Keys' State Parks, Museums and hidden gems that one might discover only in the Florida Keys. Cultural tourism promotes our cherished historic venues; re-purposed and preserved as theaters, museums, concert halls and art exhibition spaces. 
Click here or find the Call to Writers in the "Quick Links" on the website
Online Deadline April 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. 


Florida Keys Council of the Arts 
1100 Simonton Street - Key West, FL 33040 Phone 305-295-4369 www.keysarts.com