Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau seeks new Resident Artist

March 13, 2018 Daily Update

Calling all photographers, videographers and creative types with a passion for visual storytelling: Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) is seeking candidates for its 2018 Resident Artist Program. This initiative gives aspiring and/or established photographers and videographers an opportunity to further develop their work and connect with the people and nature of Lee County.

The Resident Artist receives a $5,000 stipend and the VCB will use the submitted imagery and/or footage in the destination’s ongoing global marketing efforts. Work from the VCB’s most recent Resident Artists – Shayne Wolfe, Katy Danca Galli and Britt Maxwell – is currently incorporated into print, digital and social media campaigns across multiple platforms.

Applicants must reside in Lee County full- or part-time. During April to July, the selected candidate will be required to capture 30 digital, high-res photos and/or videos that highlight the unique attributes of different communities within the county. In addition, the Resident Artist will be asked to post images regularly to social media and attend a monthly status meeting with VCB managers.

How to apply

  • Submit a 500-word statement, sharing your approach for capturing elements of the destination and what you hope to gain from participating in the program.
  • Provide a link to your online portfolio and your active social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as well as the numbers of followers/subscribers per channel.
  • The deadline for applications is March 20, 2018. The selected candidate will be notified shortly after the close of the application period.

The bureau expects the new set of images to further bolster its Islandology marketing and advertising campaign that celebrates the unique way of life in Southwest Florida.

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.

For more information about the Resident Artist Program, or to apply, please visit https://www.leevcb.com/rap