The Dallas Observer Is Seeking Its 2014 MasterMinds

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Enrollment is open for the Dallas Observer's Fourth Annual MasterMind Awards and we'd like to hear from you.

Submissions close on December 13, so scribble down your favorites and nominate Dallas' best. We're looking for innovators. Cultural climate shapers. People making work that pushes our city forward. That can be through film, dance, curation, performance, community organizing, education, visual art, theater, video installation or some other non-music avenue of expression.

We're looking at all of it, and we'd like your input.

There's a total of $6,000 up for grabs and it's no-strings-attached. Winners can spend it however they like. Bills, projects, tequila shots -- whatever. We just hope it gives a little support so our MasterMinds can continue creating great work, right here in Dallas.

Those chosen as this year's recipients will be honored at Artopia, the Dallas Observer's annual celebration of all-things-artsy, happening on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Last year's winners were: Dylan Hollingsworth, Brian K. Jones and Brian K. Scott (Chuck and George), Carolyn Sortor, Erica Felicella, Delilah Muse and Jeffrey Schmidt.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

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