Artist Access (ART) Grants Program

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Contact:  Kelly Allocco | (305) 375-4636 | kellya@miamidade.gov

Mandatory Pre-Application Consultation:  Prospective applicants must call and request a phone consultation with the Artist Access program administrator, Mary Luft, 305-324-4337, at least one week prior to submitting an application by the postmark deadline.

Postmark Deadlines:

  • Fall Quarter - Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Winter Quarter - Friday, February 3, 2017
  • Spring/Summer Quarter - Friday, May 5, 2017

Maximum Request:  $1,500

FY 2016-2017 Artist Access (ART) Grant Program Guidelines

FY 2016-2017 Artist Access (ART) Application Form


The Artist Access (ART) Grants Program is designed to assist practicing, professional and emerging artists residing in Miami-Dade County. The program provides support for artists to take advantage of specific and exceptional professional development, skill-building opportunities to advance their work and careers as working artists. Funds may be used for such endeavors as: attending advanced workshops, conferences, master classes, or seminars; participating in artist residencies; engaging in activities that are specifically capable of advancing or propelling a professional career; etc. This program is not intended to provide assistance in funding project-oriented applications, the costs of creating or producing art or an artwork, equipment purchases, touring engagements or academic or certification conferring endeavors.

Grant awards range from $100 to $1,500, depending on need and program specifics.

PLEASE DO NOT HAND DELIVER OR SEND APPLICATION BY CERTIFIED MAIL.

The Artist Access Grants Program requires that applications are submitted by the postmark deadline; U.S. mail delivery is acceptable. Non-compliant applications will not be accepted for consideration.


ART Grants Program Timeline*

Grant Funding Period October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017
Applications Available August 30, 2016
Postmark Deadlines
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Fall Quarter
Friday, February 3, 2017 - Winter Quarter
Friday, May 5, 2017 - Spring / Summer Quarter
ART Panel Evaluation Meetings TBD

*Dates/times subject to change.

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