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City of Coral Gables Cultural Development Board
Ph:(305) 460-5311
Assists in distributing cultural monies to worthy nonprofit groups who produce meaningful cultural and community experiences for the betterment of the Coral Gables community. To that end, the Board is responsible for the development and oversight of grants programs that support cultural activities and special events that take place in Coral Gables. Applications can be found on their website.
City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
Ph:(305) 673-ARTS
The Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council was created to develop, coordinate, and promote performing and visual arts groups by serving as arts advocates before governmental bodies, by coordinating marketing programs, funding nonprofit arts organizations, and promoting international cultural tourism. The Council oversees and administers grants, which are awarded to eligible organizations producing or presenting visual, or performing arts in the City of Miami Beach.
City of Miami Office of Film, Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
Ph:(305) 642-1271
As part of the City’s reorganization, Mayor Manny Diaz and the Board of Commissioners created the Office of Film, Arts, Culture, and Entertainment. In June 2002, the Mayor and Commission also created an Arts & Entertainment Council. After nine months of study and a series of public hearings attended by nearly 1,000 citizens, the council has developed a work program designed to support four key objectives: To seek additional ways to focus the attention of the world on Miami's emergence as a global leader in the visual arts; To build on Miami's role, as designated by Variety Magazine, as one of the top five film and television hubs in the world; To create a strong line-up of top quality, well-produced special events appealing to Miami residents and visitors to our community; And to support the emergence of a vibrant, 24-hour downtown by promoting the development of live music venues and nightclubs. The F.A.C.E Office is to serve as the liaison for the Miami Arts and Entertainment Council as it strives to establish goals and objectives for Miami’s ever growing arts and cultural community. Moreover, the department is responsible for film and special events permitting in our City.
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Ph:(850) 245-6470
The mission of the Division of Cultural Affairs is to guide and facilitate cultural development and services for Florida’s citizens and visitors through public/private partnerships. The Division is committed to bringing more art and culture, to more people, in more places in Florida by offering grants support to organizations and fellowships to individual artists.
Florida Humanities Council
Ph:(727) 553-3800
The Florida Humanities Council is dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world. Established in 1973 as a private non-profit organization, FHC is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. FHC uses the disciplines of the humanities to develop public programs and resources that explore Florida's history, literary and artistic traditions, cultural values and ethics.
Florida State Division of Historical Resources
Ph:(850) 245-6300
Florida State Division of Historical Resources administers Statewide Education & Folklife Programs, documenting and presenting the folklife, folklore, and folk arts of the state and coordinating a wide range of activities and projects designed to increase the awareness of Floridians and visitors about our traditional culture. The Division also administers grants programs for resource surveys, preservation planning, heritage education, restoration or rehabilitation of historic structures, history museum exhibits, and archaeological excavations.
Florida State Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
Ph:(954) 467-4990
The new Office of Cultural and Historical Programs is within the Department of State, and is the state agency responsible for promoting the historical, archaeological, museum, arts, and folk culture resources in Florida. The Director of the Division of Historical Resources serves as Florida's State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), providing a liaison with the national historic preservation program conducted by the National Park Service. The Division of Cultural Affairs serves as the designated state arts agency.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ph:(202) 653-IMLS
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent Federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities
Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places
Ph:(305) 375-5362
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places serves the community through the implementation of art installations and educational programming dedicated to enriching the public environment and to preserving and enhancing the artistic and civic pride of Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade Art in Public Places promotes collaboration and creative art projects that improve the visual quality of public spaces. At their most successful, these public art installations can transform public spaces from ordinary civic areas to sites that can lift the spirit and connect with the community.
National Endowment for the Arts
Ph:(202) 682-5400
The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Ph:(800) 634-1121
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
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