The International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Grants Program offers grants to Miami-Dade County-based professional cultural organizations to support meaningful artistic exchange, partnerships or collaborations with artists, arts professionals and/or organizations abroad. The program aims to elevate Miami-Dade County’s image abroad and support the efforts of Miami-Dade’s professional artists and cultural organizations to improve their work by engaging in meaningful arts and cultural activities with artists, arts professionals (such as curators, historians, designers) and/or arts organizations abroad.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING APPLICANTS: The Department of Cultural Affairs is implementing a new application review policy for this grants program. Returning applicants will have the option to submit a completed application, including all required support materials, no later than one full calendar week in advance of the grant program’s published application deadline for a thorough “Courtesy Review” by the Program Administrator. Returning applicants who waive their option for a Courtesy Review and submit their applications by the grant program’s published deadline will receive a technical sufficiency review only. Applications received from first-time applicants by the grant program’s published application deadline will be reviewed by the Program Administrator and are exempt of meeting the program’s Courtesy Review deadline. For more information about the Courtesy Review policy, please refer to the DEADLINES section of the grant program guidelines.
ICE Grants Program Timetable*
|Grant Funding Period||October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018|
|Applications Available||February 1, 2017|
|Consultation Period with Department Staff||February 1, 2017 - April 17, 2017|
|Courtesy Deadline||April 24, 2017, 4:00 PM|
|Deadline||May 1, 2017, 4:00 PM|
|Application Comments / Corrections Issued||May 16, 2017|
|Revised / Final Application Due||May 23, 2017, 4:00 PM|
|ICE Panel Meeting||August 14, 2017, 1:00 PM|
|Cultural Affairs Council Approval||July 2017|
|Board of County Commissioners Approval||September 2017|
|Award Notifications Issued||October 2017|
|Availability of Grant Funds||No earlier than December 2017|
*Dates/times subject to change.