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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Upcoming grants program deadline


Community Grants Program (CG) – Second Quarter FY2017-18

This is a quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing small to medium scale community-based cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications.


Grant Workshop: August 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM - Today!

Grant Deadline: September 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM


Tourist Development Council (TDC) - Second Quarter FY2017-2018

This is a quarterly program which provides support to significant cultural and/or special events, including sports activities and television/film origination projects that promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination. Activities must be able to stimulate tourism and have significant media impact for Miami-Dade County.

Grant Workshop: September 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Grant Application Deadline: October 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM


Visit Grants for Organizations and Grants for Artists for more information.





The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $2 million in fellowships to over 200 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties.


17/18 SFCC Program Deadline & Application Instructions

The deadline for applications is Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:59pm

Applications will be available: September 15, 2017


17/18 SFCC Workshops: How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being noticed? Find out at one of four workshops being offered across the South Florida region.

Attendance at a workshop is encouraged, but not required.



Friday, September 8, 2017

4:00 – 6:00pm 

Art & Culture Center/Hollywood

1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL

RSVP: 954-357-7463 /



Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Bakehouse Art Complex

561 NW 32nd Street, Miami, FL 33127

RSVP: 305-375-5436 / Click here



Thursday, August 31, 2017


The Arts Council of Martin County

80 E Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34994

RSVP: 772-287-6676 ext 2 /



Thursday September 28, 2017


The Studios of Key West

533 Eaton St, Key West FL 33040

RSVP: 305-295-4369 /



Thursday August 31, 2017


Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

RSVP: 561-472-3336 /


For information regarding eligibility criteria, artist selection process and the SFCC workshop schedule, please visit the SFCC information page at the Department's Art in Public Places website




2017-18 Tourism Advancement Program


First Period Projects

October 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The MBVCA is currently accepting grant applications for special events, promotions, activities and festivals which will stimulate tourism by increasing hotel occupancy and will have significant media impact for Miami Beach between October 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 in the following categories: Initiatives, Major One Time Special Event, North Beach Incentive, Special Events Recurring, Special Projects, Special Projects Recurring, and Tourism Partnerships.

Please note: Eligibility into each grant category requires approval by the MBVCA Administrator.

Interested applicants must:

  • Meet with MBVCA Administration by Friday, August 18, 2017
  • Submit for review - project information & required grant criteria by Friday, August 25, 2017 by 3:00 pm
  • Submit Draft Application and Attachments by Friday, September 1, 2017 by 3:00 pm.
  • Submit Final completed application to the MBVCA by Monday, September 11, 2017 by 12:00 pm.


Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered. The MBVCA reserves the right to accept any proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the City or to waive any informality in the proposal. 


All proposals will be considered at the MBVCA Board meeting in September/October 2017.  This meeting is open to the public.


All dates and locations are subject to change without notice. For grant guidelines, applications, questions or comments regarding the grant application process, contact the MBVCA Administrator at (305) 673-7050 or visit



CERF+ announces new “Get Ready” Grants to help artists working in craft disciplines safeguard their studios and protect their careers.  Up to 10 grants will be awarded on a competitive basis in two grant cycles to eligible artists towards the purchase of goods or services that will have a direct impact on increasing their emergency readiness. Deadline: August 15, 2017.




Cultural Development Grant Workshop – August 31, 2017

The City of Coral Gables invites nonprofit 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and cultural organizations to attend a Cultural Grants Workshop/Public Meeting with the City’s Cultural Development Board and staff. The workshop will explain the city’s Cultural Grant process for fiscal year 2017-2018. The workshop is mandatory for all applicants


Cultural Development Grant Application Workshop

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

War Memorial Youth Center Theater, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables


To see a list of important dates and eligibility criteria please click on the link:

For more information and to RSVP please contact the Historical Resources & Cultural Arts Department at (305) 460-5093 or via email at



Miami Fellows Class X

The Foundation is now accepting applications for Miami Fellows Class X. The leadership program is open to individuals 5 to 15 years into their professional career who both live and work in Miami-Dade. We're looking for candidates who demonstrate strong community leadership, passionate dedication to Greater Miami and a determination to do more to shape its future. Applications are due Thursday, August 24th at 5 p.m.

Click here to register for a Miami Fellows information session on July 27, August 1 or August 2.