The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity, access and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting equitable opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 nonprofit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department also manages, programs and operates the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center, Joseph Caleb Auditorium, and the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Florida Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. and The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.
Miami-Dade County | Department of Cultural Affairs
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The Mayor is responsible for the leadership and management of an organization with over 25,000 employees and an annual budget of nearly $6 billion.
Cultural Affairs and its volunteer advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Council, develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County.
Cultural Affairs takes advantage of funding opportunities on the local, regional and national levels to enhance the services provided to the arts community.
Building and sustaining support has proven to be a highly effective and economical method for advancing entire sectors of our community's cultural development.
The Department works with a network of organizations that advocate government agencies on behalf of the arts.
Press releases, logos, pictures and links to the Miami-Dade County Department of Community Information and Outreach.
The Department of Cultural Affairs produces a variety of publications annually. Click the following link to view or download an electronic copy of the publication.
Check this page for exciting local and national employment and volunteer opportunities in the arts.