Artist Access (ART) Grants Program

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Contact:  Roxana Barba |

                 Carlos Caballero |

Maximum Request:  $1,500

FY 2021-2022 Artist Access (ART) Grant Program Guidelines

2020-2021 Artist Access Awardees List

Funded by Miami-Dade County and offered in partnership with FUNDarte, the Artist Access Grant Program is designed to assist practicing, professional artists in any medium or discipline residing in Miami-Dade County pursue opportunities that will advance their practice and careers in demonstrable ways. 

Eligible opportunities include artistic professional development and skill-building opportunities, as well as financial offset of equipment purchase and studio rental. Applications will consider how the potential, timeliness, and impact of the opportunity(ies) will forward the artist’s career.

Project-oriented opportunities (such as exhibits or performances that consist of presenting work to the public), professional certification, certificate, degree-seeking opportunities, opportunities presented by students (high school, undergraduate, graduate and any student enrolled in a degree program at the time of application) and touring engagements are NOT eligible for funding consideration. Costs associated with the presentation of exhibits or performances (such as installation expenses, supplies and materials and other project-related expenses) are not eligible.


The Artist Access Program is accepting applications for in-person professional development opportunities that require travel outside of Miami-Dade County. The Department of Cultural Affairs strongly recommends each applicant check the Center for Disease Control and Prevention advisories for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals prior to travel. Applicants who wish to move forward with a travel-related request and are funded by the panel are advised they are proceeding at their own risk. Artist Access Program funding support does not assume direct or indirect responsibility for any consequences associated with an applicant’s decision to travel.

How to apply:

The applicant’s deadline to apply must correspond to the funding period in which the professional development opportunity takes place (please refer to the FUNDING PERIOD in the table below). The Artist Access Grant Program utilizes SurveyMonkey Apply for application submission. Click GRANTS, then SurveyMonkey Apply to access the application portal page.

Pre-Submission Workshop:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Artist Access Pre-Submission Workshop prior to the application’s corresponding cycle deadline. Staff will be available to answer questions and review the program’s eligibility criteria, application, and final report requirements. A consultation with the program administrator is not requirement to apply. 

Watch a recording of the workshop here.

ART Grants Program Timeline*

          FALL         SPRING

Funding Period

Oct 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

April 1, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022

Applications Available

August 23, 2021

February 7, 2022

Pre-Submission Workshop (optional)

August 24, 2021 - 4 PM via Zoom February 8, 2022 - 4 PM via Zoom
Application Deadline September 20, 2021 March 7, 2022
Panel Meeting October 18, 2021
(subject to change)
April 4, 2022
(subject to change)
Funds Distributed to Grantees Advance pay or reimbursement, whichever is applicable Advance pay or reimbursement, whichever is applicable

*Dates/times subject to change.

How to apply:

Artists may apply by submitting an online application through the Department’s online grants program portal page: SurveyMonkey Apply

A consultation with the program administrator is not required to apply.

For details and FAQs click here.

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