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Court Date for County Appeal

The February 3, 2020 date has been postponed by the Appellate Division of the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for oral arguments regarding Miami-Dade County’s petition appealing the City of Miami Mayor’s veto of the County’s application for a final Certificate of Appropriateness for the Coconut Grove Playhouse project. A new date for the hearing has not yet been announced.

You can see the latest submissions here:

Miami Emerging Arts Leaders - Career Building: Creating Your Personal Mission Statement

Join the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders for a conversation with human resource expert Trish Brennan, Vice President of Human Resources at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Monday, January 13 at 10 AM - New Date!
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall - 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Free Event. Parking and traffic info:
Accessible by Metrorail, Metromover and Trolley

News to Use - December 17, 2019


Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Workshops

Community Grants Program (CG) – FY2019-2020
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.

Miami-Dade Tourist Development Council solicits nominations to fill board vacancies

The Miami-Dade Tourist Development Council is soliciting nominations to fill three vacancies on the board. Individuals meeting the qualifications and interested in the vacancies should submit a cover letter and resume to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Suite 625, Miami, FL 33128; via fax (305) 375-3068 or via email at by the submission deadline of Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.


The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Deering Estate at Cutler and the South Florida Theatre League, present From Scratch: a festival of staged readings by Miami Playwrights on Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Avenue.  The festival will debut new work by playwrights participating in the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Playwright Development Program.

Scholarships Available for the National Arts Marketing Project Conference

Dear Cultural Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to attend the largest arts marketing conference in America, the National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Miami from Saturday, November 16th through Monday, November 18th. Every year, the National Arts Marketing Project Conference brings top arts and non-arts marketing experts from all over the country to a major U.S. city and, this year, they are coming to Miami!

Bahamas Hurricane Relief

Miami-Dade County is leading relief efforts for the residents of The Bahamas, where various islands have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strength. There are various locations throughout Miami-Dade County accepting donations from the public for critical supplies.

Please see a list of donation supplies and items accepted for hurricane relief efforts. The following donation drop-off locations are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

Donation Sites

Preparing for Hurricane Dorian

Dear Cultural Colleagues:

The Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continues to monitor the forecast track of Hurricane Dorian, which is currently a Category 1 hurricane. We are preparing for possible severe weather conditions with the storm intensifying; currently this is anticipated to begin as early as Saturday evening.

It is important to review your hurricane preparedness plan and be sure to take the necessary precautions over the weekend.


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