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Upcoming grant deadlines

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

March 17, 2016 - Capital Development Grants Program (CAP)



April 11, 2016 - Tourist Development Council Grants Program (TDC) - Fourth Quarter




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


changes to Program Guidelines and Mandatory Workshops for Youth Arts Enrichment Grants Program (YEP)

First Workshop Today, March 15, 2016

There have been significant program changes to the YEP guidelines that will be covered during the mandatory workshops.  We urge organizations to send a representative that has intimate knowledge about the organization's programs and can be in attendance for the duration of the workshop. 

TODAY! Tuesday, March 15, 2016:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • First-time Culture Grants Online (CGO) system users must arrive by 2:00 PM
  • Returning applicants who are NOT first-time users of CGO must arrive by 2:30 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2016:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • First-time Culture Grants Online (CGO) system users must arrive by 10:00 AM
  • Returning applicants who are NOT first-time users of CGO must arrive by10:30 AM

The new guidelines will be available on the YEP home page after Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Attendance to one of the workshops is mandatory to apply to this program and click here to RSVP. 





Consultation Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016

Postmark Deadline:  Friday, May 6, 2016

Program provides funding support for practicing, professional and emerging artists residing in Miami-Dade County to take advantage of specific professional development and skill-building opportunities (outside Miami-Dade County) to help advance their careers as working artists.  Funds may be used to cover attendance at advanced workshops, master classes, or seminars; to participate in artist residencies; to engage in activities that are specifically capable of advancing or propelling a professional career; etc. Maximum request is $1,000.

Prospective applicants must call and request a phone consultation with the Artist Access Program Administrator, Mary Luft (305) 324-4337 at least one week prior to submitting an application by the postmark deadline (consultation deadline April 29, 2016).

Download the program Guidelines and Application Form:





Application Period: April 4 - May 2, 2016


First town hall tomorrow, March 16, 2016

Are you ready? Starting April 4, the Knight Arts Challenge will open for applications, offering a share of $8 million to the best ideas for the arts in Miami, Detroit, St. Paul and Akron.

There are a few things new about the arts challenge this year: For the first time, all four challenge cities will submit ideas during one application period: April 4 - May 2, 2016.

Also, Knight is answering your questions in more ways this year, through Community Conversations with Knight staff and past grantees, in addition to office hours, where one-on-one feedback about your application will be provided. The list of Miami events is here; check it out and RSVP.

One thing, though, remains the same. There are three simple rules for submissions, and they are:

1.     The idea must be about arts.

2.     The project has to take place in or benefit the community in which the challenge is based (i.e. Akron, Detroit, Miami or St. Paul).

3.     You must find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.

Attend an upcoming Community Conversation, to gain insights on the challenge from Knight Foundation staff and former winners. They are: 

  •          March 16: Freedom Tower; 600 Biscayne Blvd., 2nd floor, Miami; 6:30 PM RSVP


  •         March 17: Overtown Youth Center, Auditorium, 450 NW 14th St., Miami; 6:30 PM RSVP


  •          March 21: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Theater, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; 6:30 PM RSVP


  •          March 22: Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment, Garden Plaza Room, 4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah; 6:30 p.m. in English; 7:30 p.m. in Spanish RSVP


  •         March 23: The Projects Space @ FATVillage, FATVillage Arts District, 521 NW 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 6:30 PM RSVP


  •          March 24: West Dade's Artefactus Theater, 12302 SW 133 Ct., Miami, 6:30 PM in English, 7:30 PM in Spanish; West Kendall


  •          April 5: Islamorada's History of Diving Museum, 82990 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada; 1:15 PM RSVP


  •           April 6: Key West, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Key West; 1:15 PM  RSVP




New Grant Deadlines

The Florida Humanities Council has announced new grant deadlines for community organizations interested in designing and implementing a variety of public humanities projects.

Mini Grants - up to $5,000

Deadlines: April 1, 2016 and June 1, 2016

Mini Grants provide financial support for the planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities.  Projects may include lecture series and panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, oral history projects, exhibitions, and the development of cultural resources that complement public programming.

For detailed information on both programs and application requirements visit


Support the Arts... Become a Department of Cultural Affairs' Grant Panelist!

Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Department of Cultural Affairs relies on the services of many volunteer panelists, who review and evaluate grant applications and make funding recommendations. Panels represent a diverse group of artists, arts-related professionals, educators, community members, business leaders and others with current or prior active involvement in the arts. Each year, there are a limited number of panel opportunities and not all applicants will be selected to serve in 2016, however the Department retains all submissions for consideration for future panels. Click here for more information and to download the Grant Panelist Application form and submit, along with a resume or bio.






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