International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Grants Program

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Contact:  Marialaura Leslie | (305) 375-5042 |
Deadline:  Monday, May 1, 2017, 4:00 PM
Maximum Request: $20,000 / $30,000 / $40,000

The International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Grants Program offers grants to Miami-Dade County-based professional cultural organizations to support meaningful artistic exchange, partnerships or collaborations with artists, arts professionals and/or organizations abroad. The program aims to elevate Miami-Dade County’s image abroad and support the efforts of Miami-Dade’s professional artists and cultural organizations to improve their work by engaging in meaningful arts and cultural activities with artists, arts professionals (such as curators, historians, designers) and/or arts organizations abroad.

Projects may involve any artistic discipline(s) and may take place in Miami-Dade County and/or abroad. Projects must demonstrate reciprocal relationships with another city, country or region, either as a component of the same project or over a specified period of time. Additionally, projects should demonstrate artistic excellence and originality within the organization’s overall programming goals.
The maximum grant request to the ICE Program depends upon the project budget; refer to program guidelines for matching requirements and further details.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING APPLICANTS: The Department of Cultural Affairs is implementing a new application review policy for this grants program. Returning applicants will have the option to submit a completed application, including all required support materials, no later than one full calendar week in advance of the grant program’s published application deadline for a thorough “Courtesy Review” by the Program Administrator. Returning applicants who waive their option for a Courtesy Review and submit their applications by the grant program’s published deadline will receive a technical sufficiency review only. Applications received from first-time applicants by the grant program’s published application deadline will be reviewed by the Program Administrator and are exempt of meeting the program’s Courtesy Review deadline. For more information about the Courtesy Review policy, please refer to the DEADLINES section of the grant program guidelines.

FY 2016-2017 International Cultural Exchange Program Panel MembersFY 2016-2017 ICE Grantees List

ICE Grants Program Timetable*

Grant Funding Period October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Applications Available February 1, 2017
Consultation Period with Department Staff February 1, 2017 - April 17, 2017
Courtesy Deadline April 24, 2017, 4:00 PM
Deadline May 1, 2017, 4:00 PM
Application Comments / Corrections Issued May 16, 2017
Revised / Final Application Due  May 23, 2017, 4:00 PM
ICE Panel Meeting August 14, 2017, 1:00 PM
Cultural Affairs Council Approval July 2017
Board of County Commissioners Approval September 2017
Award Notifications Issued October 2017
Availability of Grant Funds No earlier than December 2017

 *Dates/times subject to change.



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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 /, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).