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News to Use: 2018-2019 Fall Grants Cycle and Staff Updates

Dear Cultural Colleagues,

Please note the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has released the fall cycle of our fiscal year 2018-2019 arts and cultural grants programs available to Miami-Dade County based non-profit cultural groups.

I am delighted to share that we have two new staff members that have joined the team at the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Katherine Revell is the new Projects Administrator for the Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids Program (revell@miamidade.gov; 305-375-5830). Graham Winick is the new Projects Administrator for the Community Grants Program (winick@miamidade.gov; 305-375-2523). Please join me in welcoming them!

We look forward to continuing to work with you during the 2018-19 fall funding cycle.

Sincerely,
Michael

Michael Spring
Senior Advisor, Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor
Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
111 N.W. First Street, Suite 625
Miami, FL 33128

305-375-4634 (office)
305-375-3068 (fax)
www.miamidadearts.org
www.miamidadepublicart.org
www.miamidade.gov

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs announces workshop schedules and application deadlines for the 2018-2019 Community Grants (CG), Tourist Development Council (TDC), Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) and Audience Access (AUD) Grant Programs

Workshop and deadline schedules for the fiscal year 2018-2019 fall cycle of tourism and cultural grants programs for Miami-Dade County based non-profit cultural groups are now available. Guidelines containing information regarding eligibility requirements, funding requests and other detailed program criteria can be downloaded at www.miamidadearts.org by clicking GRANTS / GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS. Grant guidelines can also be requested by calling the Department of Cultural Affairs at (305) 375-4634, or via email at culture@miamidade.gov.

Beginning with the 2018-2019 cycle, grant program applications and supporting documentation will be submitted via the cloud-based, online grants management platform, SurveyMonkey Apply (formerly known as FluidReview) at www.miamidadearts.smapply.oi.

Interested applicants for the following programs should attend the mandatory pre-application grant workshops.

QUARTERLY GRANT PROGRAMS

Community Grants Program (CG)
Graham Winick / (305) 375-2523/ graham.winick@miamidade.gov

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.

First Quarter
Workshop: May 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: June 21, 2018, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: June 28, 2018, 11:59 PM

• Second Quarter
Workshop: August 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: September 6, 2018, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: September 13, 2018, 11:59 PM

• Third Quarter
Workshop: November 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: December 11, 2018, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: December 18, 2018, 11:59 PM

• Fourth Quarter
Workshop: January 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: February 14, 2019, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: February 21, 2019, 11:59 PM

Tourist Development Grants Program (TDC)
Nikenna Benjamin/ (305) 375-5092/ ndb1@miamidade.gov

A quarterly program which provides support to significant cultural and/or special events, including sports activities and television/film origination projects that promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination. Activities must be able to stimulate tourism and have significant media impact for Miami-Dade County.

• First Quarter
Workshop: June 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: July 16, 2018, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: July 23, 2018, 11:59 PM

• Second Quarter
Workshop: September 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: October 15, 2018, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: October 22, 2018, 11:59 PM

• Third Quarter
Workshop: December 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: January 7, 2019, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: January 14, 2019, 11:59 PM

• Fourth Quarter
Workshop: March 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: April 8, 2019, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019, 11:59 PM


YOUTH ARTS PROGRAM

Summer Arts and Science Camps for Kids Grants Program (SAS-C)
Katherine Revell/ (305) 375-5830 / katherine.revell@miamidade.gov

This annual program helps non-profit organizations provide underserved children in Miami-Dade County with opportunities to attend high quality cultural arts and science summer camp programs at little or no cost. Funding is intended to supplement established, high quality programs, providing more children with the opportunity to participate in cultural arts and science summer camps.

• Workshops:
November 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM - RSVP
December 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM - RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: January 3, 2019, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: January 10, 2019, 11:59 PM

OUTREACH PROGRAM

Audience Access Grants Program (AUD)
Francine Andersen/ (305) 375-5024/ fran@miamidade.gov

Provides funding to help pay for arts program ADA/access technology and services, such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, captioning, audio description, materials in accessible format, ADA/access training, and other such services to ensure programmatic access for audiences of all abilities. This program is not intended to provide assistance in funding capital/facilities projects or improvements, such as construction, renovation or major equipment purchases.

Applications for this program are accepted on a year-round basis, subject to the availability of funds.  Funding is limited and eligible projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  Funded projects are paid on a reimbursement basis.

For more information about the Department of Cultural Affairs and its programs, please visit www.miamidadearts.org. Grant funding for FY 2018-2019 is contingent upon the approval of Miami-Dade County’s FY 2018-2019 budget by the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


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 any Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs program or meeting, please contact Francine Andersen at 305-375-4634 culture@miamidade.gov at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).