South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC)

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Contact:  Amanda Sanfilippo | (305) 375-5436 |

Deadline to Apply:  Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:59 PM

Maximum Awards:  $7,500 / $15,000

The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $2 million in fellowships to over 200 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties.



The deadline for applications is Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:59pm

Applications will be available: September 15, 2017


Application Instructions:

1.    On or before Monday October 30, 2017, visual and media artists must submit applications in digital format online through If applicants have an already existing Submittable account, it is not necessary to create a new one.

2.    Visit the direct submission link after September 15:

3.    At this link, candidates will find step-by-step instructions on how to register, apply, and prepare images for upload. There is no application fee to apply or to use the Submittable online application system.



All emerging, mid-career and established South Florida professional artists (those residing in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach Counties) are eligible to apply.  Candidates must have resided and worked in one of the participating five counties from October 30, 2016 to October 30, 2017 and must apply from the county of residence.

The Consortium awards the Fellowships contingent on proof of residency, which may include one or more of the following: property tax record; lease agreement; voter’s registration; or an IRS income tax return for 2016.

The Consortium defines a professional artist as a person who has created a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline over a sustained period of time, and who is striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition.

Individuals are not eligible if they are engaging in artwork as a hobby, if they are an employee of the participating County governments or of the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s member local arts agencies, or if they are a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.


Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Degree of artistic excellence
  • Evidence of an established and recognized body of work over a sustained period of time
  • Consistency in the submitted body of work
  • All samples of work submitted for review must have been completed within the last three years prior to the application date. Failure to comply with this condition will result in disqualification.



How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being noticed? Find out at one of four workshops being offered across the South Florida region.

Attendance at a workshop is encouraged, but not required.



Friday, September 8, 2017

4:00 – 6:00pm 

Art & Culture Center/Hollywood

1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL

RSVP: 954-357-7463 /



Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Bakehouse Art Complex

561 NW 32nd Street, Miami, FL 33127

RSVP: 305-375-5436 / Click here



Thursday, August 31, 2017


The Arts Council of Martin County

80 E Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34994

RSVP: 772-287-6676 ext 2 /



Thursday September 28, 2017


The Studios of Key West

533 Eaton St, Key West FL 33040

RSVP: 305-295-4369 /



Thursday August 31, 2017


Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

RSVP: 561-472-3336 /


For information regarding eligibility criteria, artist selection process and the SFCC workshop schedule, please visit the SFCC information page at the Department's Art in Public Places website

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