South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC)

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

Deadline to Apply:  Monday, October 31, 2016, 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 31, 2016, 11:59pm

Applications will be available: September 15, 2016


Application Instructions:

1.    On or before Monday October 31, 2016, 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, 2015 to October 30, 2016 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 2015.

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.



Tuesday September 20, 2016

6:00 – 7:30pm 

ArtServe, Inc.

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 USA

RSVP: 954-357-7532 /



Wednesday September 28, 2016


Center for Visual Communication

541 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127

RSVP here



Friday September 2, 2016


The Arts Council of Martin County

80 E Ocean Boulevard

Stuart, FL 34994

RSVP: 772-287-6676 ext 2 /



Friday September 23, 2016

11:00am – 12:30pm             

Florida Keys Council of the Arts at the Tropic Cinema

416 Eaton Street

Key West 33040

RSVP: 305-295-4369 /



Friday September 2, 2016


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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