Miami-Dade Artist Support! (MÁS!) Grants Program

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Deadline to Apply:  Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 11:59 PM

Awards may range from:  Up to a maximum of $500. Subject to availability of funds.


Artists have lost income as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to cancelled performances, exhibitions, commissions, teaching jobs, workshops, speaking opportunities, etc. MÁS! funds are unrestricted and may be used by artists to help with financial issues being faced as a result of the impact of this pandemic, such as rent, utilities, medical costs, insurance, food, etc.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has recativated initiative to help working artists survive the impact of COVID-19 and in recognition of the contributions of Miami-Dade’s outstanding artists to the fundamental vitality and creativity of our cultural life.

SECOND DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Miami-Dade Artist Support (MÁS!) Grants Program Guidelines


CATEGORY A: Artists who are first-time applicants to the MAS! program are eligible to apply in Category A.

CATEGORY B: Artists who previously received a MAS! grant award are eligible to apply in Category B.

  • All professional artists residing in Miami-Dade County are eligible to apply for this one-time grant. A professional artist is defined as a person who, over a sustained period of time, has:
  1. created and presented a recognized body of original artwork (e.g., visual and media artists, composers, choreographers, playwrights, poets, theater/film directors, costume designers, etc.); OR
  2. established a career as an interpretive artist (e.g., actors, musicians, dancers, singers, etc.); AND
  3. who is striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition. Professional artists demonstrate a sustained commitment to their artistic work, on an ongoing basis, and pursue this work as a means of livelihood.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a serious and urgent need for financial assistance to be considered for this support.
  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Artists must have resided in Miami-Dade County for one year at the time of application. Proof of residency will be required.

NOT ELIGIBLE: Students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, non-professionals who engage in the arts as a hobby, or employees of Miami-Dade County are not eligible.

Grants may be awarded up to $500 and are subject to the availability of funds. Applications will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis.


• Resume or CV or Bio (PDF preferred)
• Artist Bio (Word limit 500) Text Version - OPTIONAL
• Artist Statement (Word limit 200)
• Total Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Your Artistic Practice
• Statement of Need (Word limit 300)
• Work Samples (3 REQUIRED): Examples of work samples: images, video, audio, excerpt of script, etc...
• 3 Support Documents (OPTIONAL, up to 3)



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