Miami-Dade Arts Support Action Center - CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund

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The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is launching the Miami-Dade Arts Support Action Center to keep the cultural community informed about the County's CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund opportunities for cultural businesses, artists and artist-entrepreneurs in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please check back for updates. You can suscribe to our newsletter here.

July 27, 2020


On July 27, 2020, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution allocating $10 million to help cultural organizations and artists from the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund. This resolution was initiated by County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, championed by Commissioner Dennis Moss, and co-sponsored by County Commissioners Dennis Moss, Javier Souto, Daniella Levine Cava, Barbara Jordan, Pepe Diaz, Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson, Sally Heyman, Jean Monestime, and Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa. The resolution was approved unanimously by the County Commission during their special meeting today, Monday, July 27, 2020.

COMING SOON: Grants for Arts Organizations

By the middle of August, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs will have online guidelines and an application form available for the new Miami-Dade Arts Support grants program ready to accept requests by arts and cultural organizations. Organizations will be notified by the Department of their maximum funding request amount available for their eligible expenses. We are working to confirm that these CARES Act funds can be used to address eligible business interruption costs, COVID-19 expenses, and programming adaptations (e.g., virtual programming necessitated by the pandemic), between March 1 and December 30, 2020.

COMING SOON: Grants for Artists

By the middle of August, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs will activate the guidelines and application form on the Submittable online platform for requests by artists and artist-entrepreneurs.  At this time, these funds will be available for artists of all disciplines and artist-entrepreneurs who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and have not already received support from the Miami-Dade Artists Support! (MAS!) Program. Stay tuned for specific details.

A special thank you to everyone who responded to the monthly COVID-19 Survey of Impact on Miami-Dade County's Cultural Community! See the latest results here.

Stay connected with us through this Miami-Dade Arts Support Action Center. Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Please check the County’s web site for more COVID-19 information and for regular updates:

To view a comprehensive list of all the previous Department updates on COVID-19, including resources and opportunities for arts groups and artists, click here.

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