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Contracting Opportunity: Design Services for the New African Heritage Cultural Arts Center

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking talented architects, engineers, and specialty consultants to design a new African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City. The new building or campus would replace the existing, aged facility at its current location, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami, Florida.

Miami Emerging Arts Leaders - Navigating Career Challenges with Ramona Baker

The mistakes made and lessons learned by arts professionals are often what shapes many career paths. Join us and hear from national nonprofit leader Ramona Baker, Director, Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Goucher College and Principal, Ramona Baker Consulting, as she explores how overcoming challenges and learning from the obstacles are important keys to success.

Coconut Grove Playhouse Update

There was no litigation filed by the City of Miami regarding the Coconut Grove Playhouse by the Third Court of Appeals-extended deadline of June 6, 2022. Consequently, the Court’s ruling in favor of Miami-Dade County is the final action and provides the go ahead for work to begin on the construction phase of the Playhouse project.

The next steps include finalizing the permit with the City of Miami to begin work necessary for the existing building.

Additional news will be posted on this site when it is available.

Quarterly and Project-Based Grants Program Deadlines for the 2022-2023 Fall Cycle Available

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has released guidelines and deadline schedules for the fiscal year 2022-2023 fall cycle of arts and cultural grants programs available to Miami-Dade County based nonprofit cultural groups. Guidelines containing information regarding eligibility requirements, funding requests and program criteria can be downloaded at by clicking GRANTS / GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS.

Third District Court of Appeal Supports Miami-Dade County

On May 5, 2022, the Third District Court of Appeal ruled on the Coconut Grove Playhouse case, denying the City of Miami’s appeal of the Court’s earlier favorable ruling for Miami-Dade County. This ruling upholds the City of Miami Commission’s support of the County’s Coconut Grove Playhouse application to the City’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board for a Certificate of Appropriateness.

You can see the Court’s decision here.


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