The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has released guidelines and deadline schedules for the fiscal year 2023-2024 fall cycle of arts and cultural grants programs available to Miami-Dade County based non-profit cultural groups. Guidelines containing information regarding eligibility requirements, funding requests and program criteria can be downloaded at www.miamidadearts.org by clicking GRANTS / GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS. Grant guidelines can also be requested by calling the Department of Cultural Affairs at (305) 375-4634 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant applications and supporting documentation will be submitted via the cloud-based, online grants management platform SurveyMonkey Apply at www.miamidadearts.smapply.io. The system offers users a friendly interface where applicants can easily submit grant applications, track support documents and generate final reports.
Interested applicants for the following programs must attend a mandatory pre-application grant workshop or schedule a pre-application consultation with the Grant Administrator. Please review each program’s guidelines for specific instructions regarding this requirement.
Quarterly Grant Programs Deadlines
Geraldine Toussaint / Geraldine.Toussaint@miamidade.gov
A quarterly program for nonprofit organizations developing community-based cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications. The program funds projects with strong community involvement and/or outreach component. The Community Grants (CG) Program is particularly sensitive to the needs of indigenous cultural neighborhood activities and projects encouraging the preservation of heritage, traditions and culture, as well as social service organizations and cultural groups developing collaborative intervention projects using the arts.
Workshop: May 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: June 15, 2023, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: June 22, 2023,11:59 PM
Workshop: August 3, 2023 at 10:00 AM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: August 24, 2023, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023, 11:59 PM
Workshop: November 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: November 30, 2023, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: December 7, 2023, 11:59 PM
Workshop: January 25, 2024 at 10:00 AM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: February 15, 2024, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: February 22, 2024, 11:59 PM
Tourist Development Grants Program (TDC)
Nikenna Benjamin / email@example.com
A quarterly program which provides support to nonprofit and for-profit organizations presenting significant cultural and/or special events, including sports activities and television/film origination projects that promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination. Activities must be able to stimulate tourism and have significant media impact for Miami-Dade County.
Workshop: June 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: July 10, 2023, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: July 17, 2023, 11:59 PM
Workshop: September 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: October 9, 2023, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: October 16, 2023, 11:59 PM
Workshop: December 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: January 5, 2024, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: January 12, 2024, 11:59 PM
Workshop: March 14, 2024 at 1:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: April 8, 2024, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024, 11:59 PM
Youth Arts Program
Summer Arts and Science Camps for Kids Grants Program (SAS-C)
Katherine Revell / firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy Review Deadline: November 6, 2023, 11:59 PM | Final Deadline: November 13, 2023, 11:59 PM
This annual program helps non-profit organizations provide underserved children in Miami-Dade County with opportunities to attend high quality cultural arts and science summer camp programs at little or no cost. Funding is intended to supplement established, high quality programs, providing more children with the opportunity to participate in cultural arts and science summer camps.
Please note the guidelines for the SAS-C Grant Program will be released September 15, 2023.
New Applicants - October 3, 2023 at 3:00 PM - RSVP
Returning Applicants - October 5, 2023 at 10:30 AM - RSVP
Audience Access Grants Program (AUD)
Francine Andersen / email@example.com
Provides funding to help pay for arts program ADA/access technology and services, such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, captioning, audio description, materials in accessible format, ADA/access training, and other such services to ensure programmatic access for audiences of all abilities. This program is not intended to provide assistance in funding capital/facilities projects or improvements, such as construction, renovation or major equipment purchases.
Applications for this program are accepted on a year-round basis, subject to the availability of funds. Funding is limited, and eligible projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Funded projects are paid on a reimbursement basis.
Pre-Grant Submission Consultations:
Applicants are required to schedule a pre-grant submission staff consultation. Applicants must be registered user of SurveyMonkey Apply to apply for a Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs grants. To schedule a staff consultation, contact the grant program administrator directly or visit the program specific page at www.miamidadearts.org/grants.
Call for Grant Panelists!
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs invites members of the community to apply to serve as a grant panelist. We are seeking individuals interested in volunteering their time to review applications for cultural grants funding from Miami-Dade County, through the Cultural Affairs Council and administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Each year the Department of Cultural Affairs relies on the services of many volunteer panelists, who review and evaluate grant applications and make funding recommendations. Currently all grant panels are held on online. Panelists play a key role and help maintain a fair and open process and assist in the continuous development of Miami-Dade County’s artistic and cultural communities by bringing their expertise to the panel review process. Panels are comprised of artists, arts-related professionals, educators, community members, business leaders and others with current or prior active involvement in the arts. Many panelists are arts professionals who are qualified by their activities, training, skills, and/or experience in one or more art forms; however, we equally welcome arts enthusiasts, advocates, and supporters to apply.
Click here for more information and to fill out the Grant Panelist Nomination Form online.
For more information about the Department of Cultural Affairs and its programs, please visit www.miamidadearts.org. Grant funding for FY 2023-2024 is contingent upon the approval of Miami-Dade County’s FY 2023-2024 budget by the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
The most reliable way to contact us continues to be through email. You can find a staff directory at https://www.miamidadearts.org/about/staff-councils.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, CART, and/or any accommodation to participate in Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 / firstname.lastname@example.org, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
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