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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Quarterly Grant Deadlines

Tourist Development Council Grants Program (TDC)

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A quarterly program which provides support to 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.

Fourth Quarter

Application Deadline: April 17, 2023, 11:59 PM


CreARTE Grants Program - Deadline May 26, 2023

Information Session April 17, 2023 at 1 PM

The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation aims to develop South Florida as a world-class urban center. A thriving, equitable arts community is essential to making Greater Miami a vibrant, connected and culturally engaging place to live. The Pérez CreARTE Grant Program is accepting grant applications through May 26, 2023, and will award grants in three main areas of focus:

  • Arts Access: Funding to support meaningful and diverse public engagement with, and access to, various forms of high-quality art across Greater Miami and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.
  • Arts Education: Funding to support high-performing, innovative organizations in Greater Miami working to ensure that all young people have equitable access to arts education opportunities.
  • Artist Fellowships and Residencies: Funding to support the creation and/or expansion of artist fellowship and residency programs to expand local options for artistic professionals to hone their talents and showcase their work.

Join a virtual information session on Monday, April 17, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For program information and to register for office hours you can visit the website. Apply here.

Music Access Miami Mini Grant

Deadline April 21, 2023

The next cycle of 2023 Music Access Miami Mini Grants is now open!

Music Access Miami is presented by The Miami Foundation and aims to bring the transformational power of music education to all youth. With the launch of this series of investments, they will offer capacity building, general operating, and program support for music organizations serving youth and families across Miami-Dade County. For questions contact Courtney Bagans, Apply here.

Miami Open For Business

Deadline May 31, 2023

The Miami Foundation launched the Miami Open for Business program, fueled by a $20 million grant from Wells Fargo. The Foundation’s largest grant program to date supports historically underserved minority-led small businesses and nonprofits and provides between $100-$20K ​ through funding and loans to purchase hardware, software, machinery, and equipment. Apply here.

Challenge America Grant

Deadline April 27, 2023

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications for the Grants for Arts Projects or Challenge America. Organizations may only submit one application for either program per calendar year. If your organization submitted an application to the February 2023 Grants for Arts Projects deadline, you may not apply to the Challenge America program in April 2023 as well.

Before applying for these grants, your organization must create and maintain up-to-date registrations with both the System for Award Management (SAM) at and Registering and maintaining these accounts is always free, but can take up to several weeks, so plan accordingly. For more information, go to How to Apply.

Florida Department of State Division of Arts and Culture

2024-2025 Cultural Grants Application Timeline has Changed

The opening of grant applications for 2024-2025 Florida Department of State Division of Arts and Culture will be early Summer. Applicants will be notified of the new application dates and timelines as soon as they are available. The Division's webinars and workshops will be rescheduled accordingly. Visit the website for information and to join the mailing list.



The Ellies - Deadline May 17, 2023

Information session on April 22, 2023 at 10 AM

Oolite Arts’ The Ellies are awards for Miami-Dade visual artists to realize a significant project that will advance their careers. The awards are offered in four categories to support Miami-Dade working and emerging artists, art educators, and established, professionally accomplished artists. Awards range from $2,500 upwards to $75,000. The four awards are the Creator Awards, Teacher Travel Grants, the Michael Richards Award, and the Social Justice Award.

Register here for the information session on April 22, 2023  at 11 am, held at Oolite Satellite, 7297 NW 2 Ave, Miami, FL 33150. You can also register for the virtual office hours on Thursday, April 25 or Friday, May 12, 2023. Click here to view the schedule and register.




Miami Emerging Arts Leaders

Leading Forward: 7 Miami Creatives Share their Emerging Perspectives on the Role of Arts in our Community

Join the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders for the upcoming session, on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 10 AM. In the interactive panel session, seven outstanding arts innovators will discuss how can the arts help build community, how can cultural engagement move social movements forward, and how Miami's artists and creatives leading the way toward more diverse, equitable and sustainable practices.  All are welcome to attend and share lessons learned, insights, and ideas. The event is free and held via Zoom. Register here.

Miami Arts Marketing Project - Social Media Bootcamp

April 18, 2023, 8 AM - Noon

The Miami Arts Marketing Project is presenting Springboard to Social Media Success, an in-person social media bootcamp at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Join a panel of experts to explore opportunities to engage and inspire your audience with standout digital experiences, leverage ticket sales and amplify your visibility. Get insider tips on empowered storytelling, user generated content, and compelling content. The innovative and interactive session will provide hands-on opportunities to design meaningful content. Participants will learn to create a reel, loop, or video around the theme ‘Miami Loves Arts’.  Arts organizations can save 50% with promo code MAMP23. Register here.

Miami-Dade County Miami Emerging Arts Leaders participants are eligible for a program scholarship. To apply, contact by April 12, 2023 at 5 PM for eligibility.

Be Listed in the Cultural Resource Directory

The new Miami-Dade Cultural Resource Directory online connect arts organizations and the public, serving as a searchable database with listings of potential cultural partners as well as listing important resources, such as local arts funders, art-centric businesses and service organizations to support the cultural community. The powerful tool also enables cultural organizations to catalogue and promote themselves, their organizations or facilities and informs the general public, visitors and audiences as to the wide range of cultural activities available to them in Miami-Dade County. Submit a listing to be included here.

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. 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.

Jobs with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

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Theater Crew 1

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Cultural Affairs Construction Projects Manager

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The most reliable way to contact us continues to be through email. Search the staff directory.


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 /,  five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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