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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Quarterly Grant Deadlines

Community Grants Program (CG)

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A quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing community-based cultural programs, projects, and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences, and publications.

FY 2021-2022 – Community Grants 4th Quarter

Courtesy Review Deadline: February 24, 2022, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: March 3, 2022, 11:59 PM


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.


FY 2021-2022 – TDC Grants 4th Quarter

Workshop:       March 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM - RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: April 11, 2022, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022, 11:59 PM


The Miami Foundation
Community Grants - Deadline February 24, 2022

The Community Grants program is The Miami Foundation’s largest application-based grant program for nonprofits working throughout Miami-Dade County. Every year funds are activated to address Greater Miami's current needs and greatest opportunities. This year, in partnership with generous philanthropists, Community Grants will once again invest in critical local resources and action to advance equity for all Greater Miami residents.

New this year is the Inspiring Arts and Culture funding category, which will invest in the power of the arts to strengthen Miami’s diverse community. The Sustainable Environment category has beenupdatedto focus on environmental health and climate resilience. Funding categories also include Access to Health and Wellness, Economic Stability, and Thriving Youth and Families.  

Visit the website for details and information. All interested nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply to the initial Idea Stage. Applications deadline is Thursday, February 24, 2022.


New NEA Funding Guidelines and Workshops

Guidelines and application materials for Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) and Challenge America funding are now available on the National Endowment for the Arts’ website at

Challenge America Webinar

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 3:00 PM

Click here to register

Application deadline – April 21, 2022

Webinars will be archived on Visit the program pages for details.



MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport

Call To Artists: Exhibition Proposals

Submission Deadline: March 13, 2022, 11:59pm

Eligibility: Professional visual artists based in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties. 

MIA Galleries invites South Florida visual artists to submit a proposal for a temporary exhibition at Miami International Airport. Selected proposals will have an average exhibition period of three months on display and scheduled to open between September 2022 and November 2024.

Artists may submit a proposal to one or two of the following opportunities. Only one application per opportunity will be accepted.

Fine Art Photography and Photo-based work

2D and 3D Artwork (except Photography and Video Art)

For more info & to submit visit: Click here to apply



City of Coral Gables FY22-23 Cultural Grant Workshop

The City of Coral Gables invites nonprofit 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and eligible cultural organizations to attend a Cultural Grants Workshop/Public Meeting with members of the City’s Cultural Development Board and staff. The workshop will be for the purpose of explaining the City of Coral Gables Cultural Grant process for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

Please note that attendance at the workshop is mandatory for cultural grant eligibility. We highly encourage the primary contact for this application to attend as the organization's representative.

Time: Thursday, March 3, 2022, 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The workshop will be held via Zoom.

If joining by phone, find your local number.

Meeting ID: 821 8724 2381

Important Dates

Mandatory Cultural Grants Webinar:
Thursday, March 3, 2022 at  2:00 p.m.

Eligibility Deadline:
Friday, March 11, 2022  at  5:00 p.m.

Applications Due:
Sunday, March 27, 2022  at  5:00 p.m.

Please be sure to login early to ensure connectivity.

For more information, visit the Coral Gables’s Cultural Grants webpage

Arts & Business Council of Miami

MAMP Lab: Mastering Media Coverage

March 15, 2022 - 10 AM to Noon

Miami Arts Marketing Project is a high-impact series curated for the arts and creative ecosystem that provides the discovery of the latest trends in marketing, innovation and exploration of impactful partnerships and new audiences.

Session Leader: Melinda Sherwood, Kreps PR & Marketing

So many media opportunities, so little time. Media coverage is important to build awareness, increase credibility and boost ticket sales. To get your arts group covered, you need to get their attention. Join the Arts & Business Council of Miami to explore how to think creatively and expansively about your messaging and tell your story. You will get tips from the experts on how to build relationships with journalists, create strategies for press placement, fine-tune your message and pitch curated stories to non-traditional media.

Click here for more information and click here for tickets.

Scholarships available for current recipients of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Grants: Cultural Development Grants, Developing Arts in Neighborhoods Grants, Hannibal Cox, Jr. Grants, Youth Arts Miami Grants and Community Grants. Eligible for Scholarship? Email for the form.

Americans for the Arts - National Arts Action Summit

Registration Open - March 28-30, 2022

Join Americans for the Arts, organizational partners, state arts leaders, and hundreds of advocates from March 28-30, 2022, for the National Arts Action Summit. Over these three days, advocates will gain a depth of knowledge from policy experts from around the country and many organizational Partners in an all-virtual setting.

Americans for the Arts is offering free registration to the National Arts Action Summit this year for all attendees.

There is also no partnership fee to register for the Summit this year, and we invite all organizations to join over 50 other state, regional, and national organizations as Partners!

Register Today!

Arts4All Florida Webinars

Arts4All Florida provides webinars during the school year so that teaching artists, classroom teachers, cultural arts organizations, parents, and adult artists with disabilities can keep up to date on the latest information in arts and disability. The webinars are provided free of charge; however, registration is required.


My Passion In Action: ASL Performance Interpreting Workshop

March 1 and March 2, 2022 at 4 PM EST

Do you want to learn how to interpret music? This workshop will teach participants how to transport music and dance to emotional entertainment that will captivate audiences. Perfect for students as well as active professional interpreters, this workshop focuses on developing the skills and techniques needed to interpret a musical concert or stage play for a Deaf audience. Participants will learn:

How to transliterate song lyrics from English-to-ASL (Gloss)

How to incorporate movement (dance) with lyrics

How to infuse rhythm to set the tone of the meaning of the song

To register for either of these free webinars, please visit:


The Art of Poetry

March 29 and March 30, 2022 at 4 PM EST
Poetry is essential in life and the classroom. This webinar will discuss ways to present rhyme, free verse, metaphor, movement, and spoken word relevantly, effortlessly, artfully, and joyously. We will celebrate poetry as an art form that promotes not only literacy, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills, but builds and bridges inroads and aptitude in all academic subjects for students with and without disabilities. The webinar will present poetry as the engaging and creative art form it is by exploring mixed media word art and examples of Erasure, black out poetry, the poetics of “Poemedy” and eloquence in spoken word.

To register for any of these free webinars, please visit:


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