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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Quarterly Grant Programs 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.

Fourth Quarter
Workshop:          January 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM -  RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: February 18, 2021, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: February 25, 2021, 11:59 PM

Funding Arts Network Grant 2021-2022 ** Correction

Deadline January 25, 2021

Funding Arts Network is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of Miami-Dade County residents by providing funding for programs presented to the public by local visual and performing arts organizations. ** Correction: Applications must be received online and hard copy must be postmarked no later than January 25, 2021.  


The Grant Application Instruction Booklet and registration link are available at


If you have any questions, please contact us at

National Endowment for the Arts

Grants for Arts Projects

First Deadline: February 11, 2021

The grants support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity. Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

New grant program guidelines are now available in the  Grants for Arts Projects  (GAP) category, with the first GAP deadline on February 11, 2021.

Click here for information and see all the deadlines.


Actos de Confianza Open Call

Eastern United States Deadline: March 17, 2021

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures announces an open call for Latinx artists, cultural workers, and arts organizations to apply for emergency grants through its Actos de Confianza relief efforts.  The first call will launch on January 13, 2021 for applicants in the Mid-America region; the second call will launch on March 3, 2021 for the Eastern United States and Puerto Rico; the third call will launch on April 28, 2021 for the Western United States. Guidelines and additional details  regarding the application process are available on the NALAC website.

Actos de Confianza: Open Calls

Cycle 2 – Eastern US + Puerto Rico
Call Opens: March 3rd, 2021
Deadline to Apply: March 17, 2021 (closes 11:59PM CT)

Applicants need to reside in one of the following states or territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico

Access full details via the application guidelines on the NALAC website.



Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Artist Call

Alexander Orr Drinking Water Lab

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Budget:  $65,000

Eligibility: Open to professional visual artists based in South Florida. Eligible artists create artwork on a regular basis for a duration of time in South Florida.

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has an existing Laboratory at the Alexander Orr Water Treatment Plant (AOWTP) for testing and sampling the quality of the Drinking Water in their distribution system. The selected artist(s) will design unique artwork(s) that will contribute to the identity of this facility and engage employees, visitors, and passers-by in unexpected and delightful ways. Click here to view full details and apply.


Brisas del Este

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021, 11:59PM
Budget:  $205,000
Eligibility: Open to professional visual artists based in South Florida. Eligible artists create artwork on a regular basis for a duration of time in South Florida.

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program, Miami-Dade County Department of Public Housing and Community Development, and partner Related Urban request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission artworks for the new Brisas Del Este affordable housing facility. A special feature of this opportunity includes artwork that references to or works to acknowledge the historic nature of the housing campus. A historian and/or artist will be engaged to create a historic exhibition or marker Artwork that addresses the site’s history. Click here for call details.


Americans for the Arts / Arts Action Fund 

PPP Loans and Shuttered Venues Webinar

Part Two Webinar: Postponed

Part 2 webinar on January 22, 2021 has been postponed pending the release of the SBA guidelines on Shuttered Venues. A new date for Part 2, which will exclusively cover Shuttered Venues Grants, will be scheduled as soon as information becomes available. Visit  for more information.


Arts & Business Council of Miami

Miami Arts Marketing Project

Reimagine 2021 

Virtual Lab on January 26 at 10 a.m.

The Miami Arts Marketing Project sessions will transform the challenges of the pandemic into creative opportunities for our community’s arts organizations. The first virtual Lab on January 26 will help your organization amplify your audiences. Be motivated and inspired by national experts and walk away with practical tips to design a marketing blueprint that will engage patrons and reach new participants in these challenging times. Thought leaders will share actionable ideas on how arts organizations are finding success, even during a pandemic. Grantees of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs maybe eligible for scholarships. Cultural groups are eligible for an early bird ticket. Learn more at  Use promo code EB15 to get the 40% discount.


Careers in the Arts

Live Arts Miami Administrative Coordinator

MDC Live Arts Miami

Administrative Assistant
Thomas Armour Youth Ballet

Site Director
Thomas Armour Youth Ballet

The most reliable way to contact us continues to be through email. You can find a staff directory at

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

To view a comprehensive list of all the Department's previous cultural updates on COVID-19 click here.