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Miami Individual Artists (MIA) Stipend Program Workshops

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs announced a new program to help individual artists, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act through its securing a $500,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant. The new Miami Individual Artists (MIA) Stipend Program provides artistic fees and stipends to artists for their work.

Professional individual artists in all disciplines can apply to receive a stipend of up to $5,000 for the creation of artworks, including performances, presentations, exhibitions, workshops, and research. Application deadline: Monday, January 24 at 11:59 PM


Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 4 PM

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4 PM

Register for a workshop here. 

Visit Miami Individual Artists (MIA) Stipend Program for guidelines, application instructions and FAQs prior to the workshop. There will be an interactive Q & A session following the workshop presentation. Questions will be addressed in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole. ADA/accessible accommodations are available. A recording of the presentation will be posted online after the second workshop.


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.

FY 2021-2022 – Community Grants 4th Quarter
Workshop:       January 27, 2022, at 2:00 PM - RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: February 17, 2022, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: February 24, 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 3rd Quarter
Courtesy Review Deadline: January 10, 2022, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: January 18, 2022, 11:59 PM

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

New NEA Funding Guidelines Posted

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 

Grants for Arts Projects Webinar
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST
Click here to register
Application deadline – February 10 and July 7, 2022

Challenge America Webinar
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST
Click here to register
Application deadline – April 21, 2022
Webinars will be archived on Visit the program pages for details.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Program
Deadline January 13, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities’ Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program helps cultural institutions meet the challenge of preserving holdings by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity.
Instructional video for prospective applicants at the link below. Learn more: 



Arts & Business Council of Miami
Miami Arts & Marketing Project - Social Media Bootcamp
January 25, 2022 - 9 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. 

Social media is your most impactful marketing tool. Kick off 2022 with an innovative 3-hour bootcamp. Amplify your social media strategies to attract new ticket buyers, keep current participants engaged and increase visibility. Get the inside scoop on how to invigorate your social media efforts, leverage tools like the pros, tell your story and reach and engage with your existing and potential customers. Session Leader: David Barry, DB Dynamo

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.