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News to Use - July 3, 2024

Observance of Independence Day

Miami-Dade County offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of Independence Day. For more information on Miami-Dade County's Fourth of July schedule click here.



Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Quarterly Grant Programs Deadliness

Community Grants Program (CG)

Geraldine Toussaint |

A quarterly program for nonprofit organizations developing small and large-scale community-based cultural programs (dance, theater, music, visual arts), as well as projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals and publications that have a strong artistic component.

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. 

Second Quarter

Workshop:  August 8, 2024 at 10:00 AM -  RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: August 29, 2024, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: September 5, 2024, 11:59 PM


Tourist Development Grants Program (TDC)

Nikenna Benjamin |

The Tourist Development Council grants program provides support to nonprofit and for-profit organizations presenting significant cultural or special events, including sports activities and television and film origination projects that promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination.

First Quarter

Courtesy Review Deadline:  July 8, 2024, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2024, 11:59 PM

Second Quarter

Workshop:          September 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM -  RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: October 7, 2024, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024, 11:59 PM


Learn How to Apply for Cultural Grants

Are you looking for funding for your cultural project? Join us for an informational session on how to access Miami-Dade County grants for cultural activities. 

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs -  Grants Programs

El Departamento de Asuntos Culturales del Condado de Miami-Dade -  Programas de Asistencia Económica

Depatman Afé Kiltirél Konte Miami-Dade - Pwogram Sibvansyon



Monday, July 22 at 2 PM – Workshop Via Zoom


Monday, September 9 at 2 PM – Workshop Via Zoom


Cultural Affairs staff will provide information about the competitive funding opportunities for nonprofit arts groups and artists as well as other helpful resources available for the cultural community.

Art projects that are especially encouraged include those:

  • with a strong community involvement;
  • with an outreach component that promotes inclusion and equitable access to the arts;
  • with a focus on delivering cultural services to underserved populations and/or under-resourced neighborhoods;
  • that have the potential to generate tourism;
  • that are particularly sensitive to the needs of indigenous cultural activities;
  • that are encouraging the preservation of heritage, traditions and culture: and,
  • where social service organizations and cultural groups are developing collaborative intervention projects using the arts.
  • 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.



Knight Foundation - Knight New Work

Deadline Friday, July 12, 2024 11:59 PM

Knight New Work 2024 provides up to $100,000 to support artists and arts organizations in South Florida, Akron and Detroit who use technology to create, disseminate and enhance the way art is experienced.

The call for project proposals is open to individual artists, collectives and art organizations. Applicants must be based in or have direct ties to South Florida, Akron or Detroit and proposed works must premiere in the applicant’s community. All works must incorporate technology. Applications will be accepted through July 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Submissions will be reviewed by a national panel of artists, practitioners and Knight Foundation staff and recipients will be announced in the fall. Knight New Work 2024 grantees will convene in spring/summer 2025 to share works in progress and all works will premiere by spring 2026. For details and to apply click here.

2024 SFCC Fellowship Deadline & Application

Deadline Tuesday, October 1, 2024, 11:59 PM

The South Florida Cultural Consortium, an alliance of the arts councils of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties grants visual and media artists with awards at either the $15,000 or $7,500 level. These awards are among the largest such honors accorded by local arts agencies to visual and media artists in the United States. Established 1988, the SFCC has awarded over $4 million in grants to more than 300 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties. For more information about the South Florida Cultural Consortium, please visit here. Applications are now available. Click here to access.


Online Workshops - Summer 2024

How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being recommended? Find out at one of our workshops being offered across the South Florida region. Attendance at a workshop is encouraged, but not required.

Saturday, July 13, 2024, 12:30 - 1:30 PM: Register

Thursday, August 15, 2024, 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Register

Thursday, September 12, 2024, 12:30- 1:30 PM: Register



Great Lakes ADA Center

New Accessibility Self-Assessment for Arts and Culture Organizations

Thursday, August 8, 2024, 2 – 3 PM

Open Door Arts has developed a comprehensive electronic accessibility self-assessment tool for arts and culture organizations. The tool has been developed in partnership with experts in the fields of arts and culture, disability, and the ADA and uniquely focuses on the needs of arts and culture organizations while centering the voices and perspectives of people with disabilities. During this session, staff from Open Door Arts will review the purpose of this tool, how it was developed, and how to use it to increase access. There will be time for participants to ask questions of the speakers following the presentation.

This session will have real-time captioning available. Participants can submit questions in advance during the registration process. Click here for details and to register.


For more information, Thank you.

Para más información, Gracias.

Pou plis enfomasyon, Mèsi.

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)