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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 3rd Quarter

Workshop:       November 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM - RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: December 2, 2021, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: December 9, 2021, 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

Workshop:       December 9, 2021, at 2:00 PM - RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: January 10, 2022, 11:59 PM

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


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs upcoming deadlines:

FY 2021-2022 Fall Cycle deadlines here.


Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority
Tourism Advancement Program Second Period Projects

February 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) is currently accepting grant applications for special events, promotions, activities, and festivals which will stimulate tourism by increasing hotel occupancy and will have significant media impact for Miami Beach between February 1, 2022 and May 31, 2022 in the following categories:Development Opportunities, Major One Time Special Event, Special Events Recurring, Special Projects, and Special Projects Recurring. Eligibility into each grant category requires approval by the MBVCA Administrator.

Interested applicants must meet with MBVCA Administration by Friday, November 12, 2021.

Applicants must:

Meet with MBVCA Administration by Friday, November 12, 2021;
Submit Project Information and Required Grant Criteria for review by Friday, November 19, 2021, by 3:00 pm;
Submit Draft Application and Application Attachments by Friday, December 3, 2021, by 3:00 pm;
Submit the Final Completed Application to the MBVCA offices by Monday, December 13, 2021, by 12:00 pm.
All dates and locations are subject to change without notice.  For grant guidelines, applications, questions, or comments regarding the grant application process, contact the MBVCA Administrator at (305) 673-7050 or visit

Florida Department of State

African-American Cultural and Historical Grant

Deadline November 30, 2021

The Florida Department of State is soliciting grant applications for African-American Cultural and Historical resources. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for fixed capital outlay projects at facilities in Florida that highlight the contributions, culture, or history of African-Americans. Applicant Organizations may request up to $500,000 or up to $1,000,000 with 50 percent matching funds from other sources. There is no minimum request amount.

This funding was made possible by funding allocated from the legislature from the American Rescue Plan. To apply, visit through November 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern).

Eligible Applicants must:

Be a public entity governed by a county, municipality, school district, community college, college, university, or an agency of state government; or a Non-profit Organization
Have ownership of the property for which grant funding is requested or have the written concurrence of the Property Owner. The owner must be a public entity or a Non-profit Organization. For the purposes of this program, an eligible Applicant Organization may lease state-owned land or building(s) or both.
Other restrictions apply. Consult the program guidelines for further information
For help getting setting up an account and an organization, consult the FAQ. Feel free to contact the  State's Grants staff  with any questions.

South Arts

Southern Cultural Treasures Program

A Four-year Initiative to Support the South Arts Region’s BIPOC-led and -serving Arts and Culture Organizations

The Southern Cultural Treasures Program will support the long-term stability and resiliency of organizations that contribute to the history, culture, and vitality of the nine-state South Arts region. It is anticipated that the grant period will run between April 2022 until March 2025 and support 12 -15 organizations by providing each:

General operating grants of up to $300,000 distributed over three years
Project grants of up to $7,500
Support to achieve stabilization and growth, and
Networking, cohort building, and knowledge sharing

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Letter of Interest to Participate process opens: November 3, 2021

Informational Webinar: November 12, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET | Register for the webinar (a recording of the webinar will be made available within 48 hours)

Deadline to Submit a Letter of Interest to Participate: December 10, 2021

Letter of Interest review date(s): December 17, 2021 - January 21, 2022

Open Full Application Invitation to Apply: February 1, 2022

Close Full Application Invitation to Apply: March 4, 2022

Applicant review/interview dates: March 14 – April 30, 2022

Award announcement: Early May 2022

For program details visit South Arts website.




Future Art Awards
Ecosystem X - Arts-based Reimagining of Life on Planet Earth

How can artists help us vision the future by illustrating the principles, processes, or practices of a just world, where the complexities between living organisms, their physical environment, and all their interrelationships represent harmony, sustainability, justice, and freedom?  Ecosystem X is an open call to artists across the country looking to express an aspirational vision of life on planet Earth.  The awards will present 10 U.S. artists from across the country with a $5,000 cash prize and a showcase in a curated virtual exhibition.  All U.S. artists welcome.  All mediums welcome.  Deadline to submit is December 1, 2021.  Click here for details.

2021-2022 South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) Grant

New Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021

The South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 grants to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded over to $4 million in grants to over 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.  See application details and guidelines.



The Children's Trust

New 5-Year Funding Cycle for Family and Neighborhood Support Partnerships and Trust Academy Agencies to be Released in February 2022

Do you provide wraparound care coordination services for children, youth and their families facing life challenges and/or with unique needs that limit them from reaching their full potential?  Family and neighborhood support partnerships (FNSP) offer comprehensive and individualized supports that amplify strengths and build resilience.

Do you offer professional development supports like coaching, peer learning, live training or online courses for staff who serve children and families?  The Trust is seeking experts in youth development, family services, inclusion of children with disabilities, oral health, organizational capacity, racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI), and social-emotional wellness (SEW).

In February, The Children’s Trust will be looking for applicants for a new 5-year funding cycle that will start October 2022.

The FNSP request for proposals (RFP) and Trust Academy intent to negotiate (ITN) grant applications are scheduled to be released in February 2022. Join the networking and information sessions in November to learn more:

Family Neighborhood Support Partnerships RFP

Networking Session

November 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

via Zoom

Click Here to Register


Trust Academy ITN

Networking Session

November 16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

via Zoom

Click Here to Register

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

All Kids Included Professional Development Workshop

Teach Like a MAGICIAN with Award-Winning Performing Artist Kevin Spencer

What does it mean to teach like a magician?  How can you bring a little "magic" into your classroom?  In this workshop, participants will explore MAGICIAN as an acronym, each letter representing a research-based practice that is vital for creating an environment conducive to learning.

Attend the AKI professional development workshop Teach Like A MAGICIAN with award-winner performing artist Kevin Spencer on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 4:00 to 7:00 pm via Zoom for a chance to win an Amazon gift card or full scholarship to attend the Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference or VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference.  You must be registered and attend to win.  The program is targeted for educators, teaching artists, youth arts program administrators and clinicians.  Space is limited.  Click here for details and to register.

We are Hiring!

Jobs with Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Theater Food & Beverage Concession Manager

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


Cultural Affairs Project Administrator

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


Jobs in the arts and cultural organizations

Front of House Manager

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (ACCH)


Technical Manager

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (ACCH)


Custodial Associate

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (ACCH)


After School And Camp Coordinator

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (ACCH)


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

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