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Upcoming Grant deadlines

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


October 13, 2015 - Tourist Development (TDC) Grants Program - Second Quarter


Visit Grants for Organizations and Grants for Artists for more information.



Education, Outreach and Access -

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


2016 "All kids included" student art competition

submissions are being accepted through February 5, 2016

Submissions are now being accepted for the All Kids Included (AKI) district-wide student visual art competition open to all Miami-Dade students in grades K-12. Celebrating inclusion, empathy and understanding, the contest is held each year in conjunction with the AKI Family Arts Festival, an interdisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with or without disabilities to be held at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on May 7, 2016.

Student artists are invited to submit original art work depicting the festival theme and are asked to draw on the festival's selected book, "A Boy and a Jaguar," by Alan Rabinowitz, for inspiration. For more information and competition guidelines




Funding Opportunities


South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, October 30, 2015

The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists' grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships 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 close to $2 million in fellowships to over 200 artists.

Applications for the 2016 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program are available at The deadline for applications is Friday, October 30, 2015.



Postmark Deadline:  Friday, November 6, 2015

Consultation Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2015


Program provides funding support for practicing, professional and emerging artists residing in Miami-Dade County to take advantage of specific professional development and skill-building opportunities (outside Miami-Dade County) to help advance their careers as working artists.  Funds may be used to cover attendance at advanced workshops, master classes, or seminars; to participate in artist residencies; to engage in activities that are specifically capable of advancing or propelling a professional career; etc. Maximum request is $1,000.


Prospective applicants must call and request a phone consultation with the Artist Access Program Administrator, Mary Luft (305) 324-4337 at least one week prior to submitting an application by the postmark deadline.


Download the program Guidelines and Application Form:




Grant Writing Classes at Miami-Dade College North


Grant Writing Basics and Writing Grant Proposals are available for prospective students. The Basics class (8 hours) is offered for $99 and the Writing Proposals (32 hours) for $230. Both are Saturday classes. For details, contact Gloria Garcia, program coordinator at MDC North, (305) 237-8284. 



Arts & Business Council of Miami

Breakfast with the Arts & Technology

October 16, 2015

Spend a morning exploring the intersection of arts, creativity, technology and startups.

The key to a great place to live & work lies in the power that creativity can bring to everything it touches, specifically to amplify technology as a true connector and catalyst for innovation. Creativity is the magnet that is attracting and stimulating economy-building industries. Join the Arts & Business Council for a morning exploring the ways in which the arts and emerging industries can work together to build a connected creative ecosystem. Event held at MDC Wolfson Campus, Chapman Conference Center. Tickets $35 General Admission; $55 VIP Admission and reception. Limited number of discounted tickets available for EALM. 


Ticket site:




Integration of Arts into Urban Revitalization


The Kresge Foundation's Arts and Culture Program is offering a grant opportunity for organizations integrating arts and culture into urban community revitalization work. Through the program's Harvesting Leading Practices focus area, the Foundation supports nonprofits that employ strategic, integrated approaches to infuse arts and culture in urban revitalization. Focus on initiatives that embed arts and culture in cross-sector and cross-disciplinary efforts designed to foster the well-being of low-income residents, and more. Proposals accepted on an ongoing basis through 2015. Visit for details.




Give Miami Day 2015   

Deadline: October 29, 2015


November 19, 2015 is Give Miami Day 2015. All registered nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County are invited to participate in the biggest annual giving event in the Southeast US. Give Miami Day is a 24-hour online giving event that allows all individuals in our community to make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting local nonprofit organizations. The Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation and partners will make a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 19. Register your nonprofit today by visiting Eligible participants must be nonprofit organizations qualified under the IRS' 501(c)(3) code as public charities serving Miami-Dade County and in compliance with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to solicit contributions in the State of Florida.




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