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News to Use – February 19, 2019


Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Workshops

Community Grants Program (CG) – Fourth Quarter FY2018-19
This is a quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing small to medium scale community-based cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications.

• Grant Application Deadline:  February 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Tourist Development Council (TDC) – Third Quarter FY2018-2019
This is 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.

• Grant Workshop: March 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM – RSVP
• Grant Application Deadline:  April 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Individual Artist Cultural Grant Program Deadlines for the 2019-2020 Spring Cycle

Guidelines and deadline schedules for the spring cycle fiscal year 2019-2020 spring cycle of arts and cultural grants programs available to Miami-Dade County based artists are now available. Guidelines containing information regarding eligibility requirements, funding requests and program criteria can be downloaded at

Grant applications and supporting documentation will be submitted via the online grant management platform SurveyMonkey Apply at

Dance Miami Choreographers Program (DMC)
Program provides non-matching awards of $10,000 on a competitive basis to nurture the artistic development of Miami-Dade County-based professional choreographers for the creation of new work in all dance forms, including modern dance, ballet and folk. Local choreographers, who have an established body of work, are invited to submit work samples for review by a national panel for selection.

• Staff Consultation Deadline: March 14, 2019
• Grant Application Deadline:  March 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Playwright Development Program (PDP)
Program provides a series of two-day workshops conducted by nationally-renowned playwrights in conjunction with the Theatre League of South Florida and the Deering Estate at Cutler. The program is designed to provide intensive support for developing new work from Miami-Dade County’s growing and diverse community of playwrights. Local playwrights are invited to submit work samples for review by a panel that will admit a limited number of participants into the series.  

• Applications Available: March 4, 2019
• Staff Consultation Deadline: April 2, 2019
• Grant Application Deadline:  April 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Youth Arts Enrichment (YEP) Grants Program Workshop

All applicants to the Youth Arts Enrichment (YEP) Program must attend one (1) workshop prior to application. Refer to the YEP program guidelines or contact the grant administrator for further pre-application requirements.

Workshop Schedule:
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – Noon
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Note: This workshop will provide instruction on using the Department of Cultural Affairs’ new online grant platform, “Survey Monkey Apply” as well as review program eligibility criteria, application and reporting requirements.

All workshops are held at the:
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
111 NW 1st Street | 6th Floor Conference Room
Miami, FL 33128


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


Arts & Business Council of Miami
Miami Arts Marketing Project (MAMP): Corporate Assets Pitch Session
February 26, 2019 – 9:00 AM

Miami Arts Marketing Project (MAMP) is a collaborative, high-impact series that provides an experience in the discovery of the latest trends in arts marketing, innovation and exploration of curated partnerships and new audiences. It’s a collaborative and educational experience unlike any other.

Can you artfully pitch your organization’s value proposition to corporate funders or effectively tell a data driven story about your impact? A moderator-led panel discussion of corporate leaders will be followed by a hands-on, interactive. Learn how to showcase your group’s unique assets and deliver your story with passion and flair.

SESSION LEADER: Janet Altman, Kaufman Rossin

SPEAKERS: Belissa Alvarez, The Related Group; Jonathan Plutzik, The Betsy – South Beach; Wolfgang Pinther, MBAF; Ann Briggle, Red Bull; Morgan Ben David, AXS Legal Group

For registration and info:


February: Hip Hop Art Programs in the Juvenile Justice System

Learn how one Arts4All Florida teaching artist has developed and implemented an arts curriculum for teens in the Juvenile Justice system based on a positive approach to Hip Hop culture. The curriculum includes drum circles, musical instruments, rhythms, dance, core training, spoken word poetry, and the study of Hip Hop history. These lessons can be easily adapted to other styles of teaching, ages, and settings.

– February 18, 4 to 5 pm (east coast time)
– February 21, 4 to 5 pm (east coast time)

Presenter: Nanci Dorau is a current Teaching Artist for Arts4All Florida, teaching movement, theatre, rhythms, and dance. She has taught over 40 programs for Arts4All Florida in the last three years. Nanci has been certified by the Dance Masters of America and was the owner/instructor of five award-winning dance studios in New York State for 35 plus years. Nanci recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Disabilities, with a concentration in Youth in the Juvenile Justice System and Hip Hop Culture.

To register for either of these FREE webinars, please visit:

Arts4All Florida also posts archived webinars on our website, available at:


Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL
Free Event; Space is limited. Complimentary Parking Available.
  Arts Advocacy and the Economic Impact of the Arts Forum
Panel Discussion and Q & A. Display tables with arts engagement opportunities.

USArtists International Grant
Deadline: April 3, 2019

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. USArtists International grantees reflect the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts. The next deadline is April 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. To learn more about the program, see additional deadlines or access the online application, please visit our website.

Arts & Culture Day 2019
March 13, 2019 in the State Capitol, Tallahassee

Your voice moves arts & culture forward for greater access for all to experience.
Arts & Culture Day informational rally and updates on 3/13 at the 22nd Floor Art Gallery from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  – Advocacy throughout the whole day in the Capitol Complex. For more details and to register now to participate click here.


BUDGET: $150,000
ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists residing in the United States or abroad
DEADLINE: Friday, March 15th, 2019

The City of Coral Gables requests concept proposals from professional working artists for consideration to create an inaugural artist designed temporary installation for the City’s Giralda Plaza.  Artwork is sought that incorporates environmental sustainability in concept and design. Environmental sustainability for the purposes of this opportunity refers to concept, design, and/or material that addresses reuse without harm to the ecosystem.

On-line applications are being accepted at: GIRALDA SKY
The cost of participating in the initial submittal is free; expenses are not reimbursable by the City.
Materials requested through on-line application ONLY:
• Brief Biography & Artist Statement
• Artist Resume/CV
• Professional References
• Ten Images of Completed Work
• Concept Title, Description, Medium
• Budget & Timeline
• Concept Sketch

For more information, please visit:

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