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News to Use – September 3, 2021


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 2nd Quarter

Workshop:       September 9, 2021, at 2:00 PM – RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: October 4, 2021, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: October 12, 2021, 11:59 PM


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.

Coral Gables Community Foundation

Fall Grants Applications Due October 8, 2021

The Coral Gables Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations that have an impact in the Coral Gables community. View the grant guidelines and application.



Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Artist Access (ART) Grants Program

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FY 2021-2022 – Artist Access Grants Program – Fall Cycle

Application Deadline: September 20, 2021, 11:59 PM

Funded by Miami-Dade County and offered in partnership with FUNDarte, the Artist Access Grant Program is designed to assist practicing, professional artists in any medium or discipline residing in Miami-Dade County pursue opportunities that will advance their practice and careers in demonstrable ways.


Eligible opportunities include artistic professional development and skill-building opportunities, as well as financial offset of equipment purchase and studio rental. Applications will consider how the potential, timeliness, and impact of the opportunity will forward the artist’s career.  See grant guidelines and details.

Art in Public Places Art Opportunity

Miami Shores Fine Arts Commission Open Call to Artists

Call To Artists Fall  2021,  $5,000 total commission.

The Fine Arts Commission announces an Open Call for a public art project in Miami Shores Village, FL., (MSV).
Working professional artists may submit existing work for consideration.
From the Open Call, five finalists will be selected to prepare full proposals for new work at a prime median location in the Miami Shores community This is a paid opportunity with a $250 honorarium for the five artists selected.
From the finalists, one artist will be selected to fabricate the site-specific structures.

Applications with prior works samples are due by September 8, 2021.

FAC review will take place Sept. 14, 2021.

Five Selected artists will be notified on/before Sept. 21st.

Please email with:

See submission details.

Oolite Arts – Apply by October 1, 2021 at 6 PM

2022 Cinematic Arts Residency Program

Oolite Arts has officially opened the call for the 2022 Cinematic Arts Residency Program. One lucky filmmaker will receive up to $50k to create a narrative micro-budget feature, a dedicated producer, and access to a shared cinematic arts studio space.

Get  details and apply here.  Register for an information session on September 29  at 6 pm. Applications close at 6 p.m. ET on Oct. 1.

2021-2022 South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) Grant

Deadline: Monday, October 25, 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.


Miami Emerging Arts Leaders

Resilience and How to Navigate through Life’s Challenges

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 1 pm

Join the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders and Nicole R. Smith, a workforce engagement specialist and motivational speaker, for a presentation and discussion on the importance of a resilient mindset and how to activate it in the face of adversity. Nicole has more than 20 years experience in sports and entertainment, radio, TV, and the performing arts. An author, motivational speaker, and founder of Step It Up! dance organization, she currently serves as the Manager of Volunteer Services/Internship Program at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. To register,  please complete the form below by Thursday, September 9th at 5 PM.


The Children’s Trust
Changes to Eligibility Requirements: 2021-2022 Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) & 2022-2023 Youth Arts Enrichment Program (YEP) Grants Programs

Review the advance notice of changes to eligibility requirements for the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’  2021-2022 SAS-C  and  2022-2023 YEP grants programs.

The CDC Foundation
Partnering for Vaccine Equity: Content Management of Vaccine Resource Hub

The Request for Proposals seeks to secure the services of a contractor to solicit, receive, evaluate, tag and upload vaccine-related assets to the Partnering for Vaccine Equity’s Resource Hub that will launch in late August 2021. The CDC Foundation will partner with an organization that has a proven track record of successfully curating high quality public health content. The selected Content Manager will demonstrate extensive knowledge of public health, information science and the expertise to manage content.

Response Due Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 by 12:00 p.m. ET (Noon)


View Content Management RFP

Attachment A: Content Reviewer Guide

Attachment B: Content Tagging Guide (Download)

Attachment C: Deliverables Schedule Template (Download)

Proposal Submission

Submit cultural events for the 2022 Golden Ticket Arts Guide

The Golden Ticket Arts Guide provides free admission to seniors. The new guide will be available in January 2022. Cultural organizations that wish to participate may access the event submission form. Event listings should take place January 1-September 30, 2022. Learn more about the Golden Ticket program here. Deadline to submit is September 30, 2021. Questions? Contact program manager to participate.


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs offices are closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 6.  Click here  for a list of County services during the holiday.

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:

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