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News To Use – Volume 144

Upcoming Grant workshops –

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


August 6, 2015 – Community Grants Workshop (CG) – Second Quarter

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


Click here to sign up for the workshop:



Education, Outreach and Access 

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


Come Celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act!

September 24 – 25, 2015 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Presented free by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Florida Access Coalition for the Arts (FLACA) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

*All Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs General Operating Support Grant Recipients are required to attend at least one day of this exciting and informative summit (ADV, DAN, FEST, HCJ, MCI and YAM)*  Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of participation for their organization to submit with their upcoming grant applications to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

Who should attend?

  • Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Grant Recipients
  • Executive and Artistic Directors
  • Arts Administrator
  • ADA/Access Coordinators
  • Box Office and House Personnel
  • Education and Outreach Coordinators 
  • Patron and Visitor Services Personnel
  • Marketing and Audience Development Personnel

Topics will include the ADA, universal design, programmatic access for performing arts organizations and museums, technology, effective communication, marketing, sensory-friendly programs, ASL, audio description, captioning, patrons’ perspectives, and expert panel Q&As.  Join us for a dynamic discussion with national, regional and local experts, and experience showcased best practices from arts organizations and artists.

Special guest presenters will include Henry Evans from Robots for Humanity and Christa Cliver from Suitable Technologies makers of The BEAM featured on CBS Sunday Morning News (click here for video story: Robots open up the world of art).

For more information and to register to attend the summit, click here.



Funding Opportunities

Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA)

Tourism Advancement ProgramSecond Period Projects


Consultation Deadline: August 7, 2015

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015, by 3:00 pm


The 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, 2016 and May 31, 2016 in the following categories: Special Events Recurring and Special Projects Recurring.


Eligibility into each grant category requires approval by the MBVCA Administrator. Interested applicants must meet with MBVCA Administration by Friday, August 7, 2015. Applications must be submitted for corrections by Monday, November 30, 2015, by 3:00 pm. For grant guidelines, applications, questions or comments regarding the grant application process, contact the MBVCA Administrator at (305) 673-7050 or visit

Professional Development Opportunities


Registration for #NAMPC 2015 Is Now Open!

Are you looking for innovative ways to break through the clutter and elevate your marketing skills to the next level?

Register today for the 2015 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference, November 6-9 in Salt Lake City, UT. Learn the strategies, tools, and actionable takeaways that will make your organization and career lift off. Topics digital strategy, smart technology, new content models, social media, and more.


National and local scholarship opportunities for #NAMPC are open! Visit the Scholarships page for information, eligibility guidelines,* and to download the applications. Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2015



Technical Fellowship Program: 2015 Application

Deadline: August 1, 2015

Miami Light Project launched TFP in 2012 as a technical training intensive that supports the professional development of Miami-based designers and technicians. By training, mentoring and allowing technicians to work in a multi discipline arts venue we are building an innovative design and technical community unique to Miami. Annually, 10 – 15 fellows are selected for this initiative. In addition to a free workshop and training bootcamp, the fellows receive time in The Light Box to work with various technologies, full production support & professional development assistance.

Through TFP, Miami Light Project has developed more than 40 South Florida-based technicians and designers. Over 20 of those fellows have gone on to work in multiple venues in South Florida, New York, and Los Angeles.

Complete applications must be submitted electronically as WORD documents to using the subject line TFP Application First Name Last Name; they must be received by 5pm, August 01, 2015. 



Miami Herald’s Season of the Arts

Deadline: July 31, 2015

The Miami Herald’s annual Season of the Arts preview section will be published Sept. 13. Submit your 2015-2016 lineup information no later than July 31, 2015 to

Submissions should include the following:

  • The full name and address of your arts organization (mailing and performance address, if different, with ZIP codes), along with web address (and any Facebook/Twitter information).
  • Title of each production, concert or exhibition, along with opening/closing dates.
  • Phone number to call for tickets and information.
  • If you have one color photo in high-resolution .jpg format, send it as an attachment with your email. Each photo must have complete caption information, with the name of the photographer, or it won’t be used.

Read more here:    


Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Calendar of Events (October – December 2015)

Deadline: July 31, 2015


The newest issue of the print version of the FREE, comprehensive Greater Miami & The Beaches Calendar of Events will cover events taking place October through December 2015. Take advantage of this great opportunity to promote your fall/winter lineup!

To be included, please add or submit your latest arts and culture events schedule by Friday, July 31, 2015.

Send your submissions to and include the following:

Name of Event






Brief 50-75 word description


Photos (for web use only): Must be a minimum of 940 x 526 pixels. Must also be without text/copy. No flyers, logos or ads.






An interactive website that allows grantseekers to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects, and mentors them through the grantseeking process. GrantStation provides access to a searchable database of grantmakers who are actively accepting inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal grant deadlines, which are updated twice a week; links to state funding agencies; and a growing database of international grantmakers.



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