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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Quarterly Grant Programs Deadlines


Community Grants Program (CG)

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The Community Grants program supports cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades and neighborhood festivals. The program funds arts projects with strong community involvement and/or outreach component and is particularly sensitive to the needs of indigenous cultural neighborhood activities and projects encouraging the preservation of heritage, traditions and culture, as well as social service organizations and cultural groups developing collaborative intervention projects using the arts.


Second Quarter

Application Deadline on August 31, 2023, 11:59 PM


Third Quarter

Workshop on November 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM  RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: November 30, 2023, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline on December 7, 2023, 11:59 PM


Tourist Development Grants Program (TDC)

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The Tourist Development Council grants program provides support to nonprofit and for-profit organizations presenting significant cultural or special events, including sports activities and television and film origination projects that promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination.


Second Quarter

Workshop on September 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM  RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: October 9, 2023, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: October 16, 2023, 11:59 PM


Third Quarter

Workshop on December 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM  RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: January 5, 2024, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: January 12, 2024, 11:59 PM


Funding Arts Network Grant Workshop

Wednesday,  September 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM

The Funding Arts Network grant workshop will be held via Zoom and provide an overview of the 2024-2025 grant process with several changes and updates.  Register in advance by sending your name, organization and email to or on the website at

Deadline: STEP 1 Application is due on Friday, October 20, 2023

Funding Arts Network is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of Miami-Dade residents by providing funding for programs presented to the public by local visual and performing arts organizations. For questions contact FAN at





Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


Artist Access (ART) Grants Program

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Fall/ Winter Application Deadline – October 9, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Offered in partnership with FUNDarte, the Artist Access (ART) Grants 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 such as specialized workshops, artist residencies, technique classes with master artists, conferences, and teaching artist trainings. Register for a workshop for detailed program overview.


Artist Access (ART) Workshop via Zoom

September 6, 2023 at 4 p.m.

Register here.



South Florida Cultural Consortium

FY 23-24 Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2023

The South Florida Cultural Consortium, an alliance of the arts councils of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties grants visual and media artists with awards at either the $15,000 or $7,500 level. These awards are among the largest such honors accorded by local arts agencies to visual and media artists in the United States. Celebrating 35 years, (established 1988), the SFCC has awarded over $4 million in grants to more than 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. Apply Here.


Application Webinars – Fall 2023

How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being recommended? Find out at one of our Zoom Webinar workshops. Attendance at a workshop is encouraged, but not required.

Saturday, September 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Register

Thursday, September. 14, 1:00 – 2:30 PM: Register

To learn about more regional opportunities for artists, including current open calls for public art, visit here.




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Cultural Calendar of Events

Submit your upcoming exhibits, performances and/or events to be part of the Cultural Calendar of Events on Take advantage of this free listing opportunity to promote your programs and reach residents and visitors to Miami-Dade County.

GMCVB Partners can easily add events through the Partner Extranet for approval. Cultural events can also be emailed directly to


Include the following:

Name of Event






Event description – Brief 600-word description of the event. Do not copy descriptions that are already being used on the web. Submit only original content.

Event images – Must be a minimum of 1440 x 900 pixels and up to 300K.  Image must not have text or copy over the images. Flyers, logos or ads are not accepted. For questions contact John Copeland, Director of Cultural Tourism, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.


For more information, Thank you.

Para más información, Gracias.

Pou plis enfomasyon, Mèsi.


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


It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, CART, and/or any accommodation to participate in Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 /,  five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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