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Cultural Arts Council Grants Program - Cultural Anchors

Grants to Florida Nonprofits and IHEs
for Ongoing Cultural and Artistic Programming

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City of Miami Beach Arts and Culture, Cultural Arts Council

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Deadline Date:

02/14/20 4:00 PM EST


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Grants to Florida nonprofits and cultural departments of IHEs to support cultural and artistic programming in eligible regions. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to support organizations that significantly contribute to cultural life in Miami Beach.

Organizations with major preeminent and smaller arts institutions physically based in the City of Miami Beach, whose primary mission is year-round artistic and cultural programming that contributes significantly to the cultural life of the City of Miami Beach may apply. 

Cultural Anchor organizations include Oolite Arts, The Bass Museum of Art, Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami City Ballet, Miami Design Preservation League, Miami New Drama, New World Symphony, Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS-FIU), Wolfsonian – FIU, Holocaust Memorial Committee, Miami Beach Film Society, Miami Beach Garden Conservancy (Miami Beach Botanical Garden), Miami Dade Public Library, O Cinema, The Rhythm Foundation, and University of Wynwood (O,Miami).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139190

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Request Amounts
- $25,000 for Anchors with annual organizational budgets below $750,000
- $30,000 for Anchors with annual organizational budgets between $750,000 and 3.5M
- $35,000 for Anchors with annual organizational budgets at or above $3.5M

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only nonprofit cultural organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or cultural departments within an institution of higher learning (college or university) with tax-exempt status under other subsections of 501(c)(3) are eligible.

Organizations applying through a “fiscal agent” are not eligible.

Organizations that received prior year Cultural Affairs grant funding and which did not comply with the Grant Agreement and/or other requirements pursuant to same are ineligible to apply. Additionally, organizations which received funding from the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (VCA) during the same fiscal year are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

2020-2021 Grant Timeline

FY 20/21 Intent to Apply (Pre-application) available online: January 6, 2020
FY 20/21 Intent to Apply submission deadline: January 24, 2020
FY 20/21 Full application available online: January 27, 2020
FY 20/21 Full application submission deadline: February 14, 2020
FY 20/21 Full application correction period: February 17, 2020 – February 28, 2020
FY 20/21 Full application resubmission deadline (corrections only): March 6, 2020
Cultural Affairs Council Panel Meeting for Cultural Anchors: April 2, 2020
Cultural Affairs Council meeting to approve grant funding for FY 20/21: July 9, 2020
City Commission Budget Meeting: End of September 2020
Mandatory Grant workshop for FY 20/21 funding: September 25, 2020
FY 19/20 Final Reports Due: October 16, 2020

Each grant applicant must follow an extensive multi-level public review process. This includes a general orientation and consultation for all new applicants with Cultural Affairs staff. Applicants must meet all application requirements, including deadlines, or the application will be disqualified.

A mandatory dollar for dollar ($1 to $1) match is applicable to all grant programs. Grant applicants must demonstrate this match through cash, other matching grants and/or In-Kind contributions (In-Kind contributions not to exceed 25% of total cash project budget). The Cultural Arts Grant Program should not be the sole source of funding.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit Intent to Apply:

Brandi Reddick
(305) 673-7577 x26256

Geraldine Toussaint
(305) 673-7577 x26884

Tourism, Culture and Economic Development
1755 Meridian Ave, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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USA: Florida: City of Miami Beach

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