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Cultural Arts Grant Program - Cultural Anchors

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City of Miami Beach Arts and Culture, Cultural Arts Council

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02/18/22 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $35,000 to Florida nonprofit arts organizations and cultural departments at IHEs in eligible locations for general operating support. Applicants must submit a pre-application prior to submitting a full proposal. Eligible organizations are those based in the City of Miami Beach.

The Cultural Arts Grant Program provides grants for operating funds to 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. Grants may be used towards operational expenses in association with the annual cultural programming described in the grant application.

Miami Beach 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-FIU, Wolfsonian – FIU, Holocaust Memorial Committee, Miami Beach Classical Music Festival, Miami Beach Film Society, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Dade Public Library, O Cinema, The Rhythm Foundation, and O, Miami. 

Allowable grant expenditures include General Operating expenses noted as follows:

  • Administrative salaries or fees (for Cultural Anchors only);
  • Artistic, technical, and outside artistic fees directly related to the proposed program or event that occur within the City of Miami Beach;
  • Marketing, publicity, and printing;
  • Honoraria;
  • Postage;
  • Equipment rental and expendable materials;
  • Equipment rental and personnel necessary to provide program accessibility as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
  • Space rental (performance-related only); and
  • Production costs related to the proposed program, project or event

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

Term of Contract:

Artistic and cultural projects must be presented in the City of Miami Beach between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Grant Program is an annual grants program that is open to nonprofit, 501(c)(3) cultural organizations and cultural departments within an institution of higher learning (college or university) with tax-exempt status under other subsections of 501(c)(3) wishing to present or produce cultural and artistic events in the City of Miami Beach.

Only nonprofit cultural organizations in Miami Beach 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. Cultural Affairs staff will determine eligibility and discuss guidelines with new applicants during the required consultation. Organizations applying through a “fiscal agent” are not eligible. Organizations which 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.

Grantees with annual operating budgets less than $5M which receive $25,000 or more in City funds are required to have 51% or more of its board membership complete the City’s training for board members of non-profit agencies, who must have received such training within the last two years prior to Grantee receiving City funds.

Cultural Affairs and the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council do not fund: Capital expenditures; travel outside of the local Miami-Dade County area; hospitality; debt reduction; organizational fundraising; City of Miami Beach services; or administrative and staff salaries.

For grant use restrictions, see

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Grant workshop for FY 22/23 funding: TBA (October 2022)

Pre-Application Information:

2022-2023 Grant Timeline:
- FY 22/23 Intent to Apply (Pre-application) available online: January 17, 2022
- FY 22/23 Intent to Apply submission deadline: January 28, 2022, 5:00 PM
- FY 22/23 Full application available online: January 31, 2022
- FY 22/23 Full application submission deadline: February 18, 2022, 5:00 PM
- FY 22/23 Full application correction period: February 21, 2022 – March 4, 2022
- FY 22/23 Full application re-submission deadline (corrections only): March 11, 2022, 5:00 PM
- Cultural Affairs Council Panel Meeting for Cultural Anchors: April 7, 2022, 10:00 AM- Noon
- Cultural Affairs Council Panel Meeting for Cultural Presenters Group 1: May 5, 2022, 10:00 AM
- Cultural Affairs Council Panel Meeting for Cultural Presenters Group 2: June 2, 2022, 10:00 AM
- Cultural Affairs Council meeting to approve grant funding for FY 22/23: July 7, 2022
- City Commission Budget Meeting: End of September 2022
- Mandatory Grant workshop for FY 22/23 funding: TBA (October 2022)
- FY 22/23 Final Reports Due: October 15, 2022

A staff consultation prior to submitting your pre-application is optional for Cultural Anchor grant applicants. Additional staff consultations may be required prior to submission of final application to determine completeness and acceptability. Appointments are scheduled on a “first come first serve” basis and must be scheduled at least one week in advance. It is in the best interest of the applicant to schedule this appointment as early as possible in the event that a second consultation review is necessary. Please call or email Brandi Reddick to schedule an appointment.

An organization may submit only one application each grant year. Multiple organizations may not apply for City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs grant funding towards the same project.

Applicants are required to furnish a minimum $1 to $1 funding match (in cash, in-kind, or a combination of both).


Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

During the application process, applicants may contact Brandi Reddick, Cultural Affairs Manager at 305-673-7577 or with any questions regarding the application or its process.

MB Arts & Culture
1755 Meridian Ave, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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