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Funding Arts Network (FAN) Grant

Grants to Florida Nonprofits, Agencies, and
IHEs for Performing and Visual Arts Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Funding Arts Network (FAN)

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Deadline Date:

01/25/21 - Received online or postmarked


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Grants to Florida nonprofit visual and performing arts organizations, units and divisions of public entities, and IHEs in eligible areas to support performing and visual arts programming. Applicants must submit a preliminary proposal prior to submitting an application. Applicants must be located in Miami-Dade County.

Funding Arts Network is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of Miami-Dade County by supporting the programs of visual and performing arts organizations. FAN’s goal is to fund creative and innovative performances, productions, and exhibitions that will stimulate the minds and capture the imaginations of they community’s diverse audiences. FAN encourages the development of new projects and programs that engage audiences and heighten their appreciation of the arts.

Funding Arts Network provides grant support to small, mid-sized, and large professional performing and visual arts organizations. Each applicant organization may submit only one application for a single proposal. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150513

Estimated Size of Grant:

All the grants FAN awards will be of equal value; the minimum grant will be $10,000. One grantee in each discipline (Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts), chosen by FAN’s membership, will receive additional funding.

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria for Applicant Organizations:

Organizations must:
1. Be a visual or performing arts organization or a division or unit primarily engaged in the presentation of visual or performing arts programs to the public and that maintains its principal office in Miami-Dade County.
2. Be an active, not-for-profit, Florida corporation in good standing or be a division or unit of a not-for-profit Florida Corporation in good standing, public entity, college or university in which that division or unit is administratively and programmatically distinct with its own mission, staff and budget.
3. Be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for at least 36 months prior to the submission of the application and have completed at least 36 months of operations presenting visual or performing arts programs to the public in Miami-Dade County.
4. Be currently registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to solicit contributions unless the exempt organization falls under the categories listed in §496.403 of the Florida Statutes (e.g., educational institution).
5. Request funding for a program that reflects your primary mission and will take place in MiamiDade County during the FAN funding cycle, between July 1 and June 30th .
6. May not be a student visual or performing arts organization below the graduate level.
7. The program may not consist primarily of non-professional artists or performers.
8. Not illegally limit participation in the proposed project/program, or any other of its programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Special Considerations
-If the applicant is an identifiable component of an umbrella organization (e.g. university, cultural organization), the umbrella organization may not also be an applicant in this grant cycle.
-If the program is a collaborative effort among two or more organizations, the lead organization must submit the application, meet the eligibility requirements and be the funding recipient.
-FAN will not fund any production/exhibit that has been presented by your organization in Miami-Dade within 5 years prior to the current FAN funding cycle unless the program is substantially different from prior presentations.

For Ineligible Activities, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Grant Application Workshop will be held on November 10, 2020, at 10:30 A.M.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2021-22 Grant Proposal deadline is January 25, 2021.

The 2021-2022 Grant Application consists of requested information concerning the Program Proposal as well as the Required Documents.

Applications must be received online and postmarked by the date posted on the website in order to be considered.

Contact Information:

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


For more information contact:
Beverly Greenberg or Terry Kaplan, CO-Vice Presidents – Grants, at

Submit application and materials to:
VP - Grants
Funding Arts Network
P.O. Box 331864
Miami, FL 33233-1864

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