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Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Performing and Visual Arts Programs

Funding Arts Network (FAN) Grant


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Funding Source
Funding Arts Network (FAN)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County

Important Dates
LOI Date: 10/20/23
Deadline: 01/26/24 5:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants of $10,000 to Florida nonprofit visual and performing arts organizations in eligible locations for programs that benefit the local community. Applicants must submit a preliminary proposal prior to submitting an application. Divisions of nonprofit IHEs, corporations, and public entities are also eligible to apply. Funding is intended to support high-quality productions, performances, and exhibitions that serve diverse audiences. Requests will be accepted from qualifying organizations located in Miami-Dade County.

Funding Arts Network is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of Miami-Dade County by supporting the programs of performing and visual 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 the community’s diverse audiences. FAN encourages the development of new projects and programs that engage and strengthen the community and heightens its appreciation of the arts.

FAN provides grant support to small, mid-sized, and large professional visual and performing arts organizations with diverse audiences serving all areas of Miami-Dade County.

A visual or performing arts organization is defined as an organization whose mission is to offer programs in one of the following disciplines for which FAN accepts applications: Dance, Theater, Music, and Visual Arts (including film). 

Funding is available for programs which are multi-disciplinary provided that one of the disciplines within the program for which funding is being sought is within the discipline stated in the mission statement. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, applicant 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 the organization's primary mission and will take place in Miami-Dade County during the FAN funding cycle, between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025.

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.

If the proposed program begins before or extends beyond FAN’s funding period, FAN will only fund that portion that occurs during the funding period.

Organizations and Proposed Programs may not:
- Be a student visual or performing arts organization below the graduate level.
- Consist primarily of non-professional artists or performers.
- 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, sexual orientation, or gender identification.

FAN will not fund any production/exhibit that has been presented by the applicant organization in Miami-Dade within 5 years prior to the current FAN funding cycle unless the program is substantially different from prior presentations.

FAN will NOT fund organizations whose primary mission is NOT the presentation of visual or performing arts.

For a list of ineligible activities and expenses, see

Pre-Proposal Conference
The Grant Application Workshop will be on Zoom, Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

Register on the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Pre-Application Information
- STEP 1 Applications are due Friday, October 20, 2023, at 5 PM.
- FAN will email invitations to submit a STEP 2 Application to eligible applicants in early
November 2023.
- STEP 2 Applications are due Friday, January 26, 2024, at 5 PM.
- Notification of grant awards: March 2024.
- Grant Awards Event: May 2024.

Funding Arts Network recognizes the Grant Awardees at its annual meeting in May. All applicants must print-sign-scan-and-return the contract by email before the Awards Luncheon. A representative of each grantee is required to attend this event.

Estimated Size of Grant
Each grant award will be $10,000.

Term of Contract
Funded programs must take place between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025.

Contact Information

For more information contact Terry Kaplan or Tish Richardson, Co-Vice Presidents – Grants, at

VP - Grants
Funding Arts Network
P.O. Box 331864
Miami, FL 33233-1864

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