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Specific Cultural Project (SCP) Grant

Grants to Florida Nonprofits and
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Florida Department of State - Division of Cultural Affairs

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06/01/20 5:00 PM ET


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Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and individuals to support arts and cultural activities. Grant funds may be used to support programs, projects, series, or exhibitions. Funding areas include arts and cultural projects, arts in education, arts in underserved communities, and individual artistic projects.

The Specific Cultural Project (SCP) grant is designed to fund a cultural project, program, exhibition, or series. The grant activities must support the mission of the organization and further the state's cultural objectives. 

Project types:

  • Arts In Education projects cultivate learning and artistic development for all students and teachers by promoting, encouraging, and supporting arts and culture as an integral part of education and lifelong learning for residents and visitors. 
  • Discipline-Based projects are discipline specific for organizations conducting cultural projects,
    realizing their stated mission, and furthering the state's cultural objectives. Disciplines include dance, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary, museum, music, presenter, community theater, professional theater, traditional arts, and visual arts. 
  • Underserved Cultural Community Development projects assist with the development of underserved cultural organizations
  • Artist Performances on Tour provides funding to Florida-based performing artists for touring activities to underserved communities; touring activities include both a performance and an educational component.
  • Individual Artist project grants for artist-driven projects that have public benefit and enhance the State of Florida through the creation or presentation of artistic work. Individual Artist projects can be in all artistic disciplines, genres, and styles.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163534

Term of Contract:

July 1 through June 30

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To meet the legal status requirement, an applicant organization must be either a public entity or a Florida nonprofit, tax exempt corporation as of the application deadline. Exception: For the Arts in Education Artist Performances on Tour and Artist Project funding categories ONLY, the applicant may be a solo artist or an unincorporated performing company (265.286 (8)(a)(b), F.S.), and be a Florida resident for at least one year prior to the application deadline and maintain residency in Florida throughout the project.

For-profit businesses are not eligible to receive state funds.

Public entities include Florida local governments, entities of state governments, school districts, community colleges, colleges, or universities. Private schools, private community colleges, private colleges, and private universities are not public entities and must be nonprofit and tax exempt to meet the legal status requirement.

For more information about eligibility, see pages 6-9 of the Grant Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

For ineligible expenses, see

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted on or before June 1 at 5pm.

- Application Open: April 1
- Application Deadline: June 1
- Grant Period: July 1 – June 30
If a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the deadline date will be the next business day.

Note: In order to apply as an individual, you must create an organization for yourself in the online system. See URL for Full Text for more information.

Contact Information:

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

To apply, see

For Assistance and Information:
- For Media Arts, Multidisciplinary, and Visual Arts, contact Danila Coppola at 850.245.6431 or
- For Arts in Education, Local Arts Agencies, State Service Organizations, Professional Theatre and Presenters, contact Hillary Crawford at 850.245.6462 or
- For Dance, Literature, Music, and Traditional Arts, contact Michelle Smith Grindberg at 850.245.6475 or
- For Museums and Community Theater, contact Sarah Stage at 850.245.6459 or

Florida Department of State
Division of Cultural Affairs
329 North Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

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