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Artist Access (ART) Grants Program

Grants to Miami-Dade County, Florida Artists
for Professional Development Opportunities

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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Deadline Date:

05/15/19 11:59 PM


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Grants typically ranging from $500 to $1,500 to Miami-Dade County, Florida individual artists to take advantage of professional development opportunities outside the county. Applications will be accepted from working professional artists in any discipline or medium.

Eligible professional development opportunities funded through this program include artist residencies, master classes, workshops, and conferences outside Miami-Dade County.

Artist Access can cover the following type of expenses: Registration and classes and workshops fees, airfare, housing and hotel, food per diem, transportation, and materials and supplies.

Applications will be evaluated through a grant panel review process using the following criteria:

- Professional Growth/Career Advancement: Evidence that the proposed activity is related to the artist’s professional experience and that the proposed activity supports the professional and creative goals, making a significant contribution to the artist’s career advancement.

- Professional Commitment: Evidence of the artist’s commitment to the art form, as evidenced by Artistic Statement, work sample(s), resume, support letters and other support materials that demonstrate a proficiency of the art form and relevancy of the proposed activity.

- Planning/Confirmation: Evidence that the artist has been invited or registered for the activity/opportunity (as substantiated by attached support materials including background information on the opportunity and letters of invitation, etc.), and evidence that the artist has developed an appropriate, realistic budget and timeline.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180671

Estimated Size of Grant:

Artists may request up to $1,500. Typically grant awards range from $500 to $1,500.

Term of Contract:

Grant activities must be completed within twelve months of the start date listed in the application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists must:
- Be a working professional artist (defined as a person who has created a recognized body of work over a sustained period of time and pursues this work as a means of livelihood). Professionals who work directly with individual artists - such as curators, producers or presenters - are not eligible to apply.
- Be at least 18 years of age, a legal full-time resident of Miami-Dade County and must have resided and worked in Miami-Dade County for at least one year prior to the application deadline
- Present a professional development opportunity offered outside of Miami-Dade County
- Complete grant activities within twelve months of the start date in the application
- Not be enrolled in high-school or college/university

The Artist Access Grant Program does not fund:
- Opportunities presented by students (high school, undergraduate, graduate and any student enrolled in a degree program at the time of application)
- Production of videos or films, equipment purchase or project-oriented/commercial activities
- Project-oriented activities or costs associated with creating or producing art or an artwork in collaboration with a partner organization
- Professional certification, certificate or degree-seeking opportunities
- Touring engagements

Pre-Application Information:

Fall/Winter Cycle:
Deadline: November 15, 2018 – 11:59PM
For opportunities between: October 1, 2018 - March 30, 2019

Spring/Summer Cycle:
Deadline: May 15, 2019 – 11:59PM
For opportunities between: April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019

There are two (2) deadlines annually. Artists may apply once in a funding year (October 1 – September 30)Applications must be received for the cycle corresponding to the dates of the professional development opportunity. Opportunities offered between October 1 through November 15 and April 1 through May 15 are eligible for funding consideration.

- Artists may apply by submitting an online application through the Department’s online grants program portal page.
- Artists will be notified of the panel’s recommendations within five weeks of the grant deadline.
- Artist Access Grant Program operates on a reimbursement basis.

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

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

Online grants program portal page:

For additional questions and assistance regarding artist access, please contact:
Roxana Barba, Program Administrator
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 625
Miami, FL 33128

Phone (305) 375-4209 / Fax (305) 375-3068

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County