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South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) Fellowship Program

Fellowships to Florida Professional Media
and Visual Artists in Eligible Counties

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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

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Deadline Date:

10/19/20 11:59 PM


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Fellowships of $7,500 and $15,000 to Florida professional media and visual artists residing in eligible counties. In addition to the monetary award, fellows will participate in a local exhibition organized and hosted by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties. Applicants may be emerging, mid-career, or established artists and must reside in Martin, Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, or Monroe counties.

Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Degree of artistic excellence
  • Evidence of an established and recognized body of work over a sustained period of time
  • Consistency in the submitted body of work

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186120

Number of Grants:

The number of grants granted per Consortium County can be: three or four for Broward; six or seven for Miami-Dade; and one or two for Palm Beach and one or two for the collective counties of Martin and Monroe.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Awards: $7,500 / $15,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All emerging, mid-career and established South Florida professional artists (those residing in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach Counties) are eligible to apply. Candidates must have resided and worked in one of the participating five counties from October 19, 2019 to October 19, 2020 and must apply from the county of residence.

The Consortium awards the Fellowships contingent on proof of residency, which may include one or more of the following: property tax record; lease agreement; voter’s registration; or an IRS income tax return for 2019.

The Consortium defines a professional artist as a person who has created a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline over a sustained period of time, and who is striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition.

Individuals are not eligible if they are engaging in artwork as a hobby, if they are an employee of the participating County governments or of the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s member local arts agencies, or if they are a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Pre-proposal Conference:

How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being recommended? Find out at one of our workshops being offered across the South Florida region. Attendance at a workshop is encouraged, but not required.

Summer 2020 Workshops will take place online. Artists from any county are invited to join any workshop, but for convenience workshops are also being organized by county to support specific questions from area artists.

Broward: Wednesday, September 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM *Meeting opens at 1:45PM -

Miami Dade: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 2:00PM - 3:00PM *Meeting opens at 1:45PM -

Monroe: Tuesday, September 1, 2020: 3:00 - 4:00PM *Meeting opens at 2:45PM -

Palm Beach: Thursday, September 17, 4:00PM - 5:00PM Register for Zoom Webinar here:

Martin: Monday September 21, 5:30PM - 6:30PM Register for Zoom Webinar here:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is Monday, October 19, 2020, 11:59pm

Estimated timeline (subject to change):

- Regional and national juries: early spring
- SFCC Board Meeting to present jury recommendations: mid-spring
- Notifications to artists will be announced: late spring
- Public announcement: late summer
- Grant funds will released: summer/fall
- Exhibition estimated to take place in fall

Submitted work samples must be from the last three years.

A moratirum of five years is imposed on recipients who received the $15,000 grant, and a moratorium of three years imposed on artists who received a $7,500 grant.

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Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Amanda Sanfilippo
Curator & Artist Manager, Art in Public Places
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach

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