News to Use – September 28, 2021

News to Use – September 28, 2021

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Quarterly Grant Deadlines

Community Grants Program (CG)
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A quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing community-based cultural programs, projects, and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences, and publications.

FY 2021-2022 – Community Grants 3rd Quarter
Workshop:       November 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM – RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: December 2, 2021, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: December 9, 2021, 11:59 PM

Tourist Development Council Grants Program (TDC)

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A quarterly program which provides support to significant cultural and/or special events, including sports activities and television/film origination projects that promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination. Activities must be able to stimulate tourism and have significant media impact for Miami-Dade County.

FY 2021-2022 – TDC Grants 2nd Quarter
Courtesy Review Deadline: October 4, 2021, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: October 12, 2021, 11:59 PM

FY 2021-2022 – TDC Grants 3rd Quarter
Workshop:       December 9, 2021, at 2:00 PM – RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: January 10, 2022, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: January 18, 2022, 11:59 PM


Summer Arts and Science Camps for Kids Grants Program (SAS-C)
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Courtesy Review Deadline: November 8, 2021, 11:59 PM
Final Deadline: November 15, 2021, 11:59 PM

This annual program helps non-profit organizations provide underserved children in Miami-Dade County with opportunities to attend high quality cultural arts and science summer camp programs at little or no cost. Funding is intended to supplement established, high-quality programs, providing more children with the opportunity to participate in cultural arts and science summer camps.

First Time Applicants: October 5, 2021, at 3:00 PM –  RSVP
Returning Applicants: October 7, 2021, at 10:30 AM –  RSVP

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs upcoming deadlines:
FY 2021-2022 Fall Cycle deadlines here.


Coral Gables Community Foundation
Fall Grants Applications Due October 8, 2021

The Coral Gables Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations that have an impact in the Coral Gables community. View the grant guidelines and application.

Shuttered Venues Operators Grant – Supplemental Awards
Pay attention to your inbox and apply if you’re eligible! 

SBA is beginning supplemental notifications to eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant awardees. Those who received an initial grant and can show a 70% loss when comparing 2021’s first-quarter revenues to the same in 2019, are eligible to receive a supplemental grant. Awardees can choose to apply for any amount up to 50% of their original Shuttered Venue Operators Grant amount, with a $10 million cap of the initial and supplemental awards combined. The supplemental funds also allow Shuttered Venue Operators Grant awardees to extend the time to use their grant funds for expenses accrued through June 30, 2022 and lengthen their budget period to 18 months from the initial grant’s award date.

The SBA is contacting organizations email and inviting eligible SVOG grantees to apply. Visit  here  for details.


Arts Ready

Heritage Emergency National Task Force Updates
FEMA Funding – Important News for Arts and Cultural Organizations

FEMA is now providing retroactive reimbursement for safe opening and operation costs incurred to address COVID safety for expenses incurred from Jan. 20, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2021. Eligible private nonprofits can apply. Reimbursement is exclusive to COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations through FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Items that may be eligible for reimbursement include face coverings, Personal Protective Equipment, cleaning and disinfection, COVID-19 diagnostic testing, screening and temperature scanning and portable temporary physical barriers for social distancing.

For more information, see  COVID-19 Pandemic Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance Interim Policy (Version 2).9.8.21 Signed  ( Questions should be directed to a state’s FEMA regional office.




Cinematic Arts Residency Program

Oolite Arts – Apply by October 1, 2021 at 6 PM

Oolite Arts has officially opened the call for the 2022 Cinematic Arts Residency Program. One lucky filmmaker will receive up to $50k to create a narrative micro-budget feature, a dedicated producer, and access to a shared cinematic arts studio space.

Get  details and apply here.  Register for an information session on September 29  at 6 pm. Applications close at 6 p.m. ET on Oct. 1.



City of Homestead: Losner Park Call to Artists
Submission Deadline:  October 4, 2021, by 4:00 PM

This is an open call for proposals from professional artists and/or artist teams to design, engineer, fabricate, permit, deliver and install Everglades inspired animal sculpture art and Everglades inspired paving art within the  “Re-Imagined Losner Park”  under construction in the historic Downtown area. The selected artist will design two unique “Animal Sculpture” signature play and icon paving art features that will provide the park’s patrons with an outstanding visual and interactive experience and create a unique identity for the park spaces.

City of Homestead Development Services Department
David Hennis, AICP, Assistant Development Services Director
(305) 224-4524
See details and apply here.


2021-2022 South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) Grant to Contemporary Visual and Media Artists
New Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021

The South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 grants to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded over to $4 million in grants to over 300 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties.  See application details and guidelines.

Sign up for one of the virtual workshops:
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. Artists from any county are invited to join any workshop:

Saturday, October 2, 2:00-3:30 PM; Register:
Thursday, October 14, 6:00-7:30 PM; Register:
Tuesday, October 19, 12:30 – 2:00 PM; Register:



Submit cultural events for the 2022 Golden Ticket Arts Guide

Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Golden Ticket Arts Guide provides free admission to seniors. The new guide will be available in January 2022. Cultural organizations that wish to participate may access the event submission form. Event listings should take place January 1-September 30, 2022. Learn more about the Golden Ticket program here. Deadline to submit is September 30, 2021. Questions? Contact program manager to participate.


Coconut Grove Playhouse Community Meeting

Monday, October 4th at 5:30 PM via Zoom

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Raquel Regalado, District 7, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs invite you to participate in a virtual community meeting for the latest updates about Miami-Dade County’s plans for returning great theater to the Coconut Grove Playhouse.  Register to participate in the event via Zoom by Friday, October 1, 2021.  Register here.


We are Hiring!

Jobs with Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Cultural Affairs Construction Project Manager

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


Theater Box Office Manager

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


Theater Crew 1

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Regular/ Part-Time Position at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium


Theater Crew 1

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Regular/ Full-Time Position at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center


Jobs in the arts and cultural organizations


Vizcaya Museum and Gardens


School Programs Manager

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens


Major Gift Officer

Institute Of Contemporary Art, Miami


Arts & Culture Manager

Collier County


Staff Accountant

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

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