News to Use – Vol 146

News to Use – Vol 146






All applicants of the Department of Cultural Affair’s Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) Grants Program must attend one (1) workshop prior to application. 








Did you know that 10% of people in the world have a disability? That’s 650 million worldwide. This September join us and celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act!


September 24 – 25, 2015 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts


The free event is mandatory for Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs grantees. Click here for program schedule and registration.





Deadline: September 15, 2015

The Foundation provides individuals with opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers. Two types of grants are offered. Production and Presentation Grants up to $20,000 each assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation, e.g. publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, and other public programs. Research and Development Grants up to $10,000 assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. A recipient of a Research and Development Grant is eligible to apply for a Production and Presentation Grant for the same project once the first grant has been satisfied, however, future funding is not guaranteed. For more info:


City of Coral Gables Cultural Grants – FY2015-2016 

Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015


The City of Coral Gables Cultural Development Board has been appointed to assist the Coral Gables City Commission in distributing a limited amount of cultural monies to worthy nonprofit 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups that produce meaningful cultural experiences for the betterment of the Coral Gables community. These experiences must take place within the City of Coral Gables and be open and accessible to the public. Cultural activities and programs that qualify are those that address the visual and performing arts, history, historic preservation and folk life, international cultural exchanges, and the literary and media arts. 


The deadline to apply is no later than 5:00 PM on October 2, 2015. Attendance at a workshop is required for first time applicants or applicants who did not receive a grant in FY2014-2015.  Workshop scheduled for August 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM at the War Memorial Youth Center Theater, 405 University Drive.  For more information and to apply:

OPPORTUNITIES is Getting a Complete Makeover!


Crowdfunding site has partnered with the nation’s largest arts service organization – Fractured Atlas – to create a whole new look, feel and experience for donors and fundraisers looking to use to fund local cultural programs. Beginning September 1st, a series of enhancements and new functionalities intended to improve the overall experience for site users will take effect. Fractured Atlas has scheduled two (2) FREE webinar training sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the site’s improvements, as well as tips and suggestions to create a successful online fundraising campaign.







Give Miami Day 2015   

Deadline: October 29, 2015


November 19, 2015 is Give Miami Day 2015. All registered nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County are invited to participate in the biggest annual giving event in the Southeast US. Give Miami Day is a 24-hour online giving event that allows all individuals in our community to make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting local nonprofit organizations. The Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation and partners will make a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 19. Register your nonprofit today by visiting Eligible participants must be nonprofit organizations qualified under the IRS’ 501(c)(3) code as public charities serving Miami-Dade County and in compliance with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to solicit contributions in the State of Florida. Training sessions will be provided to participating nonprofits beginning August 28th, 2015.



Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Miami

Ask an Attorney


Legal Clinic for Creatives


September 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM at Miami Center for Architecture & Design


Are you an Artist, Creative or Arts Executive with a legal question? We have Attorneys ready to help! Mix and mingle with the legal & creative community.





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