News to Use – August 16, 2023

News to Use – August 16, 2023


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Quarterly Grant Deadlines

Community Grants Program (CG)

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The Community Grants program supports cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades and neighborhood festivals. The program funds arts projects with strong community involvement and/or outreach component and is particularly sensitive to the needs of indigenous cultural neighborhood activities and projects encouraging the preservation of heritage, traditions and culture, as well as social service organizations and cultural groups developing collaborative intervention projects using the arts.


Second Quarter

Courtesy Review Deadline: August 24, 2023, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline on August 31, 2023, 11:59 PM


Third Quarter

Workshop on November 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM  RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: November 30, 2023, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline on December 7, 2023, 11:59 PM


Tourist Development Grants Program (TDC)

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The Tourist Development Council grants program provides support to nonprofit and for-profit organizations presenting significant cultural or special events, including sports activities and television and film origination projects that promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination.


Second Quarter

Workshop on September 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM  RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: October 9, 2023, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: October 16, 2023, 11:59 PM


Third Quarter

Workshop on December 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM  RSVP

Courtesy Review Deadline: January 5, 2024, 11:59 PM

Application Deadline: January 12, 2024, 11:59 PM


Funding Arts Network Grant Workshop

Wednesday,  September 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM

The Funding Arts Network grant workshop will be held via Zoom and provide an overview of the 2024-2025 grant process with several changes and updates.  Register in advance by sending your name, organization and email to or on the website at

Deadline: STEP 1 Application is due on Friday, October 20, 2023

Funding Arts Network is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of Miami-Dade residents by providing funding for programs presented to the public by local visual and performing arts organizations. For questions contact FAN at



North Bay Village – Art In Public Places

Island Walk – South Plaza Calls to Artist

Deadline: Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 11:59PM

Owner: North Bay Village

Budget: $30,000

Location: Southern Base of East 79th Street Bridge, North Bay Village, FL

Submit at:

Submission should include:

5 samples of completed work, CV and brief artist statement of how vision aligns with North Bay Village brand and vision

Eligibility: Open to professional visual artists or artist-led teams. Eligible artists create artwork on a regular basis for a duration of time.

Details: For detailed information visit

North Bay Village’s Island Walk is a pedestrian promenade that will ultimately connect the village’s multifamily, commercial, and mixed-use properties along the rear of the parcels; it is designed to provide residents and visitors with scenic views of Biscayne Bay in a recreational and artistic setting. Island Walk segments are located primarily along the northern boundaries of Treasure Island, along the South Plaza on Treasure Island (where this project will be located), and at key locations on Harbor Island. Additional segments are added almost yearly. For more information about North Bay Village:



Participate in Miami-Dade County Budget Town Halls and Conversations with Cava

Public meetings to discuss the FY 2023-24 Proposed Budget will take place throughout Miami-Dade County from Wednesday, August 16 through Friday, August 18, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. All County residents are welcome to participate.


Wednesday, August 16

North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183rd Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Register to watch via Zoom

Aventura Branch Library
2930 Aventura Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33180

Thursday, August 17

Arcola Lakes Branch Library
8240 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33150
Register to watch via Zoom

Westchester Regional Library
9445 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165

Friday, August 18

West Kendall Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Blvd.
Miami, FL 33196
Register to watch via Zoom

Naranja Branch Library
14850 SW 280th Street
Homestead, FL 33032


Conversations with Cava Sessions

Wednesday, August 23

Miami Gardens Senior Family Center

18330 NW 12th Ave

Miami Gardens, FL 33056



Tuesday, September 5

Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center

10950 SW 211th Street

Cutler Bay, FL 33189



Thursday, September 14

Westchester Cultural Arts Center

7930 SW 40th Street

Miami, FL 33155



Miami Emerging Arts Leaders

Business and the Arts – Featuring the Arts & Business Council

Looking to build partnerships with corporations? Interested in developing your board? Want to hone your marketing skills? Come meet the Arts and Business Council team and hear how you can access trainings, networking and resources. The Arts and Business Council of Miami creates meaningful partnerships between the corporate and cultural communities through volunteer programs, workshops, board development, and events.

Join the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders for an information session with the Arts & Business Council of Miami (ABC).  Laura Bruney, President & CEO; Renee Pesci, Executive Director; and Heaven Jones, Outreach Manager, will highlight ABC’s established programs and services available to artists, creatives, nonprofit arts managers and cultural executives.

Business and the Arts: It’s Giving Iconic Duo

Learn how the Arts & Business Council of Miami Can Help You! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 2 PM ET

Register here

Registration deadline Monday, August 21st.

Virtual event on Zoom

Cultural Calendar of Events

Submit your upcoming exhibits, performances and/or events to be part of the Cultural Calendar of Events on Take advantage of this free listing opportunity to promote your programs and reach residents and visitors to Miami-Dade County.

GMCVB Partners can easily add events through the Partner Extranet for approval. Cultural events can also be emailed directly to


Include the following:

Name of Event






Event description – Brief 600-word description of the event. Do not copy descriptions that are already being used on the web. Submit only original content.

Event images – Must be a minimum of 1440 x 900 pixels and up to 300K.  Image must not have text or copy over the images. Flyers, logos or ads are not accepted. For questions contact John Copeland, Director of Cultural Tourism, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.


For more information, Thank you.

Para más información, Gracias.

Pou plis enfomasyon, Mèsi.


The most reliable way to contact us continues to be through email. Search the  staff directory.


It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, CART, and/or any accommodation to participate in Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 /,  five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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