News to Use – January 29, 2021


SBA – U.S. Small Business Administration 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) “2nd Round” Webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.

This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.


Join the South Florida District Office as we explore the next steps in the PPP process.

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(en español) Monday, February 1
11am – 12pm EST
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Monday, February 1
1pm – 2pm EST
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Tuesday, February 2
1pm – 2pm EST
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11am – 12pm EST
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Wednesday, February 3
1pm – 2pm EST
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PPP Forgiveness Webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, published a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act.

Join the South Florida District Office as we explore the next steps in the PPP process.

Thursday, February 4
1pm – 2pm EST
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Friday, February 5
1pm – 2pm EST
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Updated PPP Lender forms, guidance, and resources are available at  and


Association of Performance Arts Professionals

Shuttered Venues Operators Grant Update

The SBA published the FAQs to this new $15B program, also known as “Save Our Stages”. Read FAQs now.

While the SBA has not stated an application open date, we believe that the application process will open soon. If you are in need of relief, we recommend that you review the FAQs and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program information on the SBA’s website to determine 1) your eligibility, 2) your priority status, and 3) how to prepare.

The SBA has also confirmed that you may not apply for both a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant and a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan at the same time. (This only applies to PPP applications after December 27, 2020.) However, if your application for one program is declined, you may apply for the other program.

We recommend you consider whether a PPP forgivable loan or an SVO grant better suits your needs before applying. The PPP application process for a Second Draw PPP Loan or a First Draw PPP Loan is currently open now through March 31, 2021.

Want to learn more about SVO and PPP? Refer to the SBA website.When in doubt, contact your local SBA office for guidance.

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Quarterly Grant Programs Deadlines

Community Grants Program (CG)

Graham Winick / [email protected]

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

Fourth Quarter

Courtesy Review Deadline: February 18, 2021, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: February 25, 2021, 11:59 PM


National Endowment for the Arts

Grants for Arts Projects

First Deadline: February 11, 2021

The grants support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity. Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

New grant program guidelines are now available in the  Grants for Arts Projects  (GAP) category, with the first GAP deadline on February 11, 2021.

Click here for information and see all the deadlines.


Actos de Confianza Open Call

Eastern United States Deadline: March 17, 2021

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures announces an open call for Latinx artists, cultural workers, and arts organizations to apply for emergency grants through its Actos de Confianza relief efforts.  The first call will launch on January 13, 2021 for applicants in the Mid-America region; the second call will launch on March 3, 2021 for the Eastern United States and Puerto Rico; the third call will launch on April 28, 2021 for the Western United States. Guidelines and additional details  regarding the application process are available on the NALAC website.

Actos de Confianza: Open Calls

Cycle 2 – Eastern US + Puerto Rico
Call Opens: March 3rd, 2021
Deadline to Apply: March 17, 2021 (closes 11:59PM CT)

Applicants need to reside in one of the following states or territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico

Access full details via the application guidelines on the NALAC website.



Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Individual Artists Grant Programs Deadlines and Guidelines

Guidelines and deadline schedules for the spring cycle fiscal year 2021-2022 spring cycle of arts and cultural grants programs available to Miami-Dade County based artists are now available. Guidelines containing information regarding eligibility requirements, funding requests and program criteria can be downloaded at

Grant applications and supporting documentation will be submitted via the online grant management platform SurveyMonkey Apply at

Dance Miami Choreographers’ (DMC) Program
Adriana Perez / [email protected]

Funded by Miami-Dade County, Dance Miami Choreographers’ (DMC) Program provides non-matching awards of $10,000 on a competitive basis to nurture the artistic development of Miami-Dade County-based professional choreographers for the creation of new work in all dance forms, including modern dance, ballet and folk. Local choreographers, who have an established body of work, are invited to submit work samples for review by a national panel for selection.

• Application Available: February 1, 2021
• Staff Consultation Deadline: March 11, 2021
• Grant Application Deadline: March 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM


Playwright Development Program (PDP)
Adriana Perez / [email protected]

The Playwright Development Program (PDP) is a series of two-day workshops conducted by nationally-renowned playwrights in conjunction with the Theatre League of South Florida and the Deering Estate at Cutler. The program is designed to provide intensive support for developing new work from Miami-Dade County’s growing and diverse community of playwrights. Local playwrights are invited to submit work samples for review by a panel that will admit a limited number of participants into the series. 

• Application Available: March 1, 2021
• Staff Consultation Deadline: April 1, 2021
• Grant Application Deadline: April 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM


Artist Access Grant Program – Spring / Summer Cycle
Roxana Barba / [email protected]

Offered in partnership with FUNDarte, the program is designed to assist practicing, professional artists in any medium or discipline residing in Miami-Dade County pursue and secure artistic professional development opportunities. Eligible professional development opportunities funded through this program include artist residencies, master classes, workshops and educational conferences outside Miami-Dade County. The Artist Access Guidelines have been updated for the Spring/Summer cycle. Make sure to review them before submitting an application.
• Applications Available: February 15, 2021
• Grant Application Deadline: March 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM


Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Artist Call

Alexander Orr Drinking Water Lab

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Budget:  $65,000

Eligibility: Open to professional visual artists based in South Florida. Eligible artists create artwork on a regular basis for a duration of time in South Florida.

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has an existing Laboratory at the Alexander Orr Water Treatment Plant (AOWTP) for testing and sampling the quality of the Drinking Water in their distribution system. The selected artist(s) will design unique artwork(s) that will contribute to the identity of this facility and engage employees, visitors, and passers-by in unexpected and delightful ways. Click here to view full details and apply.


Brisas del Este

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021, 11:59PM
Budget:  $205,000
Eligibility: Open to professional visual artists based in South Florida. Eligible artists create artwork on a regular basis for a duration of time in South Florida.

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program, Miami-Dade County Department of Public Housing and Community Development, and partner Related Urban request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission artworks for the new Brisas Del Este affordable housing facility. A special feature of this opportunity includes artwork that references to or works to acknowledge the historic nature of the housing campus. A historian and/or artist will be engaged to create a historic exhibition or marker Artwork that addresses the site’s history. Click here for call details.


Careers in the Arts

Administration & Marketing Manager

Chopin Foundation of the United States


The most reliable way to contact us continues to be through email. You can find a staff directory at

Please check the County’s web site for more COVID-19 information and for regular updates:

To view a comprehensive list of all the Department’s previous cultural updates on COVID-19 click here.

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