News to Use – May 14, 2018

News to Use – May 14, 2018

Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Workshops

Community Grants Program (CG) – First Quarter FY2018-19
This is a quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing small to medium scale community-based cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications.

• Grant Workshop:  May 31, 2018 at 2 PM
• Grant Application Deadline:  June 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM

Tourist Development Council (TDC) – First Quarter FY2018-2019
This is 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.

• Grant Workshop:   June 11, 2018 at 2 PM
• Grant Application Deadline:  July 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM

Visit Grants for Organizations and Grants for Artists for more information.


Submit your information today

May is #OlderAmericansMonth! Honor seniors in our community and submit your events to be part of the upcoming 2018-19 Golden Ticket Senior Arts Guide, which provides free admission to cultural venues and performances to seniors who are 62 years of age and Miami-Dade County residents.

The popular outreach program has a positive impact with 20,000 guides distributed throughout the County! Click here to learn about the benefits offered to cultural organizations. Submit your event information today. The deadline to be included in the new 2018-19 guide is June 22, 2018.

Got questions? Contact Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs staff (305) 375-5829/


VSA Florida 2018 Summer Camp for teens with autism and related disabilities
June 18 – 22, 2018

Animation Gets Real is presented by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs All Kids Included Initiative in partnership with Miami-Dade Public Library System and VSA Florida.

Summer Camp for students ages 13-22 with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities who are able to follow instructions, independently communicate and participate in a group setting. Held at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183 Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.

For details click here.


New funding opportunity: The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards
Submit online application by May 24, 2018

ArtCenter/South Florida just announced it will be offering up to $500,000 to individual artists this year through The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards. Most of the funding will go to project grants from $2,500 to $25,000. K-12 teachers are also eligible for travel grants. Information session on May 22. Sign up for a session, and apply, at


Maximizing MAMP Bootcamp
June 5, 2018 / 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard #700, Coral Gables, FL 33134

You attended the MAMP series. Now it’s time to put your groups’s ideas and experiences together into a professional marketing plan to gain new audiences, sponsors and patrons and to keep current participants active.

This bootcamp will guide you through the marketing process with thought provoking group exercises and interactive learning. You will cover all the elements of the marketing plan. You will leave the session with an outline for marketing strategies and tactics that match your budget, designed by you and for you.

Separating Yourself from the Herd: Your Brand
Marketing Plan Overview: How You Benefit
Strategic Planning
Developing a Practical Tactical Plan
How to Maximize Your Budget for Success

Seating is limited. Scholarships available for eligible grantees of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.



VSA Florida provides monthly webinars during the school year so that teaching artists, classroom teachers, cultural arts organizations and adult artists with disabilities can keep up-to-date on the latest information on the arts and disability.  These webinars are provided free of charge; however, registration is required.

May: The Inclusive Art Room: Strategies for Success in Elementary Visual Art
Now more than ever, students receiving special education are being included in the general education art classroom. Are new and veteran art teachers prepared to meet the needs of ALL students? This webinar will provide a “crash course” in strategies for creating a successful inclusive elementary visual art class, with a focus on students with autism, sensory processing disorders, and ADHD.

Presenter: Susan Coll-Guedes, M.Ed., has over 15 years of experience teaching art in inclusive classrooms and is on the faculty of Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia where she teaches Special Education. She is certified in Art K-12, General Education and is trained as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant.

May 14, 4-5 pm (east coast)
To register for VSAFL webinars, please click here.
VSAFL also posts archived webinars on its website, available at:

Register today for the 2018 Annual Convention, taking place June 14 – June 17 in Denver, CO.

The Annual Convention is our field’s largest national convening, with over 1,000 people gathered from across the country—all of them in common support of healthy, vibrant, equitable communities through the arts. The Convention will be packed with innovative experiences in learning, networking, and so much more. See the schedule, read about the themes, and learn more about the host City!

This year’s Convention features:
• 4 keynotes
• 30+ sessions
• 100+ speakers
• 3 pre-conferences on equity, creative youth development and public art
• Networking with more than 1,000 arts and community leaders
• The opportunity to explore the arts and culture of Denver.

Three easy ways to register:
Fax/ Mail- Download paper registration form

Have questions? Contact:

Creative Economy, Creative Learning, Creative Community
June 21-23, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The FAAE Summit brings together all stakeholders in Florida Arts Education – dance, music, theatre, and visual arts educators; school and district level administrators, arts supervisors, community arts organizations, teaching artists, and arts advocates.

Each year the Summit features dynamic keynote speakers, diverse breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions and more.

Registration is now open at



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Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

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