News to Use – October 17, 2023


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Quarterly Grant Programs Deadlines


Community Grants Program (CG)

Geraldine Toussain / [email protected]

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.


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)

Nikenna Benjamin / [email protected]

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.


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



South Arts – Southern Prize & State Fellowships for Visual Arts

Webinar: November 2, 2023

The Southern Prize and State Fellowships is open to visual artists in our nine-state region to support, expose, and celebrate the breadth, depth and diversity of artistic excellence. Applications are now open and will close on January 8, 2024. Visit the website for guidelines for details.

Join the South Arts team on November 2, 2023, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET for an informational webinar about the Southern Prize and State Fellowships for Visual Arts. Attendees will learn more about the program and how to assemble an application. Register here.




Energizing and Activating Your Nonprofit Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 7 pm

When executive directors and staff of arts organizations get together to share stories, one of their topics is often to report that their board members aren’t as engaged as they would like them to be.   Join Goucher College webinar examining ways to improve relationships between nonprofit Executive Directors and their Boards.  Topics will include ways to animate board meetings, inspire participation, galvanize fundraising, and spark new conversations. Tips and tools will be practical and immediately useable, ranging from immediate motivation to board involvement in strategic planning and fund development.

The program is free to attend.  Registration is required and is open until October 17.  Participation is limited to 35 participants. Contact [email protected] for questions.

Register here


Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Miami Arts, Culture and Heritage Months

Early Bird Registration Ends October 31, 2023

Miami Arts, Culture and Heritage Months runs from December 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024 and spotlights Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s preeminent arts, culture and heritage scene. The two-month long program invites Miamians and locals to discover how various traditions have left their mark as they explore the Wynwood arts district, Opa-locka history, Miami Beach Cuisine, and more – while garnering excitement and awareness for partners and offerings.

Visit the website for program details. Participate by submitting an offer via the GMCVB Extranet. If you have any questions about the program or have trouble logging in to the Member Extranet Portal, contact [email protected].


Miami Emerging Arts Leaders Session – October 24, 2023

Join the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders for an interview workshop with Trish Brennan, Vice President of Human Resources for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Develop your own interviewing skills toolbox. Whether you are actively job seeking or just want to be ready for a future job hunt, Trish’s tips and tricks will help you sharpen your interviewing skills. Visit the website for details.

The Business of Interviewing: Perspectives and Strategies from Arsht Center’s Vice President of Human Resources  

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 10 AM ET

Register here

Registration deadline Monday, October 23rd.

Virtual event on Zoom


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Opportunity

Culture Shock Miami

Marketing Apprenticeship

Deadline Friday, October 20, 2023

Click here to apply.


For more information, [email protected]. Thank you.

Para más información, [email protected]. Gracias.

Pou plis enfomasyon, [email protected]. 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 /  [email protected],  five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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