News to Use – October 26, 2020

News to Use – October 26, 2020



Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Quarterly Grant Programs Deadlines

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

Third Quarter
Workshop:          November 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM –  RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: December 3, 2020, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: December 10, 2020, 11:59 PM



Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Artist Calls


Gallery on the River

Request for qualifications deadline: Monday, November 9, 2020, 11:59 PM
Budget:  $321,000
Eligibility: Open to professional visual artists based 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 Gallery on the River affordable housing for seniors. 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 apply.



Miami Beach Open House
Artist and Cultural Residencies in Commercial Corridors
Deadline November 3, 2020

The City of Miami Beach is investing in the revitalization of its commercial corridors with an experiential cultural artist residency within vacant spaces. The “Miami Beach Open House” programaims to activate empty spaces in Miami Beach commercial districts while at the same time supporting the revitalization of the arts community. Privately owned vacant spaces will serve as free workspaces, studios, exhibition space and communal areas that encourage dialogue and collaboration. In partnership with participating property owners, “Miami Beach Open House” will provide the space and support necessary for peer-to-peer exchange and encourage new art forms that benefit the city’s entire arts community.

The residency program will provide free space and financial support to qualifying artists and nonprofit cultural organizations. A stipend of $2,500 will accompany each occupancy. Artists will be encouraged to sell their works, build networks, collaborate with Miami Beach institutions, and exhibit their creations. Through this project, property owners will bring innovative cultural business to Miami Beach by creating a place for cultural tourism.

Artists and cultural organizations may submit applications of interest beginning today through Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 by clicking here.


National Arts Marketing Project Conference (NAMPC) 2020

The National Arts Marketing Project Conference (NAMPC)  is transforming into a new streamlined virtual event on December 7 and 8. This year’s NAMPC will provide arts marketers the ideas, tactics, strategies, and inspiration to set the groundwork for surviving and thriving in the next 18-24 months. Register now  to secure your spot for two days of programming and networking opportunities rich with insight from field experts in social media, email marketing, audience development, fundraising, research, and more.


Global Ties U.S.
Cultural Performers – Expo 2020 Dubai

Global Ties U.S. is seeking Cultural Performers to perform at the U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Cultural Performers – including representatives from dance, music, theater, literature, art, food, sports, spoken word, and more – will be selected from across the United States and its territories to represent their region as ambassadors of U.S. culture. Through their service, these performers will provide a program at the U.S. Pavilion that embodies the geographic and cultural richness of the United States and its territories, tell the story of the United States, and engage Expo visitors through scheduled and informal engagements. Performances will vary in size from speakers and solo artists to larger groups of up to 30 performers.

Global Ties U.S. will select approximately 390 Cultural Performers and 84 total acts to perform at Expo 2020 Dubai, which will run from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. Each act is expected to participate in a minimum of four performance engagements and will be in Dubai for five to seven days. Click here for more information.  Click here to apply.




Careers in the Arts

Cordeiro Volunteer Activities Fellow
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens


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