NEWS TO USE – Vol 131

NEWS TO USE – Vol 131

Apply now for the Knight Arts Challenge!  

Looking for funding for your arts project? The Knight Arts Challenge supports the best ideas for bringing South Florida together through the arts. Anyone can apply. All it takes is 150 words to fill out the initial application. 

Get questions answered at Community Q&A sessions scheduled Feb. 2-6, 2015 

Community Q&A schedule

Feb 2: ArtSouth at the South Miami Community Center, 5800 SW 66th St., South Miami, at 7 PM 

Feb. 3: The Projects at FATVillage, 523 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, at 7 PM 

Feb. 4: Cannonball, 1035 N. Miami Ave., No. 300, Downtown Miami, at 7 PM 

Feb. 5: African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, at 7 PM 

Feb. 6: Custom House Museum, 281 Front St., Key West, park at the Westin, at 11 AM  

Find out more, and apply by Feb. 23 at






February 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM


The Culture Grants Online (CGO) workshops cover the basics of applying through the Department of Cultural Affairs’ web-based grants system and will be held on Thursday, February 5 at 2:00 PM at the Department of Cultural Affairs. All first-time applicants that will apply to the following FY2014-15 Fourth Quarter grant programs should attend:


Community Grants – March 12, 2015 Deadline



Tourist Development Council – April 16, 2015 Deadline


Audience Access (AUD) Grant Workshop

Tuesday, February 3rd – 3:00 PM


The AUD grant workshop is designed to provide information about the Audience Access (AUD) grant program (see below) as well as ADA/Accessibility resources and requirements.


Special guest presenter Heidi Johnson-Wright, Director of Miami-Dade County ADA Coordination will explain what is required of arts organizations under the ADA, provide helpful information and answer your ADA/access questions.


Tuesday, February 3rd – 3:00 PM

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

6th FL Conference Room


RSVP to attend the AUD workshop




Applications are now open to apply to the Audience Access (AUD) Grant Program. 


The Audience Access (AUD) Grant Program is designed to provide funding to promote and help pay for arts program ADA/access technology and services, such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, captioning, audio description, materials in accessible format, ADA/access training, and other such services to ensure programmatic access for audiences of all abilities.  This program is not intended to provide assistance in funding capital/facilities projects or improvements, such as construction, renovation or major equipment purchases.


For more information, go to:






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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, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs program or meeting, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)

For more information, e-mail: or call 305-375-4634
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 625, Miami, FL  33128


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