News to Use – Vol 151

News to Use – Vol 151

Upcoming Grant deadlines

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs






Education, Outreach and Access 

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


Miami’s Arts Leaders Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with two-day Summit


The Summit will be held this Thursday & Friday – Sept 24 & 25 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132.


The event is mandatory for Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs grantees. Click here for the press release, parking and program schedule. Registration is now closed. Guests are welcome to come on “stand by” but cannot be guaranteed a seat or lunch.


Let us know when you are there and follow the ADA Silver Anniversary Summit on social media @MiamiDadeArts and by using #MiamiArtsADA25


Funding Opportunities


University of Miami School of Communications and Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places



Deadline for Artist Applications: Friday, September 30, 2015


Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places will commission up to ten (10) artists to create a series of temporary public art interventions that will examine sea level rise and its potential impact on Miami-Dade County, concentrating on creative representations based on science and community perspectives. Selected artists will receive introductory issue orientations working with key faculty* and students at the University of Miami involved in research and curriculum on sea level rise and subsequently, participate in presentations of their projects with these university participants.   The selected artists will collaborate with Rich Beckman, Professor, University of Miami and Coral Morphologic (biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay), to conceptualize the projects. The project will be curated by Brandi Reddick, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places.   Estimated Public Art Budget: $50,000. This project is funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation.



South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, October 30, 2015


The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $2 million in fellowships to over 200 artists.

Applications for the 2016 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program are available at The deadline for applications is Friday, October 30, 2015.

City of Coral Gables Cultural Grants – FY2015-2016 

Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015


The City of Coral Gables Cultural Development Board has been appointed to assist the Coral Gables City Commission in distributing a limited amount of cultural monies to worthy nonprofit 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups that produce meaningful cultural experiences for the betterment of the Coral Gables community. These experiences must take place within the City of Coral Gables and be open and accessible to the public. Cultural activities and programs that qualify are those that address the visual and performing arts, history, historic preservation and folk life, international cultural exchanges, and the literary and media arts. 


The deadline to apply is no later than 5:00 PM on October 2, 2015. Attendance at a workshop is required for first time applicants or applicants who did not receive a grant in FY2014-2015.  For more information and to apply:



Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Miami


ASK AN ATTORNEY:  Legal Clinic for Creatives


September 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM at Miami Center for Architecture & Design



Are you an arts executive or an artist that has a legal question? Join the Arts & Business Council on September 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 for the annual Legal Clinic for Creatives. Need help with copyright, trademark, contracts, licensing agreements, bylaws, incorporation and more? The registration fee is only $10 and guarantees your spot. Call 305-326-1011 to register.


Who Should Attend? Artists, Creative Entrepreneurs, Writers, Musicians, Composers, Playwrights, Architects, Film Makers, Graphic Designers, Choreographers, Techies, Digital Designers, Arts Organizations. All participants will have a 30 minute consultation with an attorney on issues ranging from Copyright, Trademark, Contracts, Licensing Agreements, Bylaws & Articles, Incorporation and more.



National Arts Marketing Project 2015 Conference

Advance Registration Deadline: October 23, 2015


Register Now! There are three easy ways to register for the 2015 National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can register online, or complete the paper form and fax or mail it in. Make sure that you register by the advance registration deadline of October 23 to lock in your spot! Questions? Contact American for the Arts by phone at (202) 223-2787. – See more at:




Give Miami Day 2015   

Deadline: October 29, 2015


November 19, 2015 is Give Miami Day 2015. All registered nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County are invited to participate in the biggest annual giving event in the Southeast US. Give Miami Day is a 24-hour online giving event that allows all individuals in our community to make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting local nonprofit organizations. The Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation and partners will make a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 19. Register your nonprofit today by visiting Eligible participants must be nonprofit organizations qualified under the IRS’ 501(c)(3) code as public charities serving Miami-Dade County and in compliance with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to solicit contributions in the State of Florida. Click here to see schedule of training sessions for participating nonprofits.




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