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 Funding History Adobe PDF

 Final Report Form (Disciplines, Presenters, Heritage) Adobe PDF
 Final Report Form (Cultural Anchors and Junior Anchors) Adobe PDF 

 Guidelines - Cultural Anchors and Junior Anchors 2016-2017Adobe PDF

 General Guidelines and Instructions 2016-2017Adobe PDF

 2016-2017 Grant Schedule Adobe PDF

 Cultural Presenters 

Provides grants to organizations whose primary mission is to produce and present cultural and artistic productions.

 Cultural Heritage 

Provides project-specific grants for arts programming to not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Miami Beach-based institutions devoted to promoting and protecting the diverse heritage, traditions and culture of Miami Beach.  Grants may be used for presentations of visual and performing arts, arts programs and workshops, and other projects which emphasize the artistic experience and are accessible to a broad audience.  Grant funds may not be used to support projects that are primarily recreational, therapeutic, vocational or rehabilitative, or for religious services or programs designed solely for practitioners of a specific religion.

 Artistic Disciplines 

Funding is limited to arts and cultural organizations whose primary mission is to create and present work in one of the following artistic disciplines; Dance, Music Theater, Film and Visual Arts.  Proposed projects should be for work that is new or has never before been presented in Miami Beach.  Organizations receiving an Artistic Discipline Grant are chosen based on demonstrated artistic talent and potential and the vision for the proposed project, in relation to their overall artistic goals.  Organizations' proposals should reflect a high level of integrity, strategic planning and a focused sense of direction.  Grant applications are scored and awarded based upon available program funds.

 Community Benefit Fund Rental Fee Waivers for the Fillmore Miami Beach - Application  clip_image001.jpg  

The Cultural Arts Council may issue up to 12 rental fee waivers per calendar year to qualified non-profit organizations for use of the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Only the rental fee is waived; users are responsible for all other costs associated with the rental period. Applications for the Community Benefit Fund Rental Fee Waiver are reviewed monthly at regular meetings of the CAC. Interested non-profits should contact the Fillmore Miami Beach/Live Nation at 305.938.2505 for availability and more information.

SoundScape Wall Use Grant - Application  clip_image001.jpg 

The Cultural Arts Council may issue up to 10 grants annually for use of the SoundScape projection wall and sound system to qualified non-profit organizations.  Applications will be reviewed once each quarter at a regular CAC meeting.  Restrictions apply; please review the application thoroughly.   Proposed screening dates must be pre-approved by the New World Center. Contact For more information contact Brandi Reddick ( or 305.673.7000 ext. 6256.)

Fresh Air Fund

The Cultural Arts Council will offer a Free Outdoor Performance Bonus of $2,000 to all FY 2016/17 Artistic Disciplines and Cultural Presenter grantees whose projects include free outdoor performances in the City of Miami Beach. 

Application Timeline and Instructions 

Application Period Opens:  Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Access to the on-line application system and grant guidelines will be available through this site The Cultural Affairs Program reserves the right to revise published information.  Please phone 305.673.7577 ext. 6126 or visit to confirm information, including but not limited to, meeting dates and times.  The Office of Cultural Affairs reserves the right to make changes in meetings dates and times as deemed necessary.
Initial Consultations with Applicants
A consultation with Cultural Affairs staff at the Office of Cultural Affairs is required (address listed above). Applicant eligibility and appropriate grant program will be determined during the consultation.  Appointments are scheduled on a "first come first serve" basis and must be scheduled at least one week in advance.  It is in the best interest of the applicant to schedule this appointment as early as possible in the event that a second consultation review is necessary.  Please phone 305.673.7577 ext. 6126 to schedule an appointment.  

Please note: All organizations must be registered as Lobbyists with the City of Miami Beach City Clerk's office prior to presenting to the Grant Panelists.  Non-profit organizations are exempt from paying the fee but must still register.  For more information, please call 305.673.7411 or visit the City of Miami Beach City Clerk's website.

Application Deadlines
No new applicants are accepted after deadline dates listed on page 9 of the General Guidelines and InstructionsAdobe PDF (by program).  No exceptions shall be made for applications submitted after these respective deadlines.