The City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs annual grants programs are open to non-profit, 501(c)(3) cultural organizations and cultural departments within an institution of higher learning (college or university) with tax-exempt status under other subsections of 501(c)(3) wishing to present or produce cultural and artistic events in the City of Miami Beach.

Grant applications are open in January of each year and close the last working day of February. The grants guidelines and applications can be accessed here:

Applications are scored by the Cultural Arts Council at a series of Panel Meetings held between April and June.

Funding distribution is decided at the regular Cultural Arts Council meeting in July.

These initial funding recommendations are submitted to the City of Miami Beach’s Mayor and Commission for final approval during the City’s annual budget hearing each September.

Please e-mail Catherine Houlihan, Grants and Operations Administrator if you have any questions: