Eligibility Criteria

Applicant organization must
  • Be a visual or performing arts organization or a division or unit as described below whose mission statement, as stated in its articles of incorporation or bylaws, is to present visual or performing arts programs to the public.
  • Have its principal office in Miami-Dade County or its principal office in South Florida and an office in Miami-Dade County.
  • Be an active, not-for-profit Florida Corporation in good standing.
    Be a division or unit of a not-for-profit Florida Corporation in good standing, public entity, college or university in which that division or unit is administratively and programmatically distinct with its own mission, staff and budget.
  • Be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code (IRS) for at least thirty-six months prior to the application and have completed at least thirty-six months of operations presenting visual or performing arts programs to the public in Miami–Dade County.
  • Be currently registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs to solicit contributions unless the organization falls under the exempted categories listed in s. 496.403 of the Florida Statutes (e.g., educational institution, etc.).
  • Request funding for a program that reflects its primary mission and area of focus and that will take place in Miami- Dade County during the FAN funding cycle, between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
  • May not be a student visual or performing arts organization.
Special Considerations
  • If the applicant is an identifiable component of an umbrella organization (e.g. university, cultural organization), the umbrella organization may not also be an applicant in this grant cycle.
  • If the program is a collaborative effort among two or more organizations, the lead organization must submit the application, meet the eligibility requirements and be the funding recipient.