Eligibility Criteria


Applicant organization must
  • Be a visual or performing arts organization or a division or unit PRIMARILY engaged in the presentation of visual or performing arts programs to the public and that maintains its principal office in Miami-Dade County.
  • Be an active, not-for-profit Florida Corporation in good standing or 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 section 501 (c)(3) the Internal Revenue Code (IRS) for at least 36 months prior to the submission of the application and have completed at least 36 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 your primary mission and will take place in Miami- Dade County during the FAN funding cycle, between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  • May NOT be a student visual or performing arts organization below the graduate level.
  • The program may NOT consist primarily of non-professional artists or performers.
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.
  • We willnot fund any production/exhibit that has been presented by your organization in Miami-Dade within 5 years prior to the current FAN funding cycle unless the program is substantially different from prior presentations.
  • If your proposed program begins before or extends beyond our funding period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 we will only fund that portion that occurs during the funding period.


Funding Arts Network will NOT fund:
  • financing costs
  • operating deficits
  • pass-through funding
  • capital expansion
  • fundraising activities
  • tickets
  • conferences, lectures or seminars
  • conventions
  • workshops
  • training
  • master classes
  • programs consisting primarily of non-professional artists or performers
  • student-based recitals, performances or exhibitions below the graduate level
  • school or camp-based performances/exhibits
  • scholarships
  • competitions
  • street fair events
  • living expenses
  • travel, hotel or food expenses
  • expenses not directly attributable to the proposed program