Friday, June 4
time for the victory lap
job openings
grant opportunities
what our members are doing
Dear Arts Advocates;

Two days ago you received an email informing you of the Governor's signing of the 2021-2022 State Budget. The aggregated appropriation for these vetted, matching grants was double last year's!

All 515 Culture & Museum Grants, also known as General Program Support will be funded at the legislature's recommended $23,210,540.

All 153 Culture Builds Florida Grants, also known as Specific Cultural Projects will be fully funded at the legislature's recommended $3,524,096.

Additionally, a new $30 Million grant program will soon be opened to support African American Cultural and Heritage Facilities. This initiative uses funds from the recently passed America's Rescue Plan and was introduced by Senators Bracy and Rouson. Details will be announced as soon as the guidelines are finalized.

In celebration of all the work and all the people, we invite you to take a victory lap.

Please start by posting on your social media pages and tag your legislators and other individuals who you now had a hand in seeing appropriations across the finish line. Please tag us on twitter @FLCULALL and Facebook @floridaculturalalliance too, so that we can share it and tag more people. Here's, an updated excel document containing all the Representatives', Senators' and the Governor's twitter handles.

Then join us on Zoom Monday, June 28th at 10AM Eastern for the Monthly Statewide call OR.....IN PERSON - because we'll be in Orange County at the Orlando Repertory Theatre!
Stay tuned for more details!

Jennifer Jones
Florida Cultural Alliance

Note: The ACE Grant for the Florida Alliance for Arts Education did not make it past the veto pen. They are doing great work and procure and produce many invaluable resources for schools and educators. Visit their site to learn more about FAAE.
Collier County is seeking an Arts and Cultural Manager to work with staff and the community as an advocate for arts and culture and implementation of the County’s Arts and Culture Strategic Plan. Reporting directly to a Deputy County Manager, the Arts & Culture Manager will deepen the Tourism Division’s and other County divisions existing partnerships and pioneer new enterprises, collaborating with community groups, nonprofits, schools, private industry, foundations and cultural organizations across the county, region and nationally.
The application deadline is June 17.

Polk County: The Historic Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven is seeking an Executive Director. The Ritz seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, organized, detail oriented, task oriented, creative executive director and venue manager to handle the operations, maintenance and bookings for our beautifully renovated historic movie theatre. This 1925 structure has been re-imagined as a multi-purpose venue and is the keystone for downtown
entertainment. Must be willing to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
The application deadline is June 15.
Arts4All Florida is Celebrating 40 years!
For 40 years they've served as the leading resource on access and inclusion in the arts throughout the state! See their year long celebration schedule here.
We honor our groundbreaking history and ongoing commitment to deliver outstanding
art programming that is accessible to all.

Florida Craft Art has announced 3 new calls to artists: "Oh, the places we can go!"
Exhibition Dates: July 9 - August 28, 2021 
Late submission deadline: June 13, Environmentally Engaged
Exhibition Dates: September 10-October 23, 2021 Cash awards., CraftArt Festival 2021 (November 20 and 21) featuring juried fine craft artists. ‘Fine craft art’ is defined as quality original artwork created by the artist in the mediums of clay, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry, mixed media, and wood. Paintings, drawings, photography and/or commercially-made works are not eligible. $10,000 in awards.
Tuesday, June 8, 6 p.m. Experience the magic of the Himalayas with Tibetan singing bowls sound healing with Master Alex Gopali, virtual and in-person (space is limited to 10, reservations are required.) 

Broward: Pompano Beach Arts announced that Karina Iglesias, will be taking the stage June 19 for their next show in the Pompano Beach Virtual Music Series hosted by Tamara G of WLYF .

They also announced a Call to Artists to submit original artworks to celebrate Esther Rolle’s participation in the dance artform. Selected artworks will be exhibited at the Ali Cultural Arts Center from October 29, 2021 through February 9, 2022.Deadline: August 6. To see their most recent newsletter click here.

VISIT FLORIDA has assembled a catalog of resources to help you prepare an emergency plan and guide your decision-making process should your area face a severe weather threat:

Includes information on VISIT FLORIDA’s latest pre- and post-storm action plans, the Expedia emergency accommodations tool, roles of the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and action items for tourism businesses.

Guidelines and best practices for messaging and media relations. 

For visitors traveling in or with plans to travel to Florida during hurricane season.

Free coverage to reimburse costs of events cancelled or disrupted by a hurricane. 

Updated guidance from FEMA for evacuation procedures and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency planning guidance from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
The Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs has posted their new exhibition calendar.

22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Arts4All - Forty 4 Forty: An Exhibition Celebrating Art, Life, and Floridians!

Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
Teodora Verbitskaya - “Two Regimes” tells a true and powerful story of survival under the two regimes of Stalin and Hitler: before, during, and after the Holodomor of 1932-33, the Holocaust of 1933-1945, and WWII.

Cabinet Meeting Room
Photography by Don Browning, artwork was donated to the Department of State Art Collection in 2007 and commemorated the establishment of a Wading Birds Rookery Sanctuary.

Phase 2 of the permanent exhibit Forever Changed: La Florida, 1513–1821.
Coming soon: Beyond the Vote: Florida Women’s Activism.
Last week, the White House administration released its FY 2022 budget request, which calls for the largest increase in the history of the NEA--a $201 million budget. This is a $33.5 million increase over FY 2021 levels! The budget announcement also included a $10 million increase for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and an $8 million increase for the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS).

Congress has the responsibility of setting funding levels for the government for the coming fiscal year. This happens first in the appropriations subcommittees. 

It is expected that House appropriations subcommittees will begin writing their bills the last week of June, then pass them along to the full committee for a vote in mid-July before their August recess.

The Senate will take up appropriations work in the fall. You can Click here to contact your members of Congress today!

Announced today: House Democrats released their 2021 surface transportation reauthorization bill and the STAR Act provision has been included in the package. The STAR Act restores the ability of local transit authorities to incorporate art into transit projects and was initially introduced by Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) in 2019 and was reintroduced in the House during the National Arts Action Summit this year in April (you can read the Arts & Transit issue brief here)
Southarts Grants of up to $40,000 to Florida, individual professional jazz artists for creative and professional development activities and opportunities. Funding is intended to support residency experiences for professional jazz artists. Deadline: 07/12/21 11:59 PM

Grants of up to $15,000 to Alachua County Residents for Rent and Utilities Support During the Coronavirus Crisis. Deadline: 09/30/21

Foundation for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) Grants of up to $500 to Florida PreK-12 public school fine arts teachers to provide materials for arts education projects. Funding is intended to be used for the purchase of classroom supplies, materials, and equipment, and/or equipment repair. Eligible arts projects may focus on visual arts and the performing arts fields of music, dance, and theater. Applicants must teach in Orange County. Deadline: 08/23/21

Futures Foundation Grants of up to $1,000 to Volusia County individual teachers and staff members at K-12 schools in eligible locations to support projects that will improve classroom education for students. Funding is intended to promote innovative learning experiences by covering expenses related to student supplies, curriculum materials, books, software programs, etc., which support activities such as remedial and enrichment programs. Eligible applicants are associated with Volusia County public schools. Selected teachers receive their checks at an awards reception each October. Deadline:
09/15/21 9:00 AM
Florida Humanities Grants of up to $5,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and public institutions to plan and implement humanities programs that serve public audiences. Funding is intended to help preserve the state's history and heritage, encourage civic engagement, promote community dialogue, and offer communities the chance to reflect on Florida's future. Projects must involve humanities scholar(s), attract diverse audiences, bring the public together for discussion, and be free and open to the public (or not cost prohibitive).
Deadline: 07/21/21 12:00 PM EST

Truist Foundation Grants to nonprofit organizations for programs and initiatives to benefit local communities. Funding is intended for projects that increase opportunities for success and enhance people's quality of life. The Truist Foundation supports four key areas of focus:
Leadership Development, Economic Mobility, Thriving Communities & Educational Equity.
Deadline: 07/31/21

St Joe Community Foundation Grants of up to $50,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for communities in eligible locations. Funding is intended for programs and activities that are primarily in the focus areas of education, the environment, healthcare, and cultural arts. The Foundation currently serves Northwest Florida with a focus, but not a limitation, on Bay and Walton counties. 2021 Deadlines: July 23, Sept 24, Nov 19

Coral Gable Community Foundation Grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations for programs that improve the quality of life for the local community in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support programs in the focus areas of arts and culture, education, historical preservation, and health and social services. Projects must be relevant to Coral Gables and must serve those who live, work, learn and play in Coral Gables. Deadline: 10/08/21

Lake, Orange, Osceola, or Seminole counties for arts education programs in public schools. Funding is intended to integrate in-school art programming and field trips with regular class curricula.
Deadline: 06/15/21 5:00 PM

Selby Foundation Grants to nonprofit organization located within Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, or DeSoto counties for capital projects. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Priority funding is intended for projects within the focus areas of human services, arts, education, community development, and civic engagement. Eligible projects take place in and benefit the residents of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. Deadline: 08/01/21 3:59 PM EST

St. Petersburg Arts Grants of up to $20,000 to Arts and Cultural Nonprofits for General Operating Support. to support organizations that promote artistic vitality in the local community. Funding may be used for costs such as salaries, production, marketing, equipment, publications, honoraria, and consultant fees. Eligible organizations serve residents of St. Petersburg. Deadline: 06/09/21 5:00 PM

Arts Council of Hillsborough County Grants Cultural development grants up to $25,000
Community arts impact grants up to $5,000 m
Community arts impact grants for higher education up to $12,500. Funding is intended to elevate and advance arts and culture in communities within Hillsborough County. Deadline: 06/18/21 5:00 PM

Miami-Dade Grants of up to $35,000 to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses in eligible areas to promote local tourism. First-time applicants must attend a grant workshop, and returning applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to increase the appeal of Miami-Dade County as a tourist destination by sponsoring tourist-oriented sports events, cultural and special events (visual and performing arts, including theater, concerts, recitals, opera, dance, art exhibitions, and festivals), and television origination projects. Priority attention to activities and events that serve as major tourism generators in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year (July - September).Deadline: 07/12/21 11:59 PM

PNC Arts Alive - Florida East Coast Region Grants of up to $20,000 to nonprofit performing and visual arts organizations for innovative programming that increases engagement in the arts. Funding is intended to support initiatives that make the arts more accessible to diverse audiences, particularly the underserved and economically disadvantaged. Programs must benefit the residents of Broward and Palm Beach Counties, and organizations must be located and operate in the Southeast Florida area. Deadline: 06/11/21 5:00 PM EST

Community Foundation of Broward (CFB) Grants for projects and activities that improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to support large-scale projects, including renovations, new construction, and other major capital initiatives that enhance services in Broward County.
Proposals should align with at least one of the the following 10 Issues that Matter: Animal Welfare, Dignity in Aging, Art of Community, Eco Broward, BFit, Economic Independence, Broward Pride, School is Cool, Cancel Cancer, Youth Work
Deadline: 06/11/21 Midnight

Community Foundation of Collier County (CCFC) Grants of up to $15,000 and grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support projects and services provided by emerging grassroots start-ups and modest-sized nonprofits. Requests for general operating support directly related to the program’s impact are accepted. Funded activities must serve the residents of Collier County.
Deadline: 06/18/21
Funding to FCA from SouthArts through their Sustainability Grant program directly supported this year's advocacy by underwriting a portion of the costs associated with retaining legislative services as well as online presence.