The Miami Beach Cultural Arts Grant Program was originally created in 1998 as an essential component of the mission of the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, which is to develop, coordinate, and promote the arts in the City of Miami Beach community.  Since the program’s inception, the City of Miami Beach Mayor and Commission and the Cultural Arts Council have awarded approximately $18 million in cultural arts grants, supporting thousands of performances, exhibits, and other cultural activities in Miami Beach. The grants program is managed by professional staff from the City of Miami Beach’s Department of Tourism and Culture division of Cultural Affairs.

The Cultural Arts Grant Program has two separate application phases: (1) Intent to Apply (Pre-Application) and (2) FY 22/23 Full Application for Cultural Anchors and Cultural Presenters.

For more information visit our Grant Application Portal

Venue Waivers

Venue waivers are available for nonprofit arts organizations that will present performing arts activities in Miami Beach.  These performing arts activities include: dance, film, theatre, opera, and music.

Community Benefit Fund Fee Waivers for Theater at the Colony Theater
For Theater Only
The Cultural Arts Council may issue up to 12 rental waivers per calendar year to qualified nonprofit organizations for use of the Colony Theater.
Community Benefit Fund Rent Waiver Application Colony Theatre

Rent Waiver Program for Soundscape Wall
The Cultural Arts Council may issue up to 10 grants annually for the use of the Soundscape projection wall and sound system to qualified nonprofit organizations. Restrictions apply.
SoundScape Wall Rent Waiver Application


Pursuant to City Resolution No. 2018-30552, if applicable, Grantee is required to have 51% or more of its board membership complete the City’s training program for board members of non-profit agencies, who must have completed such training program within the last three years prior to Grantee receiving City funds pursuant to this Agreement. Board training is required for agencies that have an annual operating budget of less than $5 million and receive $25,000 or more in funding from the City. Prior to the release of the first Grant payment to the Grantee pursuant to this Agreement, Grantee shall submit a copy of the certificate of completion for each board member that has completed the training program prior to the contract submission deadline set forth in Article I.

For more information, including a full training video, visit: https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/city-hall/tourism-culture-and-economic-development/city-of-miami-beach-cultural-affairs-program/

2022-2023 Grant Timeline

  1. FY 22/23 Intent to Apply (Pre-application) available online: January 17, 2022
  2. FY 22/23 Intent to Apply submission deadline: January 28, 2022, 5:00 PM
  3. FY 22/23 Full application available online: January 31, 2022
  4. FY 22/23 Full application submission deadline:  February 18, 2022, 5:00 PM
  5. FY 22/23 Full application correction period: February 21, 2022 – March 4, 2022
  6. FY 22/23 Full application re-submission deadline (corrections only): March 11, 2022, 5:00 PM
  7. Cultural Affairs Council Panel Meeting for Cultural Anchors: April 7, 2022, 10:00 AM- Noon
  8. Cultural Affairs Council Panel Meeting for Cultural Presenters Group 1: May 5, 2022, 10:00 AM
  9. Cultural Affairs Council Panel Meeting for Cultural Presenters Group 2: June 2, 2022, 10:00 AM
  10. Cultural Affairs Council meeting to approve grant funding for FY 22/23: July 13, 2022
  11. City Commission Budget Meeting: End of September 2022
  12. Mandatory Grant workshop for FY 22/23 funding: September 22, 2022
  13. FY 22/23 Final Reports Due: October 15, 2023

Note: The City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Culture, Division of Cultural Affairs reserves the right to make changes in meetings dates and times as deemed necessary.

Scroll to Top