Miami-Dade Arts Support

The Miami-Dade Arts Support (MAS) program was launched to assist arts and cultural organizations and artists address the mounting, negative financial impact of this health crisis. For more information on the guidelines, application process and eligibility criteria, please visit the  Miami-Dade Arts Support Action Center.

Grants for Arts Organizations:

Guidelines for the new  Miami-Dade Arts Support (MAS) grants program  for arts and cultural organizations are posted online on the MAS Action Center. Cultural organizations can apply to one of two categories: Category A and Category B. Please refer to the guidelines for details. Starting Wednesday, August 12th, cultural organizations who qualify in Category A will be notified directly by their Grants Program Administrator via email of a maximum funding request amount available for their eligible expenses. Cultural organizations that qualify for support in Category B are encouraged to  click here  for details and application process. Application deadline is Monday, August 31, 2020.

Workshops and Technical Assistance for Organizations:

The new Miami-Dade Arts Support (MAS) Program is wholly funded by the federal CARES Act. To assist organizations with the application process, we are hosting a series of mandatory workshops beginning Friday, August 14, 2020 for cultural organizations interested in applying to the MAS program.  Click here to see the workshop schedule and reserve your spot  for one of the workshops.

Grants For Artists:

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is activating round two of the Miami-Dade Artists Support! (MAS!) Program, specifically for artists. The program will provide up to a maximum of $500 per artist, available to artists of all disciplines, artist-entrepreneurs and cultural “gig” workers who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.  Click here  for guidelines, eligibility and application information. Application deadline is Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is providing updated resources for artists and arts organizations in response to COVID-19. The site includes an economic impact study that will be used to inform national relief efforts for the arts and culture sector and provides up to date response data.

National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is providing updated resources for artists and arts organizations in response to COVID-19. Listings include resources from CERF+ The Artists Safety Net, American Alliance of Museums, Common Field, Grantmakers in the Arts, and Dance/USA, among others.

The Miami Foundation
LONG-TERM RECOVERY: The Community Recovery Fund – Local nonprofit organizations have had to cancel revenue-generating events, absorb unexpected costs and shut their doors to clients, eliminating much-needed fees for their services. The Community Recovery Fund provides critical help to Miami-Dade nonprofits whose operations are severely impacted and supports their long-term recovery, resilience and financial stability. The Miami Foundation has seeded the Fund with a $200,000 contribution. To support Miami-Dade County’s vital network of nonprofit institutions and the residents they serve, click here to give now. Nonprofit staff members can read more and express interest for support by completing this form.

IMMEDIATE RELIEF: Miami Pandemic Response Fund – United Way of Miami-Dade, in partnership with the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald, the Health Foundation of South Florida and The Miami Foundation, has launched the Miami Pandemic Response Fund. Through Operation Helping Hands, the fund provides immediate aid to families and small businesses through a network of nonprofit partners, including food supplies, utilities, rent/mortgage assistance, and micro-grants to small businesses. The Miami Foundation has made a $100,000 contribution to the fund. To support urgent resident needs across the county, click here to give now.

Oolite Arts
Oolite Arts has created a relief fund for Miami visual artists affected by the new Coronavirus. Visual artists who are residents of Miami-Dade County can apply for up to $500 to cover lost income.

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
MusiCares is The Recording Academy's affiliated charitable foundation. Their mission is to provide "a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need". In response to those whose creative practices are being deeply impacted by COVID-19, MusiCares has expanded their services to include lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gig's or performances.

Sweet Relief
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to career musicians, and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet due to various adversities. In an effort to help those finacially impacted by COVID-19, Sweet Relief has created a Donor-Directed Fund with a certain amount of funds available to those musicians and music industry workers who are struggling with vital living expenses due to sickness or loss of work.

Equal Sound
Equal Sound has put together a Corona Relief Fund to assist musicians who's gig's, performances, and events were canceled due to COVID-19. Musicians who are legally paid in the U.S are eligible to apply.

Billboard has put together a list of resources for music professionals who are in need of help due to the impact of COVID-19. This list is geared toward musicians who work in the industry in all capacities.

New York Foundation For the Arts
The New York Foundation for the Arts, has put together a list of funding opportunities and resources that are located all across the country. The list is constantly being updated with new resources.

New Music Solidarity Fund
The New Music Solidarity Fund, is an artist-led initiative that aims to grant emergency funding to musicians impacted by COVID-19. Currently, their application is closed due to an overwhelming amount of applicants. They are however accepting donations so that they can continue to provide to those in need.

Artist Relief
Artist Relief will provide emergency, unrestricted $5,000 grants for individual professional artists to alleviate the financial hardships created by the current COVID-19 pandemic. With seed funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of $5 million, which matched $5 million provided by foundations nationwide, the fund launches today with $10 million in initial funding. Organized by a coalition of national arts funders—Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, United States Artists and YoungArts—together we will continue to fundraise and offer resources to assist with the rapidly escalating needs of the country's artists.

Legal help for artists provided by Locust Projects. Administrative fees are being waved until October 1, 2020.

III Points Miami Artist Initiative, in Partnership with ICA Miami
III Points Miami Artist Initiative will be providing financial assistance to all types of artists who are struggling while facing the challenges of COVID-19. Grants typically range in amount from approximately $50 - $300.

Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida provides food and resources to those struggling with food insecurity free of charge.

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

Freelancers Relief Fund
Freelancers Relief Fund will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
The FCA will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to experimental artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

The Photographer Fund
A $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19.

American Society of Journalists and Authors Writer’s Emergency Assistance Fund
Offering first-time grants of up to $3,500 for established nonfiction writers in crisis situations.

American Guild of Musical Artists
Any AGMA member in good standing is encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund.

 Writers Emergency Assistance Fund
The Writers Emergency Assistance Fund helps established freelance writers who, because of illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work.

The City of Miami Beach has created a comprehensive resource detailing business assistance resources, travel & transportation details, useful tools and more. Learn more.

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