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 $19 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) 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.

Waivers are offered at the following three (3) Miami Beach Locations:
Community Benefit Fund Fee Waivers for The Miami Beach Bandshell
Community Benefit Fund Fee Waivers for Theater at the Colony Theater
Rent Waiver Program for Soundscape Wall

For more information please visit the Miami Beach Venue Waivers page here.


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/city-of-miami-beach-cultural-affairs-program/

Cultural Arts Council (CAC) Members as of March 2024

    David Sexton, Chair
    Lauren Cohen, Vice-Chair
    Tiffany Lapciuc
    Rachel Unger
    Sarah Leddick
    Alberto Ravelo
    Barbara Herskowitz
    Ami Glottmann
    Lidia Resnick
    Orlando Garcia
    Marla Stegman

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.

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