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Contact: Liz Young


Free Workshops to apply for Cultural Umbrella Arts Event Funding, in Key West and Islamorada

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is pleased to announce the application for Tourist Development Council Cultural Umbrella event funding is now available.  The application is on-line  Requests for an application may also be e-mailed to
Cultural Umbrella funding is used only for the advertising and promotion of cultural events taking place between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. These funds are available to support arts / cultural events such as concerts, plays, seminars, festivals, exhibits, etc.
Organizations intending to apply for Cultural Umbrella funding are strongly encouraged to attend one of the free workshops on the application and the media/marketing procedures being offered by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.  Please register in advance by contacting the Arts Council office at 305-295-4369 or

The workshops will be held at the following locations:  
• Thursday, April 2nd, 11:00 a.m. - Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, 1st floor conf. room, Key West.
• Friday, April 3rd, 1:00 p.m. - History of Diving Museum conf. room, 82990 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, (MM 82.9)
The deadline for submitting the application is Wednesday, April 29th at 5 p.m. Applications will be reviewed by the Cultural Umbrella committee on May 19th, and their recommendations for funding will be forwarded to the TDC and BOCC for final approval.

For more information, call Liz Young at 305-295-4369; or e-mail