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Contact: Liz Young


Arts Council announces New Cultural Umbrella Event Funding and New Committee Chair

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 and instructions are located online at

Cultural Umbrella funding is used only for the advertising and promotion of cultural events taking place between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023. These funds are available to support arts / cultural events such as concerts, plays, seminars, festivals, exhibits, etc.

The deadline for submitting the application electronically is Wednesday, April 20th at 5 p.m., with an advance draft application deadline of April 13th. Applications will be reviewed by the Cultural Umbrella committee on May 17th, and their recommendations for funding will be forwarded to the TDC and BOCC for final approval.

The Cultural Umbrella Committee is honored to have a new chair, Michelle Nicole Lowe, who has served on the committee for several years, alongside Cliff Stutts, Trish Hintze, Nancy Bunch and we also welcome new member Scott Burau.

The Cultural Umbrella Committee functions as an Advisory Committee to the Tourist Development Council. The Florida Keys Council of the Arts provides administrative support for the Cultural Umbrella Committee, and guidance to the applicants for Cultural Umbrella funding.

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