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Contact: Liz Young


Cultural Umbrella Upcoming Free Workshops, Funding Application Available

Cultural Umbrella Upcoming Free Workshops, Funding Application Available

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is pleased to announce the application for Tourist Development Council Cultural Umbrella funding is now available.  The application is online  Requests for an application may also be e-mailed to

Cultural Umbrella funding is used for the advertising and promotion of cultural events taking place between October 1, 2023 and September 30, 2024. Past recipients of Cultural Umbrella funding include the Harry S. Truman Little White House, South Florida Symphony, The Studios of Key West, Key West Literary Seminar, Red Barn Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse, Marathon Community Theatre, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and the Morada Way Arts & Culture District.

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, online via Zoom, by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.  Please register in advance by contacting the Arts Council office at 305-295-4369 or

BIG NEWS! This year’s application has changed and many applicants will be able to apply for additional funds!! Funding amounts will be $25,000, $30,000, and $35,000. Please make sure someone from your organization attends the workshop.

The two workshops will be held online at the following times:   

  • Tuesday, April 11th, 10:00 a.m. (for Zoom links, please visit our website)
  • Tuesday, April 11th, 3:00 p.m.

The deadline for submitting the application is Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 5 p.m. Applications will be reviewed by the Cultural Umbrella committee on May 23rd, and their recommendations for funding will be forwarded to the TDC and BOCC for final approval.

We will also be presenting an application review of the Arts Council’s “Art Builds Community” grant program which awards funding of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 for projects occurring in the 2023-2024 season.

For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at 305.295.4369 or visit