South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant Program

Contact: Amanda Sanfilippo | (305) 375-5436 |
Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 2, 2023, 11:59 PM
Maximum Awards: $7,500 / $15,000

South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $2 million in fellowships to over 200 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties.


Applications are now available. Click here to access.


1.    On or before October 2, 2023, visual and media artists must submit applications in digital format online through If applicants have an already existing Submittable account, it is not necessary to create a new one.

2.    Visit the direct submission link:

3.    At this link, candidates will find step-by-step instructions on how to register, apply, and prepare images for upload. There is no application fee to apply or to use the Submittable online application system.


All emerging, mid-career and established South Florida professional artists (those residing in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach Counties) are eligible to apply.  Candidates must have resided and worked in one of the participating five counties from October 2, 2022 to October 2, 2023 and must apply from the county of residence.

The Consortium awards the Fellowships contingent on proof of residency, which may include one or more of the following: property tax record; lease agreement; voter’s registration; or an IRS income tax return for 2022.

The Consortium defines a professional artist as a person who has created a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline over a sustained period of time, and who is striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition.

Individuals are not eligible if they are engaging in artwork as a hobby, if they are an employee of the participating County governments or of the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s member local arts agencies, or if they are a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.


Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Degree of artistic excellence
  • Evidence of an established and recognized body of work over a sustained period of time
  • Consistency in the submitted body of work
  • All samples of work submitted for review must have been completed within the last three years prior to the application date. Failure to comply with this condition will result in disqualification.

For information regarding eligibility criteria, artist selection process and the SFCC workshop schedule, please visit the SFCC information page at the Department's Art in Public Places website

The South Florida Cultural Consortium

Michael Spring - Chair, South Florida Cultural Consortium
Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Phillip Dunlap - Director, Broward Cultural Division
Elizabeth S. Young - Executive Director, Florida Keys Council of the Arts
Dave Lawrence - President and CEO, Palm Beach County Cultural Council
Nancy Turrell - Executive Director, The Arts Council, Martin County

2023 Winners
Beth Kaminstein & Tyler Buckheim Trosset

Picture of Tory Mata SFCC 2022 Winner

Beth Kaminstein grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey and received her BA (drawing, ceramics, and dance) from Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, 1976. Kaminstein’s recent sculptural clay work combines structural forms that support soft, draped ones highlighting the relationship between strength and softness. Combining the two has revealed a connection to organic forms that when stretched to a limit can crack and deform. To better appreciate the imperfect nature of clay’s properties, and her relationship to them, Kaminstein looked at Japanese Tea Ceremony ware of the 16th century where beauty was found in the acceptance of imperfections and the connection between art and nature merged into one practice. This aesthetic relates to her tactile sense of the wealth of clay’s properties and to a sensibility of form that can “…. appear as much found as made.”

Picture of Tyler Buckheim Trosset SFCC 2023 Winner

Tyler Buckheim Trosset lives and works in Key West. She received a BFA from Florida Atlantic University in 2012 with a concentration in painting. Her work focuses on the delicacy of graphite drawing and portraiture, using historical photos from the Florida Keys, layered with texture rubbings.  The work starts with transferring raised text, designs on glass liquor bottles, hand carved linoleum printing plates or textures from found objects. These unique textures give depth and detail to what will become the background.  Then, Trosset layers into the rubbings drawn portraits of people from the past, working from an archive of military pass photos, passport photos and other portraits taken in Key West from 1917 through the 1980’s. The photos are from a time before photography was part of everyday life and give a more honest portrait than are often seen in modern life.  

Past Monroe County Artist Grant Recipients include:
Tory Mata -2022
Sally Binard -2021
Michael Delgado -2020
Mark Hedden -2020
Nellie Appleby - 2019
Vivien Segel -2019
Roberta Marks– 2017
Deborah Goldman – 2016
Aleister Eaves– 2015
Anja (Kucharski) Marais – 2014
Jon McIntosh – 2014
Carol Munder – 2013
Nellie Appleby – 2012
Deborah Goldman - 2011
Karley Klopfenstein – 2009
Richard Hayden – 2007
Leo Gullick – 2007
Rock Solomon – 2006
Darlene Pruess – 2005
Marlene Koenig- 2004
Michel Delgado – 2004
Shari Schemmel – 2003
Kimberly Narenkivicius – 2002
Jenny Zeller – 2001
Debra Yates – 2000
Carol Munder – 1994
Roberta Marks -1990
John Martini -1989