The South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 grants 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 $4 million in Grants to over 300 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. The SFCC celebrated 30 years in 2018.
Applicants to the 2020/2021 award are estimated to be notified April - May of 2021.
21/22 SFCC GRANT DEADLINE & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
FREE APPLICATION WORKSHOP
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.
Submitted work samples must be from the last three years.
Candidates must have resided and worked in one of the participating five counties for a full year before applying. Artists must apply from the county of residence. The Consortium awards the grants 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.
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 to apply 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.
Artists who have won the SFCC grant in the past are eligible to apply after their moratirum. A moratirum of five years is imposed on recipients who received the $15,000 grant, and a moratorium of three years imposed on artists who received a $7,500 grant. A moratorium of seven full grant cycles is applied to artists who have won the award more than two times, regardless of the grant award amount.
Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:
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
Michel Delgado grew up in Senegal, on the west coast of Africa, where life and art shared the same space. They were indistinguishable. As a young boy in Dakar, he learned that art is the tool for a direct and honest conversation with his own heart. Art always has been his rescuer, his liberator – creatively, emotionally, and spiritually. He is a self-taught painter, able to create in any media, always painting work that is straightforward and personal, work coming from a place within that is constantly loud and growing.
is a writer, photographer, and birding guide. He writes narrative nonfiction, primarily ornithology-oriented natural history, which most people refer to as “stuff about birds.” He has also written about necro voyeurism, his love of the Tour de France, his aversion to pirates, his hatred of clowns, the inappropriate use of firearms during photo shoots, and music. His work has been published in the Bone Island Sun, the Key West Citizen, Solares Hill newspaper, the Miami Herald, Tropic magazine, Miami Metro magazine, the Washington Post, and the secret of salt. He has lived in Key West all his adult life. (photo credit: Nick Doll)
Past Monroe County Artist Grant Recipients include:
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