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Cultural Institution Program


To assist Broward County not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations with annual operating budgets of at least $1 million (exclusive of tangible collections, capital and/or endowment funds) in meeting reimbursable program expenses associated with the presentation and/or production of a regular season of exhibitions, programs, events or performances open to the general public in Broward County. Applicants must have an uninterrupted ten-year history of providing services in Broward County in their established cultural disciplines. Applicants must be qualified and designated as Cultural Institution Program organization by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.


Matching Funds: Recipient to match awarded funds dollar-for-dollar.

Award Size: On a funds-available basis, the program will award between $110,000 - $310,000. No award may exceed ten percent (10%) of the applicant’s audited operating revenues, exclusive of capital funds, collections, and endowment funds, averaged over the past three (3) years.




Important Dates and Deadlines

Program Applications Workshop September 25, 2018, 2 PM, Main Library, Bienes Ceremonial Room, 6th Floor​
​Application Deadline November 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM
​Written Appeals Deadline ​January 24, 2018, 4:30 PM
​Panel Review January 16, 2019, 2 PM, Main Library, Bienes Ceremonial Room, 6th Floor
​Panel Orientation ​December 13, 2018, 11 AM (prior to BCC)
Governmental Center, Room 430
​Appeals Meeting March 7, 2019 at the BCC Meeting, Government Center, Room 430​

Applications must be filed online: Any application filed online must be filed by 11:59 p.m. on the date of the deadline listed for each program. If such deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline shall automatically become 11:59 p.m. the following Monday, except if that Monday or the deadline falls on a Broward County, State of Florida, or national (federal) holiday, the deadline will become 11:59 p.m. of the following business day.

The award of funding is subject to the availability of funds from the County.

All awards are paid on a reimbursement basis to contingent upon awardee’s successful completion of the project or program and meeting the requirements of the agreement.