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 Cultural Tourism Program


To use the arts as a means of promoting tourism in Broward County. Municipalities, agencies or political subdivisions of state government and sovereign Native American Nations located in Broward County, or not-for-profit organizations that meet general eligibility requirements for funding from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, or a consortium of organizations or entities with each individual member of which meets the eligibility requirements, may apply for funding.
All activities funded under this program must be of high artistic quality and contribute to Broward County’s reputation as an attractive destination for tourists. All activities must contain a significant tourist related component, which will contribute to the cultural development of Broward County and enhance its reputation as a tourist destination.

This program may fund exhibitions, performances, or other cultural activities. Also, this program may fund projects and festivals, which contain the development of new activities and marketing to attract tourists. These efforts will involve initiatives, especially new ones that are targeted at further developing the market for cultural tourists in Broward County. Any award and expenditures of tourist development tax funds must comply with the express authorized use(s) of such funds pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 125.0104. Applicants shall ensure that the proposed use(s) and, if awarded, the actual use of the tourist development tax funds are expressly permitted by Section 125.0104, and shall provide documentation sufficient to substantiate same to County upon request.​

​Matching Funds: Not required.

Award Size: On a funds available basis, awards between: $10,000 - $80,000. An organization must have documented yearly revenues of at least $40,000 to be eligible for funding. No award may exceed twenty-five percent of the applicant’s documented Broward County operating revenue.

Designation Required. Designation deadline: December 1

Application Deadline: February 1​

Individual/Organization Applicants


Consortium Applicants

​​​​​​​​​​​​Important Dates

​​Application Deadline January 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM​
​Panel Orientation February 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM (or by appointment)
Main Library - TBA​
​Panel Review March 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Main Library
Bienes Center Ceremonial Room, 6th Floor​
​Written Appeals Deadline April 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM​
​Appeals Meeting May 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM (at BCC meeting)​