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.

Designation Required. Designation deadline: June 1

Designation is required to apply. Designations should be submitted by June 1, 2020.

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 23, 2020, 2 PM, Main Library, Bienes Ceremonial Room, 6th Floor​
100 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

​Application DeadlineNovember 16, 2020 at 11:59 PM
​Panel Orientation​TBA
​Panel Review TBA
​Written Appeals Deadline


​Appeals Meeting                   TBA

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.



Application Workshop

The Cultural Division's grants program, under the direction of Director Phil Dunlap, is undergoing a transformation to create more equitable and accessible opportunities that support the development of arts and culture in Broward.

During this transformation, deadlines are being adjusted so this application workshop will no longer take place at this time. Please feel free to contact Director Phil Dunlap for more information, if needed.