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Cultural DivisionFundingSouth Florida Cultural Consortium

The South Florida Cultural Consortium
Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 19, 2020, 11:59 PM

Maximum Awards: $7,500 / $15,000

The 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 $4 million in fellowships 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.

Applicants to the 2020/2021 award are estimated to be notified April - May of 2021.

Contact:  Amanda Sanfilippo | (305) 375-5436


The deadline for applications is Monday, October 19, 2020, 11:59pm

Applications are now available



1.    On or before Monday, October 19, 2020, 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.

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 30, 2018 to October 30, 2019 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 2018.

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.


2020 Winners

South Florida Cultural Consortium Awards $45,000 to Broward Artists

Nathalie AlfonsoShane Eason and Andriana Mereuta

2020 Exhibit

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will kick off its new exhibition season with New Art South Florida, the 2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) exhibition.

Featuring the work of 13 preeminent South Florida artists who are recipients of the 2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium awards, the exhibition will be curated by NSU Art Museums Director and Chief Curator, Bonnie Clearwater, a longtime champion of South Florida artists.

New Art South Florida 
will be on view at NSU Art Museum from November 21, 2020-February 21, 2021 and will be accompanied by a publication featuring essays by Clearwater and others.

Consortium Members

The South Florida Cultural Consortium, formed in 1985, operates under an inter-local government agreement to coordinate projects and share resources for the growth of South Florida cultural activities, organizations and artists. It provides regional cultural planning, new project development, statewide cultural marketing, information sharing, regional arts education training and support for ethnic and rural audience development.

  • Broward, 954-357-7463, Meredith Clements
  • Miami-Dade, 305-375-4634, Michael Spring
  • Martin, 561-287-6676, Nancy Turrell
  • Palm Beach, 561-471-2901, Dave Laurence
  • Monroe​, 305-294-4406, Elizabeth Young