Grant Opportunities:
Art of Community
What We Are Looking for

We want big, bold, creative arts projects that fall within one or both of these two areas:

Community/Neighborhood Transformation:
  • Infuse art forms throughout communities/neighborhoods to boost community pride and create a sense of place, such as performance arts, photography, culinary, sculptures, murals and film, literature, architecture, crafts, technology and others.
  • Activate the arts in community spaces for access and engagement by residents.
  • Incorporate artistic elements in community revitalization and community development that otherwise may not be considered as part of the effort.
Bridge Barriers to Unify Residents:
  • Bring together residents across social, cultural,ethnic, religious and geographic lines using the arts as a pathway and as a unifying tool.  
  • Help residents to solve problems, build relationships, and get involved in ways that build social capital - which is defined as goodwill people have toward one another where they leverage information, influence and support.
Ensure that your project stands out by embodying these characteristics:

Exhibit a high level of creativity and artistic rigor. Your art project challenges ordinary concepts of what art is and highlights the arts in ways that can be transformative to the community.

  • Exhibit a high level of creativity and artistic rigor. Your art project challenges ordinary concepts of what art is and highlights the arts in ways that can be transformative to the community.
  • Fills a gap,expands a current offering, uncovers new artists’ talents that contribute boldly to create an arts vibe in Broward that “but for” this funding would not come to fruition.
  • People will be able to experience the arts and evoke their senses and emotions.
  • Highlight what is special about Broward. Bring our unique assets to life through the arts.  
  • Target adult residents as the main audience because they are the decision-makers that influence children, family, friends and the community to engage in and support the arts.
  • Engages a professional artist.
  • We welcome arts projects that replicate or expand a successful national model in Broward.
  • Must demonstrate a 1:1 match to help you build a strong base of supporters for your current and future arts programs. No more than 50% of the match may consist of in-kind support.
Application Information

Click to download the 2019 Art of Community RFP

Application Start: Now closed

Application Deadline: Now closed

Panel Interviews with Finalists: December 17-19, 2020

Grants Awarded: March 2020

Grant Range: Up to $100,000

Applications only accepted through PhilNet. Click here to apply now.

Examples of projects that will not be considered:
  1. Fundraising events, celebration functions, private events not open to the public.
  2. Existing arts projects that do not demonstrate significant project expansion.
  3. Arts projects that exclusively engage youth, school based, and/or part of an after school program.
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Eligibility

Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to provide services to Broward County. City or county agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good standing with the Foundation and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants per the grant agreement.

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Non-discriminaton Policy

The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.