Grant Opportunities:
Art of Community

            What Are We Looking For?

The objective of the RFP is to use the arts as a tool or catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues.

We are looking for projects that meet these outcomes:

  • Build community or civic engagement and create dialogue and expression for a social justice issues     across different cross sectors of our residents.
  • Help residents to address social justice problems and build relationships.

Examples of social justice issues to address include: education, health, economic development, human rights, racial inequality, LGBTQ+, violence, etc.

Art projects can be new or existing. We also welcome arts projects that replicate or expand a successful national model in Broward.

We want to see art projects for social change that have vision, intentionality, and artistic creativity. Projects can be implemented at arts organizations or any other space in Broward where the projects will impact people in many ways to raise consciousness, movement building, create a space for expression, and a sense of belonging and community.  Ultimately, for people to be able to experience the arts in unique ways and evoke their senses and emotions.

Types of art strategies that may be used include: performance arts (theater, music, dance spoken word, etc.), film (including documentaries), literature (including storytelling, creative writing), photography, culinary, sculptures, murals, architecture, crafts, technology and others.

Download the full RFP for additional information.

Application Information

Application Start: Now Open Click here to apply now.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2021 at 11:59pm

RFP Q&A ZOOM Session: November9, 2021 at 9am via Zoom. Click here to register.

Panel Interviews with Finalists: Week of January 31, 2022.

Grants Awarded: March 2022. The earliest program can start is April 2022.

Grant Range: Up to $100,000

Official applications are accepted only through the Community Foundation of Broward's PhilNet grant applications portal. You must create a new account even if you have applied for a grant via PhilNet previously. Please click here to watch a step-by-step tutorial video to help you setup your new account. You can create your account and begin your application by clicking here.

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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-discrimination 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.