The Florida Specific Cultural Project (SCP) grant is designed to fund a cultural project, program, exhibition, or series. Activities must support the mission of the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and further the state’s cultural objectives as described in the Division of Cultural Affairs’ Strategic Plan, Culture Builds Florida’s Future. The four vision areas of the strategic plan are strengthening the economy, promoting wellness and learning, building leadership, advancing design and development. Grant proposals must incorporate at least one of the four vision areas.
The Division offers four proposal types:
Arts in Education: Arts In Education project grants are designed to cultivate learning and artistic development for all students and teachers by promoting, encouraging, and supporting arts and culture as an integral part of education and lifelong learning for residents and visitors. There are two funding categories for Arts In Education Projects:
Artist Residency: Artist residencies place professional Florida artists in a variety of education and community settings.
Arts Partnership: The Arts Partnership funding category is designed to support projects that will advance arts education and the development of long-term partnerships through effective collaboration between community arts and cultural organizations, social service agencies, and educational entities.
Discipline-Based: Discipline-Based projects are discipline specific for organizations conducting cultural projects, realizing their stated mission, and furthering the state's cultural objectives. Discipline-Based applicants must select one of eleven discipline categories: community theatre, dance, folk arts, literature, media arts, museum, multidisciplinary, music, professional theatre, presenter, and visual arts.
Culture Builds Florida: Culture Builds Florida project grants are designed to support and encourage projects throughout the state in the four vision areas of the Division's Strategic Plan, Culture Builds Florida's Future. There are two funding categories for Culture Builds Florida projects: (1) seed funding a new project and (2) expansion funding a current project.
Underserved Cultural Community Development: Underserved Cultural Community Development projects support the organizational development of underserved cultural organizations. For the purposes of this proposal type, underserved means rural, minority, or lacking in resources. There are three funding categories for Underserved Cultural Community Development projects: (1) capacity building, (2) consultant, and (3) salary assistance.
A public entity governed by a county or municipality; or a not-for-profit, tax-exempt Florida corporation in good standing with Division of Corporations. For the purposes of this program, the applicant must not be a political subdivision of the state. A single organization may submit only one (1) General Program Support OR one (1) Specific Cultural Project grant application for each grant period. This restriction includes local governments and universities and local governments that share a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or tax ID. Organizations that would formerly submit multiple applications from different departments must coordinate to decide on a single application for each annual cycle.
Awards are up to $25,000. This is a matching grant. The annual grant cycle is July 1 - June 30. Extensions may be requested.
General Program Support grants award up to $150,000 depending on the size and type of organization and other factors as outlined in the grant guidelines. For more information on General Program Support, click here.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611