Please keep in mind that due to COVID-19, events should be verified directly with the organization prior to attending.
Cultural Festival Program (CFP)
To assist eligible Broward-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations and public entities which are a municipality, a state government agency, a political subdivision of the State of Florida located primarily in Broward County, or a sovereign native American nation, i.e., a federally recognized native American Indian tribe with funding for reimbursable project expenses associated with providing exhibitions, performances, or other cultural festival-related activities which are open to the general public. Applicants must meet the general eligibility requirements for funding from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, or a consortium of organizations or entities with each individual member of which meets the eligibility requirements, may apply for funding.
What may be funded:
Programs presented in a public place or at an area in Broward County (such as an indoor or outdoor venue), and are open to the general public; All cultural festival programming activities funded by the County shall be of high artistic quality and contribute to creating an authentic cultural identity for the neighborhoods and municipalities throughout Broward County. The festival funding category will support projects that include audience participation and/or immersion around a programmatic focus. Projects should include the involvement of multiple community organizations, presenters, performance groups, and/or individual artists; Projects that are part of, or promote, the creative industries or the cultural arts districts; or projects that demonstrate historical and diverse cultural heritage and local specific cultural arts activities. Reimbursable project expenses associated with providing funding for exhibitions, performances, or other cultural festival-related activities.
The applicant must provide a one-to-one cash match. In-kind services or in-kind items will not be allowed for complying with the cash match requirements.
On a funds available basis, the Council shall decide the amount of the award subject to the availability of County funds preapproved by the Board for the program.
Complete and submit the online application form on, or before, 11:59PM on October 1