By Meredith Clements, Marketing Director, Broward County Cultural Division

In a pandemic, it’s hard not to feel vulnerable. And while things can seem scary with so many uncertainties ahead, we want you to know that we’re working very hard to help you get what you need to get through this most difficult of times.

Broward Cultural Division is committed to supporting the local arts and culture community and we’ll be continually sharing important information and resources with you. Please be sure to review the information below, which includes several links to local and national funding sources.

Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date, and also be sure to visit the new Virtual Events page on to find out what you can tune in to this week.

It is crucial for the development and recovery of art and culture businesses of Broward County that we receive accurate information from residents and business owners and operators. We strongly encourage you to fill out the following surveys so we can get an accurate picture of how everyone is operating during these times:

Answer this survey if your business has closed its doors to the public

Answer this survey if you cancelled an event due to COVID-19

We also strongly encourage you to fill out the following economic assistance surveys:

  • Americans for the Arts Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers here.
  • Americans for the Arts Impact Survey for Arts and Cultural Organizations here
  • Florida Small Business Damage Assessment Survey here

Additionally, we encourage you to complete the 2020 Census if you haven’t already, as this accounts for annual funding in the arts and culture sector aside from COVID-19 relief funds and remains equally important for continued funding.

Updates on Broward Workshops and Funding

With funding more important now than ever, all our upcoming grant workshops will continue to be offered virtually. We’ve added new Opportunities for Artists workshops, which includes information on upcoming funding opportunities. Find current Division-hosted events here.


Organization Guidelines and Resources

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) guidance and resources here

Emergency Relief Funding

Individual Artists (any discipline):

Visual Artists:

Contemporary Artists:


Performing Artists:


For organizations, institutions and small businesses business owners: 

More funding opportunities and resources:

Additional resources

Artists and organizations can promote virtual and digital events for free on

Stay connected with the arts in South Florida with ongoing virtual tours and learning opportunities.

Some other non-funding opportunities we love so far:

As always, please find more information at or reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.