The Cultural Facilities Program (Program) of the Florida Department of State coordinates and guides the State of Florida's support and funding of renovation, new construction, or acquisition of cultural facilities.
To qualify for Program funding, the applicant's mission must be to directly conduct arts and cultural programming. As defined by the Program a cultural facility is a building, which is used for the programming, production, presentation, exhibition of any of the arts and cultural disciplines. These disciplines are music, dance, theatre, creative writing, literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, folk arts, photography, crafts, media arts, visual arts, and programs of museums. Arts and cultural programming and must comprise at least 85% of facility’s use. The Program is intended for bricks and mortar construction or renovation, or facility acquisition.
Miami Beach City Ballet intends to apply for funding for Phase 2 of the renovation of its facility located at 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach. Proposed improvements include new flooring, security system drywall replacement, painting and furniture, fixtures and equipment. Miami City Ballet leases its facility from the City of Miami Beach.
The Administration is requesting approval for the submittal of a grant application to the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Facilities Program, in the approximate amount of $117,000 for Phase 2 of the Miami Beach City Ballet Project.
The grant requires a $2: $1 match, with the Applicant providing $2 for every $1 of State grant funding. $234,000 in matching funds has been identified as follows: 305-1720-000511-00-406-555-00-00-00-65220 - $1,000; 305-1720-000342-00-413-555-00-00-00-65220 - $139,000; and $94,000 from the Miami City Ballet special revenue fund (169) fund balance will be committed as matching funds. The grant and matching funds may only be spent during the grant period. The timeline for notification of grant award is anticipated to be during Quarter 4 Fiscal Year 2021.