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Secretary Detzner Announces Start of Application Period for Arts and Culture Grants

Tallahassee — Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the application period is open for Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs 2015-2016 grants for general programming, specific projects, and facilities. All applications are due on Monday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Any Florida organization engaging in cultural programming that is either a public entity or a registered nonprofit is eligible to apply.

“Communities across the state benefit from these programs each year,” said Secretary Detzner. “The museums and cultural organizations who receive these grants create jobs, stimulate tourism, and attract skilled workers. Additionally, these cultural organizations bring people together and remind us that Florida is a special place to live and work.”

In addition to grant applications for nonprofit cultural organizations, the June 2 deadline applies to individual artists applying for fellowships in music, theatre, dance, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts and literature. All applications are submitted online and will be scored by panels of experts in their respective disciplines during twenty-six panel meetings held August 25 through October 8.

Full application guidelines and a link to the online application can be found at

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About the Division of Cultural Affairs
The Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida’s legislatively designated state arts agency. The Division promotes the arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. To achieve its mission, the Division funds and supports cultural programs that provide artistic excellence, diversity, education, access and economic vitality for Florida’s communities. For more information about the Division and its programs, visit