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Specific Cultural Projects

  • Next Application Opens: APRIL 1, 2024
  • Next Deadline: JUNE 3, 2024, 5:00 ET
  • Grant Period: July 1, 2025 through June 30, 2026

About the Program

The Specific Cultural Project (SCP) grant is designed to fund a single cultural project, program, exhibition or series taking placing within the grant period (July 1 – June 30). The grant activities must support the mission of the organization or artist and further the state's cultural objectives. Organizations and individuals are both eligible to apply.

Basic Eligibility

  1. All current and previous grantees must be in good standing with the Division of Arts and Culture and the Department of State at the time of application.
  2. Applicant organization must be either a public entity or a Florida non-profit, tax exempt corporation as of the application deadline.
    • Exception: Individuals may apply for the Artist Project, Artist Performances on Tour, and Teaching Artist grants.
  3. All organizations must have at least one year of completed arts and cultural programming and be able to provide their last completed fiscal year’s operating budget.
  4. Applicant must have registered with the Division of Corporations, and their status be “active,” as of the application deadline.
  5. Applicant must be registered as a vendor with the Department of Financial Services, and be able to provide a copy of their Florida Substitute W-9 form.
  6. Applicant must have a UEI Number.
  7. Several discipline-based program areas have their own eligibility requirements. For more information, see pages 7-19 of the SCP Guidelines.

Grants for Organizations

All applicants must be either a public entity or a Florida non-profit, tax-exempt corporation as of the application deadline. For more information, see pages 6-7 of the SCP Guidelines.

. See program guidelines for more information about eligibility requirements.

  • Arts in Education projects promote arts and culture in education. There are two types of Arts in Education grants for organizations.
    • Artist Residency projects place professional Florida artists in a variety of education and community settings.
    • Arts Partnership supports projects that will advance arts education and the development of long-term partnerships between community arts and cultural organizations, social service agencies and educational entities.
  • Discipline-based projects include dance, literature, media arts (i.e., film, radio or television), museum, music, presenter, theatre, traditional arts and visual arts.
  • Underserved Cultural Community Development projects assist with the development of underserved cultural organizations.

Grants for Artists

All applicants must be Florida-based artists and may not be enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Artists applying as individuals must create a profile in the grant portal .

For more information about the project types and eligibility requirements, see pages 7-19 of the SCP Guidelines.

  • Individual Artist project grants supports artist-driven projects that have public benefit and enhance the State of Florida through the creation or presentation of artistic work. Individual Artist projects can be in all artistic disciplines, genres and styles.
  • Arts in Education promotes arts and culture in education. There are two categories for artists.
  • Artist Performances on Tour provides funding to performing artists for touring activities to underserved communities; touring activities include both a performance and an educational component.
  • Teaching Artist funds artists providing educational services in Florida public schools. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of classroom experience.

Program Resources

2025-2026 Grants

How to Apply for GPS and SCP Grants Webinar

2023-2024 Grants

Current grantees can access grant forms and required documents at Managing Your Grants.


Main: 850.245.6470


Funds from this grant are allocated by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture to meet the required cost share or match for federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) State Partnership Award and as such are considered NEA subawards. All funds disbursed under this program may only be used in compliance with both State and Federal regulations including applicable provisions of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, National Policy Requirements and all other applicable statutes, regulations, and executive orders. For more information regarding NEA subrecipient requirements see the General Terms and Conditions for Partnership Agreements available at