Cultural Diversity Program Application Workshop to be Held on September 11
-Funding not-for-profit cultural organizations based in culturally-diverse ethnicities-

Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, Inc.

Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, Inc.

DATE: August 15, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky,
Broward Cultural Division
PHONE: 954-357-7463

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward Cultural Division announces an incentive application workshop for the Cultural Diversity Program (CDP) for eligible, not-for-profit cultural organizations. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 7th Floor, Main Library Cybrary Computer Lab.

Who May Apply: Eligible not-for-profit organizations, whose primary mission is cultural, and develops and sustains the cultures, arts, and artists that are rooted in, and reflective of, the cultural heritage and traditions of the community; and whose principal office address, as recorded in the Secretary of State's Office, is in Broward County, and must have operated in their respective discipline(s) in Broward County for a minimum of one (1) uninterrupted year immediately preceding the date of application, and provided services in Broward County for a minimum of six months in the preceding year, and a governing board, at least 50% of whom reside in Broward County, which meets regularly and operates under a set of bylaws.

Organizations such as the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, Inc.;  The Florida Turkish-American Association, Inc.; Jayadevi Arts, Inc.; Bengali Association of South Florida, Inc., have received funding through this program.

Awards range from $5,100 to $25,000. Funds may be used for reimbursable program expenses associated with the organization’s total program or for specific projects. This incentive program may award funding on a multi-year (up to 5 years) basis. By year three, the awardee should provide a one-to-one match for the incentive program funds. The aim of multi-year funding is to maintain quality programming while assisting the organization in developing its own artistic, management and financial capacities. The workshop will also cover how to submit an online application.

The application deadline is October 15, 2013 for the FY 2015 funding cycle. There is no fee for the workshop and interested persons should RSVP online, in advance. For further information contact Adriane Clarke; 954-357-7530.

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