- Have as its primary mission the presentation of visual or performing arts programs to the public.
- Have its headquarters in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, or Palm Beach County. At least one active, voting Board Member from the organization must reside in Broward County or work full-time in Broward County.
- Be an active, not-for-profit, Florida corporation (or a division or unit of such) in good standing.
- Have been tax-exempt under the IRS Code for at least 36 months if annual budget is over $250,000. Or, have been tax-exempt under the IRS Code for at least 12 months if annual budget is under $250,000.
- Organizations with annual revenues under $250,000 must have completed at least 12 months of operations presenting visual or performing arts. All other organizations must have completed at least 36 months of operations presenting visual or performing arts programs to the public.
- Be currently registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs to solicit contributions unless the exempt organization falls under the categories listed in S. 496.403 of the Florida Statutes (e.g., educational institution).
- Request funding for an arts program which will take place in Broward County during the calendar year of the application.
- Not illegally limit participation in the proposed project/program, or any other of its programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
If the applicant is a support group or a division of a larger entity, the application will be considered only if the applicant meets the criteria listed above and the larger entity itself is not an applicant or ineligible.
If the project is a collaborative effort among two or more organizations, the lead organization must submit the application, meet the eligibility requirements, and be the funding recipient.
If the organization seeking FAB! funds is an American Association of Museums (AAM) accredited member that is part of a not-for-profit university in Broward County that will provide recurring cultural and exhibit programming, annually producing a full season of programs and exhibits, and has an advisory board which governs the museum’s program activities and at least 50% of whom reside in Broward County, the organization may apply.
FAB! Does NOT Fund the Following:
- Administrative Expenses
- Capital Expansion or Equipment
- Camp-based Performances
- Conferences or Seminars
- Financing Costs
- Fundraising Activities
- Marketing, Promotion and Public Relations Expenses
- Operating Deficits
- Pass-through Funding to Proposed Programs
- Professional Training
- Religious Activities
- Rent Overhead
- “Street Fair” Events
- Travel, Hotel, Food Expenses
- Workshops or Master Classes, Conventions