Follow these guidelines:

  1. Have as its primary business or principal activity either the presentation of visual or performing arts programs to the public or education in the areas of visual or performing arts.
  2. Have its headquarters in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, or Palm Beach County. At least one voting Board Member from the organization must reside in Broward County or work full-time in Broward County.
  3. Be an active, not-for-profit, Florida corporation (or a division or unit of such) in good standing.
  4. Be tax-exempt under the IRS Code for at least 12 months. 
  5. Be currently registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to solicit contributions unless the exempt organization falls under the categories listed in S. 496.403 of the Florida Statutes (e.g., educational institution).
  6. Request funding for an arts program which will take place in Broward County during the calendar year for which a grant is awarded. 
  7. Not illegally limit participation in the proposed 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.

Special Considerations:

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 will ONLY fund the following categories of costs:

  • Artistic Staff                                       
  • Outside Technical Fees
  • Program Equipment Purchases or Rentals
  • Technical/Production
  • Program Materials
  • Outside Artistic Fees                
  • Exhibition Fees/Royalties

FAB Does NOT Fund the Following:

  • Administrative Expenses
  • Busing                                        
  • Capital Expansion or Equipment
  • Camp-based Performances
  • Conferences or Seminars
  • Conventions
  • Financing Costs
  • Fundraising Activities        
  • Lectures
  • Marketing, Promotion and Public Relations Expenses
  • Operating Deficits
  • Pass-through Funding to Proposed Programs
  • Professional Training
  • Religious Activities
  • Rent Overhead
  • Scholarships/Awards
  • Schools/Colleges/Universities
  • “Street Fair” Events
  • Tickets
  • Travel, Hotel, Food Expenses
  • Workshops (except education grants)

The application process is competitive and the Grant Committee is charged with recommending that grant funds be awarded to the highest-ranking applicants. Applicants, although eligible, may receive no funding. Moreover, FAB reserves the right to award funds in amounts less than requested.