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Arts council grant deadlines 


The Florida Keys Council of the Arts reminds artists and arts organizations of the upcoming grant application deadlines. Eligible art forms include visual, performing, literary, cultural and historical arts and their display.


Cultural Umbrella: Wednesday, May 21.  Tourist Development Council Cultural Umbrella funding up to $25,000 per application is for the promotion of arts and culture events in 2003-04.  This is a receipt deadline: applications must be delivered to the arts council office, 1100 Simonton St., Key West, before 5 p.m. on May 21.  Late applications will not be accepted.


Artists in Schools: Saturday, May 31.  Artists in Schools funding up to $1,000 for the 2003-04 school year is available for an artist and a teacher working together to enhance the existing curriculum.  May 31 is a postmark deadline.


ArtReach: Monday, June 30.  ArtReach funding up to $1,000 per project enables an artist or cultural organization to reach a new audience by partnering with a business or organization.  June 30 is a postmark deadline.


Applications for Artists in Schools and ArtReach are available on the Florida Keys Council of the Arts website. Go to, select “Links and Grant Information,” then scroll down the page to the “Local” section.


To get a copy of the Cultural Umbrella application, send a request to It is a lengthy application and is not posted on the website.


For more information, call Monica Haskell  at 305-295-4369; e-mail; or visit


For more information, call Andrea Comstock  at 305-852-1469 ext. 4369, 305-743-0079 ext. 4369, or 295-4369; e-mail; or visit