Artists in Schools Deadline is Wednesday, November 30

Past grantees, the Brazen Hussies
Past grantees, the Brazen Hussies.

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Artist in Schools Deadline November 30

ArtReach deadline December 31

Writers Award Deadline EXTENDED

Small emergency grants available NOW


The Florida Keys Council of the Arts announces the availability of small emergency grants to individual visual, literary and performing artists in Monroe County for the purchase of supplies or equipment damaged or destroyed in Hurricane Wilma.  

Requests may be made for replacing items valued between $100 and $500. "We want to be straightforward from the start. We don't want to raise unreasonable expectations for funding, but we can help replace paints, scripts, music, costumes, and other tools of the artist's trade," said Executive Director Monica Haskell.

Emergency grant instructions are online, or simply write a letter explaining your need, how you will use the funds, and your other forms of support. Request a specific amount, and include your name, address, proof of residency, phone, e-mail or other contact information.  

Send your application to the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, Florida 33040. There is no specific deadline, but requests will be reviewed until the funds run out.

Those who were fortunately not harmed by the storm, and who would like to help their fellow artists who found themselves in less fortunate circumstances, may send donations to this fund to the same address. All donations are tax-deductible.

 For more information call Monica at 305-295-4369.


Artist in Schools application

ArtReach application

Writers Award Deadline postponed

Emergency grant instructions

Donations welcome