is the only way

to run away without leaving home.

Twyla Tharp

The purpose of


is washing the dust of daily life
off our souls

Pablo Picasso


enables us

to find ourselves and lose ourselves
at the same time

Thomas Merton


in itself,

is an attempt to bring order
out of the chaos

Steven Sondheim

A Message from the Funding Arts Network President

Dear FANS,

In these tumultuous times, we hold dear the people and the values we cherish. I know that I have found my involvement with FAN comforting and positive. I think of you, our members, and our mission and it gives me heart and a concrete way to be proactive. I hope you feel that way too. Our program committee is working on opportunities for us to be together and learning and sharing. Next week, we will have news on how we can be involved.  Read more.

We are proud to announce that the FAN Board of Directors voted unanimously to distribute all award funds for the 2020/2021 grant cycle—$270,000— to the grantees in order to support them NOW as they deal with this terrible crisis. FAN’s prompt action is aligned with major funders of the arts all over the country who are rushing to provide support to shuttered arts organizations and struggling artists. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Grantees

The Funding Arts Network has partnered with The Miami Foundation to support local arts and culture nonprofits in our community most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The source of the $10,000 commitment is the amount that FAN’s founding president, Deborah Hoffman, received from Knight Foundation as a cash award accompanying naming her a Knight Community Champion in 2018. As the region’s largest community foundation, The Miami Foundation established a Community Recovery Fund in an effort to provide critical assistance to Miami-Dade nonprofits. FAN will work with the Foundation to identify arts organizations to receive an investment of $10,000. The organizations that will be considered for grants will be past FAN grantees.


Where friends meet friends to support the arts!

FAN is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the visual and performing arts programs in Miami-Dade County through member-supported grants.

FAN’s cultural and educational programs enhance the involvement, appreciation, and awareness of the arts in our community for all FAN members.

FAN’s financial support to the arts community helps foster a healthy environment, cultural diversity and economic stability.

FAN Member Events

FAN hosts educational and social events for members throughout the year.

  • Quarterly luncheons that feature programs focused on aspects of the arts;
  • Cultural Camaraderie events to attend performance and exhibitions of FAN-funded programs;
  • Curated cultural programs organized specifically for FAN members.

2019-2020 Grant Recipients

Funding Arts Network is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of Miami-Dade County by providing FAN-funded grants for programs presented to the public by local visual and performing arts organizations.

What FANS Say…

So wonderful to get these updates on all the good work FAN is doing. As the note says, we are very proud to be a member of an organization that is doing so many good things to help out in these challenging times.

Thank you for the absolutely seamless planning and execution of the recent Cultural Camaraderie. Not only the dazzling content of the exhibition, but the flawless and informative narration by the curator. Lunch was terrific. The perfect conclusion to a truly lovely morning.

Our Cultural Camaraderie today was an engaging and informative tour of Art after Stonewall at Frost FIU.

My husband and I were bowled over by the evening!  We’re fans of the musician Terence Blanchard, know him to be a great “horn player” and a composing genius, so this event thrilled us to the core. The dinner with FAN members was also delightful.

It is an honor to belong to FAN…. Congrats to all…

I was pleasantly surprised taking a chance on a style of dance and music I am not prone to seek out.  That is one of the wonderful advantages of being a FAN member.  I find that the Arsht rarely disappoints, and this was a brilliant performance interweaving media, techno style music, and African/American dance.

Every time I attend a FAN event, I walk away amazed how fabulous it was. How much there is to see, experience and learn.

I thought the performance was outstanding! I loved every moment! What a week to belong to FAN! Many thanks again for making it all happen!

Thank you! I’m so proud of our FAN family.



in grants awarded since 1966


Dade-County arts programs received FAN grants


different art organizations got support through FAN grants


years providing funding for local visual and performing arts programs

Members Only Portal

An exclusive web resource for FAN members. On this password protected site FAN members can access the member directory, calendar, complete event registrations, create photo galleries, get member news and updates, and more.