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

This is certainly a turbulent time for everyone. We hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy throughout this global crisis. Sadly, the current situation requires FAN to make some difficult decisions regarding our upcoming Spring Cultural Camaraderie events and our 24th Annual Grant Award program and Membership Luncheon. Read more.


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…

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.

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!


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.