Oolite Arts strives to be a leader in the South Florida contemporary cultural scene as a creative and learning center, and  internationally recognized as a world class cultural center. 

The mission of Oolite Arts is to support artists and advance  the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in  South Florida. Oolite Arts creates opportunities for experimentation and  innovation, and encourages the exchange of ideas across cultures through  residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education and outreach.

Please use this form to submit interim and final grant reports.  This form should be used for grants related to the following programs: The Ellies, Cinematic Arts Residency, and The Block.

If you have questions about your grant please contact the senior director of programs and grants administration, Lindsey Linzer at LLinzer@miamifoundation.org.   

This form is for grantees (The Ellies, Cinematic Arts Residency, The Block) to submit their signed grant agreement, final project budget and payment information.

Payments will be processed to grantees through The Miami Foundation. The Foundation is moving towards issuing all payments by ACH Electronic Funds Transfer. We are requesting that you provide your ACH information using this secure form. 

If you have any questions about this form please reach out to Sheryl Saturnino, Senior Grants Administration Assistant at ssaturnino@miamifoundation.org. 

Application deadline: April 8, 2020 (6:00 PM ET)

The Block is a short documentary contest seeking ideas for new films about the many different neighborhoods that make up Miami. Five filmmakers will be selected to pitch their short documentary concepts in front of a jury and a live studio audience for a chance to win up to $14,000 in funding for their projects. The top three chosen will receive help making their film from the University of Miami’s School of Communications Department of Cinema and Interactive Media, and free access to the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. We want to hear the Miami stories you think are ready for the spotlight.

How it works
Anyone can share their idea by applying now through April 8, 2020. Oolite Arts will also host two information sessions where people can get their questions answered: March 16 and April 5.
A jury will choose five to go before the panel of nationally-recognized film professionals and a live audience on May 20. That day, five prizes will be awarded – $14,000, $8,000, $6,000, and two prizes of $2,000. 

The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation has generously provided lead funding for this program.
Selection Process
Oolite Arts' staff will review applications to ensure completeness and eligibility. A jury of nationally-recognized film professionals will review all entries and the top five finalists will be notified by May 8, 2020.

 Applicants must: 

  • Be a full-time Miami-Dade County resident
  • Pitch a short documentary about a Miami-Dade neighborhood
  • Be at least 18 years of age, and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

 Applications are being accepted online and require the following:

  • A brief summary of your film’s story.
  • A selected neighborhood relevant to your film
  • An explanation of what makes this story particularly interesting.
  • An explanation of why you are suited to document this story.
  • A description of how your film will look and feel.
  • A short bio or a CV.

Oolite Arts does not cover housing, travel, or visa costs.

If you have additional questions, please contact Cinematic Arts Manager Jason Fitzroy Jeffers via email at jjeffers@oolitearts.org.

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