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Theatre Survival Guide

With over 45% of theatres not expected to reopen their doors, Mike Mathews, our Founder + Executive Director, gives 6 weekly tips breaking down exactly what theatres need to do during the COVID-19 pandemic to navigate these troubling times. View the videos here.

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery

Unexpected events happen. Make a plan for disaster preparedness and be ready for unforeseen circumstances like hurricanes and break-ins. Click here to access the Division of Cultural Affairs emergency preparedness tools and recovery resources for individuals and organizations.  

Refine your skills in Polk Museum of Art Virtual Classroom

Whether you’re a beginner or a long-time artist, we base our course offerings on the underlying belief that individuals want to be life-long learners. See something you think you’d enjoy? To find more information about a class, click on the photo! Class Registration Deadline: July 5, 2020 Virtual classrooms allow students to learn from…

Museum from Home

Talks, Tours, and Lectures Visit our website to find online resources and to watch and listen to talks and lectures from our previous exhibitions! Explore Talks, Tours, and Lectures MUSEings: The Polk Museum of Art Blog Coloring pages, cookies, and activities, oh my! Check out MUSEings for some amazing online…

May 15: Deadlines, Resources & Updates

Florida DOS DCA Grant Deadline is June 1! Click here to access the grants system.   Florida Humanities CARES grant rolling deadline, applying early is important.   Americans for the Arts Cultural Organization Survey   Link to CO-fit Impact Tracker   TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR ORGANIZATIONS: VIA ART Grants to…

Art (Un)boxed Summer 2020

Designed by Polk Museum educators, Art (Un)Boxed is a self-paced art program with a set of art kits based on the popular art classes for children and families normally held at the Museum during Summer and Spring breaks. Available by subscription or offered à la carte, Art (Un)Boxed kits include easy-to-follow instructions, prompts that…

Book Buddies Needed for Book Club

Book Club launched only 4 days ago and there are already over 600 requests! Book Club is a new partnership coordinated by your Explorations V to mail a FREE book to any child who needs one in Polk County. Book Buddies are in critical need! Book Buddies sponsor the postage…

Artist Relief

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. To learn more visit the Artist Relief Website.

FOUNTAINHEAD Artist Resources

FOUNTAINHEAD is working to compile an extensive list of resources for artists and nonprofits. Thankfully there are many organizations and artists out there working to do the same. I encourage you to visit their sites. Please scroll down for resources specific to Miami-Dade County, links to emergency grant applications, ongoing…