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October 2019

Many art students can effectively express themselves visually, but have difficulty when they need to express themselves in writing. Artportunity addresses this need through a daylong workshop at the Perez Art Museum Miami. FREE transportation provided by the M-DCPS Division of Visual & Performing Arts Department Division of Academics. This event is facilitated by volunteers and guest speakers to help 11th and 12th grade art students prepare for art school  and college. Free lunch included. Many thanks to PAMM, M-DCPS, and DAEA for their funding assistance.


AMAZING sketchbook project

Awarded at M-DCPS art exhibitions all year.

​Through The Amazing Sketchbook Project, emerging student artists in grades K - 12 are able to discover and develop their talents. The Amazing Sketchbook Project awards under-served and deserving students with sketchbooks and art supplies. Hundreds of students are nominated by their art teacher and receive their awards at one of the many Miami-Dade County District Art Exhibitions throughout the school year. Funding generously provided by the M-DCPS Visual and Performing Arts Department, Division of Academics.

the Isaiah fund

Deadline: February 1st

Each spring The Isaiah Fund assists talented, hard working, art students who demonstrate financial need. The F4DAE helps by providing scholarships to help cover textbooks, tuition, fees, art supplies, transportation, and other essentials. Teachers or mentors nominate students. Students provide ten pieces of artwork, a creative essay, letters of recommendation and acceptance letter from their college.

Isaiah Scholars show and sell their works at the Sunday Salon and Gallery @ CGAF.

The Isaiah Fund is generously funded by the Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery.


For Isaiah Scholars ONLY

Announcing the Ampi Award!  Named after our tenaciously talented volunteer and Isaiah Scholar Amparo Bacallao.  The Fund 4 Design & Art Education (F4DAE) will accept proposals for the Ampi Award from Isaiah Scholars for the purchase of art supplies. This funding serves the mission of F4DAE, which seeks to further the creative development of Miami-Dade art students and former students by providing art materials, guidance, and financial assistance.


The Committee allocates up to $5,000 per year for requests for art supplies, with a cap of $200 per proposal. Proposals are accepted each September and must be submitted before September 30th. Selected students will receive a Blick gift card via email in the amount of $200.

Scholars must:
1.     complete and submit the form found on the F4DAE website before 9/30
2.     email proof of college enrollment to

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