January 16, 2009
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January 16, 2009 Newsletter Archive       
In this issue:   Strategic Alliance for the Arts , Funding Arts Broward , Barack Obama and the Arts , Americans for the Arts

2nd Workshop in 2008-2009 Cooperative Marketing Program

Cooperative Marketing WorkshopStrategic Alliances for the Arts the second of three Cooperative Marketing Program Workshops will the held on:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
at ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.


  • Carmen Ackerman - Riverwalk A & E
  • Tobey Archer - Third Avenue Art District
  • Andie Arthur -  Theater League of South Florida
  • Mary Birch-Hansen – BAMM! (Broward Attractions and Museums Month)

Hal Axler , Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Learn from Your Colleagues
Panelists will talk about and answer questions on the unique partnerships which have furthered and strengthened the missions of their individual arts organizations. Learn how to collaborate with agencies and stretch your marketing and publicity abilities in this difficult economic climate while reaching out to new audiences and creating a stronger branding presence.  

Funding Arts Broward! (FAB) Is Calling for Artist Grant Applications

FAB2010 Innovative Collaborative Grant Application

Information and Instructions for programs to be presented between January 1 and December 31, 2010

Applications must be received by February 3, 2009

FUNDING ARTS BROWARD, INC.(FAB!), is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the continued cultural enrichment of Broward County residents.  FAB!’s mission is to provide funds to local visual and performing artists and arts organizations to assist them in presenting innovative, quality programming to the public.

FAB! is pleased to announce its new Innovative Collaborative Program.  The goal of this exciting grant opportunity is to support collaborations between Broward-based artists and FAB!-funded arts institutions to enhance the creativity of both entities and result in the presentation of cutting edge projects in our community.  Up to $5,000   may be awarded for each collaborative project.

To ask questions regarding eligibility or the preparation of your application, please contact

Funding Arts Broward
Telephone: 954-713-0833
Fax: 954-525-6340
e-mail: fab@fundingartsbroward.org

Barack Obama and the Arts

Our nation’s creativity has filled the world’s libraries, museums, recital halls, movie houses and marketplaces with works of genius. The arts embody the American spirit of self-definition. As the author of two best-selling books, Barack Obama uniquely appreciates the role and value of creative expression.

The proposed Obama Arts Platform which vies specifically to: reinvest in arts education; support increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts; promote cultural diplomacy; attract foreign talent; provide health care to artists and ensure tax fairness for artists, and one can sense a shift toward a new creative global economy.

Americans for the Arts , the nation's leading arts agency, has developed a nine point policy recommendation in support of this platform.

Americans for the Arts calls on President-elect Obama and Congress to support the following nine federal programs and proposals in their consideration of an economic recovery package.

Americans for the Arts Merges with the Business Committee for the Arts

Americans for the ArtsAmericans for the Arts, the nations leading arts agency has shown leadership in the arts domain, with spearheading various efforts to collaborate and merger with other national organizations, most recently the Business Committee for the Arts, in order to create one strong national organization to boost arts advocacy from the private sector.

The new partnership, announced in late 2008, is a means to further enable the organization to generate private-sector support for the arts and arts education by engaging and educating business leaders nationwide on the economic impact and value of the arts in business and community settings.

Private-sector support for the arts from individuals, foundations, and corporations, represents a critical piece of arts funding in America. In these uncertain economic times, it is important now more than ever to invest in the arts.

It’s an investment that improves quality of life for all, advances a company’s vision and brand, improves employee morale, and provides economic benefits to the entire community. In the new global economic landscape, real value and competitive advantage will be created by workers who drive creativity and innovation. These workers are fueled by arts in their lives, and in their education as young people.  



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