June 5, 2009
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June 5, 2009 Newsletter Archive
In this issue: Cultural Foundation, National Awards, CEC Meeting, Fundraising, Micro Credit Workshop, Write Side Poets Slam 

Call for Applications 2009 Foster Fellowship for Emerging Artists

Cultural Foundation of BrowardThe Cultural Foundation of Broward, Inc. announces the 2009 Foster Fellowship for Emerging Artists. This year the fellowship will be given to a Broward-based artist in the discipline of Music. The application deadline is August 1, 2009 .

Applicants must be practicing artists residing and working in Broward County for one year prior to the application deadline and have documented proof of recent (within the previous 18 months) work in Broward County.

To download an application and guidelines in PDF format, visit the Cultural Foundation of Broward’s website or call 954-357-7457.

Click here for more information about the 2009 Foster Fellowship for Emerging Artists.

Broward Cultural Division Wins Four National Awards

 Go Riverwalk Broward County Cultural Division is the recipient of four awards from The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) for projects that show expertise in communications. The National Association of County Information Officers was formed in 1966. Members of the National Association of County Information Officers strive to create a better understanding of the duties of county government and to improve the communication skills of NACIO members and all other county officials.

In order of importance, the awards are given as: Best in Class, Superior, Excellent , and Meritorious . The following is the class and category of the Division’s winning entries:

Artists Services Campaign SUPERIOR
Arts Teacher of the Year- Invitation and Program MERITORIOUS
Culturally Speaking - arts and culture monthly column in
Go Riverwalk magazine
Jonathan Green Festival MERITORIOUS

Cultural Executives Committee Meeting Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CEC Meeting

Broward Cultural Division will host a Cultural Executives Committee (CEC) meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at the new home of the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, Galleria Mall on East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

A Brown Bag Network Lunch begins at 11:30 am and the Business Agenda will run from Noon to 1:00 p.m. led by Chair Janet Erlick and Vice-Chair Hal Axler. The topic of discussion is the creation of a "Cultural Expo to Market Our Cultural Products."

For more information, contact Vena Paylo at 954-357-6023. Arrive early to network and eat your brown bag lunch from 11:30 a.m. to Noon!

Center on Philantropy at Indiana Univ. Presents Principles & Techniques of Fundraising

Broward Cultural Division and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University invites cultural not-for-profit organization members and the cultural community to a five-day workshop, Principles and Techniques of Fundraising – The Definitive Training Program , June 22 - 26, 2009 ; Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Global Grille Event Center , 301 East Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.

Principles and Techniques of Fundraising gives the framework and inspiration to lead your not-for-profit to its financial goals. It is an intensive five-day, A through Z training program that is the baseline course for all of The Fund Raising School courses.

There is a workshop fee of $200, which includes a 700-page, comprehensive study guide. For more information call Carrie Reppert Turner, Director, Nonprofit Resource Center, Community Foundation of Broward at 954-761-9503 x102 or Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7530

Micro Credit Clinic and Business Plan Workshop
Micro CreditBroward Cultural Division and the South Florida Regional Planning Council will offer an informational clinic and workshop to assist applicants for the Artist Micro Credit Program on Saturday, June 27, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. This workshop is for prospective Broward-based artists who want to become familiar with the program’s policies and guidelines.

Attendance at the workshop is highly recommended for Broward-based artists and alumni of the Artists as an Entrepreneur Institute . There is no fee for this workshop.

For additional information, contact James Shermer,  grants administrator, Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7502.



"My Wordz Make U Think", 3rd Annual Florida State Youth Poetry Slam

Write Side PoetsStudents from around the state come to compete in My Wordz Make U Think -Florida State Youth Poetry Slam, hosted by The Write Side Poets, Inc. Saturday, July 1, 7:00 pm. The event will be held at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Theater at Nova Southeastern University , 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd in Davie.

The Write Side Poets is a non-profit organization designed to gather, inspire, assist, and encourage young writers, who desire to speak their messages through the powerful medium of spoken word art.

High school students from Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale will compete in the largest youth poetry Slam in the state of Florida as they prepare to compete at the national competition Brave New Voices National Conference, July 14-19 in Chicago, Ill.

For more information, contact Ray Dominguez at 954-628-2243.

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