September 18, 2009
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September 18, 2009 Newsletter Archive
In this issue:   Community Forums , Grant Workshop , Micro Credit Workshop, South Florida Cultural Consortium, Free Fridays -Museum Admission 

Broward Cultural Division Hosts Community Forums

 Community Forums
A Community Forum Meeting will be held both on Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday October 8 , in order to gather input from the general public for their vision of the arts and culture over the next ten years. The October 7 meeting will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLC), 2650 W Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; and the October 8 meeting will take place from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs.

In addition to these forums, there are focus group meetings, one-on-one meetings, online surveys and random sample telephone surveys. The end result will be the 2020 Community Cultural Plan which will be the guiding blueprint for the arts and culture over the next ten years.

These Community Forum Meetings will be held in conjunction with a national Creative Conversations agenda - a grassroots movement across the country geared to elevate the profile of arts in America during National Arts & Humanities Month every October.

For additional information on the 2020 Community Cultural Plan contact Tom Adams at 954-357-7321.      Click here to RSVP

Cultural Division Hosts Two Grant-Writing Workshops

workshopBroward Cultural Division offers a grant writing workshop for the Regional Organization Program (ROP) AND Major Cultural Institution Program (MCI) on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library, Room 6E ( gallery area ), 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Both workshops are designed for ongoing applicants and for new and prospective applicants to the ROP and the MCI Programs.

The purpose of the Regional Organization Grant Program is to assist eligible South Florida-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations, that have been operational in their cultural disciplines for a minimum of three years immediately preceding the date of application, in meeting general operating expenses associated with the presentation and/or production of a regular season of exhibitions, programs, events or performances open to the general public in Broward County.

For both the Regional Organization and Major Cultural Institution programs, the application deadline is November 15, 2009 for fiscal year 2011 funding. New applicants must be designated by the Broward Cultural Council, as either a ROP or MCI organization in order to be eligible to apply. There is no fee for the workshops.

For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Adriane Clarke, grants specialist at 953-357-7530.   Click here to RSVP

Micro Credit Clinic and Business Plan Workshop for Artists

Cultural ConnectionAn informational clinic and workshop will be held to assist applicants for the Artist Micro Credit Program on Thursday, September 24, 2009, 6 - 8 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. This workshop is for prospective Broward-based artists to become familiar with the program’s policies and guidelines.

The Artist Micro Credit Program is a community-based, revolving loan program created to respond to a broad range of artists’ needs, i.e: purchasing equipment, completing a project, or taking advantage of an opportunity. Designed to assist Broward-based practicing, professionals, and emerging artists (of all disciplines) to advance their work and careers, these loans may help with projects that are not capable of being funded from other conventional sources.

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.  Click here to RSVP

2009 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Award Winners on Exhibit

Cultural Consortium logoWinners of the 2009 South Florida Cultural Consortium currently have their artwork exhibited at the University Galleries, School of the Arts, Florida Atlantic University , Boca Raton now through October 30, 2009.

The Broward County winners of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship ( SFCC) award for visual and media artists, Colby Katz, Samantha Salzinger and Nancy Spielman, were recently named to receive this esteemed, five-county artist fellowship award. This year’s selection is from a group of more than 300 applicants.

The South Florida Cultural Consortium, an alliance of the local arts agencies of Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, assists visual and media artists through cash awards solely on the basis of creative excellence to foster artistic development and encourage career advancement.

Click here to learn more and about the
South Florida Cultural Consortium or these fellowship winners

Free Admission to Museum of Discovery and Science Every Friday in September

Museum of Science logoFord Motor Company Fund and Community Services has partnered with the Museum of Discovery and Science to bring Free Ford Fridays to the Museum on September 11, 18, & 25, 2009. Families will receive free exhibit admission to the museum where they can spend a day exploring hundreds of hands-on exhibits.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. every Friday. This offer is not applicable for schools or groups. The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year ; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings.  For more information about the Museum, please call 954.467.MODS (6637)

Visit the Museum of Discovery and Science

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