September 13, 2011
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 Cooperative Marketing Program Kicks of its 20th Year!


The 2011 – 2012 Cooperative Marketing Program kicks off its 20th season with an Application Workshop on Monday, September 22, 2011, 9:00 -11:00 am, at ArtServe Inc, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

The Cooperative Marketing Program provides Broward-based not-for-profit cultural organizations and artists receiving Cultural Division grants with subsidized advertisng and a recognizable presence through larger media placements.

This free application workshop is strongly recommended for not-for-profit, Broward-based, cultural organizations and eligible artists that wish to participate in this beneficial program. Information on the capacity-building workshop series will follow shortly.

CLICK HERE for Guidelines of the Program.

This subsidized advertising program and capacity-building workshop series is designed to develop skills for building marketing structure and identity. These are creative and interactive workshops that encourage participants to investigate, identify and sculpt the building blocks for strong marketing.

The orientation workshop is free: CLICK HERE to register online, or call Vena Paylo, at 954-357-6023.


 Florida-based "Call to Artist" for Broward County Public Art Project

Susan B. Katz Theater 
Front view with sidewalks

Susan B. Katz Theater
Front view with sidewalks

The Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission a Florida artist or artist team to create integrated mosaic tile artwork for the entryway to the Susan B. Katz Theater situated at the Pembroke Pines River of Grass (ROG) ArtsPark. The Application Deadline is Friday, September 23, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

The artist will be commissioned to create a visually dynamic entryway in to the portico of the Susan B. Katz Theater. Opportunities for integrated mosaic tile artwork include the portico's walls, columns, floor and concrete sidewalks to the east of the building's entrance. The project budget is up to $90,000.

Click HERE to see a full version of the Call, including the program's description, eligibility and submittal requirements; and to submit an application which must be done online.

For further questions about this Call to Artists please contact: Grace Kewl-Durfey, Public Art & Design project manager at 954-357-7869.


 Cultural Diversity Program Grant Application Workshop


Dance Brazil

Dance Brazil

The Cultural Diversity Program (CDP) Grant Application Workshop for eligible, not-for-profit cultural organizations will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 6th Floor, Bienes Center Conference Room.

The CDP assists not-for-profit cultural organizations based in culturally diverse ethnicities (African, Latin, Asian-Pacific Islander, or Native American descent). The CDP seeks to preserve cultural heritages and traditions through the arts and to create opportunities for Broward citizens to experience culturally diverse/ethnic-specific cultural programs and events. Organizations such as the Brazilian Voices, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc., Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, Inc., Polynesian Culture Association, Inc., and The Florida Turkish-American Association, Inc. have received funding through this grant program.

Grant awards range from $5,100 to $25,000. The workshop will also cover how to submit an online application. Visit the Broward Cultural Division website for more details on this grant.

The application deadline is October 15, 2011 for the FY 2013 funding cycle. Please RSVP in advance for this free workshop. For further information contact Adriane Clarke; call 954-357-7530.


 Exhibition Open for South Florida Cultural Consortium Winners


Four Broward County artists are currently on exhibition as winners of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship Program. Madeline Denaro, Victoria Gitman, Christina Petterson and Jillian Mayer 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.

An exhibition featuring the works of the ten recipients in the five-county area is currently at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood, through October 16, 2011.

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. Formed in 1985, the Consortium operates under an inter-local government agreement to coordinate projects and share resources for the growth of South Florida cultural activities, organizations and artists. It provides regional cultural planning, new project development, statewide cultural marketing, information sharing, regional arts education training and support for ethnic and rural audience development.

2012 Artist Fellowship Opportunity
The 2012 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship Application Deadline will be Monday, October 3, 2011, and artists will be required to apply on the Café (Call for Entry) system.


 Local Artist Commissioned for Downtown Bridge Mural

Local artists Kevin Kichar and Diane Hutchinson were commissioned by the Tarpon River and Sailboat Bend Homeowners associations to create four 7’ x 10’ murals, two on each side of The Marshall Bridge over the New River, in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Two tile images will be attached to each side of the bridge, which is on SW 7th Avenue just south of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and adjacent to Cooley's Landing.

How a small watercolor becomes a big tile image:  After painting a small watercolor of the design — a watercolor that shows the tile pieces — the artists blow up an image of the painting to the full 7’ x 10’. Then they trace the tile cuts in that image onto a plastic sheet. The sheet is placed on top of the clay, and is used to guide the artists as they score the clay. Those indentations then serve as a guide for them to cut the clay into hundreds of individual pieces. The murals are mosaics with approximately 250 individually carved clay tiles per mosaic.

“The first image has tarpon for Tarpon Bend; the second image will have a sailboat for Sailboat Bend!” says the artist, Kevin Kichar. “The third will have to do with the Seminole Indians and the fourth with the performing arts."



 Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Seeks  Baby Boomers for Creative Connection Program


The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood seeks individuals 55+ to become part of Creative Connection, a multi-faceted new initiative that engages the skills and ingenuity of the Baby Boomer generation to improve the quality of life in Broward County through the arts.

Creative Connection invites retired and soon-to-retire Boomers to be part of activities and projects that have a positive impact on health and wellness, youth education, and personal enrichment. To launch this innovative program, the Center is currently asking Boomers to complete a survey to determine their areas of interest and expertise. The survey is available online and at the Center, 1650 Harrison Street. Boomers can request to have a survey mailed to them by calling 954-921-3274.

The Center is kicking off Creative Connection by hosting a free open house and reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. Learn more about Creative Connection and share your ideas at this free informational event and social mixer. If you are unable to attend, you may still participate.

Creative Connection is providing Boomers with opportunities to apply their skills on a project basis at the Center. As part of an enhanced Volunteer and Ambassador program, Boomers can contribute in specialized areas such as marketing, public relations, special events, gallery exhibitions, theater operations and youth education programs.

To learn more about Creative Connection, contact the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood at 954-921-3274 or visit



 Free Museum Day September 24, 2011


Participating Museums Across the U.S.A.

Participating Museums Across the U.S.A.

More than 1,300 museums representing all 50 states will partake in the Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on September 24, 2011. Participating museums across the country will open their doors for free to anyone who downloads a Museum Day Ticket at

Broward County Museums participating in this event

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Coral Springs Museum of Art
International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Young At Art Museum


Millions of Americans can experience culture, history, and art. And it’s all FREE!

To date, the festivities will include a noble cause at the center of the celebration– donations for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® foundation – the Seventh Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is poised to be the largest to date, celebrating open access to education and the dissemination of knowledge.

The map, available interactively, shows the locations of all the participating museums for 2011 – an incredible coverage area coast to coast:

Other opportunities include,

On site broadcasting on September 24th at participating museums and Museum Day giveaways/contests in conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine.

For bookings and any additional information, please contact, Adam Daley at 646-695-7043.

You can also visit or follow them on Twitter @MuseumDay.



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