As Director of the Broward Cultural Division, Earl Bosworth is responsible for administering and directing this local arts agency with an annual $4 million operating budget and capital appropriations for public art. The Division’s primary functions include developing and strengthening art and cultural organizations and individual artists through its grants or incentive programs; community development and marketing initiatives; arts education and advocacy efforts; public art administration; and cultural planning for a County that consists of more than 1.8 million residents, 31 cities, 575 not-for-profit cultural organizations, 10,000 artists and 7,773 arts-related businesses.
Mr. Bosworth has more than 23 years management experience in the public and private sectors with the last 10 years devoted to arts administration. Prior to being appointed as Director of Broward Cultural Division, he served as the Division’s Assistant Director for almost seven years. While at the Division, Mr. Bosworth was responsible for policy and budget development, strategic planning and division business operations.
Mr. Bosworth had also served as President of ArtServe, Inc., one of the six original arts incubators in the United States. During his tenure at ArtServe, Mr. Bosworth had developed several new strategic partnerships with other nonprofits and the corporate world to assist ArtServe in carrying out its important mission for local emerging artists.
He held other posts with Broward County including Regulatory Operations Manager for Consumer Affairs and Interim Director for Animal Care and Regulation Division. Before joining the County in 2000, Mr. Bosworth served as Assistant Administrator for the Wynmoor Community Council, Inc., where he was responsible for assisting in the management of a $23 million operating budget and a staff of 180 employees. He also spent four years with the State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Mr. Bosworth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Florida Cultural Alliance and has held several board positions on the local and federal levels including the U.S. Selective Service System, the State of Florida’s Community Association Advisory Board, the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Services Board and volunteer positions with Youth Leadership Broward and the United Way. Mr. Bosworth is also a professional musician and a published songwriter with material in catalogs at various publishing houses in the U.S. and Europe.