Workshop and Events


Cultural Marketplace

Thu, May 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


ArtsUp Concepts / FAT Village Arts District
529 Northwest 1st Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The “World of Culture” event will be held in the FATVillage Arts District in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Several cultures will be showcased through food, music, dance, film and art at this festive city block party.

The Cultural & Heritage Marketplace & Exhibition, sponsored by Broward Cultural Division, will showcase the works of some of South Florida’s top artists as well as local attractions, tour operators and tourism-related businesses who will be exhibitors.

The Cultural Marketplace is a part of the the Synergy Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism Conference.

Here’s what’s happening:


6:00 – 6:30    Parkway Cavalier Jazz Band6:30 – 6:45    Lion Dance Show, Chinese Martial Arts Association7:00 – 7:30    Fire Dance, Polynesian Cultural Association7:45 – 8:15    Mega Choir and Procession, Broward Alliance of Gospel Music Professionals8:30 – 9:30    48 Hour Movie Music Trivia with Cathleen Dean & DJ Chicken

Sailboat Bend Trolley Trivia Tour with Steve Barrow

Tour 1:  6:30 – 7:30

Tour 2:  8:30 – 9:30

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AEI-Small.jpgArtist as an Entrepreneur Institute 2018

A Four Weekend Seminar

Saturday, June 2, 9 am – 6 pmSaturday, June 9, 9 am – 6 pm Saturday, June 16, 9 am– 6 pmSaturday, June 23, 9 am – 2 pm

Creative professionals are redefining what it means to be an artist.

Bring some business to your art by attending the annual Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) on four consjavascript:;ecutive Saturdays this June.


Open to artists in all creative fields, AEI’s lectures, panels and interactive workshops are led by South Florida’s top-ranking arts practitioners and industry professionals. From boosting business practices to strengthening sales, AEI has it covered – freeing you up to focus on your art.

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Investing in Art


Presented by Broward Cultural Division at ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm
Free Admission
Mr Adriano Picinati di Torcello is in charge of the art & finance activities within Deloitte Luxembourg, an initiative he has been coordinating since its beginning ( Adriano also coordinates the development of the Art & Finance activities at the Deloitte group level.
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Business Plan Clinic and Workshop

Saturday, June 23 from 9 AM - 2 PM
ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

The Business Plan Clinic, which is presented by Broward Cultural Division, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fort Lauderdale and ArtServe, will guide participants through the process of producing a simple business plan, an essential tool for any artist. Participants will also learn how to effectively work with lenders to obtain financial support for their ventures, and network with alumni of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute.

The workshop will be facilitated by George Gadson and Rafael Cruz of the SBDC. Keith Costello, CEO with First Green Bank will lead the session on working with lenders. Johanne Pradel Wilson, Co-Founder of COOL Creative, will discuss Developing a Brand for Artists.

This event is open to all artists and creative entrepreneurs. Attendance at the workshop is also highly recommended for artists and alumni of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. 

RSVP available from June 4th.