October 30, 2009
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October 30, 2009 Newsletter Archive
In this issue: Community Forums, Historical Commissions, Collaborations, Half-Price Tickets, 24th Annual Film Festival 

Help Shape the Cultural Future of Your Community

Community Cultural Plan logoIf you missed the opportunity to attend one of the Community Forum Meetings in October, you have another opportunity to express your vision for the future of the arts and cultural community.

2020 Community Forum Meetings will be held both on Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday November 5, 2009, in order to gather input from the general public.

The end result will be a needs assessment for the 2020 Community Cultural Plan which will be Broward Cultural Division’s blueprint for the next ten years. This, uniquely ‘Broward’ 10-year strategic plan, reflects diverse population trends and will include three component plans focused on the Creative Economy, Cultural Tourism, and Public Art and Design.

The arts consultants, David Plettner and Jerry Allen of The Cultural+Planning Group will be conducting these meetings.

The November 4th meeting will take place from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m . at the:
Larkins Community Center
520 NW 3 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
On November 5th, two meetings will take place, the first from Noon - 2 p.m at:
Plantation Historical Museum
511 North Fig Tree Lane
Plantation, FL 33317

and the second on November 5, from 6 – 8 p.m. :
Miramar Cultural Center • ArtsPark
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025
In addition to these forums, there are focus group meetings, one-on-one meetings, online surveys and random sample telephone surveys.

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

Cultural County Historical Commission Finds a New Home!

New Historical Commission buildingBroward County Historical Commission has moved into their new location in the Sailboat Bend neighborhood in the restored and historical West Side School. The grand opening celebration is scheduled for February 2, 2010 and more details will follow. Read More... 



Collaboration Opportunities for Not-For-Profit Organizations

Association of Performing Arts of India Window Display

Association of Performing Arts of India
Window Display

Both The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport have offered wonderful collaborative opportunities for the not-for-profit cultural organizations and artists to let our visitors know about the wealth of cultural offerings here in Broward County.

At the airport there are 19 window displays, each representing a different organization, in Terminal 3 at the departure level. In October, 30 different organizations and artists exhibited at the Broward County Convention Center at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show the same day as the CVB’s Marketing Plan luncheon.


Same Day Half-Price Tickets

Cultural Connection logoThe Cultural Connection is a website jointly supported by WLRN Public Radio and Television and the Theatre League of South Florida promoting theatrical events in South Florida. This website provides a service to the cultural community by offering same-day discounted theater tickets.

Click here to view tickets that theaters have posted for future events. Tickets may be purchased only on the day of the performance. You must have a credit card to purchase tickets online.

24th Annual Fort Lauderdale Film Festival- Until November 11, 2009

FLIFFThe 24th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs from October 23 to November 11, mostly at Cinema Paradiso. The star-studded event is the longest-running film festival with more than 100 new films from more than 39 countries. The festival serves as our worldwide ambassador, representing our communities artistic talents.

On November 10, 2009 Broward Cultural Division's Natural Forces video documentary about public artist Michele Oka Doner's art installation in Terminal 18 Port Everglades, will premiere at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso.

Tickets can be reserved HERE and include the fascinating documentary TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

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Support the Arts -- Purchase a State of the Arts License Plate
Purchase of this specialty license plate will support Broward County arts, please visit your local auto tag agency.