December 24, 2009
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December 24, 2009 Newsletter Archive
In this issue: SFCC Workshop, ATOY Workshop, Coop Marketing, Grants

South Florida Cultural Consortium Award Application Workshop

South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship Broward Cultural Division and the South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) will host a workshop for eligible visual and media artists interested in applying for the South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship in Broward County.

The free workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at ArtServe, Inc., 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m . The workshop will guide participants through the application process. The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2010.

Recipients of the SFCC Award are selected during a two-panel process which includes the participation of regional and national art experts. Selection by the regional panel is based on the quality of the artists’ work as evidenced by slides or video/films submitted.

Please direct all questions on the Broward workshop to Brandi Reddick, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs at 305-375-5436.

Please RSVP by January 4, 2010, by e-mailing Vena Paylo with ' RSVP for the SFCC Application Workshop ' in the Subject Line; and your full name and number of attendees in the body of the E-mail.

2010 Arts Teacher of the Year Award - Apply Now!

Arts Teacher of the Year AwardApplication now available online, DEADLINE February 19, 2010

For 25 years, the Arts Teacher of the Year Program has been the only one of its kind in Florida. Through a partnership between Broward Cultural Division, The Cultural Foundation of Broward, The School Board of Broward County, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and an array of private funders, the Arts Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptional teacher, their students, and their school. Every year, up to 500 people participate in this valuable educational experience at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Large numbers of youth are provided an opportunity to perform in a professional setting, supported by professional theater support staff, and entertaining a standing room only audience as the recipient is honored with a recognition ceremony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in October.

Arts teachers in Broward County Public and Charter schools are eligible to apply. Teachers whose primary assignment is an arts discipline including: dance, drama, music, visual arts, and media arts (photography, film, and video) are eligible to apply. Applications are available online on the Broward Cultural Division website. Create a new account... 


An application workshop will be held for the 2010 Arts Teacher of Year Award Program. Broward Cultural Division invites school principals and teachers to attend the workshop on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 6:00 pm, at the Broward County Main Library, 6th floor, Fort Lauderdale.

Arts teachers may also apply themselves or be nominated by their principal. The application deadline is February 19, 2010, at midnight.

Please RSVP by January 15, 2010, by e-mailing Vena Paylo with ' RSVP for the ATOY Application Workshop ' in the Subject Line; and your full name and number of attendees in the body of the E-mail.

For further information about the Arts Teacher of the Year Program, please contact Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869.

Cooperative Marketing Program Kicks Off Its 19th Year

Cooperative Marketing Program

Broward Cultural Division will host the 2010 Cooperative Marketing Orientation Seminar and Media Trade Show on Thursday, January 21, 2010 , 8:30 am – noon, at ArtServe Inc, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

This free workshop is strongly recommended for not-for-profit, Broward-based, cultural organizations and eligible artists that want to participate in this subsidized advertising program.

Additionally, Jeff Trabucco, Director of Network Licensing, Artsopolis Marketing Partnership – will give a special presentation for the Cooperative Marketing attendees about the Artsopolis network that both ArtServe and Broward Cultural Division utilize through - South Florida's ultimate online guide to Arts and Culture.

His presentation will target cultural organizations, funders, stakeholders who are usually part of a Board of Directors, and media, who may be interested in becoming involved with Since 2003, Artsopolis has provided a comprehensive calendar of Arts and Cultural events with over 1,000 events and 1,200 organizations and venues currently listed on the site. Artsopolis also offers listings for arts-related jobs, workshops, auditions, volunteer opportunities, individual artist profiles, full price ticketing, and eSavers, a weekly email offering half-price tickets to Arts events.

The Cooperative Marketing Program is a subsidized advertising program and capacity-building workshop series, 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 seminar and workshop is free.

Education And Community Development Grant Funds Used To Make A Difference

Mandalas Poetry

This month, a number of Broward County children were creatively impacted by Broward Cultural Division's Education and Community Development (ECD) Grant. Arts-Train: Innovations in Learning and Cultural Enrichment, presented a project by Darby Hayes - Mandalas of Poetry .

The program culminated with a presentation and exhibition of Mandalas of Poetry – visual and literary works of art, created by the children. Mandalas are circle drawings, symbols of wholeness seen as visual art patterns that integrate geometric, as well as organic forms, around a unifying center. They were created by students from the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes of: Ms. Suzanne Yach, Ms. Iwona Kijanczuk, Mr. Luiz Rocha, and Ms. Jacklyn Neblett.

As their drawings took shape, the students began to describe the qualities of their Mandalas in writing, leading to their written narratives and poems. In this process of learning through discovery, these students were able to give both visual and literary expression to their innermost feelings and ideas. Most importantly, the students gained confidence and self worth, an appreciation for creative self expression, and a feeling of pride in their accomplishments.

The grant’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for eligible entities to plan educational projects that promote the development of knowledge, skills, or appreciation related to arts and culture.

For further information about the ECD grant, please contact Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869.

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