June 23, 2010
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In this issue: New Council Members, Call to Artists Christina Rolden/FAPA, Art Jobs Saved, Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, List of Grantees, ARRA Exhibition, Call for Moretti Nominations

New Members Appointed to Broward Cultural Council

Broward Cultural Council (BCC) recently appointed new members: Darran Blake, appointed by Commissioner John E. Rodstrom Jr; Commissioner Sharon Fyffe, appointed by League of Cities and William Stanton, appointed by the Tourist Development Council. "We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Council,” says BCC Chair Estelle Loewenstein. “It is especially appropriate that each new member represents a vitally significant segment of our community—business, tourism and the arts." Photo at left: Darran Blake, Commissioner Sharon Fyffe and William Stanton.

(L-R) Darran Blake, Commissioner Sharon Fyffe & William StantonThe 23-member, Broward Cultural Council, created in 1980, is an advisory board of the Broward County Commission. The Council is dedicated to enhancing the community through the development of the arts. As the central coordinating agency for the arts, it serves as liaison between cultural organizations, government agencies and the private sector.

Please visit the "Council" page of the Cultural Division web site to see bios on the new members.

"Call To Artists" Public Art and Design Program Final Deadline Approaches

Romero Britto Bus ArtWrap 2007Broward Cultural Division announces final deadline on a Call to Artists. Invited to apply are professional Florida artists who may wish to participate in Broward County’s internationally-recognized Public Art & Design Program.

Thursday, July 8, 2010 is the deadline for submission for artists who wish to create an original design for the consolidated Rental Car Center (RCC) Shuttle Fleet ArtWrap project at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The RCC Shuttle Fleet ArtWrap Project artist will be selected to create a design that is reflective of the unique characteristics of Broward County’s community. The themes, colors and forms shall be inclusive of the values, culture, diversity and history of the many faces in the County. The artist-created design, which will be featured on buses comprising the shuttle fleet system that transports visitors to and from all airport terminals to the RCC facility located at the east entrance of the airport, shall serve as a welcoming remark to Broward County visitors. The design will be reproduced to cover the entire length of a standard 40 ft. long, low-floor transit buses. Mediums include but are not limited to, the traditional fine arts, multimedia arts and design arts.

View the full versions of the Calls to Artists including submittal requirements.

For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art and Design project manager at 954-357-8542. Also, visit the Broward Cultural Division website for further information on the Arts and Culture in Broward County.

Cultural's Christine Roldan Elected to Florida Assoc. of Public Art Administrators

Christina RoldanFlorida Association of Public Art Administrators is a non-profit corporation, established as a service organization for professional public art administrators and related disciplines. FAPAA is dedicated to the development, advancement and education of the public art field in the State of Florida. FAPAA develops and promotes professional standards in the management and administration of public art programs. The mission, direction and activities of FAPAA are guided by a Board of Directors and Officers elected by the membership. They endeavor to provide educational, informational and networking opportunities for individuals, institutions, governments and businesses involved in all aspects of public art.

The following officers were elected at the statewide gathering in Ft. Pierce:

President – Terry Olson, Director, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs;
Vice President – Christopher Hubbard, Cultural Affairs Specialist, City of Clearwater;
Treasurer – Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Administrator, City of Boynton Beach; and,
Secretary – Christina Roldan, Public Art and Design Project Manager, Broward County Cultural Division.

Others on the board are:
Vince Ahern, Tampa
Oaklianna Brown, Art in State Buildings at University of Florida
Cabeth Cornelius, Jacksonville Airport
Mark Flickinger, Clearwater
John Hayes, St. Lucie County
Barbara Hill, Naples
Lee Modica, Art in State Buildings, Tallahassee
Robin Nigh, Tampa
Amy Vigilante, Art in State Buildings at University of Florida

Art & Culture Center Receives $10,000 Summer Arts Camps Tuition Waiver Grant

kids sitting on a matThe Art and Culture Center of Hollywood has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to support “Summer Arts Camp 2010 Tuition Waivers.”

This grant enables children ages 6-18 from qualifying families to attend the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Summer Arts Camp program for reduced or waived tuition. This summer, the Center is offering several theater and art camp programs, including two Broadway Actors and two Broadway Actors Advanced sessions. To apply for these scholarships, register for these camps or receive more information, please call 954.921.3274, ext. 232 or visit ArtandCultureCenter.org.

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, live stage performances and high-quality education programs for adults and children. The Center fosters a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish through programs that reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. To learn more, call 954.921.3274.

List Released of 2010-2011 General Program Grants Support Grants

kids playing with curtainThe list of 2010-2011 General Program Support Grants has been posted on the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs website. The budget for the grants was reduced to $950,000; 245 grants were awarded, ranging from $300 to 7,700.  245 grantees will receive awards from the 2010 Legislature's $950,000 appropriation.

Here is a list of the grants that were awarded to Broward County organizations:

Hollywood Art and Culture Center ($7,333)
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival ($7,563)
Museum of Discovery and Science ($7,405)
Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre ($2,889)
All Florida Youth Orchestra ($2,709)
Broward Cultural Division ($7,321)
Young At Art Children's Museum ($7,206)
Museum of Art ι Fort Lauderdale, NSU ($7,186)
Symphony of the Americas ($6,194)
City of Miramar ($7,094)
Curtain Call Theatre ($709)
Rising Action Theatre ($1,993)
Bonnet House ($5,648)
Stranahan House ($1,382)

TOTAL OF 14 AWARDS -- $72,632

An American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Exhibition at the Government Center in Downtown Fort Lauderdale During July

ARRA logoEveryone is invited to an exhibition displaying some of the cultural organizations in Broward County for whom a grant of $250,000 for salary assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), through the Obama Administration's economic stimulus package-American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, made a huge impact.

The exhibition which will run from July 1 - 30, 2010, at the Broward County Governmental Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will catalogue in image and text, some of the cultural organizations; and herald a tribute to this economic recovery program.

Arts organizations had the opportunity to apply for funds to provide salary support for an existing staff member who would have been laid off; to rehire a staff member who had already been laid off, or to retain artistic/contracted services.

Nationally, the amount which totaled $29.78 million and was allocated among 633 arts groups in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and several territories. Of those 633, twelve are located in Florida, including the Broward County Cultural Division.

Even before the Obama Administration had signed the ARRA into law on February 17, 2009, County staff were mobilized to respond. A Broward County Stimulus Grants Coordination Office was established for the purpose of centralizing the identification, development, review, approval and tracking for grants and contracts resulting from ARRA. It is staffed by Linda Ross, www.broward.org/recovery, stimulus grants coordinator. The website is a useful tool for grant information.

Please visit the Broward Cultural Division website for more information; or contact Jody Leshinsky, community development director at 954-357-7463.

Cultural Foundation of Broward Requests Nominations for Annual Moretti Award

The Cultural Foundation of Broward is requesting nominations for the annual Moretti Award, which recognizes outstanding artistic achievement by an individual or group in any creative discipline of the arts. The deadline for the nomination submission is August 1, 2010.

The criteria for the award nominations are as follows: members of the artistic community that demonstrate extraordinary talent and dedication to a specific artistic discipline; and the artistic discipline must be presented or produced in Broward County.

Created in the early 1980s the gold-plated, bronze award was designed by abstract sculptor Henry E. Moretti. Born and raised in France, Moretti studied architecture and city planning at the University of Paris. After working in New York City as a design consultant for ten years, he made Fort Lauderdale his home. In the late 1960s Moretti delved into the world of art and received numerous awards, and exhibited throughout the state of Florida in both one man and group exhibitions. His work is also part of many public and private collections.

Past recipients include impresarios Judy Drucker and Frederick Ruffner, conductor James Judd, visual artist Tin Ly and arts organizations such as the Museum of Art ׀ Fort Lauderdale and the Miami City Ballet and curator of the Old Dillard Museum in Fort Lauderdale and the President and Founder of Ancestral Legacies, Inc., Ernestine Ray.

Please find Cultural Foundation of Broward Moretti Award Nomination Guidelines and Nomination forms on the Broward Cultural Division website at Cultural Foundation, or call 954-357-7457 for further information.


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