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Broward Cultural Division Hosts Creative Conversations on Grants

Creative Conversations logoBroward Cultural Division invites residents to Creative Conversations on Grants – a public workshop to be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library, Bienes Ceremonial Room, 100 S. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The workshop will encourage a community dialogue and solicit input about the grant programs, in light of the CreativeBROWARD 2020 Plan, and the budget in subsequent fiscal years.

The cultural community is invited to be involved in this critical process as implementation begins for the new CreativeBROWARD 2020 Community Cultural Plan. As the Division re-positions for a cultural investment in the coming decade, it will be an opportunity to review initiatives that are working well; and to solicit from the cultural community, the areas that need improvement to be changed to meet today’s challenges.

In advance of the meeting, the public is invited to read CreativeBROWARD 2020, a plan for cultural and economic development. Also read about the Division’s Grants Programs online, in preparation for the workshop.

This workshop is free. Register online HERE or contact the Broward Cultural Division - Adriane Clarke, grants management specialist, at 954-357-7530. 


Artist as an Entrepreneur Graduate Jackie Kaufman is featured on ABC News

Jewelery created Jackie KaufmanBroward County Cultural Division is proud to announce the success of one of its Artist as an Entrepreneur graduate - Jackie Kaufman, Rock My World, Inc is featured in this ABC News small business clip, in February.

Now in its very successful fifth year, Broward Cultural Division, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), and ArtServe, Inc. held the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) for South Florida artists, presented on four Saturdays in June 2010.

An artist-focused course of study designed to assist individual artists of all disciplines (visual, musicians, writers, media, theater, performing arts) by cultivating and advancing their business skills, AEI assists in strengthening their operating infrastructure and expanding their businesses. To date, 192 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute, with much success ratios for graduating students.

Jackie Kaufman is a jewelry caster and designer in South Florida. Her jewelry is made using the age-old process of "Lost Wax Casting." Her pieces are carved from a piece of wax, then cast using sterling silver. The sterling silver used is "recycled" jewelry from a major jewelry firm that no longer sells their items.  


Gallery & Gift Shop is moving to ArtServe

ArtServe is pleased to announce the relocation of the Gallery & Gift Shop from the Broward County Main Library, to the ArtServe facility on East Sunrise Boulevard.

The ArtServe Gallery & Gift Shop offers a unique opportunity for the public to purchase original pieces of art created by local ArtServe members. This new location will provide a venue for ArtServe members to showcase and sell their works year-round.

The Gift Shop is currently seeking new, reasonably priced original artwork for the store. All media are sold at the Gift Shop, including (but not limited to) pottery, ceramics, stained glass, mobiles, textiles, photography, CDs, hand-painted furniture, jewelry, fine art and more. The store works on a 90-day rotation of artwork when possible.

The move is currently underway with a tentative re-opening scheduled for mid-May.


Nova Wins Long-term Deal to Run Arts Center at Historic South Side School

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale city commissioners recently turned the historic South Side School, which will house an arts center, over to Nova Southeastern University. The university will relocate its Studio School arts program to the school while also providing time for other groups to offer arts classes.

Nova will relocate and expand its Studio School – an offshoot of its operations of Fort Lauderdale’s art museum – and believes it will eventually have classes for more than 2,000 adults and students. Nova would run the school at no cost to the city and guarantees an average annual investment of $350,000 in the building.

Under the deal, Nova agreed to set aside 25 percent of the classroom time to other groups to offer art programs. It also agreed to offer scholarships as well as reduced rates to low-income children.

Reported from Sun-Sentinel
By Scott Wyman
March 1, 2011 08:23 PM


The Galleria's "Spring for the Arts" to Unite Local Arts Groups During April

Spring for the Arts
Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale will host the kick-off celebration for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s “Spring for the Arts” on Tues., March 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for this first-time fundraiser in support of Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), which will include the recognition of a select few who are impacting the arts in our community: Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman, Kelley Shanley, Joy Satterlee, Janet Erlick and Doug McCraw.

The Galleria’s “Spring for the Arts,” which will unite as many as 34 diverse arts organizations throughout the area with a one-day arts showcase on Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. which will include a display of arts organizations to promote their programs, attract volunteers and cultivate new supporters. Live performances, including auditions for Tri-Rail’s Senior Idol, will delight shoppers during this event.

Additionally, throughout the entire month of April, the public will be invited to enjoy free performing and visual arts experiences, as well as art sales and training workshops. Confirmed groups include: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, ArtServe, ArtsUnited, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Gold Coast Jazz Society, Master Chorale of South Florida, Young at Art Museum and Broward Cultural Division.  For more information, please call 954-703-7938.  


JM Family Ent., SE Toyota Distr. & JM Lexus Announce 2011 African-American Achievers

2011 African-American Achievers -group photoJM Family Enterprises, Inc. President and CEO Colin Brown today announced the 2011 African-American Achievers. The five distinguished individuals will be honored for their contributions to South Florida at the 2011 African-American Achievers awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:15 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center. This year’s Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever presented by The Jim Moran Foundation will also be announced.

2011 African-American Achievers: (Left to right) Lt. Nathaniel Lasseur, Community Service; Dinah & Dwight Stephenson, Business & Entrepreneurism; Mia Merritt, Ed.D., Education; John W. Battle III, Arts & Culture. In recognition of the honorees and their contributions to the community, every year JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus make a donation in each Achiever’s name to the charity(ies) of his or her choice. To further respond to the needs in our community and support the good work that is being done, Brown also announced this year’s charitable contributions on behalf of our Achievers will double to $40,000 - $10,000 in each category.

The 2011 honorees were selected by an independent panel of community leaders from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties that also includes former Achievers. The selection committee reviewed more than 110 nominees after an extensive public outreach campaign.

Arts & Culture: John W. Battle III
As a performing arts instructor at Hallandale Magnet High School, John Battle works tirelessly to provide students with an avenue for their creative energy. Affectionately known as “Papi,” although only a young man himself, John believes success in the classroom can translate to success in life as long as you work hard to achieve it.

The community is encouraged to attend the awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 6. To RSVP, log on to, visit their Facebook page or call 866-516-2497


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