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Last Chance to Register!  Applying for Project Grant Funding for the Artist

Broward County Commission's Cultural Division, Nova Southeastern University, and the South Florida Artists Association will host a unique training session to assist individual artists, working in all disciplines, with preparing effective proposals for "project-based" grant funding. The workshop, Applying for Project Grant Funding for the Artist will be held at Room 4009 - Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr., Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale, on Saturday, May 14, 2011, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Participants will learn how to: develop an artist's biography and artist's statement; prepare an audience profile (identify the qualities and characteristics of audiences attracted by one's art work and utilize the profile in the proposal process); create a proposal description based on the project's vision; develop a project/proposal budget (w/case study to explore the budget development process); preparing work samples. This workshop will help artists plan and prepare successful proposals for residencies, project funding, professional development, career advancement, and fellowship opportunities.

In addition, the session will prepare Broward artists who wish to learn how to prepare a submission to the Creative Capital professional development seminar: Internet for Artists Weekend Workshop: Using the Internet to Build Community, Promote Your Work and Increase Administrative Effectiveness, and the Division's Mini-Grant Program project grant for Broward artists. Broward artists will submit proposals to both opportunities by an online application and will be chosen by a competitive review and panel process.

The facilitator, Luz Rodriguez with Visionary Allies, is a seasoned fundraising professional, educator, and artist who combines her artistic sensitivities with her knowledge of U.S. philanthropy to guide and inspire artists of all genres to equip them with the information and tools they need to bring their project visions to reality. Her professional development workshops for artists have been offered nationally and internationally at Artist Space in New York and Centro Leon Cultural Center in the Dominican Republic.

The workshop fee is $25 which includes resource materials. Registrants will receive a parking pass for the garage near the library. Checks made payable to: The Cultural Foundation of Broward, or by credit card online. For more information, call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist with the Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7530.

Click HERE to register online

The South Florida Artists Association will host a "Meet-up" the evening of May 14 at Full Circle Gallery 201 SW 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Ms. Rodriguez will provide a talk on preparing artist statements for the group, and any interested artists, specifically. For more information on this "Meet-up" event go to: or contact 954-695-1587.

This Project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts


Two New Information Sessions for Creative Capital Workshop

Broward County Cultural Division invites Broward-resident artists of all disciplines and creative endeavors to attend an Informational Session on one of the following dates – May 25 or June 18, 2011 to learn about the application process for Creative Capital’s transformative seminar- Internet for Artists Weekend Workshop: Using the Internet to Build Community, Promote Your Work and Increase Administrative Effectiveness. Twenty-four Broward County artists will be selected through a Call to Artist application process to attend the Creative Capital Seminar in November.

The Broward Cultural Division is one of nineteen national recipients of the 2011 Workshop Subsidy Grants from Creative Capital's Professional Development Program (PDP) to present this seminar locally. To be considered, Broward artists will be submitting proposals to participate in the seminar by an online application. Participants will be chosen by a competitive review and panel selection process. The Division is delighted to be able to offer 24 Broward artists this one-time opportunity to train with Creative Capital’s faculty. These information sessions will prepare Broward’s performing and media artists, writers, musicians, dancers, and visual artists for this opportunity.

Information Sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011; 6:00 PM
Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065


Saturday, June 18, 2011; 2:00 PM
Lauderhill Arts Center
5450 NW 19th Street
Lauderhill, FL 33313


Internet for Artists Weekend Workshop: Using the Internet to Build Community, Promote Your Work and Increase Administrative Effectiveness, will be held November 4, 5 & 6, 2011 at ArtServe, Inc.

This interactive workshop will help participants expand their online presence and harness the power of internet tools such as social networking and media sharing sites, e-commerce, promotional websites, and blogs.

For more information, please call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, 954-357-7530.


The City of Hollywood Gets Ready to Open Amphitheater in ArtsPark at Young Circle

The final phase of the ArtsPark at Young Circle, a Performing Arts Pavilion currently under construction, will include a state-of-the-art amphitheatre. On June 3, 2011 the City of Hollywood will hold the grand opening of this amphitheater in the Artspark at Young Circle.

The new theater will host 46 major shows per year, and offer a casual friendly environment for music-lovers of all descriptions. A lush lawn will rise approximately eight feet from the stage toward the center of the park, offering seating for nearly 2,000 people with unimpeded sightlines. During festivals and free concerts, another 1,000 people can enjoy the staged activities while lingering on the Center Plaza.

The outdoor stage will be available for rent and the site can accommodate ticketed events.

For further information, Email:; Telephone: Main: 954- 921-3500 • After Hours Information: 954-921-3404.


How NonProfits Finance Change

Bank of America Charitable Foundation and Nonprofit Finance Fund, in partnership with The Broward County Cultural Division present: Non Profit Revenue Realities and Capital Requirements in Changing Times, a keynote presentation by Kristin Giantris, Vice President Eastern Region, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), followed by an open question and answer session. The program will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at, the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way in Dania Beach.

The area’s board leadership, executive directors, chief financial officers and managers are invited to attend this program hosted by Bank of America. This event will bring audience participants together to discuss the important financial realities their organizations face, with an outlook towards improving the financial health of the sector overall.

Kristin Giantris joined NFF in September 2007 as Vice President for the Eastern Region. She is responsible for managing and overseeing delivery of NFF’s services throughout the region. In addition, Ms. Giantris directs the business development and relationship management efforts for NFF, both in the Eastern Region as well as for strategic, national partnerships and initiatives. Her professional experience combines over 15 years of economic development and debt financing in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors.

Broward County Cultural Division is a local arts agency, and provides financial, technical and marketing assistance services to artists and arts organizations. The County Division’s mission is to: "Enhance the community’s cultural environment through the development of the arts.”

There is no fee to attend this workshop; seating is limited. RSVP is required. Continental breakfast is provided.

Click HERE to RSVP online to this event; contact Adriane Clarke, grants management specialist, at 954-357-7530 for more information.


Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) Returns to South Florida

Broward Cultural Division, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), and ArtServe, Inc. announce The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) for South Florida artists to be presented on four Saturdays in June 2011, at ArtServe, Inc., 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

The AEI is 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, and is designed at strengthening their operating infrastructure and expanding their businesses. To date, 250 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute.
AEI will be offered as 18 classes convening during full-day sessions (9:00 am – 6:00 pm) on June 4, 11 & 18, and a Business Plan Clinic and Workshop on June 25, 2011 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm).

Registrants will receive an AEI course book, an indispensable resource for artists. Developed by CPAC, the course book features exercises and readings to prepare for each session, and is tailored to the specific needs of artist entrepreneurs.

The Business Plan Clinic guides participants through preparation of a simple business plan, an essential tool for any artist. In addition, participants will learn how to work effectively with lenders to obtain financial support through the Artist Micro Credit Program, a community-based revolving loan program, designed to assist resident Broward County practicing professional and emerging artists.

Participation costs $100 and includes light refreshments and free parking.
Click HERE to register online or contact Broward Cultural Division’s Grants Management Specialist Adriane Clarke, at 954-357-7530 for more information.

For more information about the history of the course and its success in northeast Ohio, please contact, Megan L. Van Voorhis, vice president, Community Partnerships for Arts and Culture, Cleveland, OH, 216-575-0331; E-Mail:

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts


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