November 4, 2011
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 Plan to Attend! 26th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Event

Arts Teacher of the Year 2011

Julia Perlowski, Director of Theatre Programs, Instructor of English and Reading at Pompano Beach High School, will be honored on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 6:00 p.m., at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in an event to recognize excellence in arts education. She is Broward County's 26th Arts Teacher of the Year !

Plan to Attend!


The Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Program was created by the Broward County Cultural Division in 1985 to annually recognize the importance of arts education in Broward County schools. Teachers, whose primary assignment is in an arts discipline, including dance, drama, music, visual arts and media arts, are eligible to apply or be nominated.

The School Board of Broward County, FL presented a proclamation to Julia Perlowski, on Tuesday November 2, 2011 via video conference from a School Board meeting. Julia Perlowski and Principal Hudson B. Thomas received the proclamation from Pompano Beach High School via video stream.

If you would like to nominate an arts teacher for 2012 Arts Teacher of the Year, Click
HERE, for the Arts Teacher of the Year Application.


 Art of Community Challenge Request for Proposals

The Community Foundation of Broward's Art of Community initiative will invest $2.5 million in bold, unique arts projects that increase collaborations, impact issues of public concern and increase resident's connection to Broward.

Grant awards of up to $100,000 will be made over the next five years. Three measurable results that will be achieved over the next five years:

  1. Residents will have a stronger bond with each other and a stronger sense of community by using the arts to reach common goals
  2. Community concerns are addressed collaboratively by using the arts to bridge different sectors
  3. The arts will be viewed as essential to a strong community

Art of Community logo

Click here for full RFP about this exciting opportunity.

Get started by attending one of the Art of Community Info One-Hour Sessions at the Community Foundation of Broward, 1401 East Broward Blvd. Suite # 100, in Fort Lauderdale:

Monday November 7, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM; or
Monday November 21, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

To register for one of the above sessions, RSVP to Laura Santos. For further information contact Nancy Rogan, or call at 954-336-2638.


 Broward Cultural Division Receives National Endowment for the Arts Award

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Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, announced that the Cultural Division has been recommended for a grant of $35,000 to support the Cultural Diversity Program and the Creative Investment Programs. This award makes Broward Cultural Division one of 16 organizations in the State of Florida recommended for a grant. In total, the NEA will distribute more than $88 million to support projects nationwide.

The grant will be used to support the Division to act as a sub-grantor to fund and leverage an increased number of grant-funded projects through two of the Division’s programs for FY2012.

NEA’s “Access to Artistic Excellence - Art Works” will supplement funding for the programming activities of Broward County’s culturally-specific arts organizations including; Association of Indians In America, Inc., Brazilian Voices, Inc. Divali Nagar, Inc. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc., and community-based cultural arts organizations including; Pablo Malco Foundation Inc., Body & Soul Dance Theatre, Inc., The Girls' Club Foundation, Inc., and a number of other organizations and artists.

The National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. 


 Cooperative Marketing Workshop "Best Marketing Bang for Your Bucks"


Cooperative Marketing header with photos of Terri Lynn & Stephen Belth

The first workshop of Broward Cultural Division’s Cooperative Marketing Program will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011; 9 a.m. – Noon, at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd in Fort Lauderdale.

Best Marketing Bang for Your Bucks will help participants learn about resources to creatively help stretch your budgets, as you promote your services and programs to your audiences. In this time of shrinking government funding, everyone is cash-strapped and trying to make ends meet. However, this workshop will provide you with tried and true methods of getting the word out without breaking the bank.

Terri Lynn, Superstars Public Relations, Special Events and Personal Management
Stephen Belth, Arts Marketing Network

fee for the workshop is $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes light refreshments and free parking. Click HERE to RSVP and pay online for this workshop. If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check out to: The Cultural Foundation of Broward and mail to 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

Other Workshops in this year’s Cooperative Marketing Series are:

Social Media 101 for Your Organization
Wednesday, January 18, 2012; 9 a.m. – Noon
BGT Partners
600 Silks Run, Suite 2210,
Village at Gulfstream, Hallandale Beach

Media Panel Diversity Discussion
Wednesday, March 28, 2012; 9 a.m. – Noon
ArtServe,1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

How Do You Colleagues Market?
Wednesday, May 23, 2012; 9 a.m. – Noon
ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale


 Flying Saucer Grove, to be Featured in Florida Association of Counties Calendar


Martha Schwartz', Flying Saucer Grove, 1998
Integrated Art - Plaza design, BankAtlantic Center

Martha Schwartz', Flying Saucer Grove, 1998
Integrated Art - Plaza design, BankAtlantic Center

Broward County Public Art & Design Artwork, Flying Saucer Grove, has recently been selected to be featured in the Florida Association of Counties' 2012 Calendar.

The calendar is distributed free of charge to Florida's county commissioners, county managers/administrators, attorneys and other county personnel; and will be distributed in mid-December 2011.

Renowned landscape artist Martha Schwartz, collaborating with architect Ellerbe Becket, designed this enormous 80,000-sq. ft. entry plaza to the arena. Inspired by the green and earth tones of the nearby Everglades, she created a design that enhances the entertainment theme of the arena, home of the Florida Panthers, along with concerts and extravaganza events.

The plaza design encompasses:

Sixteen (16) light poles with a canopy, each measuring 25' high; fourteen (14) seat planters made of fiberglass resin, 16' in diameter with colors that mirror the light canopies; and a striped paving pattern throughout the plaza landscaping.

For more than 80 years the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that communities and their local leaders should make the decisions that impact their community.


 Creative Capital Artists to Participate in Weekend Workshop


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Congratulations to the twenty-four Broward County artists selected to participate in the Creative Capital Professional Development Program’s (PDP) intense, three-day workshop! Internet for Artists Weekend Workshop: Using the Internet to Build Community, Promote Your Work and Increase Administrative Effectiveness will be held on November 4 - 6, 2011 at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

The Broward Cultural Division is thrilled to be one of only nineteen organizations nationally chosen to receive a 2011 Workshop Subsidy Awardin order to facilitate this program. Made possible by the generous support of The Kresge Foundation, the Creative Capital subsidy will assist in bringing this unique program to Broward County for local artists.

HERE to view the list of twenty-four artists.

Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts.


 Bonnet House Announces the Release of a New Book "Bonnet House: A Legacy of Artistry and Elegance"

Bonnet House: A Legacy of Artistry and Elegance

Bonnet House: A Legacy of Artistry and Elegance

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens announces the release of a new book written by Kent Planck entitled Bonnet House: A Legacy of Artistry and Elegance. The release date is scheduled for Monday, November 14 with a reception at 6pm on the Bonnet House Veranda and Courtyard. This new book is a coffee table book about the historic home and the artistic legacy of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. The book traces the history of the property and explores and depicts the decorative embellishments utilized by the Bartletts to create a truly unique home.

Kent Planck, a long-time Bonnet House volunteer and graduate of Northwestern University's School of Journalism, vividly illustrates Hugh Taylor Birch's love of South Florida's pristine barrier islands, his gift of the Bonnet House site to daughter Helen and her artist husband Frederic, Bartlett's art career and marriage (after Helen's death) to Evelyn Fortune Lilly, Evelyn's own period working as an artist, and Evelyn's desire to see that the home be preserved. Kent Planck has donated his services as have several photographers.

cost of the book is $35 and will be available online after November 14 at and in the Bonnet House Museum Shop and the Cultural Information Center in the Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale, as well as various other local cultural organizations and bookshops.

For more information about
Bonnet House: A Legacy of Artistry and Elegance or Kent Planck, please contact Patrick Shavloske or (954) 563-5393 ext. 140.


 Miami City Ballet Names New Executive Director Nicolas T. Goldsborough


Nicholas T. Goldsborough

Nicholas T. Goldsborough

Nicholas T. Goldsborough has been named Executive Director at Miami City Ballet in Miami Beach, Florida. He replaces the company’s original Executive Director and In-House Counsel, Pamela Gardiner, who will remain with the company in her new position as Executive Vice President, Artistic Affairs.

Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella says, “I look forward to working with Nicholas Goldsborough and to welcome such an experienced professional to help us provide the next step in Miami City Ballet’s development.”

Mr. Goldsborough brings his extensive background in performing arts management, administration and fund-raising to Miami City Ballet. He was most recently president of The Nicholas Goldsborough Group, LLC, a national strategic management consulting and fund-raising counsel. He served as Managing Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) in Washington, DC from 2002 through 2007, where he oversaw the construction and funding of the $89 million Harman Center for the Arts, STC’s new home that also serves as a performing arts center for Washington. Prior to Washington, he spent a number of years in Los Angeles as the Executive Vice President of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, overseeing the managing and planning of the Walt Disney Concert Hall capital campaign.


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