October 20, 2011
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 Legal Issues for the Contemporary Artist Presented by Sergio Munoz Sarmiento, Esq.


Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq.
Associate Director - Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts 
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq.
Associate Director — Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Legal Issues for the Contemporary Artist - a unique set of training sessions to assist individual artists working in all disciplines, will be presented by Associate Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 9: 00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at ArtServe, Inc. 1350 Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale

The half-day seminar, presented by
Broward Cultural Division, ArtServe, Inc., and the South Florida Artists Association for arts professionals will cover the legal and business issues that affect individual artists and professionals within arts and cultural organizations. This is a course for artists of all disciplines, including visual artists, performance artists, writers, fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians, web designers, and anyone working in interactive media. Also, cultural organizations, recently admitted attorneys and other professionals who represent artists, should also benefit from this program.

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., is currently the Associate Director for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City, where he advises and represents visual and performing artists and arts organizations.

The Saturday workshop fee is $25 which includes resource materials, light refreshments and free parking. Checks should be made payable to: The Cultural Foundation of Broward. For more information, call
Adriane Clarke, 954-357-7530. CLICK HERE to register online.

The South Florida Artists Association will host a
"Meet-up" on the evening of Friday, October 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Full Circle Gallery 201 SW 5th Street, in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Sarmiento will provide a talk on: Issues in Public Art and Commissioning Agreements for the group. For more information on this "Meet-up" event go to: www.south-florida-artists.com or contact 954-695-1587.


 Final Reminder! Call to Artist Pedestrian Bridges Project Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport


Pedestrian Bridge Terminal 4

Pedestrian Bridge Terminal 4

A Call to Artists has been issued by Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program, seeking to commission a professional artist or team of artists to create a functionally-integrated artwork for the existing four pedestrian bridges connecting Terminals 2, 3 and 4 to the Palm Parking Garage. The deadline for submissions is October 23, 2011, 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) or 1:59 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). South Florida artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

The bridges, measuring approximately 130 feet in length, cross over the airport's loop roadway, creating a gateway to the terminals. The pedestrian bridges provide an excellent opportunity for integrated art as they offer interesting views up and down the roadway, clear directional circulation and highly visibility.

CLICK HERE to see this opportunity in detail. Applications must be submitted via the CaFÉ™ web site at www.CallForEntry.org.

For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design project manager, 954-357-8542. Also, visit the Broward Cultural Division website, at www.broward.org/arts.


 Annual Planning Forum & Municipal Arts Advisory/Arts Council

African American Research Library 
and Cultural Center
African American Research Library
and Cultural Center

The Broward Cultural Council will be holding their Annual Planning Forum in conjunction with the Municipal Arts Advisory/Arts Council Meeting on November 3, 2011 at Noon at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Come and listen to last year's achievements and goals for the upcoming year.

In addition, municipal representatives from the various arts advisory boards will report on the arts and cultural programs in their cities.

To learn more about the Broward Cultural Council, CLICK HERE.

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP to this public event.


 Cultural Tourism Program Grant Application Workshop 

Broward CarnivalBroward Carnival

A Cultural Tourism Program (CTP) Grant Writing Workshop for the Fiscal Year 2012 funding cycle, will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 2:00 p.m., at the Broward County Main Library, Room 6E (gallery six area), 6th floor. The purpose of this program is to create arts and cultural projects that promote tourism in Broward County.

Municipalities, agencies or political subdivisions of state government and sovereign Native American nations located in Broward County may apply. Eligible, cultural, not-for-profit, Broward-based cultural organizations that meet eligibility requirements for funding from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, or a consortium of organizations with entities where each individual member meets eligibility requirements and/or designated regional organizations, may apply for funding. Recent grantees have included: Broward County Film Society, Inc., Symphony of the Americas, Riverwalk A & E District Consortium, and Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

All activities funded under this program must be of high artistic quality and must contribute to Broward County's role as an attractive tourist destination. All activities must contain a significant cultural tourism component, which will contribute to the cultural development of Broward County. The program may fund exhibitions, performances, and other cultural activities, including projects and festivals which contain the development of new activities and marketing to attract tourists.The workshop will also cover how to submit online grant applications.

Applicants must provide a one-to-one cash match. The application deadline is January 25, 2012, 11:59 PM .

CLICK HERE to register online; or contact Adriane Clarke at 954-357-7530.


 Concept to Reality: Creating a Sense of Place through Broward County's Public Art at FLL


The exhibition, Concept to Reality: Creating a Sense of Place through Broward County's Public Art at FLL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport), recently opened in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, located at Terminal 2, Departures Level. The exhibition, hosted by Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program, features models, sketches, and maquettes of artworks, as they stand today installed at various locations around the airport; and will run for three months.

The models and sketches tell the story of how each of the selected artworks came to be a reality through the artists' process and creation. Six artworks were selected from the airport's collection of fifty-six artworks, some of them award-winning designs.

The six artworks featured are: Light Cylinders, 2001, by artist Jody Pinto, located in the Hibiscus Garage; Fort Lauderdale Airport Sculpture, 1989, by artist David Lee Brown and located at the Airport Greenbelt; Mangrove Islands, 2005, by artist Thomas Sayre, located at the Rental Car Center; Vendor with Walkman, 1990, by Duane Hanson, located at Terminal 3, Departures Level; Florida Current, 2001, by artist Keith Sonnier, located at Terminal 4, Baggage Claim; and Instead of a Bridge, 2003, by artist Miles Coolidge, located at Terminal 1, Concourse B.

This is a special exhibition at the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, which throughout the year, offers Broward County artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a prominent, high-traffic area in Terminal 2 that is accessible to the general public. Artists are selected through the Public Art & Design Program and exhibits are changed every four months. The far end of the gallery has been reserved for the exhibition of video artworks from Broward County's permanent art collection.
  New Theater Website Offers Comprehensive Arts Journalism Coverage For South Florida

Florida Theater On Stage, a vibrant new website, offers reviews and comprehensive reporting on theater in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The site, at floridattheateronstage.com, combines the standards of traditional journalism with the cutting-edge technology of cyber-based platforms. In six weeks, they have had 7,600 visits from 3,500 visitors who looked at 15,500 pages; this is a number that is growing daily.

The site includes:

  • Reviews of every professional production from the 60 companies in the three counties, augmented by video and photo galleries. Most reviews will be posted within 48 hours, often the day after opening night. The reviews will be written by Bill Hirschman and veteran critics Mary Damiano and Michelle F. Solomon.
  • Breaking news, feature stories, interviews, advances on shows, the StageBillblog with in-depth analyses, plus reviews of related CDs, DVDs and books by Brad Hathaway.
  • An up-to-the-minute calendar encompassing every professional, amateur and collegiate production. Each listing will feature a description of the show's content, box office contacts, a link to the theater's website and a map to the theater.
  • An encyclopedic list of websites to help patrons, students and professionals research topics and to stay current with developments around the country.
  • A searchable archive, including everything published in the defunctSouth Florida Theater Review.

The site is led by editor and chief critic Bill Hirschman, the award-winning arts critic and reporter who worked for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and whose articles have been published in The Miami Herald, Variety, American Theatre magazine, The Sondheim Review and Playbill.com. His work last year won him first place for arts criticism in the Society of Professional Journalists' Sunshine State Awards. He serves on the executive committee of the American Theatre Critics' Association, treasurer of its Foundation and the chairman of its new plays completion which presents the Steinberg/ATCA Award. Hirschman has more than 40 years journalism experience working for newspapers in New York, Oklahoma, Kansas and Florida.

 South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble Establishes a Youth Program


The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble is proud to announce the establishment of a Youth Pride Band Program for 2011-2012. The band is open to all high school band students in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties. The Youth Pride Band will be conducted by David Shaffer, composer of more than 350 works and conductor of the Miami University Marching Bank in Oxford, Ohio.

Students will perform in concert with the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Professional musicians will be working with students in sectional and ensemble rehearsals leading up to the performance weekend.

Application Process
Interested students are required to complete and application at www.pridewindensemble.org, by November 15, 2011. Once the application and $10 fee is submitted, the student will be sent a Parental Consent Form via email, which must be mailed to the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble by November 30, 2011. Students will be notified of their acceptance to the program via email, and sent the music by December 15, 2011. We will also notify the students' schools and band directors. Band membership will include, but is not limited to LGBT Youth Scholarships.

Students participating in the Youth Pride Band of South Florida will be eligible for one of three $1,000 college scholarships. Recipients of the scholarships will be selected by the program leadership, and will be recognized during the concert on February 12, 2012. All participants will receive a Certification of Participation and a complimentary CD and DVD of the performance.

Program requirements include submitting an application, attending all rehearsals, and performing with the Youth Pride Band, as well as the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

For further information, email youthpridebandsf@gmail.com or call, 954-667-9228.

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