August 23, 2013
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August 23, 2013
Artwork Dancing Oceans Installed
at Port Everglades' Terminal 26
Dancing Oceans, 2013 
Artist, Carlos Alves and JC Carroll 
Port Everglades Terminal 26
Dancing Oceans, 2013
Artist, Carlos Alves and JC Carroll
Port Everglades Terminal 26
Earlier this month, the artwork Dancing Oceans was installed at Port Everglades' Terminal 26, adding to an art project that they began earlier this year by public artists Carlos Alves and partner JC Carroll, commissioned through Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program.

Dancing Oceans enhances the public art commission, which began with Waves, installed in March. Both parts of this public art project are integrated into a renovation of Cruise Terminal 26, and designed to work together and assist with way-finding by providing visual cues to passengers, leading them toward the ship.

Waves, individually handcrafted ceramic wave sculptures mounted to a long overhead wall, leads passengers from the first floor waiting room toward Dancing Oceans, a mural which covers both levels of the elevator core walls on all four sides. Hand-glazed turquoise blue and green mosaic tiles arranged in gentle wavelike patterns suggest calm seas ahead and will delight cruise passengers. Schools of aluminum fish, mounted on short brackets, swim in front of the mosaic tiles, completing the folksy yet elegant mural, and inviting passengers to head upstairs for the rest of the embarkation process.
Application Workshop for
2013-2014 Cooperative Marketing Program

Applicants must attend an application workshop to learn about how to become eligible for the funding in the 2013-2014 Cooperative Marketing Program. Participants will be guided through the guidelines of the program and how to complete the Participation Agreement, on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 10 am to Noon. RSVP.

This free application workshop, that includes a media trade show, is for participants in the Cooperative Marketing Program to learn about the requirements, procedures and guidelines of the program; and to meet the media from whom they may be purchasing advertisements. Not-for-profit Broward-based cultural organizations and artists are encouraged to attend this workshop since the procedures and guidelines change from year to year.

Launched in 1991, the Broward Cultural Division's Cooperative Marketing Program provides Broward-based not-for-profit cultural organizations and artists receiving Cultural Division grants with reduced advertising rates and a recognizable presence through larger media placements.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an eligibility form and participation guidelines form unless the applicant is a Cultural Division grantee. Artwork and payment due dates will be included on the Insertion Orders which are supplied to the eligible participants when advertisements are placed.

Matching Funds

• Cultural organizations with budgets of $100,000 or less may purchase up to $21,000 of advertising per fiscal year with a 50:50 match (Cultural organization’s $10,500 and Cultural Division contribution of $10,500 will purchase $21,000 in media placement).

• Cultural organizations with budgets of $100,000 or more may purchase up to $21,000 of advertising per fiscal year with a 1:2 match (Cultural organization’s $14,000 and Cultural Division contribution of $7,000 will purchase $21,000 in media placement).

Application Workshops to be Held for
Creative Investment Program
Polynesian Culture Association, Inc.
Polynesian Culture Association, Inc.

Broward Cultural Division invites interested Broward-based artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations to a workshop for the First Cycle of the Creative Investment Program, offered on Tuesday, September 3 (artists) and Wednesday, September 4 (NPOs) 2013 -- both at 5:30 p.m. in the Broward County Main Library, Cybrary Computer Lab, 7th Floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

The purpose of the Creative Investment Program is:

  • To assist eligible Broward-based practicing professional artists to fund small but complete creative entrepreneur projects for which applicants have not received funding through any other Cultural Division incentive program. The project must be an exhibition, a performance or other arts activity. The workshop will also prepare applicants on how to submit an online application, RSVP; and
  • To assist eligible Broward County not-for-profit cultural organizations with annual operating revenues of less than $100,000, by funding small creative cultural projects for which applicants have not received funds through any other Cultural Division incentive program, RSVP.

Visit Broward Cultural Division website for more eligibility details.

The next Creative Investment Program application deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. for projects implemented from December 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

There is no fee for the workshop. For more information, please call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, 954-357-7530.

Cultural Diversity Program Application Program Workshop
to be Held on September 11

Broward Cultural Division announces an incentive application workshop for the Cultural Diversity Program (CDP) for eligible, not-for-profit cultural organizations. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 7th Floor, Main Library Cybrary Computer Lab.

Who May Apply: Eligible not-for-profit organizations, whose primary mission is cultural, and develops and sustains the cultures, arts, and artists that are rooted in, and reflective of, the cultural heritage and traditions of the community; and whose principal office address, as recorded in the Secretary of State's Office, is in Broward County, and must have operated in their respective discipline(s) in Broward County for a minimum of one (1) uninterrupted year immediately preceding the date of application, and provided services in Broward County for a minimum of six months in the preceding year, and a governing board, at least 50% of whom reside in Broward County, which meets regularly and operates under a set of bylaws.

Organizations such as the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, Inc.; The Florida Turkish-American Association, Inc.; Jayadevi Arts, Inc.; Bengali Association of South Florida, Inc., have received funding through this program.

Awards range from $5,100 to $25,000. Funds may be used for reimbursable program expenses associated with the organization’s total program or for specific projects. This incentive program may award funding on a multi-year (up to 5 years) basis. By year three, the awardee should provide a one-to-one match for the incentive program funds. The aim of multi-year funding is to maintain quality programming while assisting the organization in developing its own artistic, management and financial capacities. The workshop will also cover how to submit an online application.

The application deadline is October 15, 2013 for the FY 2015 funding cycle. There is no fee for the workshop and interested persons should RSVP online, in advance. For further information contact Adriane Clarke; 954-357-7530.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Seeks Teen Ambassadors

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Broward Center Teen Ambassador Program, which is open to high school students residing in Broward County who are interested in the performing arts.

During the last school year, Broward Center Teen Ambassadors activities included: being in the orchestra pit during Wicked; listening on headsets to the production team during Sister Act; participating in a Flashdance Broadway choreography workshop; attending master classes with world-renowned dance companies Pilobolus and Trey McIntyre; and attending more than three dozen performances from every genre including Broadway, ballet, opera and classical music. Along the way, the students wrote in excess of 100 reviews and used social media to discuss their experiences with approximately 10,000 friends.

The program is held from October 2013 through May 2014 and provides an insider’s view of working behind the scenes at an arts organization that is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 venues in the world. Each participant will receive a Broward Center Teen Ambassador I.D. badge and earn community service hours.

Applicants must be a high school student and reside in Broward County as of August 19. If accepted, students must attend and review at least one performance per month for which tickets will be provided by the Broward Center; attend one meeting per month at the Broward Center; maintain a minimum “B” average; promote the Broward Center and its presentations via social media and grass roots activities; and have access to a computer and at least one social media account.

To apply to the 2013-2014 Broward Center Teen Ambassador Program, interested students must complete the application, which must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, and submit a copy of their 12-13 school year report cards. Applicants must also include a letter of recommendation from someone associated with an educational arts program such as a teacher, school counselor or principal.

Applications are available online and will be accepted through September 6 by 5 p.m. Those accepted into the program will be notified by September 18. The first meeting will be a mandatory orientation with a parent or legal guardian in attendance, scheduled on September 30, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Visit, call 954-468-2689 or email for more information.

Ready Set Paint...
The Park Project Renews The Face of a Community
Paint the Park, a community mural art day and resource fair will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in order to work towards the unification and beautification of a local community. Hosting the event is 2-1-1 Broward, spearheaded by 2-1-1 Broward’s Community Partnership Manager, Melinda Pollard and nationally recognized artist, Jacklyn Laflamme.

The event will take place from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Oswald Park, 2220 NW 21st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Residents from the community and all of South Florida are invited to work with the artist to paint the murals and share in the creation of the art which will beautify, connect, and revitalize their community.

A resource fair is also planned and will be designed to connect the community with resources and information about cultural organizations, social services and businesses that are available to Broward County residents. The day will also include live entertainment, food trucks, a kid zone, and workshops.
Florida Grand Opera Appoints
New Chief Financial Officer

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) welcomes the return of an esteemed former colleague, Mark B. Rosenblum. Having previously served as FGO’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Rosenblum returns as the newly appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting directly to General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, the new CFO is tasked with the overall financial management of organizational resources, which includes an $11 million budget.

For the past 23 years, Rosenblum has built a career managing some of the most prestigous nonprofit arts organizations in South florida, and he takes great pride in this path. "It's important for me to work with passionate professionals focused on making a difference more than generating income," said Rosenblum.