July 26, 2013
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July 26, 2013
You Are Your Brand Workshop
Final Chance to Attend an
Application Information Session
Twenty-four Broward County artists will be selected through a Call to Artist application process, to attend the one-day, You Are Your Brand, workshop, facilitated by Golden-Globe winner and Emmy-nominated TV writer and producer Maxine Lapiduss. To be considered, Broward artists will be submitting proposals to participate in the seminar.

These is an informational session for interested participants to be guided through the online application process on:

Saturday, August 3, 2013 10 AM
Studio 18 in the Pines
1101 Poinciana Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

Hosted by Broward Cultural Division and ArtServe, Inc. and presented by Creative Capital's Professional Development Program, You Are Your Brand workshop will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library, 751 SW 121st Ave. in Davie.

The deadline for the You Are Your Brand application is August 26, 2013.

Whether you know it or not, the moment you enter a room, people form an opinion about you. Only a fraction of your message is conveyed through the words you choose - what you wear, the energy and enthusiasm you convey, and how you engage others all contribute to the effect of your overall impact. You Are Your Brand workshop will engage artists in a series of innovative exercises designed to help them discover what they project and how others perceive them. With this knowledge artists can create a strategy to effectively present themselves and their work, and move confidently toward achieving their goals.
CAAP Faculty Returns with Barbara Schaffer Bacon
Engaging Community in Creative Ways

Broward County Cultural Division invites artists and creatives, community and cultural workers to learn techniques for Engaging Community in Creative Ways on Saturday, August 10, 2013, 9 am - 4:30 pm, at the Historical Commission in the Historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W 13th) Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

Presented by Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Animating Democracy Co-director, this experiential and interactive workshop is focused on techniques for cultivating good partners and partnerships, conducting focus groups and interviews, mapping exercises, leading meetings, story circles and facilitating dialogues. Discover the power of the arts that can be harnessed to help groups of residents and stakeholders imagine better, more meaningful projects.

Leading arts advocate Barbara Schaffer Bacon co-directs Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts that inspires, informs, promotes, and connects arts and culture as potent contributors to community, civic and social change. Schaffer Bacon has written, edited, and contributed to many publications including Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking; Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture: Findings from Animating Democracy; The Artistic Imagination as a Force for Civic Dialogue; and The Cultural Planning Work Kit. She has worked as a consultant in program design and evaluation for state and local arts agencies and private foundations nationally. In 2011 Barbara was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

There is no fee for the workshop; please RSVP online; and bring a bag lunch. For more information, contact Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869; or visit the Broward Cultural Division website.

Annual Arts Integration Mini-Conference
The Arts: Aligning with Common Core
Save The Date: August 14

The School Board of Broward County Florida in partnership with the Broward Cultural Division, and Broward Center for Performing Arts presents an Arts Integration Mini-Conference -The Arts: Aligning with Common Core, on Saturday, August 14, 1 a.m. - Noon, at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale in Holiday Park.

Please join us for this essential mini-conference as we open the 2013 - 2014 school year with the information you need to deliver rigorous Arts and Common Core Standards with fidelity and confidence. Network with colleagues and celebrate the arts in Broward County Public Schools! And Gain valuable information to prepare for the upcoming school year!

All arts educators are encouraged to attend! Parking is complimentary!

On-site registration only: 7:15 am - 7:45 am
For further questions, contact: marla.armstrong@browardschools.com or joeluechauer@browardschools.com

Bonnie Clearwater
Appointed New Director of NSU's Museum of Art
Bonnie Clearwater
Bonnie Clearwater
Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) President and CEO, George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Bonnie Clearwater, M.A., as the new Director of NSU's Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale effective September 3, 2013. Clearwater joins NSU's Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami. Clearwater will work closely with the museum and university staff, and the museum's Board of Governors, to lead the museum into an era of unprecedented transformation and growth.

Recognized for her visionary leadership, scholarship and commitment to artists and education, Clearwater brings to the museum her extensive knowledge and experience in shaping an institution's identity and mission, and in developing thought-provoking exhibitions and collections. She shares the university's goal of expanding the museum's educational initiatives, partnerships and cross-disciplinary collaborations to fully integrate the museum into both NSU's academic and extra-curricular campus life and into the broader art world.

One of the most prominent figures in South Florida's art world, Clearwater has been the Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami. For the past 18-years, she transformed MOCA into a museum of international stature, recognized for its original and groundbreaking exhibitions, collection, education and public programs. Clearwater has championed both emerging and established artists, who have become among the leading artists of our time, and played a key role in establishing Miami as a preeminent international arts center and destination.

"The integration of lifelong learning and a love of the arts has been central in my professional career and personal life, and is at the heart of NSU's Museum of Art's mission," said Clearwater.
Revel on the Block
Community, Creativity, and Local Business in Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, July 27, 2- 11 pm

Local agencies Cadence, C&I Studios and helium creative are excited to announce that Fort Lauderdale's second Revel on the Block celebration will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 2 - 11 p.m. Hosted in partnership with the F.A.T. Village Arts District, the bi-annual event celebrates Flagler Village, highlights local artists, and aims to create a stronger sense of community through creative place making, through live music, art exhibits and various activities, food and presentations.

The public event will be held in coordination with the monthly F.A.T. Village Art Walk at NW 1st Ave between 5th and 6th Streets in Fort Lauderdale.

The event will include:

-ReImagine, an art show featuring more than a dozen South Florida artists curated by Cadence and helium creative

-ReImagination of F.A.T. Village, which will showcase tactical urbanism improvements, a new look for temporary plazas, street trees, , street side seating, and live mural paintings.

-The launch of a new F.A.T. Village Art District website and interactive app

-Live music from Miami-based Steph Taylor at 5 p.m., and headliner Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl, who recently debuted at the Montreal Jazz Festival, at 7 p.m.

-Closing display of all pianos from Fort Lauderdale Play Your City art exhibition, featuring a performance art piece by local artist Richard Vergez at 9 p.m.

-More than a dozen local vendors including area businesses and food trucks

Miami City Ballet School Offers
Auditions to Earn Full Scholarship

During Miami City Ballet School's Open House on Saturday, August 10, from 10 am to 4 pm, Miami City Ballet School will offer boys between the ages of 7 to 9 the opportunity to audition to earn a full scholarship to study at Miami City Ballet School.

No prior dance training is required. If the boy has natural movement - or seems naturally skilled in hip hop, salsa, freestyle, gymnastics, kung fu, etc. chances are that he can win a scholarship.

Miami City Ballet School is offering these full scholarships to boys ages 7 to 9 because they realize how difficult it can be for young boys to show their interest in studying ballet - particularly at the age where boys are just getting involved in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, martial arts and music. We hope this opportunity will make them take a second look at something that may be intriguing to them in the first place!

FREE DANCE CLASSES are also offered to those aged 14 to adult and to tiny tots aged 3, 4 & 5.

Below is a schedule of the FREE DANCE classes that Miami City Ballet School is offering during its Open House. Come dressed in dance or work out gear.

Full information on audition guidelines, requirements and fees is available by calling Miami City Ballet School at 305-929-7007 or by going to their website.