June 21, 2013
|Business Plan Clinic and Workshop for Artists |
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Broward Cultural Division, the Florida Small Business Development Center in Broward and the South Florida Regional Planning Council will offer an informational Business Plan Clinic and Workshop to assist artists and creative entrepreneurs on Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.
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 effectively work with lenders to obtain financial support. The workshop will be facilitated by Rafael Cruz, regional director with the Small Business Development Center and Cheryl Cook, economic development specialist with the South Florida Regional Planning Council. Participants will have the opportunity to network with past alumni of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute.
In addition, Katerina Wagner, founder and principal of Miami Art Scene™ will present a lecture on Developing a Brand for the Artist. Miami Art Scene is a boutique art consulting, promotion and publicity firm specializing in the marketing, branding and representation of contemporary artists. Katerina was an exhibiting artist for more than a decade where she learned the business aspects of art. She also worked within the advertising industry for many years, which led her to eventually merge her experience in media, public relations, marketing and social networking with her art and design industry background, establishing herself as a social media specialist, art manager, publicist and curator.
Attendance at the workshop is highly recommended for artists and alumni of the Artists as an Entrepreneur Institute. There is no fee for this workshop, however, seating is limited, RSVP is required.
For additional information, contact James Shermer, grants administrator, Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7502.
|Four Broward County Artists Receive |
South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship
Broward Cultural Division is proud to recognize the Broward County recipients of the 2013 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowships. Leah Brown ($15,000) - Mixed Media; Henning Haupt ($7,500) - Mixed Media; Catalina Jaramillo ($15,000) Installation; and Rosanna Saccaccio ($7,500) - Visual Art, were recently named to receive this esteemed, five-county artist fellowship. This year's selection is from a record-breaking group of more than 360 applicants.
Fourteen fellowships have been awarded in the five-county area - Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Martin counties. The recipients were selected during a two-tier panel process which included the participation of regional and national arts experts.
A juried exhibition - Who Am I to You? featuring the works of the 14 South Florida regional recipients - is scheduled to be presented at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. from June 22, through September 1, 2013. The South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Program is a cooperative project funded in part with the support of the boards of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Monroe counties and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.
Visit the Broward Cultural Division website for additional information on the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Broward County recipients.
|Beloved Artwork Fata Morgana |
Relocated Within Port Everglades
In 2001, artist Ralph Helmick and associate artist Stuart Schechter designed, fabricated and installed an immense three-dimensional pointillist ship sculpture for the lobby of Terminal 21 in Port Everglades. Fata Morgana, the artwork’s title, means an optical illusion of water, also known as a mirage. The image of a mid-20th century ocean liner was created from a wooden model that fused features of the SS Normandie (1935) and the SS Independence (1951). A laser was then scanned to create a point cloud data set which the artists manipulated via CAD to achieve a “pointillist” abstraction. More than 2,400 small pewter elements were hung by nearly 1,700 fine cables with incredible precision on an overhead suspension grid and configured to form the ship and its reflection on the sea. The intent was to evoke a journey of the mind as well as a literal ocean voyage, with the core image being a hallucinatory cruise ship. “Spheres and elliptical shapes in warm metallic colors compromise the central upright ship,” explains Helmick. “Horizontally intersecting with this form are scores of cool blue and silver pyramidal shapes representing sea level. A mixture of warm and cool metallic colors on ovic forms creates an “underwater” three-dimensional reflection of the ship."
|Fata Morgana, 2001|
Ralph Helmick & Stuart Schechter
Port Everglades, Terminal 21
Measuring approximately 32 ft. high, 16 ft. deep and 32 ft. long, the sculpture dominated the lobby of the cruise ship terminal until terminal traffic patterns were reconfigured to meet heightened security regulations after 9/11. Today, the sculpture has been reconfigured to adapt to a more central location in the terminal and displayed with additional lighting, within the passenger waiting area, where it will be of great benefit to the public as visual and artistic enjoyment, as they prepare for the voyage ahead.
An Artwork by Artist Mark Fuller
The site-specific artwork Rainbow Swimming was recently installed at Port Everglades’ Terminal 19. West Palm Beach artist Mark Fuller who was selected for the commission, created a design that consists of schools of suspended fish mobiles located in the east and west elevator lobbies as well as the VIP Waiting Room of the Terminal. The mobiles assist with wayfinding and serve to enhance the cruise passenger experience by evoking a sense of place that is warm, tropical and light-hearted. Constructed of dichroic-coated acrylic and hung on ceiling mounted tracks, the individual fish appear to change color as the viewer’s position changes relative to the artwork. Additional visual excitement is contributed by multi-colored shadows that the fish cast on the surrounding walls. The optical illusion displayed by the magic of the school of prism-like dichroic fish is educational and will engage the young customers who patronize Carnival’s Princess brand that primarily uses this terminal.
|Rainbow Swimming, 2013|
Artist, Mark Fuller
Port Everglades Terminal 19
About the Artist
Mark Fuller’s public works include Stent Tower for the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, the Pinellas Trail for the Pinellas County Arts Council, the Children’s Discovery Museum in Palm Desert, California; the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial for the City of Hoboken, NJ, and Light Swimming, a dichroic light project in Delray Beach for the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.
|Embracing the Future:|
Strategic and Succession Planning
|Teresa Eyring, Gregory Kandel , Mica Cole |
Broward Cultural Division, the South Florida Theatre League, and the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), invite the area’s cultural executives, Theatre League members, theater managers and board members to the seminar, Embracing the Future: Strategic Planning and Succession Planning, on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Einstein Room, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.
This day-long workshop will explore critical areas that arts leaders and board members should consider in order to ensure a healthy future for their organizations.
Strategic Planning - 9am - Noon
Develop a vision for a successful future, focus operations and resources, learn how to inspire and engage all stakeholders around this shared direction for your organization. RSVP
Lunchtime Roundtable - Noon - 1:30pm
A discussion on the importance of cultural diversity in sustaining organization for the 21st century and beyond. RSVP
Succession Planning -1:30 - 4:30pm
The afternoon session will bring all conversations of the day together in a discussion of succession planning for all organizations, including those currently let by founders. RSVP
Teresa Eyring, Executive Director, Theatre Communications Group, brings 20 years as an executive in theaters around the U.S. "TCG offers a variety of professional development and training programs to theater practitioners and trustees of our more than 500 member theaters nationwide,” said Eyring.
Greg Kandel, founder and a partner of Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc. of Stamford, Conn. - a firm that assists cultural organizations in planning, executive search and organizational analysis.
Mica Cole, arts administrator, former executive director of Free Street Theatre and planning consultant, has been supporting and creating theater in Chicago for the past ten years.
The fee for the all-day workshop and lunch is $25; single sessions (morning, afternoon, or lunch) round table, $10 each. Interested participants are encouraged to RSVP to this entire workshop.
For further questions contact James Shermer, grants administrator at 954-357-7502or, Andie Arthur, executive director, South Florida Theatre League, 954-557–0778; or Dafina McMillan, director of communications and conferences, TCG.
For more information, visit www.tcg.org; or visit the Broward Cultural Division website.
|Funding Arts Broward Awards More Than |
$185,000 to Arts Organizations
This season, when you engage in Broward County arts programming and find yourself wistfully enjoying Master Chorale of South Florida as they perform Songs of War and Peace, or viewing a local production of Through the Looking Glass at Fort Lauderdale's Children's Theatre- remember Funding Arts Broward (FAB!). Twenty-three organizations have been recently named as the Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) grant recipients for the 2013-2014 season.
A program created through a sustainable funding pool for local arts organizations invites individuals ($1,000) and businesses ($3,500) to contribute annually to membership fees, which enables FAB! to make a large difference toward local arts and culture through a small group of individuals. Since 2004 FAB! has granted approximately $2 million. This is money geared towards community development that has a direct economic impact, as well as an enhancement in quality of life. "We share the belief that art and culture transcends our differences and brings us together in celebration of the human spirit," says Drazia Rubenstein, FAB! Chair.
This year the FAB! recipients are:
Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Competition and Winners Concert, $ 6,000
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, The Rite of Spring, $6,000
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Augustine Woodgate: The Skin Rug Collection, $11,000
Association of Performing Arts of India, Spiritual Sound of Violin, $5,000
Broward County Film Society, Classic Hollywood Exposed, $3,500
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2014 Saturday Chautauqua: A Community Arts Infusion, $8,000
Fantasy Theatre Factory, Cultural Arts Program for Community Audiences, $8,000
Florida Grand Opera, Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco, $10,000
Florida Singing Sons Boychoir, FSSB Spring Concert, $7,500
Florida Youth Orchestra, 2014 Spotlight Family Concert, $8,000
Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, Through the Looking Glass, $8,000
Girl's Club Foundation, TM Sisters Curated Exhibition and Related Programs, $8,000
Gold Coast Jazz Society, 2014 Winter/Spring Jazz Project, $8,000
Master Chorale of South Florida, Songs of War and Peace, $7,500
Miami City Ballet, Nacho Duato¡'s Jardi Tancat, $9,500
Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale, William J. Glackens Survey Exhibition, $11,000
Old Dillard Foundation, 2014 Cannonball Jazz Series, $7,000
Seraphic Fire, 2014 Broward Season, $10,000
Symphony of the Americas, Classic Events, $12,000
The Women's Theatre Project, Girl Play 2014, 5th Annual Lesbian Reading Festival, $2,000
The Girl Choir of South Florida, Sound Sense, $7,500
Young At Art Museum, 2014 YAA Artist Collaborative, $12,000