September 6, 2013
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September 6, 2013
Invest in the Future of Broward County's Aesthetic
Join Friends of Public Art - It's Free!
Broward County’s Friends of Public Art program is a new initiative for Broward. It is designed to encourage the community to actively engage with Broward County’s Public Art & Design program; and to enjoy and become knowledgeable about its 'museum without walls.'

Members will have unique, behind-the-scenes access to one of the most dynamic and vital contemporary public art programs in the nation. From the selection of artists to the installation of art, the Friends of Public Art program shares the inner workings and the process through which public artworks come to life in the aesthetic tapestry of Broward County.

Events include:
meet the artist receptions, artist studio visits, expert-led lectures, films, a first-hand look at public art conservation, invitations to public art special events, and so much more.
Call Leslie Fordham, public art & design administrator, at 954-357-7532 for more details on this program; and visit the Broward Cultural Division website to sign up for this opportunity.
Join Title Sponsor
Florida Power & Light Company
in Honoring Unsung Heroes!

Sponsorships are still available to support the 28th Annual Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Program. This program, founded by Broward Cultural Division, and presented in partnership with The School Board of Broward County, FL and Business for the Arts of Broward is made possible by local businesses who are encouraged to come forward to join title sponsor FP&L Co. in promoting the importance of arts education.

Become part of a visionary group of businesses who believe that arts education is key to the future of a thriving community. Additional sponsors to date include AutoNation, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, BBX Capital, Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Keechl and other generous private sector donors. It is a fantastic way to strengthen community relations and expand corporate/organizational presence in new sectors. Sponsor benefits include company features and logo displays in ads, on the web and throughout the event experience.

Since 1985, the Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Program has showcased the artistic excellence of students and faculty in Broward County schools by honoring outstanding teachers for their contribution and dedication to arts in the classroom. Now in its 28th year, it's a good time to support the program, as this year's event has many new dimensions.

The culminating event will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. For the first time in the history of the program, there will be one Arts
Teacher of the Year award in each of four categories - dance, music, theater and visual arts, and the four winners will not be announced until the night of the event. There will also be a Teaching Artist Award, as a new addition to the program.

Business for the Arts of Broward board members Alan Levy, CEO of Great American Farms and Juliet Murphy Roulhac, Regional Manager, FP& L Co. are Honorary Chairs, along with Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. Brian Kopelowitz, co-founder of the law firm Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Keechl, and Terry Frank, director of Strategic Projects at BBX Capital, are committee co-chairs of the 2013 Broward County Arts Teachers of the Year event.

For further information, contact Grace Kewl-Drufey at 954-940-6373 or Lois Marino, Business for the Arts of Broward 954-940-6373; or visit the Broward Cultural Division website.

Beyond the Rhetoric: A Candid Conversation with South Florida Funders
Matt Haggman, Steven Marcus,
Maria Mas Blet & Betsi Kassebaum
Matt Haggman, Steven Marcus,
Maria Mas Blet & Betsi Kassebaum

Join Barry University and South Florida's preeminent foundation executives and nonprofit consultants for an exclusive panel discussion on emerging trends in private funding.

Beyond the Rhetoric: A Candid Conversation with South Florida Funders will be presented on Thursday, September 12, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at Barry University, R. Kirk Landon Student Union, Events Room; 11300 North Miami Avenue in Miami Shores.

Seating is limited, so reserve your place today! Register Here

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 10:00 am Moderated Panel Discussion
10:00 – 10:30 am Audience Q&A

Panelists for the seminar are: Moderator, Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and Panelists - Steven Marcus, President and CEO, Health Foundation of South Florida; Maria Mas
Blet, Managing Director, KR Financial Services and Betsi Kassebaum, President, Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civic Engagement.

Register Here

Have you Checked Your Cultural Directory Listing Lately?

When was the last time that you checked your listing on
the Cultural Directory?

Broward Cultural Division’s website receives more than 20,000 page views on a monthly basis. The Division wants to ensure that the information provided to the public is as accurate as possible. This is your chance to tell the viewers, who you are an what you do. Sometimes you only get one chance. Make it count!

Please take a moment to look for your listing. If you need to make any additions, changes or deletions, simply copy and paste the listing into an email, correct it and email it back to the Division by September 30.

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