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What does the Broward County Cultural Division do?
Explore what the Cultural Division does for Broward County's community and access links and information.  Please note that there are more links on the left-hand menu and a search function at the top right of the page. 

EarlMission Statement
Enhancing the community's cultural environment through the development of the arts.

Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S., providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs.   

The Cultural Division:

  • Awards both project and operating grants
  • Collaborates with Broward Schools' art education
  • Commissions artists and maintains public art
  • Informs the public about cultural events

 Cultural Council Diversity Statement 

 Strategic Business Plan

FY 2014 - 2016 Strategic Business Plan (PDF)

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 CreativeBROWARD 2020 -Cultural Plan

Creative Broward Cover

The Cultural+Planning Group worked in Broward County for 18 months conducting research to craft a 10-year Community Cultural Plan that examines the cultural tapestry of Broward County through its diversity connected to Creative Economy, Cultural Tourism and Public Art and Design.

The Executive Summary, as well as the full plan with its 49 recommendations/goals (also presented as a survey) are available online.  The plan includes a needs assessment, vision, draft legislation, policy framework, recommendations, strategies, funding requirements, funding sources, evaluation instrument, and benchmarks.   Click here to view the plan.

Current Arts Related Statistics
2012 Creative Industries Reports conducted by Americans for the Arts, based upon Dun & Bradstreet data (as of January 2012):  Broward County has 7,773 arts-related businesses and there are 26,755 arts-related jobs.

Detailed report of 2012 Arts-Related Businesses and Jobs statistics (PDF)

 Cultural Quarterly Online Magazine

Cultural Quarterly Online Magazine
Cultural Quarterly online, fine arts online magazine provides in-depth articles on the local, cultural scene, revealing profiles of exceptional artists and detailed listings of events and attractions.

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 Artist Services

The Cultural Division offers a variety of opportunities for artists including:

art genres


 Cooperative Marketing Program

Marketing workshop at ArtServe

Cooperative Marketing Program, in partnership with ArtServe, offers educational workshops and assists with cooperative advertisements for not-for-profit organizations.  More...


 Public Art and Design Program

Public Art by Dan Corson, kids on lawn with lasers

Public Art & Design projects are implemented each year as well as ongoing conservation of the Broward County collection of more than 250 artworks. 

Established in 1976, the program has entered its fourth decade and includes the works of Duane Hanson, Clyde Butcher and Romero Britto to name a few.  More....

 Incentive Programs

Grant workshop

Cultural incentive programs, both project specific and general operating support, are awarded annually in varying amounts and ranges, to not-for-profit cultural organizations and artists.  Workshops are offered throughout the year to learn about these grant programs, as well as on topics of importance to the arts community.  More...


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 Arts in Education Programs