Broward County considers its artists, as a collective, one of its treasured resources. Within the last 5 years from 2007 through 2012, in the midst of a great recession, with business declining and inventories dwindling, the Creative sector, fueled by its artists has grown, both in employees and businesses. This has created a direct positive effect on the economics of Broward County as a whole. In support of this blossoming group of entrepreneurs, below is listed a number of tools and resources available to help continue this growth and development.  Know the numbers, read the current Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Report.

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 ArtsCalendar.comArts Calendar logo
Visit for all local arts events, workshops, classes, auditions, calls to artists and more! is the leading online resource for arts and cultural information in Broward County. is an initiative of ArtServe, Inc., a non-profit organization recognized for creating cultural experiences for artists and the community. Discover what's happening at


Artist as Entrepreneurman in front of a canvas.
An artist-focused course of study designed to assist artists by cultivating and advancing their business skills. Presented on 4 Saturdays, AEI is offered as a series of 18 classes. AEI is led by a premier faculty composed of leading business practitioners and artists familiar with arts and culture from the South Florida region. Faculty members instruct artists through a series of lectures, panels and discussions.  Click here to read more about program


 Artists Lofts
Sailboat Bend Artists LoftsIn February 2008, the first of 37 professional visual and performing artists began moving into the now completed Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts.  Artspace Projects, Inc., a Minneapolis-based not-for-profit real estate developer for the arts, contracted with Broward County for the development of these affordable, artist live/work spaces.  View more information and access links to resident artists.


 Calls to Artists 



 Click here for current Broward County Public Art "Calls to Artists"




Cooperative Marketing Program
This exciting pogram was developed by the Cultural Division to provide not-for-profit cultural organizations with Broward-based cultural events reduced advertising rates and a recognizable presence through larger media placements. Cooperative is defined as: a minimum of two organizations in any advertisement purchase.  Read more...

Creative Artist Advancement Program (CAAP) 
Creative Artist Advancement Program (CAAP) is an initiative that provides creative grants and customized resources to local artists for projects that engage artistically underserved communities and provide lifelong learning activities for youth and adults. Read more...
  Cultural Directory art gallery exhibition

The Cultural Directory is a listing of more than 550 cultural (local/national) organizations. The directory is divided into the various disciplines and each organization is listed alphabetically within its discipline.  Find a cultural organization, venue and more.  Also available are funding links.

 E-NewsE-News header
This bi-monthly electronic newsletter provides current event stories and happenings in Broward County. Read the current e-news.


Funding via Incentive ProgramsRoom of people at a meeting
The Cultural Division offers a variety of Incentive Programs designed to promote the development of Broward-based not-for-profit cultural organizations, municipalities and not-for-profit agencies that sponsor art activities and enhance the cultural environment of the people of Broward County.  Find information about these Incentive Programs...


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South Florida Cultural Consortium
SFCC logoAll South Florida professional artists, residing in the five counties mentioned, are eligible to apply. Artists must have resided and worked in one of the participating five counties the year prior to the application deadline and must apply from the county of their residence.  Read more, see winners and download application....


Voices & VenuesVenues & Voices

This is an easy-to-use online source for arts and cultural related information. Search through this website for information on arts events, calls to artists, auditions, performances, workshops, seminars and much more.  Visit the website. 



Online Funding Resources

Click on links below to access websites for online funding opportunities for artists.

















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