For Broward Cultural Division, the live performances that were showcased during DUENDE offered outstanding examples of the quality and diversity of Broward County’s community. Through a new program resulting from the discovery of this new talent, the Division introduces Broward Arts Presents, through which we will continue to showcase local talent in a wide range of disciplines.
The mission of Broward Arts Presents is to present and promote the performing and visual artists and organizations of Broward County, as well as the programs of the Broward Cultural Division that support the creative demographic of the arts and its audiences.
It’s likely that some members of the next generation of performers to be featured by Broward Arts Presents are in classrooms in our County today. Their teachers - and others in the community who support arts education - will be highlighted in just a few weeks when our annual Arts Teacher of the Year event ArtsEd Forever! 2016 takes place on March 30 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
ArtsED Forever! Arts Teacher of the Year Awards is a home-grown concert showcasing the talent of children in Broward County schools, as well as an award ceremony for the teachers, businesses, business people and legislators that support them. We’re greatly looking forward to this 30th annual celebration as an early highlight of the New Year.
| ArtsEd Forever! Arts Teacher of the Year award recipients with the Broward County Commission.|
We’re also excited to report that Broward County residents, visitors and anyone with an interest in what’s happening in our area have greater access to local cultural events and activities than ever before thanks to new technology known as FRUIO.
Through the use of cutting edge technology, Broward Cultural Division events can be accessible to everyone with a smartphone or computer, for sharing or viewing, through FRUIO. FRUIO is free to download and use and is available in both iOS and Android.
The FRUIO team reviews content before posting to ensure all video is appropriate for all ages. Viewers were able to view live DUENDE performances from their smartphones with the FRUIO app last October.
Broward Cultural Council
Another 2016 highlight worth mentioning is the fresh group of officers of the Broward Cultural Council, led by our new Chair, Tracy Roloff.
The Council can be exceptionally proud of its accomplishments during 2015, which occurred under the leadership of Diane Weinbrum. We look forward to Ms. Roloff’s guidance and support in the year ahead along with the other new officers and the continuing members of the Council.
We know we will have many exciting future developments to report in the pages of Cultural Quarterly and thank you for your ongoing support.