Workshop and Events
How to be an Arts Writer 
Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) Workshop
Practical and inspiring advice from leading South Florida arts writers and editors
Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 5 pm
Creation Station
Broward Main Library 7th floor
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
With blogging and social media, it seems anyone can be a writer. But what does it take to get paid for your writing? In this full-day workshop, professional journalists will provide insights on becoming an art writer; from how to pitch, who to write for and styles of arts writing.
The day will include attending a live performance followed by a writing assignment and opportunity to workshop your writing directly with professional editors from local publications. Finish the day with a completed piece of edited art writing and contacts to pitch your work.
·         10 am: Introduction
·         10:15 am: Writers panel with Q-and-A
·         Noon: “Holding on to Letting Go” Fringe Festival performance at Stache
·         1 pm: Lunch on the 8th floor of Broward Main Library
·         2 pm: Writing workshop
·         3-4 pm: Editors workshop
·         4:30 pm: Final panel with the Editors
$10. Tickets include lunch and festival ticket. Doors open at 9:30 am and close at 5:30 pm.
Guest Speakers morning (to date)
1.   Nila Do Simon, Editor-in-Chief Venice Magazine
2.   Eric Barton, freelance writer
3.   Michelle Solomon, Editor-in-Chief Miami ArtZine
Guest Editors afternoon (to date)
1.   Thomas Swick, writer/author
4.   Vanessa Garcia, Assistant Editor The Miami Rail



Grant Application Workshop: Creative Investment Program (CIP)

Tuesday, April 25, 5:30pm

During the workshop we will review the Cultural Division's grantmaking process, the CIP program's application guidelines and how to submit an application via the Cultural Division’s online grant submission system, as well as, tips and techniques for creating a successful project.






Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute: 

Changing the Way that Artists do Business

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) offers critical skills for all artists to advance business practices and strengthen sales. The annual course offers 20 classes during four consecutive Saturdays of lectures, panels and interactive workshops led by premier faculty. Develop your marketing and business acumen with guidance from local arts professionals.
$100; includes light refreshments and free parking. Space is limited. Participants receive AEI course book, an indispensable resource for artists including exercises and readings to prepare for each session.    


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 The ArtsEd Forever! Event is a night to herald the importance of arts education from schools and communities. It brings together practitioners, advocates, parents and families to strengthen connections between all who believe in the powerful effect of arts education on academic achievement and creativity, and its ability to inspire a desire for lifelong learning.

Winners of the 2017 awards will be announced at this years ArtsEd Forever! Annual Culminating Event. Arts Teacher of the Year Event
Wednesday, April 26,2017
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
FullPageAds-Arthive-ArtsEdForeverCsocial.jpgA dazzling, arts-filled array of activities are held this very special evening with a private reception for award nominees and sponsors, followed by a public reception for supporters, parents and families, culminating with a stage production that integrates performances by youth from Broward County schools and the awards are presented to the arts educators of the year, exceptional arts education organization, and outstanding contributions to arts education. It also serves as the kickoff for the one (1) year term of service of the Arts Education Ambassadors.
Arts Education Ambassadors
Recipients of the Arts Education of the Year Awards become Arts Education Ambassadors for a one (1) year term and serve as representatives and spokespeople for arts education in Broward County. The term begins with the ArtsEd Forever! Event and Broward Cultural Division coordinates engagements for the Ambassadors to participate in or present at meetings, conferences and workshops held throughout Broward County. Arts Education Ambassadors are also provided honorariums for engagements during their term of service.