Past Events

DataArts: “Connecting the Dots” ConnectingTheDots--400w.jpg

The Cultural Division and ArtServe, Inc. invite South Florida’s cultural, marketing and development executives, and staff to unleash the power of data at a dynamic full-day Connecting the Dots workshop on Thursday, April 12th.
From measuring patron loyalty to assessing audience segmentation, the day-long seminar leverages data basics and metrics into an effective marketing tool for arts and cultural organizations. Unlocking data’s business potential through interactive exercises, group discussions and presentations, Connecting the Dots is a comprehensive introduction to connecting with your audiences and aligning your efforts to mission and money.
Thursday, April 12, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

ArtServe’s auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304
Cost: $20


'Tell Your Story' - A Visual Storytelling Institute Workshop

February 14, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Artserve Auditorium
1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
A nine-step framework that blends easy-to-grasp concepts with hands-on exercises for cultural organizations and arts professionals to create compelling videos and other visual media formats.


Want to grab – and hold – your audience’s attention?
Discover the dynamic power of visual storytelling at “Tell Your Story,” an interactive workshop with hands-on tips on content creation and delivery that will make your business stand out in today’s busy marketplace. Dive into the world of visual media with Visual Storytelling Institute co-founders Shlomi Ron and Ville Ailio as they share their latest digital marketing insights.
Engage and motivate modern consumers with the unique visual story of your company.

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For more information, email Adriane at  $15; includes parking and lunch.


Chalk Lit

Chalk Lit Festival 2018  
Saturday January 13, 2018 • 10 AM - 5 PM

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The County’s inaugural chalk art festival will feature 2D and 3D chalk artists creating murals on Saturday, January 13, 2018, presented by Broward County Main Library and Cultural Division. 
Taking place on the north plaza of the library in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Chalk Lit Festival will serve as the kickoff to the Big Read, a community-wide reading project featuring the book In the Time of the Butterflies by award-winning author Julia Alvarez. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 
This free, family-friendly day will activate the block with live music, food trucks, murals created live and on-site by more than 20 street artists, 3D printing stations, face painting, museum-curated workshops, hands-on crafting with Blick Art Materials, an area for kids to create their own chalk masterpieces and a People’s Choice Award presented by Jerry’s Artarama.
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Economics of Art In Broward County

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, ​Horvitz Auditorium
December 14, 2017

5:30 pm: Reception 

6:30 pm: Talk in Horvitz Auditorium

RandyCohen-EconomicsOfArt-Header.pngOn the evening of Thursday, December 14, 2017, Randy Cohen – Vice President of Research and Policy for Americans for the Arts – will address the $414 million impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry on Broward County’s economy. 

Following a reception with live music and appetizers, Cohen’s presentation at Fort Lauderdale’s NSU Art Museum will cover the recently published Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) report, a mainstay of arts and cultural organizations. 

eleased on June 17, the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) Report documents the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and cultural industry. Conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation's nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, Broward County was one of 341 study regions across the country.




Tourist Development TaxCapital Challenge Grant Program


Broward Main Library, Bienes Museum Ceremonial Room​
December 5, 2017 • 2 PM &  6 PM

Project funds may be used to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, maintain, operate or promote certain facilities as authorized by the Local Option Tourist Development Act (as authorized in Section 125.0104,Florida Statutes), including convention centers, sports stadiums, sports arenas, coliseums, auditoriums, aquariums or museums that are publicly owned and operated or owned and operated by non-profit organizations (NPOs) and open to members of the public, within the boundaries of Broward County.

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BROWARD100murals-THEN-AND-NOW.jpgBroward 100 Murals: A Panel Discussion


Muse Center for the Arts
99 Southwest 14th Street | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315?
November 14, 2017  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Broward Cultural Division commissioned 10 local murals to
celebrate its Centennial in 2015 - meet four of the artists who created these iconic murals Nov. 14 for a discussion on how public art impacts its communities.
A panel moderated by Broward Cultural Division's Leslie Fordham. 
Muralists: Bill Savarese,Gary Moore,Andrew Reid and Luis Valle 

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CallToArtists--Recovered.jpgCultural Tourism Program Grant Application Workshop

Broward Main Library, Bienes Museum Ceremonial Room​
November 9, 2017 • 2 PM 

The Cultural Tourism Program (CTP) application workshop is designed to assist returning and prospective applicants with preparing their submissions. Broward Cultural Division's grant section staff will review application guidelines and the application process associated with cultural arts funding available through the Cultural Tourism Program.

CTP may fund exhibitions, performances and other cultural activities, including projects and festivals which contain the development of new activities and marketing to attract tourists.

The purpose of the Cultural Tourism Program grant is to create arts and cultural projects that promote tourism in Broward County.


TheHUB-CEEN-Eventbriteness.pngThe CEEN - A Creative Economy Networker

Roosevelt Gardens Park
November 9, 2017 • 6:30 PM 
Destination Sistrunk presents THE CEEN, a creative economy networker for artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs professionals. Broadcasting Live during the mixer is "On The Scene" podcast hosted by Crystal Chanel, the MOC. Special guests, Shevvy Malibu, editor of Bossy Magazine, John L. Gay, CEO of and singer/songwriter A Stone (The Music Therapist). Music by DJ Tony. Light bites, cocktails and refreshments for networkers.

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  CulturalDiversity.png.pngCultural Festival Program - Application Workshops


Workshop 1 - Main Library |  September 5, 2017 • 2PM & 6PM 

Our Cultural Diversity Program funding category is for not-for-profit organizations whose primary mission is cultural, and develops and sustains the cultures, arts, and artists that are rooted in, and reflective of, the cultural heritage and traditions of the community. Organizations such as the Rootz of Music, Inc.; DINGGIN, INC.; Jayadevi Arts, Inc.; Encore Performing Arts Center, Inc.; Developing Dreams Foundation, Inc.; and Bengali Association of South Florida, Inc. have received funding through this program. Awards range from $5,100 to $25,000. 


 Coop Marketing 2017



​Marketing Morning Happy hour  |  Wednesday August 23, 2017 • 8 AM  10 AM 

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A coffee hub, a donut bar and a primer for the 2017 Coop Marketing Program - with speakers on social media, market research, tourism and ad placement.
-Coffee Station, Fruit Bar & Drink Zone -

Four Panels will cover

- Tourism

- Social Media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)

- Market Research (Data Clique)

- Individual Artists

For further questions email Ed King or call 954-462-8190 ext. 208




Cultural Festival Program - Application Workshops

Workshop 3 - Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) | Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 pm. Free Admission​ | Details...​ 

Our new Cultural Festival Program funding category will support projects that include audience participation and/or immersion around a programmatic focus. Projects should include the involvement of multiple community organizations, presenters, performance groups, and/or individual artists; Projects that are part of, or promote, the creative industries or the cultural arts districts; or projects that demonstrate historical and diverse cultural heritage and local specific cultural arts activities. Reimbursable project expenses associated with providing funding for exhibitions, performances, or other cultural festival-related activities.


More Information on the CFP grants




thornton.JPGAttend A Conversation With Author Sarah Thornton

“Are Artists Entrepreneurs?”
Tuesday, June 20TH
6:30 pm at ArtServe
Free Admission

Broward Cultural Division and ArtServe, Inc. invite artists, arts-based business owners and creative entrepreneurs to a conversation with Sarah Thornton, the writer and sociologist of culture who has been called “the Jane Goodall of the art world” by The Washington Post. Thornton is the author of the critically-acclaimed books 33 Artists in 3 Acts, and Seven Days in the Art World, which offer unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the art world and access to its most significant living artists. The free event will take place on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 PM at ArtServe located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale and will be followed by a book signing. The theme of Thornton’s talk is “Are Artists Entrepreneurs?” She will be joined in conversation by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

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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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August 10, 2016 | Cooperative Marketing Program Orientation Workshop

Summer Arts Camps 2016

Created by the Broward Cultural Division in 1991, the Cooperative Marketing Program allows Broward-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations and artists receiving grants from the Cultural Division to receive reduced ad rates and matching funds to help offset the cost of their advertising expenses.
Since the inception of the Cooperative Marketing Program, hundreds of eligible participants have received benefits from this program.


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June - August, 2016 | Summer Arts Camps

Summer Arts Camps 2016

Ask any child about their summer camps while growing up and there will be certain nostalgia while recounting…in fact, try recounting yourself! Arts summer camps however, may go even deeper. Little Picassos and Meryl Streeps are discovered; what could be more memory-provoking than that? The summer that one discovers they have a propensity to create art; to create something that did not exist before, may well be a summer to remember.

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July 1 - 3, 2016 | Filmed in Broward: Take 2!

Broward Cultural Division in partnership with Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale presents FILMED IN BROWARD: Take 2!, a three-day mini film festival, July 1st through July 3rd. Fourteen films will be featured, each represented by the filmmaker(s) who will introduce their film and attend a post screening audience Q&A.

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Through June 30, 2016 | Building Broward

Building Broward

Broward County has grown immensely in the span of a century, emerging as a metropolitan area and major tourist destination and its architectural development has an interesting history.

This exhibition, a series of photographs on panels, represents some of the most prominent examples of architecture throughout the County, charting its growth from the settlement of Fort Lauderdale into its most current iterations. From suburbs to skyscrapers, this exhibition aims to acquaint the public with the buildings, their architectural history and the urban phenomena throughout the region.

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June 21, 2016 | DBA Forum 2016: Word of Mouth Nashville Conversations by Lily Clayton Hansen

This artist talk is presented in conjunction with the closing forum for CATALYST: Turning Ideas into Opportunity, the annual Doing Business as…Artist Entrepreneur Art Exhibition an all-media exhibition highlighting select works from graduates of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute. The reception for this exhibition will begin at 6PM.


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June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2016 | Creative and Cultural Industries Symposium

The Institute is for all artists, looking for ways to consistently increase their sales, meet area business professionals and other artists who will share their success stories and give tips on what it takes to get a business going.


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May 20, 2016 | Creative and Cultural Industries Symposium

Latin America and the Caribbean are now in the midst of an impressive phase of influence and cultural innovation. Some $640 billion was the value of the world’s exports of creative goods and services in 2011 of which $87 billion, or 14 percent, originated in the Americas, according to data compiled by Oxford Economics.


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May 12, 2016 | Audience Development Workshops with Matt Lehrman

There will be two half-day workshops presented by Matt Lehrman, Audiences Ave. Last time Matt presented in Fort Lauderdale, there was a very long waiting list for a seat!
You may choose to attend ONE or BOTH workshops. Each workshop fee is $20 which includes your course materials and light refreshments.


May 3, 2016 | Broward Arts Connection Meeting (This event was cancelled)

Bring your lunch and network from 11:30 am – Noon. Business Meeting will begin at Noon. Lauderhill Performing Arts Center - Corner of State Road 7 (441) and Sunrise Blvd.


April 27, 2016 | Annual Planning Forum

You are invited to participate in an arts and cultural ideas exchange!

Each year the Broward Cultural Council presents their Annual Planning Forum to let the public know about their accomplishments and upcoming goals. The evening will begin with a networking reception in the lobby of the brand new Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, complete with tapas and refreshments.

In the theater, in addition to the Council's presentations, you will be entertained with special performances by Angeles Gitanos Flamenco, the Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Program and local artists, musicians and performers. There will also be a Public Art & Design 40th Anniversary Exhibition And More!



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April 12, 2016 | Creative Investment Program Intensive Grant Application Workshop

ArtsEd Forver 2016

Potential and current grantees to attend a two-day interactive grant application workshop at Sailboat Bend Artists' Lofts, Gallery 111, 1310 Southwest 2nd Court in Fort Lauderdale. Join the Division's Grants Specialist Adriane Clarke on a "guided tour" through the Creative Investment Program's (CIP) application process. Attendees will leave the workshop with a working draft of their CIP Application.

April 1 & 2, 2016 | Arts Organization Institute

This workshop is designed to educate cultural executives on how to organize and plan their marketing strategies, create a marketing plan and decide which technologies are appropriate for their agencies.

Strategic Marketing - This is NOT your Mother's Workshop!

Friday, April 1, 2016 • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Do you have a plan? What are the key elements of your strategy? How do you know if it is working? A marketing plan is critical to success in today’s hyper-competitive environment. This workshop will help you draft a solid foundation for your plan and help you clarify your critical objectives! We will also have some fun, so come join us.

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March 30, 2016 | ArtsEd Forever!

ArtsEd Forver 2016

Features of the program include: cash awards to school and community-based arts educators; cash contributions to schools’ arts programs; awards for exceptional and outstanding contributions to arts education; Arts Education Ambassadors; student exhibitions and performances; and the signature ArtsEd Forever! Event at Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

March 1, 2016 | Building Healthier Communities

Building Healthier Communities

Direct creative engagement is a powerful resource to generate innovative solutions for complex challenges facing public sector agencies, organizations and the communities they serve.
This is a must attend event for representatives of health and human service agencies and organization; juvenile justice and law enforcement; municipalities; non-profit organizations; transit; and urban planning.


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Convening Cultur Conference 2016Convening Culture 2016

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Broward Center for the Performing Arts/Museum of Discovery & Science
Fort Lauderdale

Monday, February 1, 2016

Expert Intensives {3 hours each, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with break}

These intensive sessions begin the Convening Culture experience with a close look at two relevant topics to Florida's arts and cultural industry. Attendees will choose one intensive session presented by nationally-recognized experts.


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Arts Journalism in a Fractured Cultureverse

Talk @7PM
by Neda Ulaby, Reporter, Arts Desk, NPR
2014-15 Cooperative Marketing Program Flier
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.

This talk is presented in conjunction with the closing forum for RETROSPECTIVE, Celebrating 7 Years of DBA, an all-media exhibition highlighting select works from graduates of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute. The reception for the exhibition begins at 6 p.m.

Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk. Ulaby has earned multiple fellowships at the Getty Arts Journalism Program at USC Annenberg as well as a fellowship at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism to study youth culture. In addition, Ulaby's weekly podcast of NPR's best arts stories. Culturetopia, won a Gracie award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale


Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute AEI offered 20 classes convening during full-day sessions, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on June 6, 13, 20 and a Business Plan Clinic and Workshop on June 27, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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Cultural Equity in the Arts: Building Bridges

2014-15 Cooperative Marketing Program Flier

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Forum, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Reception, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

What are South Florida’s narratives on cultural equity and how can we build better bridges towards a fully inclusive society?

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Cooperative Marketing Program

2014-15 Cooperative Marketing Program Flier
Email Marketing Bootcamp

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.
Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to sell tickets to arts events for organizations of all sizes and budgets. Are you maximizing the potential of your email list to result in the most conversions? In this half-day intensive, you’ll learn about industry best practices and how to best use email marketing for your organization.

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale

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Broward Arts Journalism Alliance Program 2014-15

Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) Program flier for innovations in arts journalism Disruption & Opportunity - How We Live Now
Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 9 a.m.

Expanding the Framework for Arts Coverage
Saturday, January 31, 2015 • 9 a.m.

Building Skills / Writing Workshops
Saturday, February 21, 2015 • 9 a.m.

All Sessions: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ArtServe • 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale

The Broward Arts Journalism Alliance Program is a series of forums and workshops for professional journalists, citizen journalists and audience members. The program is a collaboration among The Broward Center and Syracuse University's Goldring Arts Journalism Program and Syracuse University's Janklow Arts Leadership Program.

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