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Broward Cultural Council

Purpose
Further the County’s commitment to excellence among its artists and cultural organizations, and to foster a strong and vibrant cultural environment for both the residents of and visitors to the County.

Created by

Broward County Charter, Article XI, as amended.

Broward County Resolution, adopted June 14, 1977, creating an Arts Advisory Council to be known as the Broward Arts Council.

Ordinance #86-34, enacted August 26, 1986, authorizing the Board of County Commissioners to appropriate, budget, and expend monies for the benefit of the Broward Arts Council.

Amended by Ordinance #87-31, enacted June 30, 1987, providing that appropriation of TDC funds for the promotion of tourism-related cultural activities shall be limited to revenues from the 2% tourist development tax and not the additional 1% tourist development tax.

Amended by Resolution #1988-0106, adopted January 5, 1988, amending the Administrative Code relating to guidelines for the Broward Arts Council pertaining to Category "A" and "B" grants.

Amended by Resolution #1989-0318, adopted January 24, 1989, changing the name of the Broward Arts Council to the Broward Cultural Affairs Council; providing for an ex-officio member of and appointed by the Broward County School Board to be a member of the Council.

Amended by Ordinance #89-33, enacted August 8, 1989, authorizing the Board of County Commissioners to appropriate, budget and transfer certain monies to the Special Purpose Fund for the benefit of the Broward Cultural Affairs Council.

Amended by Resolution #1990-0136, adopted January 9, 1990, approving form agreements for the major cultural program guidelines; approving form agreements for the major cultural institutions and community arts and education grant programs.

Amended by Ordinance #90-04, enacted May 8, 1990, merging the Art in Public Places Board into the Cultural Affairs Council.

Amended by Resolution #1990-1433, adopted May 8, 1990, reflecting that the Broward County Cultural Affairs Council is now mandated by Broward County Charter; establishing the Art In Public Places Committee of the Broward Cultural Affairs Council.

Amended by Resolution #1990-1993, adopted July 3, 1990, amending the membership of the Cultural Affairs Council; clarifying that the Council shall be fifteen voting members and four ex-officio members.

Amended by Resolution #1992-1372, adopted September 1, 1992, amending grant program guidelines.

Amended by Resolution #1993-0068, adopted February 9, 1993, changing ex-officio members to regular members with voting rights.

Amended by Ordinance #95-20, enacted April 11, 1995, changing the name of the Art in Public Places program to Public Art and Design program; establishing guidelines for implementing the Public Art Master Plan.

Amended by Resolution #1995-0455, adopted May 30, 1995, providing a name change of the Art in Public Places program to be the Public Art and Design program; revising guidelines established by Ordinance.

Amended by Resolution #2001-0079, adopted February 13, 2001, increasing the membership from twenty to twenty-three members.

Amended by Resolution #2002-0496, adopted May 28, 2002, revising guidelines for the Public Art and Design Committee of the Cultural Affairs Council.

Amended by Ordinance #2003-18, enacted June 10, 2003 amending all references to the Broward Cultural Affairs Council to read the Broward Cultural Council in accordance with recent revisions to the Broward County Charter.

Amended by Resolution #2003-444, adopted June 10, 2003, changing all references to the Broward Cultural Affairs Council to read Broward Cultural Council; restating the Council’s purpose.

Amended by Resolution #2011-247, adopted April 12, 2011, increasing the membership from 23 to 24 members through the addition of one member to be appointed by and representing The Broward Alliance, Inc. (DBA Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance).

Membership

Twenty-four (24) members

(1) Each Broward County Commissioner shall appoint two (2) members selected in such a manner to ensure that the general arts needs of the residents of Broward County may best be served.

2) One (1) member of and appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

3) One (1) member of and appointed by the School Board of Broward County.

4) One (1) person representing Broward cities appointed by the Broward League of Cities.

5) One (1) person representing the tourism industry appointed by the Tourist Development Council.

6) One (1) member appointed by and representing The Broward Alliance, Inc.

7) One (1) member shall be the Chair of the Cultural Executive Committee.

No more than five (5) individuals salaried by any particular arts organization shall serve on the Council.

Terms

Section 1-233 of Chapter 1, Article XII, Broward County Code of Ordinances, as may be amended from time to time.

Quorum

A majority of the total appointed board members.

Attorney

Nathaniel Klitsberg, Senior Assistant County Attorney,
954-357-7600

Coordinator

Phillip Dunlap, Director
Broward County Cultural Division
954-357-7456

Assistant

Rowena Nocom, Senior Administrative Officer
954-357-7503
Mary Ann Caldron, Secretary
954-357-8093

Meetings:

Monthly, first Thursday at 12:00 noon
Broward County Governmental Center East, Room 430

Website

Broward.org/arts

Financial Disclosure not required.

Updated 11/08/2019​​​​