The role of the Arts Education & Advocacy Section of the Division is
to engage community through the arts, integrate arts, culture and
creativity with economic, educational and health initiatives throughout
Broward County, and encourage support for the arts at the local, state
and federal levels.
to and active participation in the arts provides lifelong learning
opportunities and increases the quality of life across the lifespan.
arts develop skills needed by the 21st century workforce: critical
thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, teamwork.
arts allow people to express themselves creatively and bolster their
self-confidence and keep students engaged in school and less likely to drop out.
The use of arts practices in healthcare has been proven to not only benefit patients, but also help contain healthcare costs - a win-win for everyone.
Arts and Culture contributed $698 billion to the U.S. economy or 4.32% to the GDP, more than construction or transportation and ware-housing. Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
day, more than 100,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations act as
economic drivers - creating an industry that supports jobs, generates
government revenue, and is the cornerstone of our tourism industry. Source: Americans For The Art
every $1 invested in creative industries, $5 is returned to local and
state government treasuries. Source: Florida Cultural Alliance.
The Arts Education & Advocacy
Section manages both programs and partnerships. Its programs include:
The Arts Education Directory; ArtsEd Forever!; Broward Arts Connection;
Community Arts Education Partnerships Grant; Cultural Arts Literacy
Initiative Project; and Destination Sistrunk.
Get involved with this visionary process through some of the links listed below:
Arts in Education Directory
The Cultural Division and the School Board of Broward County,
Florida publish a directory of artists who are available to work in
school and/or community-based settings in order to enhance learning in,
with, and through the arts.
Celebrating the Importance of Arts Education from Schools to Communities
ArtsEd Forever! is a year-round program that honors exemplary arts
educators; recognizes outstanding contributions to arts education made
by individuals, legislators, businesses and organizations; and showcases
the artistic talent of youth throughout Broward County. 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
Art Teacher of the Year / ArtsEd Forever! Event
National Arts & Humanities Month
Broward County Commission’s Cultural Division joins hundreds of arts organizations and communities in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month
the month of October.The Broward Cultural Division will carry this
message to the people of Broward County through activities that honor
the efforts of artists, historians, and cultural groups working to make
the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life.
The Broward Cultural Division will carry this message to the people
of Broward County through activities that honor the efforts of artists,
historians, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a
part of everyone’s life.
Read about it and get involved.
Family Arts & Transit Guide
Broward Cultural Division and Broward County Transit have partnered to bring its residents a fully comprehensive Family Arts & Transit Guide.
of the many services offered by Broward County to the more than 575
not-for-profit cultural organizations and resident families, the guide
is a listing of organizations that offer arts programming for your
family, by name, location, phone number and website and cross-indexed by
Americans for the Arts
nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in
America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving
local communities and creating opportunities for every American to
participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in
Washington, DC, and New York City, it serves more than 150,000
organizational and individual members and stakeholders.
Creative Artist Advancement Program
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.
Community Arts Education Partnerships
new arts education incentive program is launching in Spring 2012! Its
purpose is to expand access to arts education occurring in
community-based settings. Visit the link below for details on types of
projects to be funded and who may apply.
Get more information on the Community Arts Education Partnerships Program
Arts Education Committee
This committee works in collaboration to strengthen
Broward County’s arts education coalition with the School Board and
community based partners. Recommend Arts Teacher of the Year. Join
Advocacy Committee efforts for the Arts Education agenda.
Learn more about the committee
Florida Alliance for Arts Education
Florida Alliance for Arts Education
a statewide arts education organization works to ensure that every
child in Florida receives a comprehensive and sequential high quality
education by a certified arts teacher in all of the arts disciplines.
Collaboration with Kennedy Center
Cultural Division partners with the School Board of Broward County,
Florida and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to implement the
goals and strategies of the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Program.
This program offers professional development to the partner members and
provides resources that aid the local partners in the implementation of
professional development opportunities for teachers and artists.
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