To honor Mitch Kaplan's contribution to Books & Books 30th Anniversary
For support of the fiscal agency program
To culturally enrich Miami-Dade Schools ninth grade students by making 3,000 seats available to the Tony winning musical In the Heights, coupled with a rap-writing contest.
To brand South Florida as a muse for authors by expanding a new writer-in-residence program on Miami Beach to include community outreach events.
To bolster innovation in the arts by bringing together creative professionals and techies for a three-day art hackathon, where they will develop apps and websites that answer one question: how do we enhance the delivery of local art to users?
To foster the local film scene and build community among filmmakers by creating a monthly gathering where producers screen their films in a variety of locations.
To celebrate the art of the African diaspora by producing a multidisciplinary juried arts festival to coincide with a major public art installation in Opa-locka.
To provide opportunities for high-school students to pursue their interests in the arts while also learning essential work skills by offering six-week paid summer art internships and apprenticeships.
To support emerging artists by creating an artist-in-residence program as part of the annual Here & Now Festival, which commissions and presents local works.
To facilitate an exchange of art and ideas by presenting contemporary musical performances, films and visual art exhibitions at a Palm Beach collaborative.
To introduce new audiences to Haitian music by expanding the successful, one-year-old Big Night in Little Haiti concert and art series.
To create the Miami Independent Cinema Fund, to help the Borscht Film Festival make Miami a center for independent filmmaking