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Roosevelt Hotel Art Installation

To mount an art installation on the abandoned Roosevelt Hotel highlighting the potential held by vacant urban spaces in collaboration with the Hygienic Dress League, the Detroit Civic Intervention and local community activist Philip Cooley

Scholastic Writing Awards Program

To encourage students and teachers to stretch their creativity and achieve beyond standardized tests through the Scholastic Writing Awards of Miami-Dade, the forum for identifying and motivating the community's next generation of writers

Sleepless Night 2011

 The city of Miami Beach will inspire and bring South Florida together with a third Sleepless Night festival featuring indoor and outdoor art and performances across Miami Beach. The 13-hour festival, to be observed at the end of daylight saving time 2011, will feature more than 150 performances, exhibits and cultural events at more than 80 locations, including five outdoor stages. As many as 150,000 attendees are expected to share a newfound sense of community as they mingle and experience the work of 300 artists. The festival also aims to stimulate tourism and the local economy by attracting crowds to the city.

The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl

To draw younger, music-oriented audience members to the Miami Art Museum and to introduce them to contemporary art through an exhibition titled "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl"

The Red Thread

To produce approximately 62 performances of The Red Thread, a world-premiere play inspired by ancient Chinese folktales, for an estimated 16,000 children, teachers, family members and nonprofit program staff between April and December 2011

Urban Reef: Coral Morphologic

To support the expanded scope of Urban Reef - A series of Fluorescent Coral Video Projections across the City of Miami during Art Basel 2010

Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays

To promote and enhance appreciation for Hispanic culture in Miami through 12 monthly Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays events held in Little Havana

Women 2.0 Media Project

To support a multimedia project that will preserve and document the history of women who changed modern America. The title of the this project is Makers: Women Who Make America, formally known as the Women 2.0 Media Project. 

10 Questions: Brazil

To adapt and implement the "10Questions" platform in Brazil's presidential election as a first step to bringing the system to Latin America

Artists Corps

To support research and development for Artists Corps, a project of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) that will place teaching artists in schools and communities across the country in a federal workforce/service program

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