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Borscht Film Festival

To shape Miami’s cinematic identity, the Borscht Film Festival will showcase and create original films that tell unique Miami stories. 

Bass Museum Curatorial Fellowships

To offer hands-on training to emerging curators or recent curatorial studies and/or art history master of arts graduates through a curatorial fellowship program

Big Night In Little Haiti

To showcase Haitian music through a monthly concert series in Little Haiti featuring the country's diverse rhythms and to partner with area businesses to activate the neighborhood

FIU Knight Creative Writing Fellowship

To create Knight Fellowships for graduate students pursuing master of fine arts degrees in Miami, enabling Florida International University to attract America's top young writers to South Florida

Hot Topics Discussion Series

To educate audiences on trends that are influencing the direction of contemporary art in the United States with the Hot Topics Discussion Series, five interactive discussions with prominent guest speakers that focus on current issues in contemporary art

Rhythms of Africa Music Program

To involve approximately 30 children, ages 13 to 16, with limited musical sophistication in an intensive program of music education in rhythm and percussion

Gusman Center Stage Access

To offer three to five local resident companies reduced rates to present performances in a variety of genres at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts through a rental subsidy fund

Miami-Dade Cultural Passport

To help 120,000 to 140,000 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board will sponsor an arts field trip in every grade. The Cultural Passport program will reach more than 130,000 public school students.

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 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

Henry Mancini Institute – Outbound

To expose new audiences to great music, the University of Miami will create a community engagement program featuring its Henry Mancini Institute's multigenre orchestra. 

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