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News to Use - May 14, 2018

Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Workshops

Community Grants Program (CG) – First Quarter FY2018-19
This is a quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing small to medium scale community-based cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications.

• Grant Workshop:  May 31, 2018 at 2 PM
• Grant Application Deadline:  June 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM

News to Use - April 23, 2018


Project Nebula: Amazon Distribution Center + Carrie Meek Foundation Building

TOTAL BUDGET: $900,000
TIMEFRAME: fall 2018 – summer 2019
DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
ELIGIBILITY: US-based professional artists
LOCATION: Carrie Meek International Business Park, Opa-Locka, FL

GableStage / GroveStage Completes Updated Business and Transition Plan

GableStage completed an updated business and transition plan for managing and programming the Coconut Grove Playhouse. This celebrated theater company is continuing its work to transition to GroveStage with the help of respected theater management experts AMS Planning & Research. GableStage’s transformation into GroveStage signifies its important new role of serving as our community’s regional theater at the Playhouse.

Results of the Public Opinion Research on the Playhouse

The Miami Herald published an article on February 5, 2018 that reported on the results of a public opinion survey of registered voters in Coconut Grove regarding the Coconut Grove Playhouse. By an almost 2 to 1 margin, voters support the County’s plan to build a 300-seat theater to be operated and programmed by GableStage.

You can see the Miami Herald article at

Appeal to City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board Approval of Playhouse Master Plan Concept

On Thursday, December 14, 2017 the City of Miami Commission will hear the appeal that opposes the 4 to 1 vote of the City of Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB). The HEPB positive vote was in support of the County’s submitted master plan concept for the Coconut Grove Playhouse.


City of Miami Commission Meeting

5:30 pm

Thursday, December 14

City Hall

3500 Pan American Drive

Miami, FL 33133


Coconut Grove Playhouse Progress Report and FAQs

On November 30, 2017, a town hall meeting organized by County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell, and Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera was held at City of Miami City Hall to discuss the Coconut Grove Playhouse. The majority of the speakers providing public input spoke in favor of the County’s plan that has been authorized by the Board of County Commissioners, Florida International University Board of Trustees, and the State of Florida Cabinet and Governor.


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