An OpEdregarding the County-FIU plan for the Coconut Grove Playhouse was published in The Miami Herald on February 25, 2019. The article provides the facts and addresses misinformation regarding this important cultural project. A full copy of the OpEd can be seen here
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Workshops
Community Grants Program (CG) – Fourth 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 Application Deadline: February 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM
NEW DATE & VENUE!
Join the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts & Business Council of Miami, Florida Cultural Alliance, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33128
Coconut Grove Playhouse Item Rescheduled by the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB)
The County-FIU plan for the Coconut Grove Playhouse was scheduled to be heard by the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) on February 5, 2019. HEPB members reported having technical difficulty accessing the electronic agenda materials that were submitted by the County in December 2018. Consequently, the HEPB voted to defer the Playhouse item and the entire public hearing to the next month’s meeting on March 5, 2019. The project will be the first item on this agenda.
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Please Show Your Support: Upcoming Coconut Grove Playhouse Item at the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB)
The City of Miami is scheduled to consider an important item on the Coconut Grove Playhouse revitalization project on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Please join our team at the meeting to show your support!
This is the final step of the regulatory review process to secure a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Miami-Dade County-FIU Coconut Grove Playhouse project.
DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED. NEW DATE AND LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Join the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts & Business Council of Miami, Florida Cultural Alliance, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders in partnership with The Venture Cafe and CIC Miami.
RSVP HERE. - TO BE RESCHEDULED
Free Event. Space is limited. Complimentary parking available.
The Dade Heritage Trust Board of Directors has voted to support the plan developed by Miami-Dade County and Florida International University for the Coconut Grove Playhouse site. Jorge L. Hernandez, the Coconut Grove Playhouse project’s noted historic preservation architect, provided an overview at the Trust’s meeting on January 23, 2019.
On December 10, 2018, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court Appellate Division ruled in favor of Miami-Dade County in a case regarding the historic preservation approval granted to the County to rehabilitate the Coconut Grove Playhouse. In April 2017, the City of Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board had approved the County’s conceptual design for the Playhouse rehabilitation project. Two City residents appealed that decision, and in December 2017, the City of Miami Commission reversed the historic preservation approval.
Knight Foundation awards a significant $2 million major gift to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs for the Coconut Grove Playhouse project
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has received $2 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to benefit the Coconut Grove Playhouse project. This major gift, announced as part of a new $37 million investment to support the arts and anchor institutions, brings the return of regional theater at the Coconut Grove Playhouse one step closer to reality.
Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
Aileen Alon, Member, Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Council
Xavier Cortada, Chairman, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council