Introducing young people to the arts now is key to their future participation and to sustaining the development of Miami-Dade County's vibrant cultural community. Culture Shock Miami is a simple and highly effective audience development concept that encourages students, ages 13-22, to become regular arts patrons. The program promotes and offers $5 tickets to the best cultural and performing arts events and two-for-$5 tickets to museums in Miami-Dade County.
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Miami Light Project launched Technical Fellowship Program in 2012 as a technical training intensive that supports the professional development of Miami-based designers and technicians. By training, mentoring and allowing technicians to work in a multi-discipline arts venue we are building an innovative design and technical community unique to Miami.
Mayor Gimenez announced his FY 2015-2016 budget recommendations yesterday. I am pleased to report that the Mayor has recommended sufficient revenues for us to continue to conduct our competitive grants programs at current year’s overall funding levels.
It also is important to note that the Mayor’s recommendations for the coming year must be reviewed and acted upon by the Board of County Commissioners.
Here are highlights of the next steps:
North Carolina Presenters Consortium is accepting applications from tour-ready performing artists for ArtsMarket 2015! #ArtsMarket2015, taking place November 2-4, 2015 in Durham, NC offers up to 40 artists of all genres a unique opportunity to showcase their talents, secure bookings and tour their show throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas.
Deadline to apply is July 1, 2015, 5pm EDT
Showcase Info & Application: https://iwanttoshowcase.ca/artsmarket-2015/
At its April 21, 2015 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved two key items as recommended by Mayor Carlos Gimenez to move ahead with work on restoring great theater to the Coconut Grove Playhouse: