Broward Cultural Division Extends Deadline for County-Wide CALL TO CITIES to 5/4

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Broward Cultural Division Extends Deadline for County-Wide CALL TO CITIES to 5/4

Broward Cultural Division has extended the application deadline in a County-wide Call to Cities in which they are seeking the assistance of Broward cities and Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) to identify specific, prominent, outdoor locations for nine or more murals and potential partnerships with public and private entities. Broward artists will be selected for this mural project through a unique partnership among Broward Cultural Division, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Community Foundation of Broward, in celebration of Broward County's centennial, Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community. All Broward cities are invited to apply for this Call to Cities and the application deadline has been extended to May 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Broward 100 will commemorate the centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together using our arts, sports and recreation venues, natural attractions and incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities. The yearlong celebration will be framed by four distinct cornerstones of community engagement: VisualEYES, Inside Out Broward, Calendar 100 and a culminating event.

Broward 100 Mural Project is a component of VisualEYES; and its goal is to create murals that are located in all sectors of the community, that are a tribute to Broward County, and for the visual arts to be recognized as essential to a strong community.

A minimum of one mural project will be implemented in each of the nine (9) County Commission Districts. Broward Cultural Division will manage the artist selection process through a separate Call to Artists. Murals will be applied to walls owned by a city, a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) or a private entity that is willing to contract with the County and allow the artwork to remain in place for a minimum of five (5) years and provide general maintenance to the site. The city will be responsible for holding the necessary community dialogues with the artist about the mural and possible creative workshops for community artistic participation.

Preferred sites will be highly visible walls in excellent condition, north facing walls, walls that are outdoors and have some type of protection from the elements such as a soffit, breeze soleil or overhang. Sites without windows are preferred. Minimum wall size shall be 200 square feet. Private residences are not eligible.

Each city or CRA may submit one (1) site for consideration. View full version of the Call, including the project description, eligibility, and submittal requirements.

'Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community' is a yearlong, community-wide celebration beginning in October 2014. Broward 100 will commemorate the centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together using our arts, sports and recreation venues, natural attractions and incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities. The celebration will be steeped in historical perspective and more importantly, will look toward the future. For more information, email Broward100@broward.org.

Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.7 million residents, 13.1 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 575 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information, call 954-357-7457 or visit Broward.org/Arts.

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