Broward Cultural Division Holds Workshops for Artists Applying For BROWARD 100 MURAL PROJECT Today

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Broward Cultural Division Holds Workshops for Artists Applying For BROWARD 100 MURAL PROJECT Today

Broward artists interested in applying for the Call to Artists for the Broward 100 Mural Projectin Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community, are encouraged to attend one of two workshops on how to submit an electronic application in response to this Call to Artists. The workshops will be held today, April 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, Cybrary, 100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale; and Thursday, April 24, 5 - 6 p.m. at the West Regional Library Computer Center, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., in Plantation.

Broward Cultural Division is seeking to commission multiple professional artists or artist teams to design and implement nine or more murals in celebration of Broward County's centennial, Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community. Broward artists will be selected for the project through a unique partnership among Broward Cultural Division, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Community Foundation of Broward. The murals will be located in prominent outdoor locations throughout the county. The selected artists will be responsible for creating and implementing a community engagement plan. Artist selection will be based on the merit of artist's past work as well as their ability to implement community engagement activities. The application deadline is 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. The goal of Broward 100 Mural Project, a component of VisualEYES, 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.

The workshops will provide an overview of the Call to Artists, guide artists through the on-line application process and answer individual questions. There will also be an opportunity to meet other interested artists; artist teams are encouraged to apply. To view a full version of the Call to Artists, as well as more details about the location criteria, visit the Cultural Division website. RSVP online for these free workshops: Main Library RSVP; West Regional RSVP.

For more information on either the Broward 100 Mural Project or the workshops, contact Leslie Fordham, Public Art & Design Administrator at 954-357-7532; or Dawn Robinson at 954-357-7331

'Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community' is a yearlong, community-wide celebration beginning in October 2014. Broward 100 will commemorate Broward County's 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 about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457 or visit Broward.org/Arts. For more information about Broward 100, email Broward100@broward.org.

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