Funding Arts Broward Brings Twenty-Five Arts Projects to Life for the 2014-2015 Season
Twenty-five arts projects have been brought to life for the 2014 - 2015 season through Funding Arts Broward (FAB!). That's four more organizations than last year through this resourceful funding pool. The new arts organizations added to the FAB! portfolio are: Brazilian Voices; Chameleon Musicians;Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and the Pablo Malco Foundation. Highlights of the most recent 25 awards will give South Florida one more opportunity to see Alvin Ailey - Back in Broward at Broward Center for the Performing Arts; another exposure of Puccini's Madame Butterfly though Florida Grand Opera; and Seraphic Fire's Broward Spring Season. This, just to name a few attractions that Broward residents and visitors can count on thanks to smart arts supporters who collaborate, give and enhance our community. Thank you FAB! "This grant award has been fundamental in helping the Coral Springs community see an expanded arts and culture portfolio within its very diverse suburban community," says grantee, Executive Director, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Bryan Knicely.
The Grant Awards Program and Annual Meeting Luncheon will be held on May 19 at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale. Interested citizens are invited to attend to explore FAB! memberships.
FAB! offers a grants program created through a sustainable funding pool supported by annual contributions by members - individual ($1000) and corporate ($3500). Every cent of the membership fee is distributed to the arts through grants. Since 2003 FAB! has awarded more than $2.1 million to arts organizations. Members feel that money geared towards this particular type of community development has a direct economic impact, as well as an enhancement in personal quality of life, community value and arts education. It's an endeavor rich with reward."Under the expert direction of grants chair, Diane Hardy, and vice chair, Susan Lochrie, one-third of our members were involved in the grant review process," says Drazia Rubenstein, FAB! President. "We are thrilled that we have new grantees this year and that the dollars we are awarding have increased from last year." FAB! members are an integral part of the grant process. They volunteer to review grant applications, conduct site visits and evaluate and recommend funding for specific projects. Grantees are then selected by a vote of the FAB! members.
This year, the 25 FAB! recipients are:
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida - Digitally Enhanced Harlequinade
Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Alvin Ailey -Back in Broward
Miami City Ballet - The Concert
Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra - Young Artists Concerto Competition and Winners Concert
Brazilian Voices - From Brazil to the World
Chameleon Musicians - 2014-2015 Concert Series - The Spring Concerts
Florida Grand Opera - Puccini's Madame Butterfly
Florida's Singing Sons Boychoir- Spring Concert
Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida - Season Five Concert Series Gold Coast Jazz Society - 2015 Winter/Spring Season of Jazz
Seraphic Fire - Broward Spring Season
Symphony of the Americas- Classic Events Performances and Summerfest 2015
The Girl Choir of South Florida - She Sings
City Theatre - 20th Annual Summer Shorts
Fantasy Theatre Factory - Cultural Arts Programs for Community Audiences
Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre - The Wiz
Pablo Malco Foundation - P.A.P. - Performing Arts Politics
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood - Jose Alvarez: As far as the I Can See
Coral Springs Museum of Art - Chautauqua 2015 Series of Visual and Performing Arts
Girl's Club Foundation - New Narratives: The Moment, The Backdrop and the Persona
Museum of Art ?Fort Lauderdale, NSU - Haiti from Within & Without
Young at Art of Broward - 2015 YAA Artist Collaborative
Funding Arts Broward, FAB! is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County. Now in its 11th year, the organization was created in response to the need for private financial support to expand on development of arts and culture in Broward County.