Liberty City Renaissance

The Miami Children's Initiative

Date Awarded
Grant Period
10/01/12 to 09/30/14
Focus Area
Knight Arts Challenge

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  • Miami, FL

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To share local history through the arts by creating the Liberty City Renaissance, a year-round series featuring local African-American artists and culture.

The Miami Children’s Initiative will launch a cultural movement that shares local history using the arts, inspires and showcases local African-American artists, and encourages the creativity of the next generation of performing and visual artists. The project includes a jazz series led by the musician Nicole Henry and the Orchestral Academy for Liberty City’s kids from 4- to 18-years-old in partnership with the Miami Music Project.  The initiative will establish Liberty City Renaissance Arts Council responsible for commissioning work from local artists and maintaining a robust and lively online presence.

The Miami Children’s Initiative is creating a community‚Äźbased network that develops, coordinates and provides quality education, accessible health care, youth development programs, opportunities for employment – all ingredients for safe neighborhoods for children and families.

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Project Team

Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety

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