- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/12 to 11/30/14
- Focus Area
- Knight Arts Challenge
- Miami, FL
To celebrate and preserve the arts and culture of Hialeah - Florida's fifth largest city - by supporting the opening of the Hialeah Cultural Center.
To celebrate and preserve the arts and culture of Hialeah, Florida’s fifth largest city, Miami Dade College will create and launch the Hialeah Cultural Center. Miami Dade College’s Hialeah Campus, serving a city without art museums and with limited opportunities for arts performances, will conduct start-up activities for the new center, including planning, program development and promotion. A launch event will showcase the work of area artists and feature a public discussion on intellectual and artistic freedom. Additional activities include hands-on art projects and a video of oral histories from Hialeah.
Miami Dade College’s Hialeah Campus, with over 17,000 students registered annually, became the college's seventh campus in 2005. Serving the Greater Hialeah-Miami Lakes and Hialeah Gardens area, it offers day and evening classes seven days a week. Courses leading to associate degrees in arts or science are offered, with business, computer technology and health sciences the most popular programs. The Hialeah Campus is undergoing the most significant expansion in its history, a transformation leading to a "greener" footprint with more open spaces and state-of-the-art facilities that make use of natural light and the campus’ central location.