Introducing Travelers and Residents to Global and Local Rhythms

Miami International Airport

Date Awarded
10/01/12
Amount
$40,000
Grant Period
10/01/12 to 11/30/14
Focus Area
Fostering the Arts
Community
Miami
Initiative
Knight Arts Challenge

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  • Miami, FL

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To engage and connect audiences to global and local rhythms by presenting performances of world music to travelers at Miami International Airport.

To engage and connect audiences to global and local rhythms, Miami International Airport will present performances of world music to its travelers. Building on the success of the airport’s Random Acts of Culture performances, the project will coordinate elements of live performances and formulate a list of key ensembles and areas for performance. Additional exhibits will offer a range of visual experiences including a contemporary fine arts show and children’s arts and crafts from around the world. Presentations will highlight global issues.  

The primary mission of the Miami International Airport’s Division of Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs is to humanize and enrich the airport environment. The division does this by: providing a cultural and educational experience for passengers and the public; creating an exhibition program unique to Miami that reflects the history, cultural life and resources of Miami-Dade County; addressing the interests of the traveling public with exhibitions that will communicate culture, environment and art resources of an international scope with special emphasis on the areas served by Miami International Airport. 

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Project Team

Yolanda Sanchez, Ph.D.

Division Director for Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs

Yolanda Sanchez created and manages the Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Division of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and the art program at Miami International Airport (MIA), which includes the mia Galleries, the Children’s Art Program, continuing temporary exhibitions and collaborations with cultural groups and business partners.

Dr. Sanchez also acts as liaison to the County’s Art in Public Places program, assisting in the administration of a $6.2 billion MIA expansion program. As such, her duties include: identifying art opportunities at MIA; collaborating with architectural and design teams on airport expansion and renovation projects; helping select appropriate artists and works of art; and implementing and installing works.

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