Bring It Home Miami

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Date Awarded
10/01/12
Amount
$45,000
Grant Period
10/01/12 to 09/30/14
Focus Area
Fostering the Arts
Community
Miami
Initiative
Knight Arts Challenge

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To celebrate native talent by presenting a Bring it Home Miami series at the South Dade Cultural Center featuring artists from South Florida who have developed national and international reputations.

To celebrate native talent, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs will present a Bring It Home Miami series at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Center. Featuring artists from South Florida who have developed national and international reputations, it will honor and welcome talented alumni back “home.” The series seeks to kindle community pride among South Floridians around the accomplishments of its homegrown talent.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and its volunteer advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Council, develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and all of our residents and visitors who are their audiences.

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Michael Spring

Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

As Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Michael Spring is responsible for supervision of a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $24 million and a staff of 26. He represents the Department on numerous cultural and civic committees including service as Secretary of the board of directors of Americans for the Arts (the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America), a founding board member and officer of Americans for the Arts Action Fund, Vice Chairman of the Florida Cultural Alliance, a member and past President of the United States Urban Arts Federation, a past President of the Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He serves as Chairperson of the South Florida Cultural Consortium, an organization that helps to coordinate cultural development in the five-county region, and director of the Miami-Dade Tourist Development Council. In 2007, he assumed the additional responsibility of leading Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program. He joined the staff of the Council in 1983 and served as Deputy Director until his appointment as Director in December 1990. Before his tenure at the Council in 1983, he was a museum curator for three years and worked in the federally-supported CETA Artists-in-Service program, designed to involve artists in community projects.

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