To culturally enrich Miami-Dade Schools ninth grade students by making 3,000 seats available to the Tony winning musical In the Heights, coupled with a rap-writing contest.
To brand South Florida as a muse for authors by expanding a new writer-in-residence program on Miami Beach to include community outreach events.
To bolster innovation in the arts by bringing together creative professionals and techies for a three-day art hackathon, where they will develop apps and websites that answer one question: how do we enhance the delivery of local art to users?
To foster the local film scene and build community among filmmakers by creating a monthly gathering where producers screen their films in a variety of locations.
To celebrate the art of the African diaspora by producing a multidisciplinary juried arts festival to coincide with a major public art installation in Opa-locka.
To provide opportunities for high-school students to pursue their interests in the arts while also learning essential work skills by offering six-week paid summer art internships and apprenticeships.
To support emerging artists by creating an artist-in-residence program as part of the annual Here & Now Festival, which commissions and presents local works.
To facilitate an exchange of art and ideas by presenting contemporary musical performances, films and visual art exhibitions at a Palm Beach collaborative.
To introduce new audiences to Haitian music by expanding the successful, one-year-old Big Night in Little Haiti concert and art series.
To create the Miami Independent Cinema Fund, to help the Borscht Film Festival make Miami a center for independent filmmaking
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 bring high quality, unique and culturally diverse films to the community by increasing programming and educational outreach at the theater.