To educate audiences on trends that are influencing the direction of contemporary art in the United States with the Hot Topics Discussion Series, five interactive discussions with prominent guest speakers that focus on current issues in contemporary art
To establish three annual Knight New Work Awards to enhance output by arts groups in Broward County, to remove barriers for local artists and to extend arts enjoyment to a greater number of residents
To offer arts, cultural and educational programming to underserved Hispanic communities through a Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center (MHCAC)
To drive audiences to arts performances and activities through a cultural "deal of the week" feature on the Department of Cultural Affairs web site, in partnership with a daily deal provider such as Groupon or Dealon
To help 120,000 to 140,000 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board will sponsor an arts field trip in every grade. The Cultural Passport program will reach more than 130,000 public school students.
To convert contest winners of free tickets from Florida Grand Opera's February 2010 Free-For-All project into ticket purchasers through an outreach campaign by providing discounted tickets to performances in Miami-Dade and Broward counties
To expose South Floridians to the mind of controversial modern architect Oscar Niemeyer with an interactive exhibit showcasing his creative process
To attract poetry writers and the general public to South Florida from across America and over the Atlantic with a poetry festival offering eight nationally advertised workshops led by critically acclaimed poets
To involve approximately 30 children, ages 13 to 16, with limited musical sophistication in an intensive program of music education in rhythm and percussion
To encourage students and teachers to stretch their creativity and achieve beyond standardized tests through the Scholastic Writing Awards of Miami-Dade, the forum for identifying and motivating the community's next generation of writers
The city of Miami Beach will inspire and bring South Florida together with a third Sleepless Night festival featuring indoor and outdoor art and performances across Miami Beach. The 13-hour festival, to be observed at the end of daylight saving time 2011, will feature more than 150 performances, exhibits and cultural events at more than 80 locations, including five outdoor stages. As many as 150,000 attendees are expected to share a newfound sense of community as they mingle and experience the work of 300 artists. The festival also aims to stimulate tourism and the local economy by attracting crowds to the city.
To draw younger, music-oriented audience members to the Miami Art Museum and to introduce them to contemporary art through an exhibition titled "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl"