To capture South Florida's history by digitizing the work of Miami photographers from the 1970s and '80s and publishing them in a book series.
To raise the profile and importance of small, artist-run galleries by hosting a national gallery swap where shows from BFI will be exchanged with galleries around the country.
To develop artistic talent in South Florida by supporting the building of a state of the art recital hall at the University of Miami.
To foster literary dialogue through an author reading series
To implement an initiative comprised of alumni career services, a mentoring circle and an internship experience, designed to enhance the professional development and networks of Florida International University (F.I.U.) graduates
To foster a deeper appreciation for cinema through a series of conversations on the art of filmmaking led by local and visiting film critics
To support the growing number of innovative, artist-driven projects in Miami by providing micro-grants _ in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts - that recognize and validate unconventional artistic projects.
To establish Miami as a City of Refuge for persecuted writers
To increase audience participation in Miami's cultural scene by offering 100 scholarships to the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference
To connect and inspire communities in Miami through four quarterly events featuring speakers and performers who share ideas live and through online streaming
To celebrate the meeting of musical traditions from Europe and South America through a concert given by Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI at the Tropical Baroque Music Festival XIII
To support key Miami Foundation initiatives, including Our Miami and the Miami Fellows program, by helping fund a National Urban Fellow at the community foundation who will assist in leading programming and public outreach.