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The Art of Community

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Broward's arts and culture industry generates $230M in economic activity annually. - American for the Arts
ISSUE 
Broward's 1.8 million residents from different countries, states, and socioeconomic cultures makes us larger than 13 states and the most diverse County in Florida. This rich diversity can fragment Broward into isolated and unconnected groups. 
 
WHY IT MATTERS 
Research shows us that when residents know and respect each other, voter participation goes up, crime goes down, and economic activity increases. 
 
OUR GOAL 
To nurture civic engagement by bringing diverse residents (specifically adults), sectors and organizations together by using the arts to address community problems and bridge, bond and build community.


ELIGIBILITY & MULTI-YEAR BUNDLE
Download grant cycles and eligibility document. If you are considering multi-year funding, please email Angelica Rosas at arosas@cfbroward.org for the multi-year budget bundle.

The eligibility criteria:
Eligible applicants include:
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that serve Broward County
  • City or County Agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
  • If applicable, organizations must have submitted required evaluation reports for all prior grants from the Foundation
  • Current grantees must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered

GRANT CYCLE 4
Art of Community
The Foundation is looking for art-based projects that will spark new collaborations and promote civic-engagement in Broward. Applicants are encouraged to propose projects that will bring diverse residents together through the arts to address community issues. More about Art of Community
Application Starts: To be announced
Application Deadline: To be announced
Grants Awarded: To be announced
Grant Range: Up to $100,000o

Eligibility and Multi-year bundle
Official applications are accepted through PhilNet. Sign up for our newsletter to get alerts. Visit cfbroward.org/grants for more opportunities.


GRANT RECIPIENTS (2015-2016)
City of Hallandale Beach, $75,000
CRA Redevelopment of the Fashion Art and Design District (FADD)
The Fashion Art and Design District in Hallandale Beach will be the new focal point in an area that divides the east and west of the city, and bond residents and local businesses through a multimedia art and streetscape project. A total of 90 residents will take part in the project.

City of Pembroke Pines, $30,030
Feed Your Soul/Nourish Your Neighbor: Sharing Our Stories
The newly constructed Civic & Cultural Center located on Pines Boulevard between Palm and Hiatus will be the focal point for this project. The center will bring residents together with opportunities to:

  1. Interact in creative writing workshops where residents can create their own monologues and learn more about the stigma of food insecurity;
  2. Engage in Drum Circles that will encourage team bonding to “break the ice”;
  3. Design of two public art tables; one will become a public art piece displayed outside the Center; the other will be auctioned off as part of the crowdfunding effort to raise dollars to support the project
H.O.M.E.S (Housing Opportunities Mortgage Assistance Effective Neighborhood Solutions), $75,000
13th Street StreetScape – The ART of Unity
This project will empower residents in collaboration with artists to revitalize and beautify the impoverished NE 13th Street neighborhood through a large scale StreetScape. The City is providing the infrastructure to create a large traffic calming roundabout. The center of the roundabout will be the focal point for the large mosaic public art piece. 500 residents will plan, interact and create their own mosaic tiles that will be part of the large public art piece.

Slow Burn Theatre Company, $20,000
LGBT Senior Theatre
This project will address the stigma and discrimination that may cause mental distress among aging LGBT residents through interactive exercises culminating as three short plays at the Broward Center’s New River space (capacity 150). The plays will give 40 residents an opportunity to actively participate in all aspects of the planning, creation and execution of the plays.
 
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