News To Use – Volume 159

News To Use – Volume 159

Upcoming Grant Workshops and Deadlines

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

February 4, 2016 – Community Grants Workshop – Fourth Quarter

February 5, 2016 – Audience Access Grant Workshop

Visit Grants for Organizations and Grants for Artists for more information.


Education, Outreach and Access 

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs


2016 “all kids included” student art competition

deadline: February 5, 2016

This is the last week for the All Kids Included (AKI) district-wide student visual art competition open to all Miami-Dade students in grades K-12.  Celebrating inclusion, empathy and understanding, the contest is held each year in conjunction with the AKI Family Arts Festival, an interdisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with or without disabilities to be held at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on May 7, 2016.

Student artists are invited to submit original art work depicting the festival theme and are asked to draw on the festival’s selected book, “A Boy and a Jaguar,” by Alan Rabinowitz, for inspiration. For more information and competition guidelines


CCDH Upcoming Workshops   

An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act

February 4, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165

Discovering Inclusion 

February 11, 2016, 10 a.m. – noon,

Boys Scouts of America, 15255 NW 82nd Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33016

For exact locations and details, and to register for CCDH workshops, visit You may also contact Sheena Van Dyke at (305) 596-1160 Ext. 263 or




Art in Public Places – Calls to Artists

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program request qualifications from professional artists to create a signature, permanent work of public art that will recognize and celebrate significant patrons of the Arsht Center. Additional information and application instructions at Deadline: February 29, 2016

The Westchester Cultural Arts Center and Art in Public Places Program request   qualifications for an artist to create a site specific installation for the main plaza. The public art should visually link the Lobby/Studio Theater and the Dance/Community Education facilities and serve as the focal point of the Center. Additional information and application instructions can be found at Deadline: February 19, 2016


The Miami Foundation

Emerging leaders: apply now for Miami Fellows Class IX

Deadline: February 25, 2016

Miami Fellows is The Miami Foundation’s signature program to accelerate young leaders working to improve civic life in Greater Miami. Over 14 months, Fellows gain deeper insight into key local issues and broader networks and relationships so they can increase their community impact. Applications are accepted until Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m. Register to attend an upcoming information session on February 2nd or 4th to learn more. To apply:



Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences

We are excited to announce that Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has officially joined Americans for the Arts’ latest national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5)!  Our participation in this important research project will allow us to quantify the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in Miami-Dade County. 

TO COMPLETE THIS STUDY, HOWEVER, WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The study requires that we collect detailed financial and programming information from all of the nonprofit arts and culture organizations serving Miami-Dade County, as well as a minimum of at least 2500 audience surveys from people who are attending arts and culture events.  So we will be asking you to help us with both of these two tasks during the course of calendar year 2016.

The AEP5 study is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.  Americans for the Arts has conducted similar economic impact studies in more than 400 U.S. communities since 1994.  Their methodology is sound.  In fact, their economic impact data is used consistently by the Congressional Arts Caucus on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to support federal arts support.

Thank you in advance for your support and participation in this very important study!  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our AEP5 project manager, Kelly Allocco at (305) 375-4636 or



Greater Miami & The Beaches Calendar of Events

April – june 2016

Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016


Submit your cultural event information for the free and comprehensive Greater Miami & The Beaches Calendar of Events, which will cover events taking place April through June 2016. Deadline to submit your detailed event information is Monday, February 15, 2016 via email at

Submissions must include:

Name of Event, Date, Time, Address, URL, Phone Number and 50-100-word description


Photos (for web use only): Must be a minimum of 940 x 526 pixels. Must also be without text/copy. Please no flyers, logos or ads.





Curator of Exhibitions

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood


Exhibition Designer

Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU


Learning Programs Manager (School Programs)

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens


Subscription Sales Representative

Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Payroll/Benefits HR Administrator

Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Advancement Administrator

Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation


Chief Financial Officer

The Children’s Trust


Contract Manager for Small CBO’s

The Children’s Trust


Research and Evaluation Analyst

The Children’s Trust


City Tours Manager



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