2012

The 2012 Grantees were awarded at the FAB!
Annual Meeting & Grants Awards Presentation on May 16, 2011.

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Music

Florida Grand Opera
Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette
$13,000
Florida Grand Opera will stage South Florida premiere of the Minnesota Opera production of Charles Gounod’s Rome at Juliette, featuring exciting visual projections, to close its 2011-2012 Season with performances on May 10 and May 12, 2012.
Grant Partner: BankAtlantic
Symphony of the Americas
Guest Artist Subscription Performances
$12,500
Symphony of the Americas will present 5 Guest Artist Subscription Performances between throughout 2012 at the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center, including a special presentation at Summerfest 2012.
Grant Partner: Alice and Joe Smith in honor of Connie and Theo Folz
Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra
Stories in Music and Dance
$7,500
Ars Flores will perform 3 ballet works including the U.S. premier of La Doncella by Venezuelan composer Alberto Grau, as well as Manuel DeFalla’s Ritual Firedance and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. The ballet will feature evening and children’s concerts to be performed at Nova Southeastern University’s Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center.
The Old Dillard Museum
Cannonball Jazz Series
$5,500
Old Dillard will present the Cannonball Jazz Series, a cabaret-style mini jazz concert series featuring regional and nationally known musicians to honor the late legendary jazz saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, a former teacher at the historic site during the late 1950s.
The Girl Choir of South Florida
Sun, Moon, Stars
$7,300
The Girl Choir of South Florida will present Sun, Moon, Stars, featuring choral work that reflects on the human fascination with all things celestial on May 12, 2012 at the Amaturo Theatre, with special previews held at the St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.
Grant Partner: FAB! Board in honor of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz
Seraphic Fire
Seraphic Fire Broward Season 10
$12,500
In association with the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, Seraphic Fire will present 5 spring concerts of under-performed choral and orchestral works spacing from Gregorian chants to the music of living American composers at the All Saints Episcopal Church.
Grant Partner: Florida Marlins Community Foundation
Gold Coast Jazz Society
2012 Winter Season of Jazz
$8,500
Gold Coast Jazz Society presents the 2012 Winter Season of Jazz including 5 mainstage jazz concerts, 12 free jazz education performances for local students and a free jazz outreach performance to “perpetuate and advance the cultural art form of jazz
Grant Partner: Al Bishop Jazz Fund
Florida Youth Orchestra
2012 Spotlight Family Concert
$7,500
FYO’s Symphony and Repertory Stings divisions, made up of 160 young musicians will perform the Spotlight Family Concert for children and adults at the Coral Spring Center for the Arts on March 4, 2012.
Grant Partner: The Helen Ingham Foundation

Dance

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
The Nutcracker
$8,600
An enhanced and refreshed audience favorite, The Nutcracker, will be staged at the Parker Playhouse on December 21-23 with new backdrops, sets and special effects equipment for the Land of Sweets and the Snow Scene.
Grant Partner:David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation and Erica Hartman-Horvitz and Richard Horvitz in honor of Drazia Rubenstein
Association of Performing Arts of India
Fusion of Flamenco and Kathak
$5,000
APAI will host a unique fusion-dance performance of Flamenco and Kathak dance performed by renowned dancers Clarita Filgueiras and Prashant Shah at the Amaturo Theatre.
The Broward Performing Arts Foundation
The Trey McIntyre Project
$12,900
Two innovative performances from The Trey McIntyre Project, spanning rock, classical, jazz, bluegrass and folk will be presented on March 2 and 3 at the Amaturo Theatre.
Grant Partner: Leslie Brown Memorial Fund
Miami City Ballet
Jerome Robbin’s In the Night
$12,900
Miami City Ballet will perform contemporary choreographer Jerome Robbins’ In the Night, a ballet featuring three couples at distinct stages of romance dancing to Chopin nocturnes at the Broward Center for Performing Arts.
Grant Partner: Peck Foundation

Theater

City Theatre
17th Annual Summer Shorts – America’s Short Play Festival
$8,300
City Theatre will present the 17th season of Summer Shorts – America’s Short Play Festival featuring a groundbreaking program of short plays, a new family musical and an edgy late-night series of provocative material with a star headliner from the world of stage and the performing arts.
Grant Partner: Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre
The Neverending Story
$8,300
A new theatrical adaptation of the beloved novel The Neverending Story will be presented in 5 performances at the Dillard Center for the Arts between March 9 and 11.
Grant Partner: Deborah and Leigh R. Kerr in honor of Mae B. Yeckel
Mosaic Theatre
Making a Difference in 2012
$8,300
Mosaic Theatre will present its 11th season at the black box theatre at the American Heritage School featuring a world premiere play along with fresh plays directly from New York that will challenge, entertain and continue to education the South Florida community.
The Women’s Theatre Project
The Sex Habits of American Women and Blind Spots
$8,300
The Women’s Theatre Project will present two Southeastern premieres: The Sex Habits of American Women, a serio-comedy examining sexual morality and gender roles, and Blind Spots, a black comedy about sibling rivalry, family and passion.
Grant Partner: The Kresge Foundation

Visual Arts

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Phillip Estlund Subprime/Subtropics
$13,500
Lake Worth based contemporary visual artist Phillip Estlund will exhibit sculpture and two-dimensional collages that inhabit the psychological and physical terrain left behind by man-made disasters in Subprime/Subtropics, as well as curate Portraits of Paradise, a salon-style exhibit featuring select artists and non-artists from March 16 through May 27.
Grant Partner: Northern Trust
Girls’ Club
Re-Framing the Feminine
$8,000
Girls’ Club will present Re-Framing the Feminine, an exhibition of around 50 photographic works from the Girls’ Club collection of contemporary art by women that will revitalize thought on the relentless transformation of photographic media and the driving force of feminine imagination behind and in front of the camera.
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
Offering of the Angels
$10,500
MOAFL will present the U.S. premiere of Offering of the Angels, a 4-month exhibition of Renaissance masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Grant Partner: Craig Zinn Automotive Group
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Artist in Residence 2012 – Artist as Mentor
$7,500
The museum’s Artist in Residence 2012 – Artist as Mentor, will feature sculptor Lothar Nickel and introduce 12 high school students to sculpture with Carrara marble, a medium students have not experienced.
Grant Partner: Beaux Arts
Young at Art Children’s Museum
Pablo Cano’s Marionatte Exhibition & Puppet Theatre
$14,600
YAA will create Pablo Cano’s Marionette Exhibition & Puppet Theater, a magical infusion of recycled puppetry making, performance art, film and music, where families design and perform with their own puppets, view Cano’s process and meet the artist during special performances.
Grant Partner: The Helen Ingham Foundation

Innovative/Collaborative

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and Christina Pettersson
$4,000
In collaboration with the artist Cristina Petterson, ACCH will present an exhibition of drawings and video, which merge fantasy and history to explore Florida’s allure as a tropical oasis from February 3 to March 4.