Funding Arts Broward, Inc. (FAB!) was formed in the summer of 2003, by a group of dynamic women who came together to form Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) in response to a growing concern about significant cuts in government funding to the arts.
Our mission is to enrich the Broward County arts community by funding Broward County based visual and performing arts programs that meet eligibility requirements and present high quality programs to the public.
FAB!’s goal is to create a sustainable, expanding pool of monies to award as grants to eligible non-profit arts organizations. Each individual member contributes $1,000 annually and each corporate member contributes $3,500 annually toward the annual arts support fund. All FAB! programs are carried out by our volunteer members.
To educate the members and the greater community, FAB! hosts quarterly luncheons for members and their guests. Luncheons feature informative panel presentations on a wide spectrum of topics, trends, and issues related to the visual and performing arts. These popular luncheons give members an opportunity to come together, share their knowledge, and stay active in the local arts scene.
All FAB! members share a commitment to support the needs of the local arts community. They share a common belief that art and culture in contemporary society transcend our differences and bring us together in celebration of the human spirit.
To create a sustainable, expanding funding pool to support programming, involvement, and appreciation of the arts. This new funding is essential to offset declining individual, corporate and governmental support of the arts in our community.
To raise funds by engaging individual members to contribute $1,000 annually for grants to the arts.
A competitive annual grant process awards grants to Broward County-based nonprofit, visual, music, and performing arts organizations that present high quality programs and meet the FAB eligibility requirements.
Grant finalists are selected through a rigorous screening process by member volunteer screening teams.
Screening committees are organized according to disciplines of visual, music, and performing art. Our organization provides professional training in grant evaluation to its members.
Grant recipients are determined by a majority vote of the members by written ballot.
Quarterly meetings showcase new trends, issues and developments related to the visual, music, and performing arts.
Funding Arts Broward, Inc. is strongly committed to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its programs or activities.
Funding Arts Broward, Inc. FAB! is a fully qualified 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization and all contributions may be deducted to the full extent permitted by law. Please contact your personal tax advisor if you have any questions regarding the deductibility of your donation.