2019 Grantees

The 2019 Grantees were awarded at the FAB! Annual Meeting & Grants Awards Presentation on May 1, 2018.

Music Grantee Organizations

Brazilian Voices Inc.

From Brazil to the World
$5,000

Two different shows, one custom written for students 5-17 and the other geared for the general public, will be given on the same day. Each will combine live performance (with singers, dancers, musicians and capoeira acrobats) with artistic media projection of artwork and geography to explore Brazil’s multicultural society and current developments, highlighting Brazilian ecology and sustainability efforts.

The Girl Choir of South Florida, Inc.

Beyond the Mirror, Spring Concerts
$5,000

TheGCSF presents, “Beyond the Mirror,” two exciting concerts building on the theme that girls are so much more than their reflections in the mirror. Works will include inspirational music from many traditions and eras, including songs by composers such as Andrea Ramsey and
Joan Szymko. The Concert Choir will perform “In Your Hands,” by Abbie Betinis with lyrics inspired by text from speeches by Eleanor Roosevelt.


South Florida Chamber Ensemble

Season 8: Changing our World
$5,000

Changing Our World is the theme of our 8th season, where we are trying to raise awareness of social issues through music. The first performance, A Mother’s Strength, celebrates the unsung heroes of the recent hurricanes and focuses on the effects of climate change. The second program, Escape, brings to light the refugee crisis.


Florida Singing Sons, Inc.

“I Believe in Music”
$5,000

The Spring Concert of 2019 will be a performance to remember. The concert “I Believe in Music” is the culmination of the entire year of rehearsals. This year the boys present selections of the classic boychoir secular repertoire mixed with choreographed popular tunes. The
program will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church on May 18, 2019.


Old Dillard Foundation, Inc.

2019 Cannonball Jazz Series
$5,500

The series will feature four concerts (4) that showcase professional jazz musicians with the award winning jazz student ensemble at Dillard Center for the Arts. Local and regional musicians will be selected with the help of our partner, Christopher Dorsey. Dorsey is the current jazz
band director at Dillard Center for the Arts.


Gold Coast Jazz Society, Inc.

2019 Jazz Project
$7,000

The 2019 Jazz Project will include (4) four exciting mainstage jazz concerts at the Broward Center featuring internationally and nationally renowned artists including the Shelly Berg Trio, Svetlana & The Delancy Five, DIVA Five Play, and the Carol Welsman Trio. This project will also include one free jazz outreach concert for the community featuring members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band.


Master Chorale of South Florida

Haydn’s “Die Schopfung” (The Creation)
$7,500

In this masterwork for large chorus, soloists, and full symphony
orchestra, audience members hear a musical representation of the creation story as described in the book of Genesis. Violins become tigers leaping through the air, cellos and basses become whales and creatures of the sea, brass instruments recreate the first rising of the sun, and vocal soloists take on the roles of Adam and Eve.


Seraphic Fire, Inc.

Broward County Programs January – May 2019
$8,000

Programming includes 5 different preformances : African American Spirituals with guest conductor Anthony Trecek-King. Vivialdi and the Pietà – Patrick Dupré Quigley and the women of SF. East Asian Choral Treasures with Guest Conductor E.J. Yoon shines the spotlight on gems of East Asia. Music of the New World: Re-emerging from centuries of dormancy, this program led by Patrick Dupré Quigley showcases the sounds of Cuba, Bolivia, and Peru. A Prayer for Harmony: Peace in Music – SF, led by Associate Conductor James K. Bass.


All Florida Youth Orchestra

Family Spotlight Concert – “Classical Works of African American Composers”
$8,500

FYO conductors, Dr. Dave Brubeck and Brian Mirsky, Stephanie Firdman, and Dr. Laura Joella, along with guest composer/conductor/author Dr. Rufus Jones, will lead 125 young musicians in FYO’s Symphony and Repertory String Orchestra’s and soloists on a unique and transformative approach to classical music through a performance of selections composed by African-American composers.


Symphony of the Americas, Inc.

Musical Impressions
$11,500

Symphony of the Americas, presents a pilot project for the visualization of music. Musical Impressions, presented at the Broward Center Amaturo Theater features international guest artists – both visual and instrumental on stage concurrently, and the painting of a commissioned work by an internationally acclaimed artist, on stage, created with inspiration of the musical performance surrounding him.


South Florida Symphony Orchestra

GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN’S BELOVED “PORGY & BESS”
$12,000

Porgy and Bess is an undisputed American classic. The South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s revival of Porgy & Bess is a rare, not-to-be-missed event. With a bold mix of modernist classics, ragtime, blues, jazz and spirituals, the 1935 opera is replete with great Gershwin standards that reach notably eloquent, heartfelt, and touching heights.


Dance Grantee Organizations


Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Inc.

World premiere of Issaev’s “Le Papillon”
$6,500

Arts Ballet Theatre will produce a world premiere of the Offenbach ballet “Le Papillon” with original choreography by Vladimir Issaev, original sets, and original costumes. The ballet forwards the mission of Arts Ballet to present for the public professional Russian, classical ballet productions.


Miami City Ballet, Inc.

Brahms/Handel, by master U.S. choreographers Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp
$10,000

Miami City Ballet will become the first company outside of New York City Ballet to perform Brahms/Handel, by master U.S. choreographers Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp. Like Brahms developing upon Handel’s work, they created variations on each other’s variations. Costumes and lighting also reflected the play, with the cast divided in two units, garbed in blue and green designs by Oscar de la Renta.


Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.

Paul Taylor American Dance Company
$11,000

The Broward Performing Arts Foundation presents the spectacular Paul Taylor Dance Company in a two-day residency from March 19-20, 2019 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, including two dynamic performances for the public, one educational performance for K-12 students, and a master class for aspiring dancers.


Theatre Grantee Organizations


City Theatre, Inc.

Shorts Gone Wild 7
$6,000

Shorts Gone Wild is a groundbreaking, award winning program of short plays relevant to the LGBT community. This seventh iteration will continue to feature scripts with various LGBT oriented subject matter written primarily by local playwrights. All of the scripts are commissioned from established South Florida playwrights. The directors, designers and actors are comprised of an all-locals ensemble of talented artists.


Fantasy Theatre Factory, Inc.

ACCES Arts & Culture for Community Engagement Special Series
$8,000

Fantasy Theatre Factory’s ACCESS Program provides 35 unique theatre performances for under-served family audiences in 25 community venues (libraries, theatres, community-centers, etc.) throughout Broward County. Six (6) of these will be presented at Joe DiMaggio Children’s
Hospital, reaching hospitalized children. Programs are provided free to audiences, reaching over 5,000 children and families.


Island City Stage

From White Plains By: Michael Perlman
$8,000

In an emotional Academy Awards acceptance speech, Dennis Sullivan publicly denounces Ethan Rice, the high school bully Dennis believes pushed his gay best friend Mitchell to suicide, and who, fifteen years later, inspired the screenplay that garnered the Oscar. As the speech rapidly escalates from internationally-televised to viral, a now more
mature Ethan must confront what he did as a teenager.


Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Inc.

FLCT Spring Season 2019
$9,000

As its Spring 2019 Season, FLCT will produce two full-scale theatrical productions including one show featuring our Teen Repertory Company and one Family Series production featuring performers ages 6-18. Titles will be announced June 1, 2018 at FLCT’s annual Theatrefest celebration.


Slow Burn Theatre Company

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
$10,000

Based on the smash-hit movie, Slow Burn Theatre’s production of “Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert” is a heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, who form a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the
middle of the Australian outback.


ArtServe, Inc.

Director’s Cut Project
$10,000

The DIRECTOR’S CUT PROJECT (DCP) introduces South Florida to a new 3-play season of original works by acclaimed playwrights from Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit in contemporary theater, directed and presented locally by professional artists.


Visual Arts Grantee Organizations


Young At Art of Broward, Inc

The Mural Museum
$5,000

Young At Art Museum (YAA) will curate an original exhibition entitled THE MURAL MUSEUM, featuring the work of South Florida contemporary mural artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble (known as Nice’n Easy), Francesco Lo Castro and Christopher Ian Macfarlane,
voted Best Muralist 2016 by New Times Broward/Palm Beach.


Stonewall National Museum & Archives

Pride, History and Culture
$5,000

SNMA explores the pride, history and culture of the LGBT community with the following exhibits: “Sisters of the Commonwealth – Photographs by Meg Birnbaum”; “Gayby Boom – Parenthood in the LGBT Community”; “50 Years – The Stonewall Uprising”; “Pulp: The History of Gay Pulp Fiction”; “First Comes Love 2: Transcending Love”; and “We Are Family – Orlando Photographs by Casi Alexandra”.


NSU – Museum of Art

Micro Mini Muse and Mini Muse Arts Education Programs
$5,000

“Free First Thursdays Starry Nights Presented by PNC Bank” embodies the Museum’s mission to bring together visitors of all ages, backgrounds and interests to enjoy free cultural experiences and hands-on art activities that enrich their quality of life. The Museum is requesting support of “Starry Nights” signature programming, Micro Mini Muse (ages 3-5) and Mini Muse (ages 5-10).


Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Inc.

Frimaire is the Color of the Adolescent Sunset
$6,500

“Frimaire is the Color of the Adolescent Sunset” is an originally curated exhibition of site-specific installations by local and national college educators who utilize video, lighting, sets, and performance to explore discoveries between experimentation and academic practice.