2022 FAB Funded Grantee Performances
(All performances scheduled to take place at the time of posting; may be subject to change)

Fantasy Theatre Factory’s “Family Enrichment Series Featuring Little Monster Tales”
January through December 2022
Sandrell Rivers Theatre

Fantasy Theatre’s “Healing Arts Program for Youth” (HAPPY), which they have been doing since 2011, will serve hospitalized children, families and staff at Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital. FTF’s innovative multiple mini-programs, featuring door to door, floor to floor character interactions with patients, parents and visitors, will lighten the serious side of hospitalization.

“Family Enrichment Series Featuring Little Monster Tales” is a ghoulishly great treat for audiences of all ages! Based on frightfully delightful children’s stories and poems, featuring puppets, comedy, music, monsters, and more!  Little Monster Tales will be presented to family audiences in Broward County.  There will be a total of 25 performances, reaching more than 3,500 children and families.

Chopin For All Free Concerts by Chopin Foundation of The United States
January through May, and November and December 2022
Location TBD

Chopin For All Free Concerts have been presented annually since 1999 at the Main Library’s 300 seat auditorium. The concerts feature young American pianists who are on the verge of becoming well-known concert artists.  Seven concerts per year are presented monthly.

“The 37th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival”
November 4 through 20, 2022
Savor Cinema and Cinema Paradiso

As part of “The 37th Annual Fort Lauderdale Film Festival” The Film Society will hold 3 film competitions: The International College Film Competition, The International High School Video Competition and the Filmed in Broward (FiB) program. The screenings of the winners of the competitions will take place during FLIFF37. The filmmakers will intro their films and lead Q&A after the films. A free reception follows each with the filmmaker groups meeting the audience for conversation.

“Sleeping Beauty” by Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre
November 19 and 20, 2022
Amaturo Theatre

The Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre has been producing children’s ballets in Broward County for 33 consecutive years. The 2022 program, “Sleeping Beauty”, will showcase the professional and artistic achievements of over 100 young ballet dancers, ages 5-18, in the community at the Amaturo Theater. The 90-minute classical ballet, with original music by Tchaikovsky, is a transformational experience for children and families to have in an accessible, delightful way.

“Encounters with Strangers” by South Florida Chamber Ensemble
Date TBD
Miramar Cultural Center and Deerfield Beach Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center

“Encounters with Strangers” is a series of 6 concert programs, each one exploring the power of the stranger to change a life. Each concert includes music by a diverse set of composers, including women, people of color, Americans, and living composers. Concerts conclude with a round table discussion of the issues raised.  Some of the topics addressed are the Holocaust, the civil war in Argentina, unlikely friendships and melting polar ice caps.  There will be 12 performances throughout the year.

“Belonging” by The Girlchoir of South Florida
Date TBD
Miniaci Performing Arts Center
All Saints Episcopal Church

The musical centerpiece of “Belonging” will be a choral setting of the poem by the same name, composed by Joan Szymko, as they explore the theme of home. Additional musical selections span a vast array of genres and styles. All of us feel like we don’t fit in from time to time, especially as young people, so it’s all the more important to highlight our connection to each other and to our community.

 The following events aim to nurture arts in the youth community from K – 12

 Ashanti Cultural Arts’ Classes in Fine Arts
January through August
Ashanti Cultural Arts

Classes in Fine Arts will be held 2 to 4 times weekly, targeting students in the Northwest Pompano area where the poverty rate is 35.8%. The sessions will include art, literacy, dance and music merging academics with the arts using painting sculptures, collages, group projects, photography and other forms of art mediums. There will be a music component which will include African drumming and dance to build non-verbal skills, and increase creativity and confidence.

South Florida Chamber Ensemble’s Junior Ensemble (JE)
January through May, 2022
Location TBD

The Junior Ensemble (JE) is a training program that empowers young musicians to improve their musical skills, gain confidence, and learn soft skills. This project will create 8 junior ensembles of 4-12 musicians who will rehearse once a week with their SFCE professional mentors and perform one concert a month.  Weekly sessions will include learning and perfecting musical skills like sight reading, intonation, and leadership skills and more.  The program targets students with untapped musical potential at 8 middle and high schools in underserved communities.

“EVIDENCE: A Dance Company”
January 3 – 6, 2022
Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The foundation’s program focuses on both skill acquisition and art appreciation.  Presentation of Ronald K. Brown’s “EVIDENCE: A Dance Company” in a multi-day residency including 1 school-day performance for public school students and 3 educational workshops that promote learning and engagement through dance. Study guides for teachers and students will be given in advance of the performance to promote a more interactive experience, cultivate an appreciation of modern dance, and connect the performance with current social and civic issues.

Fantasy Theatre Factory’s “Bringing Books to Children – Bananas, Books and Pancakes”
January through May, 2022
Various Schools

“Bringing Books to Children” promotes learning to read through art and theater.  The program combines a performance of the literacy incentive play, “Bananas, Books and Pancakes” at each of 22 Title I elementary schools in Broward County, reaching 4,500 children. Study guides will be provided for all teachers. There will be an after-show cast discussion and each child attending the performance will receive, as a gift, a free book based on one of the featured stories in the play.  All programs take place during early morning school hours.

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble’s “Youth Pride Band”
February 2022
Amaturo Theater

The “Youth Pride Band” is an annual honor band styled program that brings approximately 100 LGBTQ students and their allies together from all over South Florida. SFPWE has recognized that it must bring in the best composers and clinicians to the program to make the Youth Pride Band more than another LGBT Student Organization. The program consists of 10 rehearsals, and 1 concert performance.  YPB in 2022 will feature Emmy Award winning composer, Julie Ann Giroux.

Summer Arts Outreach program
June 4 – Aug. 14, 2022
Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

The Summer Arts Outreach program will provide K-12 students with an interactive and highly accessible arts-education experience during the Center’s annual family-friendly, contemporary gallery exhibition. Through gallery tours and thematic art-making, approximately 750 school age children will be introduced to the working practices of exhibiting contemporary artists and apply what they’ve learned by creating their own artwork in the Interactive Room adjacent to the exhibition. There will also be guided field-trip tours with interactive art-making for up to 20 visiting summer-camp programs.

Island City Stage’s “Once Upon A Time” D’Verse Theater Camp
June 13 – 25, 2022
Island City Stage

The Island City D’Verse Theater Camp “Once Upon A Time” program teaches adolescents all aspects of theatrical performance – terminology, techniques, performance skills, improvisational work, playwriting and live production.  Students will rehearse during 10 three- hour workshops and present a fully-staged performance of a one-act play based on a combination of traditional fairy tales and original characters. The D’Verse Theater Alliance is administered in partnership with the City of Oakland Park and is a safe space for youth creative expression.