The 2011 Grantees were awarded at the FAB!
Annual Meeting & Grants Awards Presentation on May 7, 2010.

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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
2011 Arts Ballet Enhanced staging of “The Nutcracker”
Arts Ballet Theatre will serve patrons in Broward County with enhanced performances of “The Nutcracker” at the Parker Playhouse on December 17 and 18, 2011.
Grant Partner: Nova Southeastern University
The Nutcracker
Miami City Ballet
Program IV. “Romeo and Juliet”

Miami City Ballet will present 4 performances of the Company premiere presentation of John Cranko’s “Romeo and Juliet” as the season’s centerpiece at the Broward Center, April 29, 2011 – May 2, 2011
Grant Partner: Peck Foundation
Romeo and Juliet
Miramar Cultural Trust
“Dancing Through Barriers”
Miramar Cultural Trust will feature the Dance Theatre of Harlem, performing “Dancing Through Barriers” for a weekend in late January or early February 2011. Haitian-born, Miami based contemporary artist Adler Guerrier will create a new site specific exhibition exploring life in Hollywood and Broward County.
Grant Partner: Florida Marlins Community Foundation
Dance Theatre of Harlem


Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra
A Romantic Night of Opera with Rima Medici Tawil
Famed opera star and La Scala graduate, Rima Medici Tawil, will join Ars Flores for a Music for Munchkins concert in the morning and a general audience concert in the evening on March 26, 2011.
Broward Performing Arts Foundation
Jean Yves Thibaudet – A Solo Piano Recital
Renowned pianist, Jean Yves Thibaudet, will perform a solo recital, providing a memorable evening of classical entertainment, at the Broward Center on February 7, 2011Grant Partner: Connie & Theo Folz, in memory of Buddy Lochrie
Florida Grand Opera
Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann”
Jacques Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann”, which is oft-described by music scholars as one of the grandest and most expressive examples of 19th-Century French opera, will be presented at the Broward Center on February 10 and 12, 2011.
Grant Partner: Craig Zinn Automotive Group
Florida Youth Orchestra
Spotlight Family Concert 2011
160 young FYO musicians, will perform the Spotlight Family Concert, which includes full symphonic repertoire along with chamber music and solo presentations, for children and adults at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on March 6, 2011.
Grant Partner: HI Foundation
Gold Coast Jazz Society
2011 Winter Season of Jazz
This project will include 7 jazz concerts at the Amaturo Theater, Broward Center, 1 free outreach jazz concert at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and free jazz education performances for students in local Broward schools.
Grant Partner: Al Bishop Jazz Fund
Master Chorale of South Florida
Performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem”
The acclaimed 125-member Master Chorale of South Florida will perform Verdi’s
“Requiem” on March 25, 2011 in the Amaturo Theater, Broward Center.
Grant Partner: Barbara Cooper
Old Dillard Foundation
Cannonball Jazz Series
Local musicians will present 4 cabaret style jazz concerts at the Old Dillard Museum. This series honors the small bands that were organized by Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, who was a school teacher at the historic site in the last 1950s.
Symphony of the Americas
Symphony of the Americas Classics Events
Symphony of the Americas will present 5 Guest Artist Subscription Performances between January 25 and November 22, 2011 at the Amaturo Theatre, Broward Center and the Broward performances of Summerfest 2011 July 15 – August 30, 2011.
Grant Partner: Alice & Joe Smith, in honor of Connie & Theo Folz
The Girl Choir of South Florida
“Sense and Nonsense”
Musical settings of poetry and verse will be explored from the serious to the nonsensical. This interactive multicultural program will be held at the Amaturo Theater, Broward Center on May 14, 2011.


City Theatre
16th Annual Summer Shorts – America’s Short Play Festival
This festival features comedies and drama, exciting and enriching shorts for children and families, and a late-night series with political and provocative material reflective of our times. The series will be held at the Epstein Center for the Arts at Nova University School June 30-July 3, 2011.
Fantasy Theatre Factory
Cultural Arts Programming for Community Audiences Project
Family audiences in Broward venues that include Broward theatres, libraries, and after-school sites, will enjoy 30 cultural arts theater performances from January through December 2011.
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre
“Disney’s Geppetto and Son”
A new musical adaptation of Pinocchio featuring songs from the classic film will be 4 performed at the Dillard Center for the Arts from May 13 through May 15, 2011.
Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts
Lovewell Theatre Project Presents “Let There Be Balloons”
Lovewell Institute presents a 5 performance musical that tells a story of chaos and change in a family and a town held at the NSU Performance Theatre January 1 – February 13, 2011
Mosaic Theatre
Making a Difference in 2011
Mosaic Theatre’s performance season will feature a World Premiere play along with fresh plays that will challenge and entertain our diverse Broward community January 1 through July 30, 2011.
The Association of Performing Arts of India
Chitram: A Portrait of Indian Culture
Chitram, produced and directed by Kanniks Kannikeswaran, is a powerful multimedia musical theater production that explores the diversity of the Indian Diaspora. It will be held at the Miramar Cultural Arts Center on April 02, 2011.
The Women’s Theatre Project
Southeastern Premiere of “Eclipsed” and South Florida Premiere of “Sunday on the Rocks”
These two theatrical works honor women and their survival. There will be 32 performances held at Sixth Star Studios February 2011 through May 2011.
Grant Partner: Leslie Brown Memorial Fund

Visual Arts

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Christina Lei Rodriguez Gallery Exhibition
Miami-based Christina Lei Rodriquez will create sculptures and site-specific installations which contrasts growth and decay in a dramatic assemblage of colorful forms. This three-dimensional work will be held in the main gallery of the Art and Culture Center from April 22, 2011 until June 5, 2011.
Grant Partner: River Oaks Foundation, in honor of Francie Bishop Good
Broward County Film Society / FLIFF
FAB! Films for Kids
Free movies for young audiences followed by a Q&A with a hands-on or live performance activity will be shown at the Cinema Paradiso the first Saturday of each month January through December 2011.
Grant Partner: The Kresge Foundation
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography
From birth to death, this photographic exhibition depicts seven thematic components to explore how the key events of life are celebrated and honored in different cultures throughout the world, May 1 through September 1, 2011.
Young at Art Children’s Museum
The Jim Henson Legacy!
The genius of Jim Henson will be celebrated through video, photography, puppets and visual and performing art-based programs June 10, 2011 through August 28, 2011.


Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and Lisa Rockford
The She-Monster Sideshow

Lisa Rockford will feature her neon-colored 6 feet by 3 feet banner paintings which are inspired by 1950’s B-movie posters and presented in the style of carnival sideshow April 22, 2011 through June 5, 2011.
Grant Partner: The FAB! Board, in honor of Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz

Children’s Cultural Arts Programs

The following programs are being funded by a special $20,000 grant from BankAtlantic.



Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
2011 Arts Ballet Children’s Outreach
Students in 4 Broward Schools will be treated to excerpts from the scheduled main ballet performances through the Arts Ballet Goes to School program. These performances will be held one or two weeks prior to the main performances January through December 2011.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Family Performance Series
This is a series of 5 free and low-cost theatrical performances that will include an interactive educational component involving the artists and the children. Performances will be held at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center monthly from January to May 2011.
Broward Performing Arts Foundation
Broward Center Family Fun Series 2010-2011
“Family Fun” is a literature-based series designed to expose younger children to live theater performance while promoting early reading. This series will include 24 performances held at 4 Broward venues from January through May 2011.
Fantasy Theatre Factory
Children’s Cultural Arts Program at Amaturo Theatre
Fantasy Theatre Factory will provide 10 free theater performances of “Little Monster Tales”, for third grade students bused from Broward schools to the Broward Center. Performances will be held in October, 2011.
Gold Coast Jazz Society
JazzSLAM – 2011 Jazz Education Program
JazzSLAM, is a live jazz education program, for 4th and 5th grade students that integrate jazz with critical thinking skills and strategies for test taking. The performances will occur at 10 Broward schools January through December 2011.