The 2017 Grantees were awarded at the FAB!
Annual Meeting & Grants Awards Presentation on May 2, 2016.


Music Grantee Organizations

All Florida Youth Orchestra, Inc.

Spotlight Family Concert 2017
The Florida Youth Orchestra (FYO) will present a family concert at Coral Springs Center for the Arts on March 5, 2017. Performed by over 200 of the county’s most gifted young musicians, including an assortment of selected young soloists, the program will include lively and varied classical repertoire.

Brazilian Voices Inc.

 From Brazil to the World
Brazilian Voices will present a cultural and musical program entitled, “From Brazil to the World.” This program combines media projection and live singing and dancing performances to explore, in a musical context, cultural aspects of Brazil such as geography, economy, technology, and eco-conservation, among other topics.

Florida Grand Opera, Inc.

 Eugene Onegin by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
For the second time in its history FGO will present this operatic gem, telling the story of dashing, jaded Eugene Onegin, who lacks empathy, suffering from restlessness and regret. Tatyana, young and virtuous, falls under his spell, but rejection triggers a series of events culminating in remorse and love unfulfilled.

Florida’s Singing Sons, Inc.

 Annual Spring Concert / The World’s A Stage
The Florida Singing Sons Annual Spring Concert is the culmination of months of rehearsals, and is a fabulous one day performance at the renowned Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2017, the concert will be the not-to-be missed choral event of the year.

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida

 Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida Season Seven Concert Series
Through creative artistic expression, education, and audience engagement, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida’s 160 voices inspire through song and engage the community in creating positive social change.

Girl Choir of South Florida, Inc.

Dancing and Singing
Dancing and Singing will embody the joy of performing together. Opening with Elizabeth Alexander’s “If You Can Walk, You Can Dance”, the program will include Baroque and Classical pieces, body- percussion choirs of Latin and African rhythms, and whimsical numbers including Sandra Milliken’s “Flamenco Flamingos” and Joan Szymko’s “Saboo”.

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Gold Coast Jazz Society, Inc.    

2017 Jazz Project
This project will include four mainstage jazz concerts in January, March, April and May at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, featuring internationally renowned jazz artists and local professional jazz musicians and one free local jazz outreach concert.

Master Chorale of South Florida

An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan
All good things come in pairs, and musical excellence is no exception. Join the Master Chorale of South Florida for a “topsy-turvy” evening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular works, including excerpts from H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra

And the Tony Goes To…
Fan of Broadway?! The South Florida Symphony is getting ready for an exciting evening of Tony Award Winning Musical Songs with eight vocalists singing solos, duets and ensembles from different Broadway musicals. Don’t miss out! Join us November 13-19, 2017 for an exciting evening.

Seraphic Fire, Inc.

2017 Broward County Programs
Seraphic Fire will present five concerts of choral or choral/ orchestral works in Broward County from January to May, 2017. Programming will include significant works of Classical music such as Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Russian choral works, and a program celebrating Seraphic Fire’s 15th Anniversary in January 2017.

Symphony of the Americas, Inc.

Symphony of the Americas International Guest Artist Subscription Series
Funding assists in the presentation of the International Guest Artist Subscription program series concerts of Symphony of the Americas. This 6-concert series, in the Broward Center Amaturo Theater features international guest artists for a Broward residency of public and educational performances, including selected matinees. See dates and artists in attachments

Old Dillard Foundation, Inc.        

2017 Cannonball Jazz Series
For seven years, the Cannonball Jazz Series is an annual event that honors the legacy of a former Broward County Public Schools music teacher who became an internationally known musician and band leader. The concert series will include performances and student workshops to promote jazz as American classic music style.

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Dance Grantee Organizations

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida     

International Ballet Concert
Arts Ballet Theatre founded, with three additional professional ballet companies from other countries, the International Ballet Concert in 2004. In May 2017, Arts Ballet Theatre will host the IBC Festival performance in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the company.

Miami City Ballet, Inc.

Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss – World Premiere
The cornerstone of MCB’s 31st Season will be the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss, a commission set to Igor Stravinsky’s score of the same name. Ratmansky will create a new, narrative work featuring original costume and scenic designs.

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Theatre Grantee Organizations

Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
The 2016-2017 Broward Center Classical Series presents the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in concert on March 13, 2017 as part of its 125th anniversary tour. Led by internationally acclaimed conductor Peter Oundjian, the orchestra’s performance will feature the young Scottish violin virtuosa Nicola Benedetti in the famed Brahms Violin Concerto.

Fantasy Theatre Factory

ACCESS (Arts & Culture for Community Engagement & Special Students)
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.

Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre

FLCT Spring Season 2017
As its Spring 2017 Season, FLCT will produce two full-scale theatrical productions including one show featuring our Young Rep Teen Company and one family-friendly show featuring our Main Stage Company of performers ages 6-18. Titles will be announced in May 2016.

Island City Stage, Inc.

“Island City Stage is the only resident, non-profit professional theatre company in Broward County that tells the stories, the history, the love and the loss of the LGBT community. During the season, they offer five productions.”

Slow Burn Theatre Company    

Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA: The Timeless Love Story
Featuring music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, this musical is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s 19th-century opera of the same name. Experience the tragic love affair between Aida, the captured princess of Nubia, and Radames, the Egyptian captain who enslaved her people.”

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Visual Arts Grantee Organizations

Art & Culture Center of Hollywood

Charley Friedman: The Western Code
“Charley Friedman: The Western Code” is a survey of humorous, family-friendly sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings, and installations by Nebraska- and Brooklyn-based contemporary visual artist, Charley Friedman. Visitors can create their own works based on exhibition themes in the Interactive Art Room.

ArtServe, Inc.

ARTrepreneurs Short Play Festival
ARTrepreneurs Short Play Festival showcases the creative work of teens interested in pursuing careers in the arts. Prior to the festival, teens are mentored by professionals in all aspects of creating original works and shepherding them through the staging, casting, marketing and production process, preparing them to mount the festival.

FATVillage Arts District

THE NERVE: Performance Art Festival
THE NERVE: Performance Art Festival is three days of multi-disciplinary, boundary pushing, sometimes indefinable, and often un-nerving original performances, created by approximately 60 artists who use performance as a means of visual and conceptual expression. Audiences can expect to see installation, creation of visual artifacts, endurance, theatricality, movement and sound.

Girls’ Club Foundation

Performance Projects in Public Spaces
Girls’ Club will commission 3-5 prominent local visual, performance/time-based female artists to perform new works in public spaces in Broward County, activating places and cultivating audiences that may not frequent art spaces. Works may involve outdoor video projection, sound, dance/movement, murals with performance elements and more.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road
Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents new and recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Catherine Opie, an essential figure in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air, California residence. Opie creates a portrait of Taylor (1932–2011) from her personal space and mementos.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives         

Icons and Outliers: Frontiers of LGBT Visibility In America
“The Gallery on Wilton Drive Presents…” The Stonewall Gallery on Wilton Drive presents six exhibits to pique your interest in 2017. Exhibits include “”Gay Destinations of the Northeast Where We’ve Found Solace,”” “”BODY WORK,”” “”HOME,”” “”GAME ON: Lesbian Sports,”” “”You Can’t Show That,”” and “”VIDEO, part of YOUR Story.”””

Young At Art of Broward, Inc.

XOXO: A Summer of Lovin’ Art
YAA will celebrate love and art by hosting the national exhibition XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness and featuring guest artists including Roberto Behar, Rosario Marquardt and Cela Luz. Artist-inspired painting, sculpture and printmaking workshops will embrace the universal theme, culminating in a Summer of Love 60s celebration.

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