Grant Awards $10,000

Ancestral Legacies Colors and Textures of Our Legacy: South Africa Rises
This year-long project is a memorial to victims of AIDS in South Africa and around the world.  It will feature an exhibition and additional themed programs including a youth theatrical production of Sarafina which portrays the spirit of the township children living under apartheid rule and will highlight South Africa’s past, present and future.
City Theatre Summer Shorts Festival 2006
The 11th Annual Summer Shorts Festival is a regional theatre event with a growing national reputation for developing original “short” one-act plays by established playwrights and important new voices in the American theatre.  Each year, it brings together over 100 regional and national theatre artists
Florida Grand Opera Carmen by Georges Bizet
One of the most popular operatic masterpieces of all time will go far to engage and attract South Florida’s increasingly diverse population.  Carmen is a Spanish story sung in French.  Through the addition of two non- subscription matinee performances, an increasing number of the Broward population will be able to take advantage of this exciting production as part of the Florida Grand Opera’s 65th annual season in Spring 2006.
Florida Youth Orchestra Earth Sounds: A Main Stage Family Concert
Florida Youth Orchestra’s advanced level Orchestra Division, comprised of more than 100 musicians, will bring its multi-media performance of “One Water” to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a single performance on February 12, 2006.  Previously performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., this meaningful, environmentally-themed presentation features a DVD projection depicting peoples of the world and the vital role that water plays in their lives.
Miami City Ballet Program II Broward, 2006 Season
Miami City Ballet’s Program II at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in February, 2006, will showcase masterworks with hugely popular and contemporary themes.  The program will feature blockbusters guaranteed to attract new audiences to ballet:  George Balanchine’s Square Dance and Western Symphony and Twyla Tharp’s breakthrough ballet, Nine Sinatra Songs.
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood “Illegal Art”
The “Illegal Art” Exhibition will celebrate what is rapidly becoming the “degenerate art” of a corporate age: art and ideas on the legal fringes of intellectual property.  Organized by Carrie McLaren, editor of Stay Free magazine, “Illegal Art” has traveled throughout the country to great acclaim.  The works of over 30 artists, including 15 video and films, will be displayed for 8 weeks.
Young at Art Children’s Museum Family Artshop Series
Young At Art Children’s Museum will present a 4-month series of free family artshops from May to September, 2006, which will explore artists from masters to contemporary, their styles, media and movements.  Set within the context of the Museum’s galleries, twenty different artshops will feature the work, videos and photos of environmental, multicultural and pop-surrealist artists, plus live artist demonstrations and will attract 10,000 children and adults.

Grant Awards $9,000

Gold Coast Jazz Society 2006 Winter & Spring Season of Jazz
The 2006 Season of exciting programs of classic jazz includes four mainstage concerts with such artists as The Woody Herman Orchestra in a Tribute to the Big Band Era. There will also be special performances for children and jazz outreach performances which will be free and open to the public.
Symphony of the Americas Classics Events
The Guest Artist Subscription Season in the spring and fall of 2006 will feature guest artists who, in addition to their concert performance, will offer public performances and educational concerts during their one-week residencies in Broward County.  Also included in the project will be the exciting July/August Summerfest 2006 with performances at various locations throughout the county.

Grant Awards $5,000

Bailes Ferrer, Inc. Flamenco Concert Series
Bailes Ferrer’s works are based on tradition, history and experimentation and promote and develop Spanish and Flamenco dance as an art form with the potential to inform and unite diverse peoples.  The presentation of events within the Bailes Ferrer 2006 season will include Café Cantante and Flamenco in the Sun 2006, an evening-length flamenco ballet.

Grant Awards $3,000

ArtServe A Salute to Black History
ArtServe’s 5-week visual and performing arts celebration of Black history entitled, “A Salute to Black History” will begin in February 2006.  It will include a judged and juried visual art exhibit of watercolors, oils, prints, sculptures, installation pieces, and jewelry and a performance of The African American Portrait Gallery: Discovering Timeless Heroes which will highlight African-American heroes and heroines.