The 2018 Grantees were awarded at the FAB!
Annual Meeting & Grants Awards Presentation on May 4, 2017.

Music Grantee Organizations

Brazilian Voices Inc.

From Brazil to the World

Two different shows, one custom tailored for students 5-17 in the University School lower and high schools, and the other for the general public, will combine live performance with artistic media projection to explore Brazil’s multicultural society and current developments, including in ecology and sustainability.

Old Dillard Foundation

2018 Cannonball Jazz Series

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 by students, as well as regional and national artists promoting jazz as American classic music style.

Broward Performing Arts Foundation

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

The Broward Performing Arts Foundation presents violin superstar Joshua Bell with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields as a part of the 2017-2018 Classical Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble

2018 Youth Pride Band of South Florida

This program gives students, particularly LGBTQ students, the chance to not be in the minority and to play next to members of the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble who are living proof that it really does get better.

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Girl Choir of South Florida

Girl Choir of South Florida presents “Passages”

A special arrangement of “Spring” by George Clinton in the sacred harp tradition will be featured, as well as a setting of three children’s songs by R. Vaughan Williams and 17th century madrigals such as “Come, Let’s Be Merry.”

Master Chorale of South Florida

Broadway Legends II

The musical theater concert series will include a potpourri of popular selections from Broadway’s most prominent musical and will serve as a musically accessible concert series for audience members not regularly in attendance at classical music events.

Seraphic Fire

Broward County Programs January – May 2018

Seraphic Fire will present five concerts of choral or choral/orchestral works in Broward County. Programming will includes: Lang: Match Girl Passion, Bach St. Matthew Passion, East Meets West, Arvo Pärt’s Passio and Shakespeare in Love.

Symphony of the Americas

International Guest Artist Series

This 8-concert series features international guest artists for a Broward residency of public and educational performances, including select matinees and Summerfest.

Gold Coast Jazz Society

2018 Jazz Project

Artists for this project will include Willie Jones III and Friends featuring Robin Eubanks and Terell Stafford, The Loston Harris Trio and The Four Freshmen. This project will also include one free jazz outreach concert for the community featuring members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band.

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Florida Grand Opera

Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Nymphs and shepherds celebrate the funeral rites of Euridice, assisted by Orpheus, who laments her loss and reproaches the gods with cruelty.

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida

Season 8 Concert Cycle & Programs

Season eight’s concerts and programs strive to build upon our goals to transform community and school environments in ways that promote and encourage love and inclusion.

Florida Singing Sons

Society of Men: The Original Boy Bands

The fraternal spirit that is formed when men make music together is a tradition that has existed for millennia: Sacred chants sung by Benedictine Monks, the beginnings of European polyphony, American Gospel & Bluegrass bands and Army / Navy choruses.

All Florida Youth Orchestra

Family Spotlight Concert – Faith in Music

With over 200 of the county’s most gifted young musicians, the program showcases sacred pieces representing Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist religions.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents “Mystical Flight” with Martha Graham Dance Company

This world premiere ballet performance is of epic import in that it adds a new masterwork to the modern ballet repertoire, a feat that is rarely accomplished due to the great investment of time and funding.

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Dance Grantee Organizations

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Tribute to Marius Petipa

With the recent addition of principal ballerina Mary Carmen Catoya and the strong development of returning principal and lead male and female dancers, the Professional Company of Arts Ballet Theatre has the technical skill and artistry to mount a fitting tribute in honor of the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa’s birth.

Ashanti Cultural Arts and Enrichment

The Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker

Ashanti Cultural Arts will present its adaptation of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” with African dancers and drummers as well as Indian, Chinese, classical, carnival stilt walkers, modern dancers, ballet and more.

Miami City Ballet

World Premiere Commission by Brian Brooks

One of the first projects to emerge from Brian Brooks’ post as the Harris Theater for Music and Dance’s first-ever resident choreographer will be a world premiere work for Miami City Ballet (MCB).

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Theatre Grantee Organizations

Island City Stage

Zanna, Don’t!

Subtitled “A Musical Fairy Tale,” it is a musical written by Tim Acito with additional lyrics and material by Alexander Dinelaris. The story is set in a parallel universe where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is a taboo.

Florida Children’s Theatre

FLCT Spring Season 2018

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 2, 2017 at FLCT’s annual Theatrefest celebration.

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.

Slow Burn Theatre Company

Slow Burn Theatre presents David Ryan’s “Memphis, the Musical”

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.

City Theatre

Shorts Gone Wild 6

Shorts Gone Wild is a groundbreaking, award-winning program of short plays relevant to the LGBT community. This sixth iteration will continue to feature scripts with various LGBT oriented subject matter written primarily by local playwrights, directors, designers and artists.


Teen ARTrepreneurs Short Play Festival

The festival showcases the creative work of teens interested in pursuing careers in the arts, while also providing them with the business skills they need to succeed professionally in this arena.

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Visual Arts Grantee Organizations

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

Magnus Sodamin: Calm Before the Sun

“Magnus Sodamin: Calm Before the Sun” (working title) is an installation of vibrant, colorful paintings that blur the frontier between abstraction and landscape art. The project features a reception and gallery talk that explores the evolution of the artist’s dynamic painting style.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Cuban Art from the Permanent Collection

This exhibition is the first to combine the museum’s extensive modern Cuban art collection and its large contemporary Cuban art collection, as well as works from the Miami and 80s generations.

Young at Art Museum

Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Art of Animation

Through animatronic sculptures, paintings, original animation and a gallery of classic images representing the heyday of Saturday morning television, adults and children will journey back in time to a world of imagination and suspended belief.

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