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Arts & Business Council’s Workshops Prepare Arts Groups for Success

Presenting a re-vamped workshop series in 2016, the Arts & Business Council of Miami hosted monthly inter-connected sessions from January to May. The Council’s Miami Arts Marketing Project Steering Committee was tasked with conceptualizing the topics and bringing together moderators and panelists to make the workshops happen.

Workshop topics were:

  • January: Transformation – Digital Marketing Landscape, Strategies Session and a Creative Mixer
  • February:… Continue reading

Actors’ Playhouse Awards Winners in the Youth Talent Big Dreams Contest

Eight young emerging talents with ambitious dreams of making it in the world of music, dance, and theater just got closer to having those dreams come true. They were recently chosen as winners of the 2016 Youth Talent Big Dreams Contest hosted by Actors’ Playhouse.

Barbara S. Stein, executive producing director of Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, is immensely proud of… Continue reading

The Betsy Hotel: The SoBe Boutique Is Doling Out Culture, Hospitality

The Betsy Hotel on South Beach is more than just a lovely oceanfront hotel on famed Ocean Drive, it’s also home to the PACE (Philanthropy, Arts, Culture and Education) Program, the only one of its kind.

On any given day, visitors to The Betsy-South Beach may encounter an event that celebrates world culture, ranging from salons for an intimate audience of 12 with… Continue reading

Call for Artists: Deadline for Artist Access Grants is May 6

Attention artists of all disciplines: There’s an opportunity to receive as much as $1,000 toward your project thanks to the Artist Access Grants Program. Administered by the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and Tigertail Productions, the program was established in 1997 to fill a need.

That was the year Mary Luft, founder and director of Tigertail, approached the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs… Continue reading

O, Miami Poetry Fest: A Month Worth of the Word, Accented by Music

Appropriately planned every April to coincide with National Poetry Month, the organizers of O, Miami are once again making it their goal to expose everyone in Miami-Dade to poetry of some kind.

It’s impossible to mention every single event, which are all listed on the O, Miami Website, so here’s a few to seriously consider

  • The Breakbeat Poets Performance and Workshop

Kevin Coval… Continue reading

​Piano Slam Brings Dueling Pianists, Student Poets to Arsht

As the annual Dranoff Piano Slam readies to hit the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, April 13, the pianists Marteen van Veen and Bobby Mitchell will be joined by 16 middle and high school students along with dancer Hattie Mae Williams and DJ Brimstone 127.

The hip-hop/poetry-reading/dance/music mash up is a cultural and educational performance directed… Continue reading

Indie Film Cinema Profile: Meet O Cinema

With just five years in existence, the expansion of O Cinema and their explosion onto the arthouse scene in Miami is impressive. Its creation was inspired by two friends who realized the lack of movie options in Miami and decided to do something about it.

Co-founders Kareem Tabsch and Vivian Marthell, now co-directors of O Cinema, were traveling to Toronto and New York… Continue reading

Two Miami Arts Organizations Share Success of Partnerships with Business

Oftentimes it is too time consuming for arts organizations to venture into partnering with corporations. Their time is spent planning their seasons and on marketing and fundraising, but creating a business partnership can easily accomplish the last two.

Proving this are Gold Coast Theatre Company and City Theatre, two long-standing groups that showcased their successful partnerships at the Arts & Business Council’s kick-off… Continue reading

MEET KALYN JAMES, Dancer and Choreographer

The Miami Dances blog features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers that make Miami’s dance scene special.

In this post we feature, Kalyn James, an accomplished model, dancer and choreographer with more than 30 years of dance training. Kalyn has taught dance classes at In Motion Dance, Dance Exchange, Sixth Street Dance Studio and is currently teaching ballet-based fitness… Continue reading

MEET PIONEER WINTER Director, Pioneer Winter // Collective

Miami Dances features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers that make Miami’s dance scene special.

In this post we feature, Pioneer Winter, choreographer and director of Pioneer Winter // Collective. He founded the Collective in 2011, a company that showcases interdisciplinary collaboration, transmedia, physical theatre and contemporary artist. He is also Co-Director of RIFT Blackbox and the Miami Dance… Continue reading