DATE: March 14, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky,
Broward County Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division announces the launch of a new program, Creative Artist Advancement Program (CAAP), an initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. CAAP is for artists of all disciplines who want to develop their work in the public realm.
The program provides educational and financial assistance to local artists for projects that engage artistically-underserved communities, while providing lifelong learning activities for youth and adults. Local artists are encouraged to take their creativity to the next level by expanding their possibilities through networking and information. CAAP will prepare artists to demonstrate the powerful impact the arts can have in the community.
Over an 18-month period beginning April, 2013 through September, 2014, CAAP will present a variety of offerings, including a professional development series, project funds and technical assistance for individual artists.
The Professional Development Series kicks off on April 26 with five workshops presented over 5 ½ days. Anyone can attend one workshop, or all; however, to be considered for the funding initiative, a participant must have attended the full series, and be a Broward-based artist. The following Professional Development workshops will convene:
Friday, April 26
General Introduction into
Public Art and Design
Saturday, April 27
Sunday, April 28
'CAAP Talks' on
Saturday, May 4
Building Effect Collaborations
through Civic Engagement
Saturday, May 11
Starting and Funding your Own Project
Saturday, May 18
Participants will leave the series with knowledge and skills in kick starting and funding projects; community design; civic engagement; building collaborations and partnerships; and public art and design. National and local experts will provide meaningful and valuable instruction along with panel discussions and interactive learning sessions. There will be opportunities to network with local agencies and organizations interested in working with artists. The series will also offer a Public Art Portfolio review to all participants by appointment, for those interested. RSVP through links in schedule.
For more information, contact Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869; or visit the Broward Cultural Division website for the application form and further details.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965 as an independent agency
of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to
support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation for the benefit of
individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships
with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies,
and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov