DATE: May 14, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky
Broward Cultural Division
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward Cultural Division is still seeking the assistance of Broward Cities and Community Re-Development Agencies (CRAs) in Broward County Commissioner Districts 7 & 9, in a Call to Cities in order to complete the selections for both artists and cities for the Broward 100 Mural Project for the County centennial celebration. Cities and CRAs are required to identify specific, prominent, outdoor locations for murals and potential partnerships with public and private entities. Broward artists will be selected for this mural project through a unique partnership among Broward Cultural Division, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Community Foundation of Broward, in celebration of Broward County’s centennial, Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community. Broward cities located only in Districts 7 & 9 are invited to apply for this Call to Cities. The application deadline is Friday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
Broward 100 will commemorate the centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together using our arts, sports and recreation venues, natural attractions and incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities. The yearlong celebration will be framed by four distinct cornerstones of community engagement: VisualEYES, Inside Out Broward, Calendar 100 and a culminating event.
Broward 100 Mural Project is a component of VisualEYES; and its goal is to create murals that are located in all sectors of the community, that are a tribute to Broward County, and for the visual arts to be recognized as essential to a strong community.
A minimum of one mural project will be implemented in each of the nine (9) County Commission Districts. Broward Cultural Division will manage the artist selection process through a separate Call to Artists. Murals will be applied to walls owned by a city, a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) or a private entity that is willing to contract with the County and allow the artwork to remain in place for a minimum of five (5) years and provide general maintenance to the site. The city will be responsible for holding the necessary community dialogues with the artist about the mural and possible creative workshops for community artistic participation.
Criteria for Sites: Preferred sites will be highly visible walls in excellent condition, north facing walls, walls that are outdoors and have some type of protection from the elements such as a soffit, breeze soleil or overhang. Sites without windows are preferred. Minimum wall size should be 200 square feet. Private residences are not eligible.
Please note criteria changes, in this New Version of the Call to Cities. Digital images are now required of the wall and surrounding site. Images should be recent.
Who should Submit: Each city or CRA may submit one (1) site for consideration. View full version of the Call, including the project description, eligibility, and submittal requirements.
Cities are also encouraged to submit email applications to email@example.com.
About Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community
'Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community' is a yearlong, community-wide celebration beginning in October 2014. Broward 100 will commemorate Broward County’s centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together using our arts, sports and recreation venues, natural attractions and incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities. The celebration will be steeped in historical perspective and more importantly, will look toward the future. For more information, email Broward100@broward.org.
About the Broward Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 575 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457, visit Broward.org/Arts, “like us” on Facebook.com and “follow us” on Twitter.com/BrowardArts. For more information about Broward 100, email Broward100@broward.org.
About the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
From the seagrass to the sawgrass, Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 34,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts and Superior Small Lodgings reflecting a "beach chic" vibe. Visitors enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, discover 300-plus miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades, dine at thousands of restaurants and eateries, get immersed in a thriving arts and culture scene and indulge in top shopping. For more information, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 22-SUNNY or visit sunny.org.
Follow Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at Twitter.com/visitlauderdale, Facebook.com/visitlauderdale, Pinterest.com/visitlauderdale and Foursquare.com/visitlauderdale. To have Greater Fort Lauderdale in the palm of your hand, download the free iPhone apps Defrost Your Swimsuit and ‘Fork' Lauderdale, and Mild to Wild the LGBT mobile site at sunny.org/apps.
About the Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward's mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 450 charitable Funds and agency endowments representing $160 million, it has distributed $60 million to support community solutions over the past 29 years. As a community leader, it convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector to respond to these issues. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call 954-761-9503.