DATE: June 24, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky
Broward Cultural Division
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The planning team for Broward100 – Celebrating the Art of Community is inviting you to participate in a historic moment in Broward County. The public can take an online survey and suggest a name for the event that will be showcasing the extraordinary talent of Broward's visual and performing artists. Taking place in October 2015, this centennial grand finale will be the premiere of what will become Broward's annual signature trademark event. It’s an important name for an important time in history!
In the spirit of celebrating creativity, the grand finale will bring together the diverse talent that can be found in Broward through a countywide finale October 2-4, 2015. A team of Broward’s creative minds assembled to develop a unique approach to showcase our local talent in a series of performances. The grand finale will bring thousands of people together to celebrate Broward County’s 100th birthday through art, culture and entertainment. It will also launch an annual signature event to showcase the talent of Broward County, create global connections and set the stage for the next 100 years.
Through a unique partnership among Broward Cultural Division, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Community Foundation of Broward,
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 Grand Finale.
Take the Survey to help name the Event!
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. Visit Broward.org/Arts, “like us” on Facebook.com/browardcounty100 and “follow us” on Twitter.com/Broward100. For more information about Broward 100, visit broward100.org or 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.
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 $165 million, it has distributed $65 million to support community solutions over the past 30 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.