Staff Report

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Artists and creative business people in Broward County in need of space to work might be thrilled to know the Broward Cultural Division (BCD) and the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) have partnered to offer on-going, artistic residencies and creative programs at high profile community centers owned and operated by HACFL throughout Broward County.

Artists and creative business people can apply for rent-free venues to engage in work for up to one year. The deadline is Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

Creative work must support the work of artists, business people, members of the general public and HACFL residents. For this program, creative work is defined as diverse artistic, cultural, educational, and historical programs, presentations and activities that contribute to a vibrant multicultural, economically-viable community. This may include: classes, workshops, round-tables, clinics, guest speakers, resources for professional support (which shall consist of business professionals and other consultants to provide technical advice and support); and individual consultation on arts-related topics.

The creative residency locations are as follows: Cannonball Studio for Creatives and Alan Club Apartments Community Center; BAJA Writers Room and Dr. Kennedy Homes Community; The Megaphone (mobile presentation space) and Center; and Art House – Community Art Studio. Two informational workshops will be held to discuss the program, application and selection process:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Cannonball Studio for Creatives Alan Club Apartments Community Center
915 Northwest 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Baja Writers Room
Dr. Kennedy Homes Community Center 108 Palm Avenue

For more information, contact Grace Kewl, Arts Education Specialist at 954-357-7869.