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Arts for Action: Black Voices

Arts For Action: Black Voices is a Broward Center initiative focusing on how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial inequality. The program features a variety of multi-disciplinary discussions, performances, and art-making events, virtually and in-person, culminating in a free outdoor arts festival in Esplanade Park on March 20, 2022.

 

The Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative is funded through the Community Foundation of Broward's Art of Community grant program, which aims to use the arts as a catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues. Support has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund, Community Concerts Association of Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Fund, A Fund for the Performing Arts and the Linda and Michael Carter Fund.


Additional supporters of the Broward Center initiative include BBX Capital Foundation and JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

 

For more information on Arts For Action: Black Voices or to get involved, email ArtsForAction@BrowardCenter.org.

 

PAST EVENTS – available for online viewing

 

Bridging the Gap Community Dialogue – June 2, 2021

 

From Education to Employment Community Dialogue – September 14, 2021

 

The Happening – A Theatrical Mixtape, Volume III – Oct 14 – 17, 2021

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Broward Center plans community conversations around these upcoming events and performances as part of the Black Voices initiative this season. Check back for details or sign up and follow us to receive notification as events are confirmed at artsforaction@browarcenter.org.
 

  • Black Violin: Give Thanks Tour – November 27, 2021
  • Art Prevails Student Workshop – December 28 – 30, 2021
  • Slow Burn Theatre Co, Once on this Island – February 4 – 20, 2022
  • Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale Ain’t Too Proud: The Live & Times of the Temptations – February 8 – 20, 2022
  • Keb’ Mo’ Band – March 1, 2022
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – March 2, 2022
  • Community Festival celebrating Black Voices, Esplanade Park – March 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM

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Broadway Fellows

Learn about the new fellowship program introduced this year the Black Theater Coalition and Broadway Across America. This comprehensive paid fellowship is for college undergraduate juniors, seniors and recent graduated interested in pursuing a career in theater administration. Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black-identifying professionals in the commercial theater industry, this program is dedicated to fostering and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, access and inclusion while providing an invaluable, in-depth education in the business of commercial theater. 

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