In our 19th year, Funding Arts Network (FAN) once again supported the Miami-Dade arts community by allocating 100% of membership contributions, to award $215,000.
FAN has contributed $3,695,100 to the arts since 1996: 492 grants to over 97 diverse arts organizations, enriching cultural experiences of Miami-Dade residents and visitors.
The 2015-16 awards were presented at FAN’s 19th Annual Grant Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 5, at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables. This year FAN funded 20 visual and performing arts programs: 10 with an annual budget below $1,000,000; and 10 with an annual budget greater than $1,000,000.
These programs were selected and recommended by the FAN Grants Screening Committee after careful review of all of the applications, and with the approval of the Board of Directors, were placed on the ballot for membership vote. Maureen Gragg, FAN President and Co-VP of Grants; and Deborah Slott, Co-VP of Grants, led the process.
our FAN screening team
Arts areas are music, theater, dance and visual arts. Considerations focused on the quality of the programs proposed, the audience reach, and the fiscal soundness of the organizations. Ballots were tabulated by Gibraltar Private Bank.
FAN grant awards for 2015-16 are:
Category A—Budgets below $1 million
Zoetic Stage, Inc. for their 2015-16 Season: $20,000:
Orchestra Miami, Inc. for their Family Fun Concert Series: $15,000:
Chopin Foundation for their 2015-16 Concert Season: $12,500:
Friends of Chamber Music of Miami for their 2015-16 Chamber Music Season: $10,000:
M Ensemble for Fences by August Wilson: $9,000:
Caribbean American Heritage Foundation for their Caribbean Film Festival: $8,000:
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Inc. for their Ballets with Latin Flavor: $7,500:
Community Arts and Culture for their 17th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival: $6,500:
Bakehouse Art Complex for Older Than Jesus: A Survey of Contemporary Work by Artists Age 34+: $6,500:
Miami Lyric Opera for Marina, by Emilio Arrieta: $5,000:
Category B – Budgets above $1 million:
Miami City Ballet for George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream REIMAGINED: $25,000:
GableStage, Inc. for their 17th season and final 2 plays of 2014-15 and first 4 plays of 2015-16: $20,000:
New World Symphony for Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Emanuel Ax & the NWS: $15,000:
FIU-Jewish Museum of Florida for All This Has Come Upon Us by Mark Podwal: $12,000:
Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc. (Arsht) for a new dance work by Robert Battle: $10,000:
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for Nori Ward: Sunsplashed: $8,000:
Florida Grand Opera, Inc. for The Passenger by Mieczyslaw Weinberg: $7,500:
Festival Miami for the music program Festival Miami 2015: $6,500:
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami for The Art of Ayni: The Natural World in Ancient Andean Art: $6,500:
Seraphic Fire for Seraphic Fire’s 2015-16 Miami-Dade Choral Season: $5,000:
Congratulations to all !!!