FAN Grant Recipients 2015-16

Congratulations to Our 20 FAN Grantees for 2015-16

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.

Ann, Maureen and Deb

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

Category A Winners.1


Zoetic Stage, Inc. for their 2015-16 Season: $20,000:

Christopher Demos-Brown-Zoetic Stage

Orchestra Miami, Inc. for their Family Fun Concert Series: $15,000:

Elaine Rinaldi-Orchestra Miami

Chopin Foundation for their 2015-16 Concert Season: $12,500:

Jadwiga Gewert-Chopin Foundarion

Friends of Chamber Music of Miami for their 2015-16 Chamber Music Season: $10,000:

Julian Kreeger-Friends of Chamber Music

M Ensemble for Fences by August Wilson: $9,000:

Pat Williams-M Ensemble

Caribbean American Heritage Foundation for their Caribbean Film Festival: $8,000:

Asa Sealy-Caribbean American Heritage Foundation

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Inc. for their Ballets with Latin Flavor: $7,500:

Ruby Issaev-Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Community Arts and Culture for their 17th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival: $6,500:

Jose Elias-Community Arts and Culture

Bakehouse Art Complex for Older Than Jesus: A Survey of Contemporary Work by Artists Age 34+: $6,500:

Marte Siebenhar-Bakehouse Art Complex

Miami Lyric Opera for Marina, by Emilio Arrieta: $5,000:

Andrea O'Naghten-Miami Lyric Opera


Category B – Budgets above $1 million:

Category B Winners


Miami City Ballet for George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream REIMAGINED: $25,000:

Lourdes Lopez-Miami City Ballet

GableStage, Inc. for their 17th season and final 2 plays of 2014-15 and first 4 plays of 2015-16: $20,000:

Joseph Adler-GableStage

New World Symphony for Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Emanuel Ax & the NWS: $15,000:

Julisa Fuste-New World Symphony

FIU-Jewish Museum of Florida for All This Has Come Upon Us by Mark Podwal: $12,000:

Jo Ann Arnowitz-Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc. (Arsht) for a new dance work by Robert Battle: $10,000:

Ana Morgenstern-Arsht Performing Arts Center Trust

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for Nori Ward: Sunsplashed: $8,000:

Christopher Pastor-Perez Art Museum of Miami

Florida Grand Opera, Inc. for The Passenger by Mieczyslaw Weinberg: $7,500:

Isabel Almaraz-Florida Grand Opera

Festival Miami for the music program Festival Miami 2015: $6,500:

Marianne Mijares-Festival Miami

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami for The Art of Ayni: The Natural World in Ancient Andean Art: $6,500:

Dr. Jill Deupi-Lowe Art Museum

Seraphic Fire for Seraphic Fire’s 2015-16 Miami-Dade Choral Season: $5,000:

Rhett del Campo-Seraphic Fire


Congratulations to all !!!

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