For immediate release

Contact: :  Rem Cabrera, Department of Cultural Affairs 

Phone:    (305) 375-4634; Fax: (305) 375-3068




Who:     South Florida Cultural Consortium 

What:     Workshops for Individual Visual & Media Artists

When & Where:   

  • AUGUST 13, 2003, 6:00 PM, PALM BEACH COUNTY

  • August 15, 2003, 2:00 PM, Monroe County   

  • August 19, 2003, 6:00 PM, Broward County

  • AUGUST 14, 2003, 6:00 PM, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY


Non-matching fellowships are available to South Florida artists through the South Florida Cultural Consortium for the eighteenth annual South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships for Visual and Media Artists.  Applications are available through the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (305-375-4634).  Deadline is October 1, 2003.

To be eligible, professional artists must be over 18 years of age and have been residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe or Martin Counties for one year at the time of application.  Students and non-professionals who engage in artwork as a hobby are not eligible.  Professional artists returning to school in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree may apply. 

This yearç—´ national panel of judges includes: James Elaine, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Afua Kafi-Akua, Third World Newsreel, New York City; Tumelo Mosaka, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City; James Rondeau, Art Institute of Chicago; and Gilbert Vicario, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Free workshops will be presented in four South Florida counties during the month of August:

PALM BEACH and MARTIN: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Mizner Park, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton at 6 PM on August 13.  Please RSVP by August 12 to (561) 471-2901.

MONROE: Gato Building, Conference Room off Main Lobby, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, at 2 PM on August 15. Please RSVP by August 14 to (305) 295-4369.  

BROWARD: Bienes Center Ceremonial Room, Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 South Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, at 6 PM on August 19.  Please RSVP by August 18 to (954) 357-7457.

MIAMI-DADE: Miami Art Museum, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, at 6 PM on August 14.  Please RSVP by August 13 to (305) 375-4634.

The works of the recipients of the 2004 fellowships will be exhibited at the Miami Art Museum in 2004.  The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships for Visual and Media Artists is a cooperative project funded by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Council, the Broward Cultural Affairs Council and the Palm Beach Cultural Council through the South Florida Cultural Consortium.

For Fellowship Application in PDF format, click here.


 The South Florida Cultural Consortium is funded in part with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, the Montgomery Family Trust, Montgomery & Larson LLP, the Boards of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Monroe Counties, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.



For more information, call Andrea Comstock  at 305-852-1469 ext. 4369, 305-743-0079 ext. 4369, or 295-4369; e-mail; or visit