Four artists from Broward County have been named recipients of the 2023 South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) Awards. These prestigious awards are presented to preeminent South Florida artists through the SFCC 2022-23 Visual and Media Artists Program. The four artists from Broward are among this year’s 18 award recipients who also include 10 artists from Miami-Dade County, two artists from Palm Beach County, and two artists from Monroe County.
The Consortium is an alliance of the arts councils of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties, and its awards, which are conferred at the $7,500 and $15,000 level, are among the largest such honors accorded by local arts agencies to visual and media artists in the United States.
The 2023 SFCC Award recipients are:
lou anne colodny
Ricardo E. Zulueta
Palm Beach County
Tyler Buckheim Trosset
Celebrating 35 years in 2023, the SFCC has awarded over $4 million in grants to more than 300 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties. An exhibition featuring the work of the 2023 recipients will take place at The Art and Cultural Center/Hollywood from October 14, 2023 – January 24, 2024.
The recipients were selected through a two-tier panel process which included the participation of regional and national arts experts. The 2023 regional panel, whose adjudications are based on the evaluation of the artists’ work as evidenced by the work samples submitted, included: Ariella Wolens, Bryant-Taylor Curator, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (Broward); Carrington Ware, Artist, SFCC FY 20-21 Recipient, Professor, Florida International University (Broward); Véronique Côté, Galleries Director, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University (Palm Beach); Helena Gomez, Curator, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, (Miami-Dade); and Elvis Fuentes, Executive Director, Coral Gables Museum, (Miami-Dade).
The submissions selected by the regional panel for further consideration were forwarded for final adjudication and selection to the national panel, which was comprised of: Natasha Logan, Deputy Director, CREATIVE TIME, New York, NY; Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; and Jack Schneider, Curatorial Associate, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.
How can artists apply?
The deadline for applications to the 2023 – 2024 SFCC Program for Visual and Media Artists is Monday, October 2, 2023. Artists interested in applying should visit: https://bit.ly/SFCCFellowshipInfo
The South Florida Cultural Consortium is a regional initiative in support of the arts governed by an Interlocal Agreement among the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach. The Consortium’s members are the local arts agencies of these five counties, including the Broward County Cultural Division, the Arts Council of Martin County, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The Consortium works to foster cooperation across the South Florida region to help develop and promote the work of cultural organizations and artists and the audiences that they serve. Its programs and services range from the Visual and Media Artists Program to regional arts education and cultural tourism cooperative ventures. The South Florida Cultural Consortium is one of the most successful regional arts alliances in the nation, demonstrating that by sharing resources and best practices, the arts can thrive across a burgeoning five-county area.
The South Florida Cultural Consortium is funded in part with support from The National Endowment of the Arts, The Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Boards of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Monroe Counties, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
The Broward Cultural Division advances arts and culture throughout greater Fort Lauderdale by investing in the creative sector and providing capacity building opportunities for artists, organizations and creative talent through events and activities that fuel Broward’s creative infrastructure. The Cultural Division includes the county’s Public Art & Design program, as well as grant programs that provide over $6 million in annual support for Broward-based cultural organizations and artists, and engages the community in education and advocacy initiatives that support arts education at the local, state and federal levels. For more information on programs, grants, calls-to-artists and more, visit Broward.org/Arts.