The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized Broward County Cultural Division projects with three achievement awards that celebrate innovative and effective government programs that enhance the quality of life for residents.
The Cultural Division was recognized for creating and executing a pandemic pivot program that virtually helped artists develop their business skills. The Division also received awards for two innovative public art projects at Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The three awards were presented at the 86th annual NACo Conference near Washington, DC, and were among a total of 18 awards received by Broward County. Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi were among the featured speakers at the conference.
In the category of Community and Economic Development, the Cultural Division received an achievement award for:
For information about the Broward Cultural Division’s new 2021 Business Skills for Creatives series, which are free to attend and take place throughout July with an all-new session in Spanish in August, visit ArtsCalendar.com/BizSkills.
Read about the series here: Back in Business
The Cultural Division was also recognized with Achievement Awards in the Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation category for:
About Broward Cultural Division
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 $4.5 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 @BrowardArts on Facebook or Instagram or visit Broward.org/Arts.