• Generating new perspectives on the production of art on the island and in south florida

Funders

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Arts Challenge Grant

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

The Related Group

Matching Funds Support

Since 1979, The Related Group has been changing South Florida’s skyline. Creating vibrant new ways to live in dynamic new neighborhoods. Its buildings and communities energize cities and celebrate forward-thinking architecture and urban planning. It’s this passion for “what’s new and what’s next” that continues to fuel the company’s success.

Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

University of Miami Modern Languages & Literature
Additional Funding

Through its courses dedicated to the study of languages, literatures, and cultures, the department offers an exciting opportunity to engage in a learning experience aimed at developing global literacy, the ability to participate in sociocultural practices by interacting with others in different languages.

Miami Partners

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Institutional Host for Symposium

Pérez Art Museum Miami serves one of the most diverse populations in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, where a unique confluence of Caribbean, North and South American cultures adds vibrancy and texture to the civic landscape. The city’s thriving community of artists, designers and collectors and its avid and growing art-engaged public are driving Miami’s demand for a world-class museum and dynamic center of visual arts education. PAMM transformed Museum Park into a central destination on Miami’s cultural map, promotes progressive arts education, builds community cohesiveness and contributes substantially to downtown revitalization.

The Miami Observatory, University of Miami

In-kind Support

The Miami Observatory on Communication and Creative Industries is an innovative interdisciplinary project made possible through a Miami Consortium Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) grant, housed in UM´s Center for Latin American Studies. The goal of the Observatory on communication and creative industries is to create a source for information and disseminate research carried out by outstanding scholars who provide insight into how the arts, film, music, publishing, TV, architecture, design, new media, and internet impact socioeconomic conditions. By generating research and analysis, the Observatory contributes to the understanding of democratic processes, access to the diversity of cultural expressions, contributions of cultural industries to local, national and transnational economies, and institution building.

Cuba Partners

Casa de las Américas

Main Institutional Partner

Casa de las Americas in Havana will host the group in a two-day symposium in which Cuban and Cuban-American artists and scholars will meet to discuss, debate, and engage on a number of issues. Artists will talk about their work with their counterparts and several curators and art historians will address a series of questions that address the art market and questions of cultural identity.

Some of these include: What are some of the cultural continuities and differences among Cuban and Cuban-American artists? How does cultural identity manifest itself in the visual arts? And, how can opportunities for mutual understanding shape and inform cultural production? A similar program will follow in Miami at the Cuban Research Institute at FIU.

The Ludwig Foundation

Additional Programming

The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC) is an autonomous, non-governmental and non-profit institution in Cuba created to protect and promote contemporary Cuban artists and culture, develop research works and new technologies applied to the artistic field, and encourage dialog with both Cuban and international cultural communities.

LFC acts as a cultural center to encourage the creation of bridges of understanding in Cuba and abroad.