Funding Arts Broward Awards Record $385,450 to Local Arts Organizations

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Funding Arts Broward Awards Record $385,450 to Local Arts Organizations

Funding Arts Broward Awards Record $385,450 in its 20th Anniversary Year to Arts Organizations for Performances, Programs, and Educational Initiatives in 2024.

In its 20th anniversary year, Funding Arts Broward (FAB) is proud to announce that it has raised and awarded a record high of $385,450 in grants to sustain and cultivate arts programming in the region. The non-profit volunteer-based organization awarded 36 grants of $ $314,450 (ranging from $3,000 - $12,500) for 2024 for performances and programs to nonprofit organizations. FAB awarded an additional $71,000 in Education Grants to 10 organizations to foster art appreciation and skill acquisition for grades K-12. With this grant cycle, FAB’s total monetary distribution to the local arts community exceeds $4.5 million.


Last October, FAB announced its “Be the Spark,” fundraising campaign. The initiative was launched with a lead gift of $750,000 from FAB Founder Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz and has a total of more than $1.8 million pledged. The campaign aims to raise $3 million over the next five years. Proceeds from this campaign have already significantly increased FAB’s grantmaking pool expanding grants for arts education, a new grant category, and establishing an endowment at the Community Foundation of Broward.


“We are thrilled with the incredible support we’ve received over the years to cultivate the arts in Broward County; however, this year is a truly a stellar example of how our community and corporate supporters have united to make a difference,” said Ed Hashek, president of FAB. “Together through memberships and our ‘Be the Spark’ campaign, we have raised $385,450; 38% more over last year and 114% more than just five years ago for a larger selection of diverse cultural grantees. These grants go a long way toward ushering in full-house and in-person performing and visual arts productions, exhibits, and presentations.”


This year’s FAB’s 2024 Visual and Performing Arts Grantees were:


  • Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
  • Art Prevails Project
  • Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
  • ArtServe
  • ArtsUnited
  • Brazilian Voices
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Broward County Film Society
  • Dance NOW! Miami
  • Embrace Music Foundation
  • Fantasy Theatre Factory
  • Florida Children's Theatre
  • Florida Grand Opera
  • Florida Singing Sons
  • Florida Youth Orchestra
  • Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida
  • Gold Coast Jazz Society
  • Hued Songs
  • Inside Out Theatre   
  • Jazz Education Community Coalition
  • Master Chorale of South Florida
  • Miami City Ballet
  • New City Players
  • NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
  • OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
  • Plays Of Wilton
  • Seraphic Fire
  • Slow Burn Theatre Company
  • South Florida Chamber Ensemble
  • South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble
  • South Florida Symphony Orchestra
  • Symphony of the Americas
  • The Fort Lauderdale Children's Ballet Theatre
  • The Girl Choir of South Florida
  • Thinking Cap Theatre
  • Venetian Arts Society - GENVAS

For the third year, FAB also awarded increased Education Grants dedicated to art appreciation and skill acquisition for grades K-12. Recipient organizations were:

  • Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
  • Art Prevails Project
  • Broward Center For the Performing Arts
  • Fantasy Theatre Factory
  • Florida Children’s Theatre
  • Gold Coast Jazz Society
  • Master Chorale of South Florida
  • Seraphic Fire
  • South Florida Pride Youth Ensemble
  • Young At Art

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