PNC Arts Alive

Southeast Florida

We've recently announced that we will award $300,000 over three years to arts organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

PNC Arts Alive programming demonstrates that there is an artistic outlet for everyone, regardless of age, economic background, skill level and taste. Pop-up performances, mobile arts vans and the use of unusual venues are among the many initiatives supported through PNC Arts Alive and we're excited to help invigorate local arts organizations in Florida, while bringing new and exciting programs to our communities.

Application Information

Broward and Palm Beach County

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Please check this website in September 2019 for information about the next funding cycle.

Did You Know?

PNC has pledged over $1 Million to area organizations since launching its initiative in Southeast Florida in 2016. To date we have supported 44 programs.


Meet Our Most Recent Grant Recipients

Palm Beach County

Festival of the Arts Boca
Tough Turkey in the Big City, Nov. 18, 2018 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A Feathered Tale-commissioned from renowned contemporary composer, Bruce Adlophe. Tough Turkey-Thanksgiving odyssey that will expose children to the arts through music, dance, drama and narration. Tale of Tom a turkey who tours NY, stumbles onto the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and falls for Midge, a Park Ave Pigeon. Each performance will be followed by an “instrument petting zoo”, touch and try play musical instruments, snacks and drinks for children and families to enjoy. A 3rd performance will be performed in the theater at Plumosa School for the Arts, Title 1 School in Delray Beach. All students at the school will attend this performance while it is simultaneously streamed on the School District 10 channel to all elementary schools in the school district in PBC. Tough Turkey has a free downloadable Curriculum Guide for teachers, this guide will be sent to all participating schools prior to the performance. This program is designed to reach underserved audiences and the economically disadvantaged.
Website: | Twitter: @FestivalBoca

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Kravis Center Dream Awards: Celebrating High School Musical Theater Excellence Sept. 2018- July 2019 (Awards Program June 2, 2019)
The Kravis Center Dream Awards: Celebrating High School Musical Theater Excellence program was launched in 2017-2018 with generous sponsorship support from PNC Arts Alive. This inaugural program was open to all of Palm Beach County’s public and private high school drama programs. During the year-long program, which begins in September, Kravis Center teaching artist adjudicators view and critique eligible musical theater productions at participating schools throughout the county. At the end of the school year, student ensemble work and individual students' accomplishments in musical theater performance are recognized and celebrated at the exciting Dream Awards Showcase performance in the 2,195-seat Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. At that event, an inspiring local theater educator and his/her commitment to performing arts education are also honored. .
Website: | Twitter: @kraviscenter

Norton Museum of Art
Black Art Festival-February 23, 2019
In 2018, the Norton held the inaugural Black History Family Day (BHFD) attended by more than 700 visitors, many of whom had never been to the Museum before, the day was packed from open to close with activities taking place across the Norton campus. The Museum looks forward to building on the success of its first BHFD with a second in 2019 – held during the exciting opening month of the Museum’s new $100 million expansion.The day will once again be free to the public, as will all programming, making BHFD a truly welcoming and accessible event. (When the Museum opens its expansion, it will always offer free admission on Fridays and Saturday, but otherwise resume charging admission.) The Norton will extend its normal hours for BHFD, remaining opening from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., making the event 80% longer than in 2018. With the new expansion open, the Museum will have more than three times the space available in 2018, spreading BHFD activities across the new education center, a purpose-built auditorium, a large and flexible great hall, a world-class restaurant, a sculpture garden, and 37% more gallery space. The Norton will take full advantage of this increased capacity, with highlights of the second BHFD to include: - An original exhibition of artwork by Nina Chanel Abney, the seventh installment in the Museum’s Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) series, and a centerpiece of the Museum’s expansion opening - Featured recent additions to the Museum Collection, including significant works by Kara Walker, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Mickalene Thomas - A major closing performance in the Stiller Family Foundation Auditorium, similar to the CORE Ensemble performance of “Ain’t I a Woman” in 2018 - A rotating schedule of changing performances by local artists, community groups, and students throughout the day, at locations across the Museum.
Website: | Twitter: @NortonMuseum

PB Opera
Opera a la cart-Oct. 1, 2018-April 1, 2019
Palm Beach Opera’s (PBO) innovative new program, Opera a la Cart, takes the popular “food truck” concept and reworks the truck into a traveling opera production which will serve all members of the community. PBO will rework a truck into a vehicle that is capable of having a fold out stage, along with set pieces and props. The truck will also have a large screen television that provides technological capabilities to assist in various things like backgrounds for scenery, or as a learning tool when interactive activities with audiences take place. The truck will travel to a series of planned and promoted (through social media) community sites. At each stop, the cart – with a foldout stage and set pieces – will offer a “menu” of opera scenes. When a scene is “ordered,” a cast of PBO’s Apprentice Artists and a pianist will give a performance. This mobile performance venue will make opera accessible to people who would otherwise never have the opportunity to experience this art form. .
Website: | Twitter: @palmbeachopera

Palm Beach Symphony
Music Education and Outreach Program October 2018-May 2019
Our Music Education and Outreach program's purpose is to send professional symphony musicians from the traditional setting of the concert hall into local classrooms to mentor and coach music students, and into the community to engage, entertain, and expose classical music to children, families, and the underserved. Our program begins in early November with our Children's Concert Series. Students join us for a free performance of Sergei Prokofiev's well-known "Peter and the Wolf" at local venues in the Palm Beach County region. Elementary school children will learn about the different instruments and sections in the orchestra. While following the tale and adventures of Peter, students will hear the most popular work of music and experience wondrous dance, choreography, and costume design by a local dance company. The series is the foundation in which students begin building an appreciation and respect for music and the arts. After the concerts, teachers will receive a curriculum guide, catered to each grade level, so they can continue to instruct the students about the music, the history, and the instruments in the orchestra, enhancing the experience that began at the concert into the classroom. With assistance from the School District, these services are provided at no cost to the schools. .
Website: | Twitter: @pbsymphony

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
Art and Healthy Hearts in the Gardens October 2018- April 2019
Art and Healthy Hearts in the Garden will host tours for Title 1 students in PBC. Each season will feature four visiting artists and their work that complements Ann Norton's permanent sculptures and vast gardens. A different school/organization will visit a one day exhibition where the children will work with the featured artist creating art, which will be displayed throughout the property and captured on video to provide to their teachers and parents. They’ll explore the tropical gardens and end the day with a heart-healthy rainbow salad bar, reinforcing the lesson of healthy and tasty food...that grows in a garden. .
Website: | Twitter: @ANSGWPB

Broward County

Brazilian Voices
Arts4Life – September 2018-September 2019
Arts4Life project is an interactive musical performance of soothing melodies sung live in small groups to adult and pediatric patients and caregivers, in cancer centers and other hospital areas. Brazilian Voices will sing monthly at hospitals in Broward County and encourage both bedridden and chemotherapy patients to sing and play along with them, including Bossa Nova and American songs in both English and Portuguese.
Website: Twitter: @brazilianvoices

Coral Springs Museum of Art
All Around Art 2.0 – October 2018-May 2019
CSMoA's All Around Art 2.0 initiative is an expansion of a project launched in 2016 with the support of PNC Arts Alive that continues to be an innovative project for South Florida. The movement was designed to, and continues to, make diverse audiences of children and teachers think about the impact of art on and in their everyday lives. Since the 2016 launch of All Around Art, the Museum has seen an increased interest in digital art forms. Because of this, All Around Art 2.0 incorporates digital arts into the programming. This comprehensive initiative provides the opportunity for 850 underserved elementary school students, attending Title I schools in Broward County, to experience a docent tour of the vast works of various diverse artists exhibiting.
Website: | Twitter: @CoralSpringsMOA

Florida Children’s Theatre
King: An Ode to the American Dream – January 2019-June 2019
King: An Ode to the American Dream is an original multi-media musical production inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. An exciting element of the structure of this piece will be its ability to tour to non-traditional performance venues in addition to show offerings at local theatre spaces. This insures that FLCT can take the production directly into underserved communities, encouraging gathering and dialogue at a micro-local level which can then be elevated to a larger community conversation. The project includes video and multi-media research of historical images and scenes layered with modern content, utilizing original music and existing songs. Some performances will be offered entirely free of charge, some will be a pay-what-you-can model, and some will be ticketed at a fee, with free or reduced ticket options as part of the package. Three of the performances will take place at Florida Children’s Theatre’s Studio Theatre, three in partnership with Destination Sistrunk as part of the Juneteenth festival, with performances at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, Old Dillard Museum and the final at a location to be determined as part of their cultural tour experience. The other three will be presented at libraries or community centers outside the Fort Lauderdale area. All include outreach and direct service to lower income, traditionally underserved audiences.
Website: | Twitter: @FLCTstar

Grace Arts Center
'Shakespeare's La Florida' –December 2018-February 2018
Grace Arts Center started the 'Shakespeare's La Florida' series in 2014-2015 with an initial project featuring next-gen artists training at prestigious schools for the arts such as Florida Children's' Theatre and public schools' advanced placement arts programs, pairing seniors and graduates with leading professional actors, dancers, playwrights, musicians and visual artists on the stage. Now the fourth chapter is being prepared for 2018-2019 season with elements of folkloric dance from the South Americas and coastal Spain with new classical Spanish guitar score and a finale featuring 3-D storm and video-mapped dancers. GAC is working with past and present members of the Miami City Ballet, Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida (based in West Palm Beach) and other individual artists, including 3-D Technology Expert, Mark Diamond, to prepare 'Romeo & Juliet La Tormenta;' the project has been ranked by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for funding in the upcoming year. We've also presented a short version of 'Shakespeare's La Florida' production at XXIII International Ballet Festival of Miami and are planning a scene for Art Basel Miami Beach at the historic Sagamore Hotel in December 2018.
Website: | Twitter: @graceartsfl

South Florida Chamber Ensemble
Changing Our World – November 2018-April 2019
Changing our world is a series of 5 concerts each based on a social justice issue, paired with an educational outreach program based on the same issue. The arts have the power to transform people and communities and we are seeking to harness that power to make Broward County a better place to live. Each concert contains music by classical composers paired with American composers both who believed in the issue. The educational outreach program, iLUMA (Inter-generational Literacy Using Music and Art) introduces and reinforces reading comprehension through keywords to students and students with disabilities in VPK through second grade. In this residency program, teaching artists from the SFCE present one fairy tale each month. Participants receive a storybook containing incomplete illustrations and must listen for the keywords during the narration in order to complete each illustration. As they work, SFCE musicians play music from that scene in the stage version of each story, helping participants hear the mood of the passage.

Contact Information:

General questions may be directed
by email to:

Kristina West
(561) 803-9203
Broward County
Client & Community Relations Specialist

Cindy Pilloni
(772) 403-7144
Palm Beach County
Client & Community Relations Assistant Director

Media relations inquiries:
Zoraya Suarez
(407) 428-0066

Thanks to Our Community Partners
Broward Cultural Division
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

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