PNC Arts Alive

Florida East Coast

We've recently announced that we will award $555,000 over three years to arts organizations in Broward, Duval 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

The application period is currently closed.

For information on future funding opportunities, please return in March 2018.

Meet Our Most Recent Grant Recipients

Armory Art Center
1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival | December 3-4, 2016
The Armory Art Center is organizing a visual arts festival to be held on site at the center. Free to the public, this two day event will feature booths exhibiting and selling the work of local artists, live arts demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, and local food and music.
Learn More | Twitter: @ArmoryArtCenter

Boca Ballet Theatre
Community Dance Concert | May 28, 2017
A one-night only, free outdoor public performance at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. This unique show will include classical ballet and contemporary choreography performed by young people who reside in the Boca Raton Housing Authority's Pearl City community, people with Parkinson's disease, students in the School of BBT, and professional dancers from some of the top ballet companies in the country.
Learn More | Twitter: @BocaBallet

Brazilian Voices 
Samba Carousel | February 25, 2017
“Samba Carousel” is an energy-packed performance that will captivate audiences with exhilarating Brazilian music, dance and multimedia, with songs that include selections of Brazilian Jazz and Samba favorites. This award-winning, all-female vocal ensemble, accompanied by international musicians, Brazilian percussionists and dancers, will take the audience on an educational musical journey through music, rhythm, visuals and a cultural mosaic of Brazilian styles.
Learn More | Twitter: @brazilianvoices

Florida Grand Opera
Family Day Festival | January 15, 2017
Florida Grand Opera’s Family Day Festival brings the grand world of opera directly into the hands of the South Florida community. This free public program allows children and adults alike to explore all the different elements of an opera production at interactive, hands-on activity stations. Students and families will learn about all of the technical and musical elements that make up opera productions. The day concludes with an FGO family friendly production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen (Carmencita), adapted especially for younger audiences. FGO will be partnering with local design and animation programs in schools to create short video animations that will correlate to the action and music of Carmencita, serving as its backdrop.
Learn More | Twitter: @FGOpera

Grace Arts Center
Shakespeare-for-the-Streets | February 2017
This project builds upon strong relationships with local programs in communities with lower income populations where specialized magnet arts programs develop talent and access to scholarships to attend college. The project provides opportunities for new professionally tracked student artists to collaborate with practicing Artists in the community (self-taught and those returning from elite college education) on a series of productions in 2017 that harness original script development to musical scores capturing South Florida’s distinctive diversity. Hip hop, tango and ballet choreography danced to original DJ tracks combined with live graffiti and spoken word narrators adapt Shakespeare’s famous sonnets with a message relevant to modern society about the beauty and strength of cultural diversity.
Learn More | Twitter: @graceartsfl

Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation
Eastside Arts | Fall 2016 & Spring 2017
Our innovative program in the arts are needed by young people as a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration and imagination, as well as cultural and historical understanding. “Eastside Arts” – (Saturday Art Labs) will provide youth access to weekly visual and performing art opportunities.
Learn More

Palm Beach DramaWorks
Ethics Project | October 2016 - May 2017
The Ethics Project is an interactive, educational project geared toward high school students that examines and promotes personal responsibility and originality. Students are given critical-thinking prompts, and are then asked to research, edit, and create a ‘digital story’ focused on ethical dilemmas. These digital stories are then submitted to Palm Beach Dramaworks. Then, 650 students from Title 1 schools are invited at no cost to field trip performances of Collected Stories by Donald Margulies. Immediately following the performance students will participate in a guided talkback on plagiarism, ethical dilemmas, and intellectual property rights.
Learn More | Twitter: @PBDramaworks

Palm Beach Symphony
Children's Concerts | October 2016 - November 2016
The Palm Beach Symphony (PBS) will expose 4,000 students to the enchantment and rigor of classical music in hopes of developing critical thinking skills and the overall appreciation for arts and culture. Four free performances with a full orchestra (59 musicians) will be paired with classroom discussions to allow students to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent. These children's concert performances will feature internationally recognized Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. Along with narration and ballet, the musicians bring the characters of Peter and the Wolf to life as Palm Beach County elementary and middle school students learn about the different instruments in an orchestra.
Learn More | Twitter: @pbsymphony

Stage Aurora - Ritz Theatre
Matinee Series | November 2016 - July 2017
PNC Arts Alive presents the STAGE AURORA MATINEE SERIES, an innovative program designed to introduce professional African-American theatre to underserved audiences in Jacksonville, FL. For the 2016-17 Stage Aurora artistic season, the centerpiece of the project is four -five fully subsidized performances for families, seniors, middle and high school students of low-income status for a total of 2,000 tickets.
Learn More | Twitter: @StageAuroraTh

Players by the Sea
Shake Up Shakespeare | November 2016 - July 2017
A dynamic program utilizing the contemporary rhythmic and musical power of hip-hop to engage young people in the study of classical works of literature such as William Shakespeare’s plays. PBTS performers will provide background information in an engaging handout form about Shakespeare and his works, leading into a spoken piece of hip-hop. Audience members will be encouraged to contribute to the work by adding rhymes and additional content. Performers will use a microphone that can be passed among the audience members, making the students know that their voice is always important and heard.
Learn More | Twitter: @Playersbythesea

Contact Information:

General questions may be directed
by email to:

Kristina West
(561) 803-9203
Duval & 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 Greater Jacksonville
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

PNC Arts Alive
Keeping the Arts Thriving
Summary of Our Efforts »