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

3rd Year Funding Application will be available March 30, 2018.

Meet Our Most Recent Grant Recipients

Broward County

All Florida Youth Orchestra
Music STEPS Preschool Program | August 2017–May 2018
Music STEPS (Students Transformed through Education and Performance Skills) pre-school program serves up to 170 toddlers, age babies to 4 years old, from low income homes or foster care with almost all families living at or below the poverty level struggling to meet basic needs. Children receive early childhood music education classes that include singing, moving, listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement, and storytelling using language within a musical context. FYO’s curriculum utilizes music as the vehicle for early childhood development that improves their motor skills, vocabulary, reading, counting and social and emotional development that lead to success in school. Partner Sites for the 2017-2018 year include Kids in Distress and New Mirawood Academy.
Learn More | Twitter: @FYONews

Art and Culture Center Hollywood
PNC Arts Alive! Presents Free Arts! Family Days | 3rd Sunday of every month October 2017–July 2018
The Center introduces its new Free Arts! Family Days beginning on the third Sunday in October with a free visual arts workshop and admission to the Center’s gallery exhibition Dual Frequency: South Florida Cultural Consortium. Funded in part by a grant from the PNC Arts Alive! initiative, Free Arts! Family Days will offer free interactive performances and visual arts workshops each month at a Center venue. Details about activities offered each date will be available on the Art and Culture.
Learn More | Twitter: @acch

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
Bold Voices | June 23, 2018
Throughout the decades, music has galvanized oppressed communities and given them the strength to come together and fight for their rights. In Bold Voices, the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida will join voices with Unity on the Bay Gospel Choir to pay tribute to the wonderful music that has given voice to human rights movements throughout history. This concert will honor the Women's Rights Movement, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, and the LGBT Rights Movement. This program will also allow GMCSF to perform in Lauderhill schools to educate and inspire a new generation through these iconic songs.
Learn More | Twitter: @GMCSouthFlorida

Girls' Club
2nd Annual Small Press Fairamily Day Festival | November 11, 2017, Noon to 6 p.m.
FSPF’17 will showcase a diverse range of local and regional artists, printers, publishers, authors, poets, bookmakers, designers, zinesters and cultural workers, sharing and exhibiting new work related to printmaking, book making and zine creation. Over 50 exhibitors will take over two warehouses in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale, celebrating the growing interest and support for independent and small press artists and publishers that have fueled the sub-culture in South Florida for years. Split in two sections - the Beach Front - a space for larger tables of independent publishers, presses, universities, museums and special collections; and the Zine Dunes - a gritty collection of independent artists, musicians, designers, printers, tattoo artists and collectives – the exhibitor market is the heart of SPF and brings together a diverse cross-section of artists, creators and community members.
Learn More | Twitter: @girlsclubFLL

Duval County

Cathedral Arts Project
Lift Every Student | 2017–2018 School Year
Through the Lift Every Student artist residency program, Jacksonville-based artists will be placed in residencies in underserved Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) during the 2017-2018 academic year. Four high-need and underperforming DCPS elementary school pilot sites will use the arts to reinforce, extend and illuminate connections among elementary learning topics. Hyde Park, Hyde Grove, John Love and SP Livingston Title I elementary serve hundreds of children who are on free/reduced lunch program and have been struggling with a D or F rating. In 2017, the district converted all of these schools to Arts Integration focused centers. Lift Every Student Artists-in-Schools residency program allows Any Given Child to facilitate a collaboration between local artists and our school district as well as showcasing the power of combining the arts and other academic areas. Artists participating in the program include Lucy Chen, Erin Kendrick, Sarah Crooks Flaire and Valarie Esguerra.
Learn More | Twitter: @CathedralArts

Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville
Free Classical Music Concert | April 29th, 2018
PNC Arts Alive and the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville present a family-friendly classical music concert at the Times Union Performing Arts Center, Jacksonville, Florida. Join this 60 -musician ensemble for a concert that explores the multicultural face of Jacksonville through classical music. This educational concert takes the audience on a musical journey to discover how western classical music has been influenced by the many cultures that enrich our community.
Learn More | Twitter: @CivicOrchJax

The Florida Ballet
Breaking the Barrier: For Boyz Only | 2017–2018 School Year
Breaking the Barrier: For Boyz Only is a multilevel educational and performance project providing an opportunity for middle-school aged young men to gain exposure to the art of dance. The program will serve low-to-moderate income boys at three identified at-risk middle schools in the Jacksonville community. The percentage of those meeting this criteria will be 80% or greater. The boy’s at all three schools will receive dance instruction twice weekly during in-school physical education classes over a period of four months. At the end of the four months, a culminating performance will be presented free of charge to the community featuring all participants, as well as, local and aspiring nationally known male dancers.
Learn More | Twitter: @FloridaBallet

The Performers Academy
The Performers Project focuses on helping disadvantaged teens express themselves in their own unique way, encouraging them to resolve conflict and improve social skills. Throughout the year we engage in a rigorous arts integrated curriculum which includes weekly intensive instruction. We help these teens understand and improve their emotional well-being through artistic expression and the creative process of developing original works. The Performers Project empowers them through the cathartic and creative outlets of the arts. The Arts Alive Grant allows us to expand the program into new areas and offer the monthly showcase, Truth and Proof Open Mic Night, at no charge.
Learn More | Twitter: @JAXperformers

Palm Beach County

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
Art and Healthy Hearts in the Garden | September & December 2017; January & April 2018
Groups will be hosted for a 1 day exhibition (4 in total) where children will spend the morning with a featured artist and make their own amazing creation. The children's masterpieces will be displayed throughout the property and captured on video to provide to their teachers and parents. Children will then explore the tropical gardens and learn how every aspect of the garden grows and is a food source which they will end the experience with a healthy rainbow salad bar, reinforcing the lesson of healthy and tasty food...that grows in a garden.
Learn More | Twitter: @ANSGWPB

Digital Vibez
KidsFit Jamathon & Wellness Worshops-at the South Florida Fair Grounds | July 26, 2018
These programs are designed to combat childhood obesity by fostering a love of fitness, through dance, and teaching children at an early age how to incorporate physical activity and healthy behaviors into their everyday lives. Kids (children ages 5-12 at sixteen out-of-school programs and summer camps in high-need communities throughout Palm Beach County) will participate in a six-week Wellness Workshop throughout our high-need communities and will then attend the culminating event called the KidsFit Jamathon.
The KidsFit Jamathon is a three-hour fitness event where almost 640 students participating in the Wellness Workshops will then join another 2,940 students to celebrate their accomplishments and gain helpful resources to help them sustain their healthy lifestyle.
Learn More | Twitter: @DigitalVibezInc

Kravis Center
High School Music Theatre Awards Program | September 2017 to February 2018 (School Outreach Program)
Awards Celebration Performance | June 1-3, 2018

Is a new performing arts education initiative targeted to high school students in PBC. During the year-long program, Kravis Center teaching artist adjudicators will view and critique musical theatre productions. At the end of the school-year, student ensemble work and individual accomplishments in musical theatre will be recognized and celebrated at an exciting Awards Celebration Performance at the Kravis Center. The program will come to a close with a final performance and award to the best teacher and program.
Learn More | Twitter: @KravisCenter

Miami City Ballet
Ballet for Young People | February 20, 2018 (2 performances 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. at Broward Center for Performing Arts and March 2, 2018 10:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center Free
Performance series for underserved Title 1 students to experience a live ballet performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Kravis Center. The students receive a take home educational guide to enhance learning of the arts. These home guides are incorporated into current curriculum in class. The new opportunity for this program is to provide educational sustainability in the classrooms. Each class will now have access to a website that will allow them to access the educational curriculum prior to the performance and after.
Learn More | Twitter: @miamicityballet

Milagro Center
"Let's Take The Show on the Road!"| October 2017–September 2018
The Center will create free pop up performances throughout the county where children from the center will be performing, as well as creating the actual sets. This custom mobile theatre will allow it to travel and there will be 11 different performances in disadvantage cities throughout the county.
Learn More | Twitter: @milagrocenter

Mounts Botanical Gardens
Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea | October 2017–April 2018
Is an exhibit of sea life creatures created and built completely out of marine debris collected from our beaches and will graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways. The exhibit will be located at the garden where over 50,000 visitors and PBC school children will attend. Educational outreach will be incorporated and the exhibit will provide the garden to be a classroom.
Learn More| Twitter: @mountsbotanical

Norton Museum of Art
Black History Month Community Celebration | February 24, 2018
Held at the Norton Museum of Art Is a free, new event with local artists, children activities, entertainment and educational opportunities. The festival will feature special artwork by Black artists and an exhibition. Hands on activities and dynamic performances will attract diverse audiences which can open up to experience and discuss art in new ways.
Learn More |Twitter: @nortonmuseum

Palm Beach Symphony
Peter and the Wolf Outreach Program | October 2017–May 2018
November 1 and 2, 2017 at the Society of the Four Arts
November 8, 2017 at the Eissey Campus Theater
November 8, 2017 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
November 9, 2017 at the Palm Beach Day Academy

The Palm Beach Symphony will perform one of the most internationally recognized pieces that introduces children to music; Peter and the Wolf. The musicians will bring these characters to life in seven free concerts throughout the county.
Title I - PBC elementary school students will learn about the different instruments in an orchestra. A curriculum guide will be provided so that all teachers can continue and enhance this experience in the classroom. In addition to the Children’s Concert Series, other educational outreach programs will be provided such as master classes, coaching sessions and lecture demonstrations.
Learn More | Twitter: @pbsymphony

Contact Information:

General questions may be directed
by email to:

Jessica Reed
(904) 407-2123
Duval County
Regional Presidents Office

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 Greater Jacksonville
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

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