PNC Arts Alive

Florida East Coast and Port Cities

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.


Did You Know?

PNC has pledged $195,000 to area organizations since launching its three-year initiative in 2016 to support Duval County arts organizations.


Application Information

Broward, Duval and Palm Beach County
The application period is currently closed.


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

Don't Miss A Beat, Inc.
Art in the Park Series
Art in the Park will be an exuberant community engagement event hosted monthly at the Edith B. Ford Center in Woodstock Park. Each month, families will gather for free food and arts and crafts. More importantly, during each event, Don’t Miss a Beat Academy of Arts students will perform a showcase for the community. Since 2008, Don’t Miss A Beat has been bringing performing arts to youth and families in Duval County who otherwise may never have access in the Riverside, Brooklyn and Woodstock neighborhoods. DMAB’s Academy of Arts provides underserved children weekly access to free performing arts instruction in the areas of dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music.
Learn More | Twitter: @dmabinc

Players by the Sea
Creativity Behind the Curtain
Creativity Behind the Curtain is focused on technical arts education for girls in middle and high school who come from service organizations that focus on girls at-risk, specifically in the Beaches communities. Workshops will introduce students to unique career opportunities while giving them role models and a hands-on, behind-the-scenes perspective of the technical side of performing arts. Players by the Sea is an artist-driven community theatre and this project is tied to its New Voices/Young Voices one-act plays.
Learn More | Twitter: @Playersbythesea

Jacksonville Dance Theatre
Bridging Audiences
Jacksonville Dance Theatre (JDT) is a contemporary dance and performance company. Bridging Audiences will engage Guggenheim Fellow Jonah Bokaer through a partnership with Long Road Projects and Princess Grace Award Nominee Bryn Cohen as the hired choreographers for JDT’s seventh season. They’ll create work on the company to be performed for both local and national audiences and will directly interact with underserved populations in the community through lectures, workshops and open rehearsals. These audiences will then be given free tickets to see the new choreographic works on stage. JDT will also create a YouTube Channel to broadcast various phases of the project.
Learn More | Twitter: @JDTheatre

The Florida Theatre
The Power of Theatre, Erasing Bullying
Florida Theatre, in partnership with director Barbara Colaciello of BABS’LAB, will bring underserved students throughout Jacksonville to the historic Florida Theatre to experience Chalk, an anti-bullying play written by the award-winning radio host, Al Letson. In addition to the staged production of Chalk, an audio play will be produced for Letson’s national podcast, Errthang.
Learn More | Twitter: @FloridaTheatre


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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