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We Need Your Help: The Deciding Moment for the Coconut Grove Playhouse Project

Join us next week at the City of Miami Commission’s final hearing on Thursday, April 25th and support the County-FIU Playhouse plan! We are appealing to the unfair and unfortunate action of the City of Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board which denied the County’s application to move forward with plans to revitalize the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

There Is No Other Plan

There Is No Other Plan.  
At its April 25, 2019 meeting (beginning at 2 pm), the City of Miami Commission is scheduled to hear the County’s appeal of the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board’s recent, unmerited vote to disapprove the County’s Playhouse application. City of Miami Commission will have the choice of approving the County’s thoroughly developed plans or deciding that nothing will happen, and the site will ultimately return to state control.

Simple and Indisputable Facts: 

Cultural Tourism in Miami: What Every Emerging Arts Leader Should Know

Did you know that more than 16 million people attend cultural events in Miami each year? More than 27% are cultural tourists drawn from outside of Miami-Dade County.

Join John Copeland, Director of Cultural Tourism for the
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, for a conversation about how Miami’s outstanding artists and cultural groups attract visitors to this tourism destination.

The City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) March 5th Vote

Last night, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) voted 6-4 to deny Miami-Dade County’s application for a special certificate of appropriateness for the Coconut Grove Playhouse revival project. Although we are disappointed with the Board’s decision, our commitment to revitalizing the Playhouse and returning great theater to Coconut Grove is as strong as it has ever been. We continue moving forward with the project and will be appealing this unfortunate decision to the City of Miami Commission.

News to Use - February 19, 2019


Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Workshops

Community Grants Program (CG) – Fourth Quarter FY2018-19
This is a quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing small to medium scale community-based cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications.

• Grant Application Deadline:  February 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM

NEW DATE - Creative Townhall for the Arts: Honoring Adolfo Henriques - Feb 28


Join the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts & Business Council of Miami, Florida Cultural Alliance, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders



Miami-Dade County Auditorium

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Miami, FL 33128


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