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Artburst is a multi-platform media bureau for the arts in Miami-Dade. We hire seasoned journalists with experience covering the arts to write articles, reviews, previews and features on dance and music performances and events. We will also write feature articles on local artists and arts executives. In addition we produce videos and radio spots.

Nov
20
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
The Chapman Conference Center at Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus was abuzz on the first night of the Book Fair as fans eagerly awaited the arrival of award-winning author, poet, singer/songwriter Patti Smith. She was the final speaker of the Evenings With kick-off evening, and as Mitchell Kaplan, the Miami Book Fair’s founder and owner of Books & Books introduced the iconic artist, ..
Nov
07
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
The Knight Arts Challenge has made a huge impact in the arts community in Miami in the past decade. Since its formation in 2007, the Knight Foundation’s initiative to support local projects that enhance the cultural experience, has doled out $122 million dollars in grants to 335 projects. If you’ve seen poetry in unexpected places around the city, that’s due to funding from the Challe ..
Oct
19
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Life in Miami can be a unique experience and for 107 days, the New World Symphony gathered stories via video and audio from 1,000 Miamians as part of their Project 305 initiative. Those stories come to life in the film Miami in Movements, set to music by New World Symphony and screening at the New World Center’s Wallcast Saturday, Oct. 21. The project was inspired by the City Symphony Proj ..
Oct
10
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
The Florida Dance Education Organization is set to bring together both teachers and students from the dance community for their annual conference, which is in its 15th year. This is the second consecutive year that it’s being held in Miami -- the conference will then move to a different part of the state. “Because we’re a state organization, we host the conference somewhere different  ..
Sep
20
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Theater is in their blood, that’s how husband and wife John and Maria Rodaz would describe their road to starting Area Stage Company in 1989, making it one of Miami’s longest running theater groups. Their award-winning professional theater company has staged provocative, world-class productions for nearly three decades. Area Stage originated in a 50-seat theater on Lincoln Road in Miami Be ..
Aug
15
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Creating more than just a theater company was Paul Tei’s mission when he founded Mad Cat Theatre Company in 2000. A homegrown South Floridian (he grew up in Hollywood), Mad Cat is his vehicle for “provoking the audience to reimagine its surrounding world,” according to the statement on the website. Tei likes exploring the darker side of emotions and the mental state, and creating stories that  ..
Jul
21
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Expanding the reach of the arts in Miami-Dade County, a groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the planned Westchester Cultural Arts Center at the entrance to Tropical Park. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto, District 10, along with Michael Spring, director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and senior advisor to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimen ..
Jul
10
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Since 2010, Zoetic Stage has been presenting daring, award-winning productions garnering them widespread respect in the Miami theatre community. Award-winning because they’ve been racking up the Carbonell Awards for several years now. Calling the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts their home base since its start is beyond thrilling for founders Stuart Meltzer and Michael McKeever. M ..
Jun
08
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
The artistic talent that’s being nurtured in Miami and providing a never-ending stream of arts professionals is due in strong part to the many year-round and summer programs at various arts venues. In this blog post we speak with a trio of leaders from these programs to learn how their programs have grown and the talent they’ve produced: Miami Theater Center Camp Director Art Garcia, Thom ..
May
31
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Serving as the lead cultural event during the 10-day global World Outgames Miami 2017 is Pulse Points, an artistic response to the Orlando massacre at the Pulse Nightclub last June. Billed as an experiential memorial, the four-hour event will fuse elements of dance, poetry, music, and visual arts via 49 artistic expressions in remembrance of the 49 lives lost during the massacre. The l ..