Arts Biz Blog

Carnival partners with Guitars Over Guns t...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Carnival Cruise Line’s entertainment team recently provided an unforgettable experience for the at-risk youth musicians and singers in the Guitars Over Guns program. They opened their state-of-the-art rehearsal studios in Davie, FL for a day-long musical workshop. The cruise line giant and non-profit organization were brought together by Carrie Klimczak-Folse, Carnival’s director of IT Planning & Management and a member

Steven Bauer hosts master class at Arsht, ...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

It’s official. Steven Bauer has signed on to star in the revival stage production of “Que Pasa USA? Today…40 Years Later,” playing May

Music Profile: Meet Sebrina Maria Alfonso,...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

As one of the few women conductors in the US, Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso leads the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. She is a champion of contemporary works. Her work Freedom Crossing

Arts Leader Profile: Meet Eric Fliss, Mana...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Eric Fliss is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to theater, due to more than 30 years of nurturing the arts in South Florida. He has done it all from Cultural Facilities Manager, Artistic Director, Producer, Designer and Technical Consultant for

Arts marketers learn to be right on target...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Last month’s Miami Arts Marketing Project Lab was yet another invaluable tool provided to arts marketers by the Arts & Business Council of Miami, as part of their Arts Ignite 2018 series. The focus of the half-day workshop focused on helping marketers identify their target audience and how vital that step is in establishing a strong foothold in the marketplace. Various experts provided tools, tips and techniques to help participants broaden their reach beyond their core participants. Brendan Glynn, director of Corporate Underwriting for Friends of WLRN, served as facilitator and session leader. He introduced Trinidad Callava, faculty at University of Miami’s Marketing and Science Department, and EllenMarie McPhillip, dean of the Business School at the University of Miami. Together, Callava and McPhillip presented “The What, Why, Where of Research,” where they spoke about the Typology of Audiences and how they’re split into Low Contact/Whole Contact. They expressed the importance

Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation’s Piano Slam tu...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Miami’s premier arts venue the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts has been the host site for Piano Slam since day one. Celebrating a decade of Piano Slams is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment for the organization because it allows them to reach an even wider audience. One of the foundation’s fundamental programs was working with Title I schools in Miami-Dade County and bring performances to those schools, something that really excited the students. “Because of our work with

MAMP Conference kicks off Arts Biz worksho...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Once again, nearly 100 arts executives gathered at the Arsht Center for the Miami Arts Marketing Conference. The event is the kick-off to the Miami Arts Marketing Project Series hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Miami. At the conference, arts executives and entrepreneurs spent the day learning from local and national experts representing a spectrum of industries on how to deliver impactful strategies through innovative marketing practices. During the full-day event, participants both

Funding Arts Network hosts final two Made ...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Program is presented in collaboration with Artburst Miami The final two programs of FAN Fare: Made in Miami, a comprehensive lecture series presented by the Funding Arts Network Advisory Council, are happening Monday, Feb. 20 and 26. The series kicked off with an evening with Florida International University Professor, poet, and Pulitzer Prize nominee Campbell

Emerging Arts Leaders host Seraphic Fire t...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Recently the Emerging Arts Leaders of Miami hosted Seraphic Fire’s leadership as the guest speakers at their monthly breakfast talks. The morning event was held at the Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood. The Black Box space provided the perfect intimate setting for an in-depth conversation with Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley, Executive