Arts Biz Blog

Workshop On Branding: How to Stand Out in ...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Gathered at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, attendees at last month’s Branding: How to Stand Out in a Crowd workshop hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Miami arrived ready to learn how best to brand and re-brand their organizations. The panel provided insights, tips, and tools from their personal arsenal of success stories. Kevin Sprague from

Round-Up: Results From Arts and Hospitalit...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Forging partnerships and collaborations between arts and hospitality industry executives has always been the mission of the Arts & Business Council of Miami’s

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPM...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

The Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department is offering Miami-Dade practicing, professional and emerging artists the opportunity to further their professional development through their Artist Access Grants Program. Postmark deadline to apply

NAVIGATING THE SOCIAL MEDIA MAZE

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Speakers and panelists stressed the importance of social media and how to navigate the various platforms at last month’s Arts & Business Council Miami’s Social Media Workshop, underscoring the ever-changing nature of social media and the booming app market. Featured

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: MIGUEL ESTEFAN,...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

The memories of a culture-filled upbringing go back — way back — for singer/dancer/writer Miguel A. Estefan, Jr. So much in fact that he thinks it was in his toddler years, but he’s not quite sure. He recalls being enrolled in a Montessori school and attending performances at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, where he has a vague recollection of seeing Firebird. The sheer size of the venue made an immediate impact on him. “I was maybe three or four years old and the biggest building I’d visited up to that point was our church in Northwest Miami,” he says. “I figured it was such a big place something really important must happen here. It made an impact on me.” In fourth grade he performed in Hello Dolly with top hat and cane, and that’s when he “got addicted” he says. He loved Hollywood musicals and watching people join together in

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: GEORGE FISHMAN

Written By Josie Gulliksen

A visual arts veteran and pioneer of two of Miami’s long-standing, established visual arts venues, George Fishman is a welcome addition to the impressive list of Artburst writers. He spent 25 years into the late 1990s working in traditional mosaics, creating commissioned works for hospitality and religious clients and was involved in the startup of the Bakehouse Art Complex and the ArtCenter/South Florida. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he studied painting and art history, George’s career as

ODE TO THE WORD THROUGH DANCE

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Following on the heels of Miami’s month-long April poetry extravaganza that is O Miami Poetry comes the Artists Embassy International 17th Annual Dancing Poetry Festival. Participants submit as many 40-line poems in English or translated to English, as they wish (there is no limit to number of entries). They must send two typed, clear copies of each entry and include the entrants name, address, phone number and e-mail and how they heard about the contest.

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: OCTAVIO ROCA

Written By Josie Gulliksen

As a full-time philosophy professor at Miami Dade College for nine years, a long-time writer and critic for numerous publications, and a new writer to Artburst, Octavio Roca’s diverse professional background is something he draws on when encouraging his students to stay flexible with their future plans. He named Latino Educator of the Year in

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: DANIEL DICKINSO...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Arts audiences may be accustomed to experimental works in visual arts and dance, but when it comes to music, acceptance of and understanding it still leaves folks perplexed. At least that’s what experimental musician Dan Dickinson thinks. “I think the art-going public is very accustomed to boundary-stretching visual art and dance, but they may not