The recent flooding in Fort Lauderdale has left an indelible mark on our city and its residents, with far-reaching consequences that go beyond the visible physical damage. Among the most affected are members of our cherished arts community, who now face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives and creative practices. As a compassionate and resilient community, it’s imperative that we come together to support our local artists and ensure the survival of our city’s vibrant arts culture.
The Broward Arts Community has been severely impacted by the flooding, and now, more than ever, we must rally to aid our fellow artists. To help those affected by the flood, the Broward County Cultural Division has thoughtfully compiled a comprehensive list of resources, which can be accessed on their website. These resources provide vital assistance to artists in need and offer a starting point for recovery efforts.
One of the most effective ways to support our local arts community is by actively engaging with artists and galleries. Attend art shows, visit galleries, and purchase artwork from local creators. Not only does this provide financial support to those rebuilding their lives, but it also sends a powerful message of solidarity and encouragement.
Volunteering is another essential means of supporting our artists. Organizations like ArtServe and the Broward Cultural Division are in need of volunteers to assist in recovery efforts. By lending your time and skills, you can make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected. Furthermore, financial donations to these organizations can help fuel recovery efforts and provide much-needed support to artists who are struggling to regain their footing.
As we navigate this challenging period, let us remember the importance of unity and empathy. Our collective efforts can aid in the recovery of our local artists and ensure that the rich arts culture of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County continues to thrive. By standing together, we can not only overcome this tragedy but emerge stronger and more connected as a community.
Let’s join forces and help our fellow community members rise above adversity. Together, we can make a difference and preserve the beauty and creativity that make Fort Lauderdale so special.
Institutions and Organizations:
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts
- CERF+ The Artists Safety Net
- Artists’ Fellowship
- Emergency grant for painters, printmakers and sculptors
- American Writers Emergency Fund
- Comic Creators in Need
- American Documentary Artist Emergency Fund
- Entertainment Assistance Program
- Dramatists Guild Foundation resources
Please contact :
Broward Art and culture website
or email: email@example.com
In the meantime, a reminder to update the status of your projects, shows and events on ArtsCalendar.com.