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Miami's Arsht Center Offers Grants For COVID-Inspired Performance Art

Amanda Smith
Image of Love Heals All Wounds, by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, many people in South Florida’s arts and entertainment world might have had to change lanes and slow down a bit — but they haven’t hit the brakes.

They’re adapting to a changed and challenging performance landscape they could not have foreseen a few months ago.

Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts wants to create, what it calls, an “artistic time capsule” of Miami’s pandemic experience. And it's offering artists some seed money to get it started.

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Arsht is inviting Miami-Dade based performing artists to participate in the Center’s new Heart of Artonline commissioning project.

"Art In The Time Of Coronavirus" aims to gather artistic responses to the pandemic. Thirty Miami artists will be selected and commissioned, receiving $1,000 individual awards. Arsht is accepting video submissions for the project.

The next submission deadline is July 13.

You can find details on the video proposals, submission criteria and other information at arshtcenter.org/heart-art-submission. 

This interview is part of WLRN’s series, “Intermission,” a look at how South Florida’s arts community is adapting during to shutdowns and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you're an artist or arts organization finding new ways to stay in touch with your audience through these uncertain times, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at talktous@wlrnnews.org, with the word "Intermission" in the subject line.

Christine DiMattei is WLRN's Morning Edition anchor and also reports on Arts & Culture.
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