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City of Miami Beach
Miami Beach is seen as a trend-setting arts and entertainment Mecca, and a shopping and cultural wonder by visitors, world travelers, celebrities and locals alike. Miami Beach has always been a tourist-friendly vacation hot spot, but the city offers so much more now. Miami Beach is no longer just a place to lie on the beach soaking up the sun, due to an economic boom that has sprung from the refurbishment of the Art Deco Historic District. From café’s, clubs and shopping along South Beach’s Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, and Washington Avenue; the international hotels and restaurants of Collins Avenue and Middle Beach; to the re-emerging neighborhood in North Beach, Miami Beach offers visitors and residents a dazzling array of amenities to enjoy.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and its volunteer advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Council, develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for our community’s thousands of artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council provide grants and technical assistance to cultural organizations and individual artists; develop and improve cultural facilities; create and advance arts education, public information and outreach programs; advocate for effective cultural policies and for more public and private resources to invest in cultural development; and promote and market our cultural assets broadly and innovatively.
City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
The Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council was created to develop, coordinate, and promote performing and visual arts groups by serving as arts advocates before governmental bodies, by coordinating marketing programs, funding nonprofit arts organizations, and promoting international cultural tourism. The Council oversees and administers grants, which are awarded to eligible organizations producing or presenting visual, or performing arts in the City of Miami Beach.
Global Spectrum, Management Company of the Miami Beach Convention Center, is the fastest growing firm in the public assembly venue management field with more than 80 facilities throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. Global Spectrum provides innovative management, marketing, operations and event booking services for public assembly facilities, including arenas, civic and convention centers, stadiums, ice facilities, equestrian centers and theatres.This Philadelphia-based company is part of one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies, Comcast-Spectacor.