July 16, 2020
NWS helps launch Miami Art Strong collaboration
New World Symphony is proud to join other Miami-Dade County cultural institutions to announce Miami Art Strong, an ongoing partnership to strengthen the impact and ensure the longevity of the arts in Miami. The campaign invites the South Florida community to share the local art experiences that inspire them and keep them hopeful about the future using the hashtag #MiamiArtStrong.
Over the last decade, Miami’s arts community has flourished into one that truly resonates with the city’s multicultural and multilingual public. From world-class museums, symphonies and dance companies to artist residencies, studio spaces and a thriving community of creators, Miami has emerged as one of the foremost art centers in the United States. Its impact makes Miami a more desirable and socially engaged place to live, generates billions of dollars in economic activity, and inspires future generations to imagine a more inclusive and just world.
Arts foster connection and address the profound cultural and societal frameworks that make up our present-day reality. In a moment of collective reckoning, the arts encourage reflection, ignite necessary conversations and create empathy among our widely diverse communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a set of unprecedented challenges for Miami’s cultural institutions, forcing all to close and adjust their programming schedules to ensure public safety. While their temporary closure certainly impacted revenue streams and important programming and exhibition adjustments, what these organizations ultimately miss most is the ability to connect directly with local audiences. Miami Art Strong strengthens the organizations’ shared mission and engage audiences in creating a digital repository of experiences that have shaped Miami culture.
Miami Art Strong’s participating institutions include Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County; The Bakehouse Art Complex; The Bass Museum of Art; Fountainhead Residency and Studios; Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science; Frost Museum of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; The Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU; Locust Projects; Miami Children’s Museum; Miami City Ballet; Miami New Drama; Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami; Museum of Graffiti; National YoungArts Foundation; New World Symphony; Nu Deco Ensemble; O, Miami Poetry Festival; Oolite Arts; Pérez Art Museum Miami; and the Miami Design Preservation League.
In addition to this shared campaign, leaders from each institution’s development and communications teams are meeting regularly to share resources, information and strategies in pursuit of their continued sustainability.