The Division of Cultural Affairs advances, supports, and promotes arts and culture in order to strengthen the local economy and quality of life for all who live, work, and visit the City of Miami Beach. The Division works to make this mission possible by implementing two essential programs:
Art in Public Places
Art in Public Places is a city board responsible for the commission and purchase of artwork by contemporary artist in all media. The program allocates funds totaling 1.5% of hard costs for City projects and joint private/public projects. Funds from construction projects may be aggregated into the Art in Public Places Fund and allocated for artwork at public sites and for collection maintenance. The fund is administered by a City Commission appointed citizen’s board of seven members, the Art in Public Places Committee.
The Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council has the purpose of developing, coordinating, and promoting the performing and visual arts in the City of Miami Beach, for the enjoyment, education, cultural enrichment, and benefit of the residents of and visitors to the City. The Cultural Affairs Program is funded by interest earned from the Miami Beach Convention Center Capital Fund, Resort Taxes and Quality of Life funds.