The Cultural Affairs Program 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 Cultural Affairs 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 develops, coordinates, and promotes 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 Arts Program is funded by Resort Taxes and Quality of Life funds.