Reduced Funding For The Arts, Homelessness and A Floating Art Exhibit

May 24, 2018

Jaye Abbate is the CEO of ArtServe, a non-profit arts incubator that supports artists and cultural organizations in Broward County. Beth Clark is the CEO of Young Singers of the Palm Beaches. Grant money for the arts across Florida has been slashed year after year and in the newest state budget there will have a 90 percent decrease. Abbate and Clark joined Sundial to talk about how their organizations are working with the resources they have. The new budget will go into effect June 1.

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Ben Sorenson recently moved one of his offices to a homeless encampment. Sorenson joined Sundial to talk about why he decided to move his operations there and his plans to raise awareness to the homeless issue.

Johanne Rahaman is a South Florida based documentary photographer.  She is debuting her new photographic exhibit, called ‘Water Rights: An Act of Resistance,’ during Urban Beach Week in Miami Beach. The exhibit features a series of photographs documenting past Urban Beach Weeks -usually celebrated around Memorial Day weekend- from 2014 to 2016 and other photos from beaches and lakes in Florida. They will be displayed on a big LED screen and move along the Miami Beach shoreline on a barge. Rahaman joined Sundial to talk about the new exhibit.