Arts & Culture

South Florida Arts Jobs Initiative

The South Florida Arts Jobs Initiative connects job seekers with thousands of arts organizations and the businesses that support them through a new web portal,, and an annual South Florida Arts Jobs Fair. This initiative aims to stem a cultural talent drain from our region and attract new talent by demonstrating the demand and economic growth created by arts organizations that have expanded from 110 to more than 1,000 in the past two decades in Miami, creating jobs for artists and fields that support them, from production and lighting to legal services, fundraising, catering, advertising and finance.

Who are you?

We are the Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc., also known as the Adrienne Arsht Center, the product of a 12-year community-wide campaign that united cultural, business and government sectors to create a performing arts center in downtown Miami.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The initiative impacts the Arts & Culture goal of supporting a thriving creative arts community by building a resource for artists and the businesses that support them. As Miami’s first aggregator of jobs in the creative arts, this encourages local talent to stay & lures new talent. Arts orgs & related businesses can post job openings for free. The site connects job seekers to openings in the local cultural industry. An annual job fair will offer face-to-face interaction with employers.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

The South Florida Arts Jobs Initiative aims to ultimately increase the number of full-time jobs for Miami-Dade County cultural workers, improving our area’s standing for arts employment, which falls below the national average. By feeding the arts community and economy, this initiative helps maintain and grow Miami-Dade’s brand identity as a cultural-rich region.

Please give examples of your project's success.

In its beta test stage, has attracted 65 jobs postings & 1,500 visits per month. With financial support & community outreach, we can double or triple this number. For every artist, there is a behind-the-scenes network of workers who provide lighting, acoustics, scenery, costumes, makeup, box office services, catering, financial and legal support, marketing and promotional services, professional fundraising & other services. Let's grow culture & jobs!

Organization Name (or individuals name) Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc. (Arsht Center)


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