What is the artistic "cloth" of Tigertail?
Each season Tigertail features five to six produced events by regional, national, and international artists of all disciplines. Our focus is on the new – art of our time that reflects current directions and thinking. These events foster creative explorations between artists and audiences. Our 2016/2017 season includes presentations and exchanges with artists from Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, Belgium and the U.S.
Tigertail Youth Projects – WordSpeak and SpeakOut
Tigertail youth programs engage, educate and enrich youth. We see the use of art as a positive change agent for youth and a catalyst in community revitalization. Tigertail is currently involved in an after school spoken word project WordSpeak & SpeakOut for 1000 teens primarily from the inner city immigrant-based neighborhoods.
Artist Access is a Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs professional development program administered by Tigertail, 380 awards to date. Launched in 1997, the Artist Access Grants Program is designed in an easily accessible format to provide approximately 21-24 mini-grants of up to $1,500 to Miami-Dade County based, working individual artists to take advantage of professional development skill-building opportunities to advance their work and careers. Such opportunities may include, but are not limited to, advanced workshops, conferences, master classes and residencies, or activities that enable the artist to acquire techniques that improve his/her ability to present a body of work. Applications are reviewed three times annually by a local peer panel.
ScreenDance Miami is a festival that takes place each January at various venues. It offers skill-developing workshops, panel discussions and screenings. The festival is produced by Tigertail and directed by Pioneer Winter. ScreenDance Miami highlights Miami-based choreographers and directors who are working with emerging and new concepts in regard to movement and dance on film and dance on camera. The festival has been created to support professionals in this field and to support the development of dance created for the camera.
FLA-FRA (Florida-France) was a dynamic robust month-long event that took place April 2014 & April 2015, a community-wide fête of site-specific events and new performance appearing throughout Miami at theaters and un-expected locations. FLA-FRA dismantles labels and provides opportunities for audiences and Miami artists of all media to explore the dialogue between artist and participant, examine how artists help re-imagine the world, and engage in the vital role artists play as critical thinkers and catalysts for social evolution.
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