Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ Culture Shock Miami launches Cultural Online Experiences
Program continues to reach and develop young audiences in times of social distancing
MIAMI, FL (March 26, 2020) – In times of social distancing, the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Culture Shock Miami program remains committed to developing young audiences and finding innovative ways to make the arts accessible to teens and young adults. Recently added to CultureShockMiami.com is Online Experiences, a curated list of virtual tours and exhibitions, online performances, and on-demand resources being made available to its audience and Miami-Dade County residents.
As cultural organizations are finding new ways to share their artform through the web, the program’s Online Experiences makes it easier than ever to access Miami-Dade County’s thriving art scene. Young art enthusiasts can enjoy Coral Gables Art Cinema’s Drive-In films, view Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Fly with MiSO concert, take virtual tours of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), participate in Vizcaya Museum and Garden’s interactive virtual tours, or tour the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami’s permanent collection. Also offered to its audience is the opportunity to enjoy cultural activities being offered online by arts organizations in other parts of the country, including Alvin Alley American Dance Theater, Broadway World, National Public Radio’s (NPR) Tiny Desk Series, and The Metropolitan Opera.
The program seeks additional cultural content to share online with its audience. It is a free service to the public. Cultural organizations can submit information, free of charge via the submission form at CultureShockMiami.com.
Culture Shock Miami is designed to introduce the next generation of audience members to live arts and cultural experiences at the age when they are beginning to make their own entertainment decisions. Based on research that shows most people begin their appreciation for the arts at a young age, the program is founded on the premise that when teens and young adults make the arts a regular entertainment choice, they are more likely to become full-price ticket buyers and subscribers in the future. At www.CultureShockMiami.com teens and young adults, ages 13-22, can purchase $5 tickets to top music, theatre, and dance performances, as well as admission to museums, landmarks, and cultural destinations in and around Miami-Dade County. With the purchase of one $5 ticket for a 13-22-year-old, a second $5 ticket can be purchased for someone of any age to accompany them.
About Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council. For information visit www.miamidadearts.org.