To engage and connect people from every corner of our community through artistic excellence and inspiring educational experiences.
Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education. Each year, we serve more than 80,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations. The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community.
Commitment to Diversity
The Arsht Center is committed to using our platform to embrace all cultures and advocate for change. Through our work, we aim to make this world a more inclusive, compassionate place where no one suffers from discrimination, hate or bias. We wholeheartedly condemn all forms of violence, hate and prejudice against any individual or community. We believe that connecting people through artistic excellence and inspiring educational experiences leads to deeper understanding, more empathy and healing for all.
We recognize that what is now the Arsht Center has been the traditional homelands of the Native nations including the Tequesta, the Calusa and the Taino and, today, are the sovereign homelands of the Seminole and Miccosukee. We also honor that the Arsht Center is located adjacent to Overtown, one of our area's historically Black communities. We infuse all we do at the Arsht Center with reverence to those communities - past, present, and future.
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Report to the Community 2021-2022
ArshtConnect: Strategic Plan
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