Adrienne Arsht Center
"In my travels throughout the U.S., I have found that the Adrienne Arsht Center is renowned to audiences and great artists alike for its unparalled acoustics and state-of-the-art performance spaces. It ranks as one of the finest cultural venues in any city in the world, and its diverse and global programming brings the best of world culture to our community. Some of the greatest artists have made their desire to perform at the Arsht Center abundantly clear, knowing that their artistry will be showcased in the best possible way."
Department of Cultural
“Stretching beyond its role as a major performing arts venue, the Adrienne Arsht Center has emerged as a progressive leader for cultural organizations, downtown Miami and those working to improve greater Miami’s quality of life.”
President & CEO,
“As we evolve into a new and greater Miami, informed by all manner of cultural influences, it's essential that we keep alive and vibrant the influence of classical music and dance. They are essential parts of our heritage.”
Dr. Sanford L. Ziff
"In 1999 I wanted to be a part of the cultural advancement of Miami – in music, dance and education, and I knew the performing arts center would play a significant role. So I stepped forward to name the Ziff Ballet Opera House. I knew Miami was ready to become a world-class city and a conduit for South America and Europe; I knew the center would have world-class performers like Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. I visualized Miami blossoming into a great international cultural center. As a result, businesses from all over the world would come to Miami as they look to cities of culture for their clients and employees. I knew the center would be the shining star for Miami and the rest of the world. That's why I stepped forward so many years ago – to invest in the community I love and to help propel it into the future."
Javier Alberto Soto
President & CEO,
The Miami Foundation
“Unleashing the potential of our community’s young people is central to building a greater Miami. We support AileyCamp Miami at the Arsht Center because we have witnessed its power to transform young people’s lives through artistic engagement. Because of dance and the personal support of staff and peers, they discover their own creative gifts and ability to overcome challenges, which translate into achievement in all areas of their lives.”
Miami, Bank of America
"Through our support of Broadway in Miami, Bank of America is proud to partner with the Adrienne Arsht Center to bring the very best of Broadway – the very best of American Culture – to Miami audiences. We believe that in so doing, we're contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Arsht Center while fueling our community's economy."
Rob is a Vice-President at Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm, where he manages investments for high net-worth individuals, endowments, and foundations. In addition to his responsibilities at Goldman Sachs, Rob is deeply committed to the arts, having served as treasurer of the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation board and as a member of the Arsht Center Endowment Investment Committee. Rob is past board member of the Chapman Partnership, formerly the Community Partnership for Homeless (CPH) and he is currently a member of the Community Advisory Council for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. We salute Rob and Goldman Sachs for their support as founding members of the Leadership Committee.
Culturists of the Month
and Paula C. Venditti
Producer and Scriptwriter
Five years ago my family moved to this city from Argentina. Miami welcomed us with its incredible natural beauty, but we needed an artistic refuge. That is how we found the Adrienne Arsht Center, that stood before us like an oasis in the middle of the desert. We immediately saw the valuable contribution that it makes to the city, which inspired us to become Culturists and join the strong community being forged at the Arsht.
A few days ago, we received an email from John Richard (President & CEO of the Adrienne Arsht), talking about how our community is threatened by the proposed elimination of federal funding for programs like the National Endowment for the Arts, and asking everyone to make our voices heard.
Now more than ever, we challenge you to make your voice heard to save arts funding for the Arsht, for our Miami Community and for our identity.