Heart of Art: Call for artists!

The Adrienne Arsht Center invites performing artists in Miami-Dade County to participate in the Center’s Heart of Art online commissioning project.  Although COVID-19 remains in our community, there is light at the end of the tunnel. In the final phase of the Heart of Art program, artists are invited to submit original videos that address art in the time of coronavirus. The works should highlight resiliency during this unprecedented time, tell stories of hope and unite us as we approach the other side of the pandemic.  Each video submission should include a sample of the completed work.  

Using video as the virtual stage, 30 Miami-based performing artists will each be awarded $1,000 to create new works of dance, music, theater, spoken word and other performing arts that capture our community’s unique voice and experience during this unprecedented crisis. The new video works will be showcased on the Arsht Center’s website and promoted across the Center’s social media platforms and in the Arsht@Home e-newsletter.


6 Feet Apart

By Rene Rodriguez

Posted: December 2, 2020

Solitary Confinement

By Randolph Ward

Posted: November 18, 2020


By Jessica Farr and Caleb Scott

Posted: November 11, 2020


By Terrence “TM” Pride

Posted: November 5, 2020


By Omni-Kizzy

Posted: October 30, 2020


By Isabela de la Grana

Posted: October 22, 2020

Heart of Art

By Berwick Augustin

Posted: October 16, 2020

Sol and the Tribu Corona Conga Online

By Sol and the Tribu

Posted: October 9, 2020


By John Persaud

Posted: October 2, 2020


By David Fernandez

Posted: September 23, 2020


Stephanie Chisholm and Sten Garcia

Posted: July 28, 2020

My Lover

By Deborah Magdalena

Posted: July 24, 2020

One Day, One Song

By Leonard García

Posted: July 21, 2020

Waves of Isolation

By Joshua Hernandez

Posted: July 17, 2020


By Maya Billig

Posted: July 14, 2020


Details for the video proposals, submission criteria and other guidelines are at arshtcenter.org/heart-art-submission. 

Artists working across all genres of the performing arts are encouraged to apply, including music, theater, dance, spoken word, monologues or multi-genre combinations. Because Heart of Art is intended to create an artistic time capsule of Miami’s pandemic experience, the program is open exclusively to artists who reside in Miami-Dade County. The work must represent the Miami experience and address the subject of “art in the time of coronavirus” through the artist’s creative lens. Artists will be notified if their work has been selected for a $1,000 commission.

Heart of Art is launched with the generous support of

Heart of Art Sponsors