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Special Membership Offer!

When you join the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, you become part of the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County and one of the leading contemporary organizations in South Florida. Members get unique access to seeing “New Art in an Old Building” – critically acclaimed exhibitions by innovative artists in the circa-1924 Kagey Home. Plus, enjoy artist lectures, art classes, education programs, and family-friendly stage performances. Founded in 1975, the Center offers members of all ages a dynamic, enriching and fun experience in the arts.

Easy Ways to Join

  • Click on the PayPal button for the desired membership level below.
  • Visit the reception desk at the Center, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood
  • E-mail
  • Mail your application (pdf) with payment to Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL 33020
  • Fax your application (pdf) to 954. 921. 3273
  • Call in your application to 954. 921. 3274, ext. 235

Membership Levels and Benefits

Individual ($50)

  • Personalized membership card allowing free unlimited admission to exhibitions, opening receptions, artists’ lectures and panel discussions, and some performances
  • Free annual, special recognition membership event
  • Invitations to all Center exhibitions, performances, classes, and special events
  • E-blasts on upcoming Center programs and events
  • Discounts on workshops and classes for adults
  • 10% discount on Center merchandise

Family/Dual* ($75)

  • Individual-level benefits, plus
  • Discounts on after-school programs, classes, and camps for children

(*): Two adults and up to four children or grandchildren under the age of 18 residing at the same address.

Friend ($150) – Best Member Value

Fellow ($250)

  • Friend-level benefits, plus
  • Recognition on the Center’s website
  • Recognition on the Center’s donor wall
  • Invitation to a private, guided tour of a Center exhibition (Reservations required)

Patron ($500):

  • Fellow-level benefits, plus
  • Complimentary Friend gift membership for a friend
  • Two complimentary guests at all opening receptions (RSVP required) in addition to yourself
  • Two adult tickets to all of the Center’s Family Performances from Jan. – May 2013
  • Invitation to book a private tour of a Center exhibition for a group of 10 (Reservations required)

Benefactor ($1,000+)

  • We will customize a benefits package to best meet your needs. Call 954. 921. 3274, ext. 222 for details.

Discount Memberships ($30): Full-time students, teachers and working artists are entitled to a reduced fee on an Individual membership. (School ID for teachers and students or a resume for working artists is required.)

Corporate Memberships available” Please call 954.921.3274, ext. 222 for more information :


Support the Art and Culture Center

Dear Friend of the Center:

It’s 38 years and counting for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. And the best is yet to come!

Since we first opened on November 2, 1975, at a small community space on Hollywood beach, the Center has grown to become one of the leading arts organizations in all of South Florida, serving more than 50,000 people each year at our three venues.

We could not have achieved this without the support of our donors.

Donate today!

In 2014, the Center will continue to reach new milestones and build on our history as the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County. To do this, we ask you to show your support by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

In the coming months, we expect to provide free arts instruction via our Integrated Arts Distance Learning program to our 10,000th student in Broward County. This summer, we will pass another major milestone – more than $60,000 in scholarship funds provided to over 200 children from low-income families who have participated in our Summer Arts Camp since 2009.

The parents of two recent scholarship recipients shared their gratitude, writing, “This is a real gem in Hollywood. I feel so lucky that the Art and Culture Center provides financial assistance for students. My son loves this place. He can’t wait to come back next summer.”

The funds we raise serve our mission to make the arts accessible to the entire community through these programs and more – the free Family Performance Series, Free Gallery Admission Day, and free after-school arts classes at Women in Distress.

Thank you for considering this request and for your recent support of the Center. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference.

Donate today!


Planned Giving

Create a lasting legacy

Numerous options are available that will allow a donor to successfully combine the desire to create a lasting legacy of art and culture in our community with important estate planning and tax benefits.

Options for Planned Giving

Your Will or Trust

Including instructions in your will or trust documents for a gift to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is one of the most common and easiest ways to give. Making a specific bequest of cash, securities, real estate or other property to the Center would be similar to other bequests described in your will.

You may also designate that a certain percentage of your estate be gifted to the Center or you may choose a residual bequest, which earmarks a gift to the Center of a specific portion of what remains of your estate after all other bequests are distributed. It is not necessary to re-write your will or trust to remember the Center. A simple amendment, known as a codicil, can be executed for this purpose.

Other Giving Options

Charitable Gift Annuity: provides a fixed payment for the life of the donor in exchange for the transfer of specific assets to the Center.

Charitable Remainder Trust: provides current income to the donor, and upon termination, the remaining assets pass to the Center.

Charitable Lead Trust: provides current income to the Center for a specified period of time, and upon termination, the remaining assets pass to other charitable organizations or beneficiaries designated by the donor.

IRA and Life Insurance: You may also wish to consider naming the Center as a beneficiary of your individual retirement account (IRA) or life insurance policy.

If you are interested in creating a lasting legacy of the arts in your community, please contact the Executive Director at 954.921.3274 for more information.


Shop for a Cause

Macys Shop for a Cause benefits the Art and Culture Center!

Purchase a $5 “Shop for a Cause Shopping Pass” and receive 25% off regular, sale and clearance merchandise all day throughout the store. Even save on most brands usually excluded! Save 10% off electrics/electronics, furniture, mattresses, and rugs/floor coverings. The pass is valid in all Macys stores and on Saturday, August 27, 2011.

100% of the $5 goes directly to the Hollywood Art and Culture,Inc., a 501©(3) cultural arts organization.

Since 2006, Macys Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $38 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. This is your chance to be part of this monumental event on Saturday, August 27, 2011.

Donate now to receive your Sat., August 27th shopping pass for savings of 25%*!

Stop by the Center to get your shopping pass for only $5 or purchase it via PayPal (below) for $7 and we’ll mail it to you!**

*Some exclusions and restrictions apply. **$2 handling fee applies.


Support Us

cuisine for art

Anna Smith, Jules Meyer, Joy Satterlee, Gloria Estefan, and Susan Renneisen at Cuisine for Art 2011.

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Susan Renneisen, Anna Smith, Jules Meyer, Jason Taylor, Honoree, Joy Satterlee at Cuisine for Art 2012.

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Upcoming Fund-raising Events

Contributors to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood support our mission, and truly help make a difference in our community. To make a donation, simply click the button at right. Call 954. 921. 3274, ext. 222, or email if you have any questions.

Sponsor a child: make a contribution to the Scholarship Fund


Become a member


Online store

Annual Fund-raisers:
Hot Hollywood Glam
Cuisine for Art
Golf for Art

Photo Galleries

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501©(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, paid admissions, private donors and foundations, and the following public entities: the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

We cherish this invaluable support and work diligently to meet the high expectations we have set with our programs.


Why the Art and Culture Center matters

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is the largest arts organization in Hollywood, impacting more than 60,000 people through its programs and venues in the 2009 Fiscal Year (FY09).

  • The Center has been designated a Major Cultural Institution by the Broward County Cultural Division and is one of just seven — out of 550 cultural organizations in the county — to achieve this status.
  • Major Cultural Institution status is achieved by averaging more than $1 million in revenues over three consecutive years of exhibitions, programs, events or performances open to the general public in Broward County. A Major Cultural Institution must also have a 10-year uninterrupted history of providing services.

performing arts kids

  • More than 3,500 people will attend up to 25 youth arts presentations — gallery exhibitions and live stage performances — in 2010, showing strong family involvement in the Center’s programs.
  • Nearly all of the $1.1 million-plus the Center spends annually to carry out its mission impacts local businesses, non-profits, and residents.
  • The Center received 6,056 column-inches of coverage in print publications in FY09, equating to $454,256 of promotional copy (non-profit rate, if paid). None of this coverage was controversial or in any way detrimental to the City of Hollywood.

gallery opening

  • In FY10, the Center will present 15 gallery exhibitions; more than 60 youth education classes, program sessions and/or public presentations; and eight live stage performances or film screenings. This represents more than 80 separate events and activities presented by the Center year-round.
  • In 2010, approximately 7,000 children will experience the arts through the Center’s gallery exhibitions, live performances, and education programs. More than 6,700 will do so for free or for less than $5.
  • The Center’s programs are needed more than ever due to the reductions in arts teachers in public schools and the recent closing of the Arts Academy of Hollywood and the Hollywood Playhouse.
  • 6 of the 13 elementary schools that serve Hollywood residents don’t have an art teacher on campus. Three of our five middle schools don’t have an art teacher.
  • Enrollment for the Center’s fee-based youth education programs typically operate at capacity. About 400 youth will participate in Summer Arts Camp, Portfolio Academy, and After-School Musical Theater in 2010.

distance learning

  • The Center provides more than 1,000 hours of direct arts instruction to more than 2,000 youth ages 6-18 each year. This includes over 1,500 children in Broward County Public Schools who receive instruction in the visual arts through our Distance Learning digital broadcasts.
  • Each year, up to 75 children in our fee-based after-school and summer camp programs — 21 to 25% of total enrollment — receive financial aid valued at more than $10,000.


Corporate Memberships

Give your employees or clients the gift of membership at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and support the arts in your community at the same time! Participating companies will also be recognized on the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s donor wall and website as well as in Centerlines, the Center’s member publication.

Corporate Membership Levels and Benefits

Executive ($2,500)

Individual and/or family memberships for up to 20 people.

President ($5,000)

Individual and/or family memberships for up to 50 people. Plus a two-hour wine and cheese reception for your employees (some restrictions may apply).

Chair ($10,000)

Individual and/or family memberships for up to 100 people. Plus a two-hour wine and cheese reception for your employees (some restrictions may apply).

Easy Ways to Join

  • Visit the reception desk at the Center on 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood
  • E-mail
  • Mail your application with payment to Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL 33020
  • Fax your application to 954. 921. 3273
  • Call in your application to 954. 921. 3274, ext. 235


Don't Cut the Arts!


Take Action!

The Broward County Commission cut 27% from the Cultural Grants budget for the 09/10 fiscal year. The Commission is currently in discussions for the 10/11 fiscal year. Let them know that you support arts funding!

Contact your County Commissioner:

The Arts Action Alliance of Broward has made it easy to contact your County Commissioners. Click here to send an email today!

Print our petition!

You can help us even more by printing this petition [pdf], gathering as many signatures as possible, and returning them to us.

Update: Visit the Arts Action Alliance of Broward website for the latest on arts funding in Broward County and the State of Florida. Click below to easily send an email to the County Commission today!

Contact your county commissioner

Update: A visual representation of the funding cuts from Broward County and the State of Florida.

Educational impact of the arts

The arts teach students to become critical thinkers in ways that impact all academic subjects. Recent data provided by the Florida Department of Education concluded that Kindergarten to 12th-grade students who frequently participated in arts curriculum performed better academically, regardless of family income, than students with little or no arts training.

In Broward County in 2007-08, data compiled by the Florida Department of Education showed that high-school seniors with 8 or more semesters of instruction in the arts scored higher than other students in three key measurable areas — SAT and FCAT scores, and GPA.

Young people who consistently participate in comprehensive, sequential, and rigorous arts programs are:

  • 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement;
  • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools;
  • 4 times more likely to participate in a math or science fair;
  • 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance; and
  • 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem.

The arts have been designated a “core subject” by the U.S. Dept. of Education. However, it is considered an extracurricular activity in many schools because of an emphasis on standardized testing.

A 2007 report by the Center on Education Policy determined that the average number of minutes per week devoted to art and music in K-12 schools is the fewest of all core subject areas studied, with 97 minutes for the arts compared to 568 for reading. In Florida, schools are now mandated to provide 150 minutes of physical education per week, which cuts further into the time devoted to the arts.

At-risk youth participating in the arts increased ability to communicate effectively, improved ability to work on tasks from start to finish, improved attitudes towards school, and decreased frequency of delinquent behavior and court referrals.

For example, the Davenport School of the Arts in Polk County went from a D to an A school over a three-year period after increasing the number of hours of arts instruction for their students.

Florida currently ranks No. 49 in the U.S. in per capita state appropriations for arts and culture. The state invests only 14¢ per Floridian versus the national average of 96¢.

Economic impact of the arts

For every $1 that federal, state, and local governments invest in the arts, arts organizations create $8 in revenue for the public sector.

In January 2009, the Florida Chamber identified quality of life as a key component to Florida’s economic recovery. The Chamber specifically cited arts and culture as a way to attract business and improve quality of life for Floridians.

As of January 2009 according to Dun & Bradstreet, Florida was home to 48,585 arts-related businesses that employed 176,880 people. Florida’s cultural industry is part of a national industry with over $166 billion in economic impact: $63.1 billion spent directly by cultural organizations and $103.1 billion spent by attendees on event-related expenditures.

According to Florida Tax Watch Tourism Research Report, 74.9% of visitors to Florida participate in cultural activities. The report goes on to say we need to understand the factors that make Florida an attractive destination and retain and enhance those factors.

Source: Florida Division of Cultural Affairs


Crystal Vision Gala: History

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s annual Crystal Vision Gala is an elegant cocktail reception fund-raiser featuring a silent auction, dinner, awards presentation, live music and entertainment, and dancing. All proceeds assist the Center in presenting its visual and performing arts programs.

9th Annual Crystal Vision Gala

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Grand Ballroom
6 pm – 12 midnight

8th Annual Crystal Vision Gala

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Grand Ballroom
6:30 pm – 12 midnight

7th Annual Crystal Vision Gala

Saturday, February 25, 2006 (rescheduled due to hurricane Wilma)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Grand Ballroom
7 pm – 12 midnight


Cuisine for Art: History

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s annual Cuisine for Art is a fun and festive fund-raiser featuring public officials turned celebrity waiters; sumptuous food; wine, vodka, and beer; and a fabulous silent auction featuring vacation packages, bountiful gift baskets, sports and entertainment memorabilia, fine collectibles and more. The evening begins with a cocktail reception. Dinner and a silent auction follow.

12th Annual Cuisine for Art

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
6 – 10 pm

11th Annual Cuisine for Art

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Hollywood Beach Marriott
6 – 10 pm