A group of leading Miami arts organizations announced the creation of an annual Justin Macdonnell Award to support locally based performing artists and the creation of new performance works. The Award is named for Justin Macdonnell, the departing Artistic Director of the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. During the Center’s first year, Macdonnell sought out diverse and challenging programming and collaborated with many Miami artists and cultural organizations. Mcdonnell’s support of and enthusiasm for local artists received praise from many in the arts community.
The first Award will be announced in 2008 and will include cash from Tigertail Productions, Miami Light Project and City Theater and in-kind services from the interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop of the South Florida Composer’s Alliance.
Under Justin Macdonnell’s leadership and in partnership with local organizations, the Carnival Center has commissioned or presented a wide range of Miami performing artists, among them Octavio Campos, Jennylin Duany, and Giovanni Luquini, as well as important artists from around the world.
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