The mission of the ICI is the creation, expansion, and support of artistic ventures that first and foremost support work that reflects the cultural paradigms and consciousness of the Americas. To celebrate on stage the challenges and successes of our diverse communities, our values, dreams, and hopes, and the journey that unites us all. The ICI also strategizes in coalescing, organizing, and creating strategies that empower arts and community organizations, especially through public-private partnerships.
As important, is the institute's goal of promoting public and private ventures that in addition to providing broader access of performances and exhibitions to the general public, also incorporate strategies for the inclusion of cultural economics opportunities; including a clear response to the need for sustainable, long-term employment in the arts and related fields.
Other goals of the institute are: elevating the visibility and importance of South Florida as a cultural gateway between the American continents, develop bilateral international working collaborations with artistic and cultural organizations across the Americas, incubate new artistic works for national and international presentations, and engage in cultural tourism.
Integral to the success of the Inter-American Choreographic Institute's Mission and Goals is that the membership and leadership of the ICI is inclusive and representative of countries across the Americas.
Therefore as the Institute works to expand it's programming through various artistic collaborative projects, it is also working with the leadership of each organizations in order to create charter members of the institute and ensure their participation.
Brazil is the first country have an official charter of the Inter-American Choreographic Institute through Companhia de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro, and most recently in Colombia with Cia. Ballet Metropolitano - Medellin.
Stories of the Americas are rich and diverse. The diaspora of Indigenous, European, and African cultures among others, form an unparalleled source for creative inspiration. Yet so many remain untold. These stories of turmoil and triumph, of fables, of tradition, and ritual are the core of its people.
For the Inter-American Choreographic Institute, bringing these stories to the stage is critical to the development of new audiences and building awareness of their value.
The ICI came to be as a response to the need for sustainable, long-term employment in the arts and related fields, the Institute’s mission is the creation, expansion and support of public, and public/private artistic ventures that foremost, provide broad access of performances and exhibitions to the general public,and promote clear opportunities and strategies for the promotion of cultural economics.
Among the main objectives of the institute are:
Elevate the visibility and importance of South Florida as a cultural gateway between the American continents
Establish inter-American working collaborations and cultural tourism
Develop and incubate new artistic works for national and international presentations
Work in tandem with city, county, community, and commerce initiatives in order to maximize the investment of public tax dollars
Among its professional services are:
Strategic planning, Organizational capacity building
Development and fundraising
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