Now open: Jorge and Darlene Pérez on the family's new $1 million arts program
The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation announced a $1 million investment in Miami-Dade arts organizations. The
Pérez CreARTE Grants Program aims to expand access to the arts and support top talent through fellowships and spaces for creation. We spoke with Jorge and Darlene about the family's vision for their community and why they chose philanthropy to shape Miami as a
global arts hub.
Pictured: The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation is stewarded by Pérez family members, including (l to r) Jon Paul, Felipe, Christina, Jorge, Darlene, and Nicholas and Kastyn.
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With a 2018 grant from
The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation,
Oolite Arts will bring renowned visual artist Mel Chin to work alongside local artists. Dennis Scholl, Oolite president and CEO, took us on a tour of their studio space and shared how the
grant will help Miami artists advance their careers by giving them an affordable space to collaborate with top talent.