Welcome to your weekly Miami Beach Arts & Culture guide. View below digital event highlights for the week and be sure to check out our  website   for all things Arts & Culture!
Oolite Arts is launching its first ever online film festival Close Quarters Commissions , showcasing the creativity of South Florida filmmakers during this trying time of tight spaces and limited resources.

Twelve filmmakers were each commissioned to make a film up to 3-minutes long during 2 weeks of quarantine. The films are wide-ranging in topic, from giving birth during a pandemic, to COVID-19 conspiracy theories to the challenges of both unemployment and working at home with young children. Some stories reflect the time in quarantine, while others are ideas filmmakers had long wanted to tell.
RSVP to join Oolite Arts on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 p.m., to see their only in Miami stories at their new online micro-film festival.

Looking for COVID-19 related news? The City of Miami Beach has created a comprehensive resource detailing business assistance resources, travel & transportation details, useful tools and more. Learn more .

North Beach Social: Forró Cravo & Canela Live Stream

July 16
8 PM - 9 PM

The Rhythm Foundation

Curator Culture: Eric Schmidt & Anna Deavere Smith

July 12
5 PM - 6 PM

The Bass

Friday Night Spotlights:
Symphonic Dances

July 12
8 PM

Miami City Ballet

MBUS Live Arts Talks:
Charo Oquet

July 13
5:30 PM

Miami Beach Urban Studios - FIU
Metropolis , 1927

July 8
7 PM

The Wolfsonian
Symphony in Place: Tuba Chats with Canadian Brass

On Demand

New World Symphony
In this episode of PBS' Art Loft, we meet three artists from Oolite Arts – photographer Carl Juste, multimedia artist Jen Clay, and filmmaker Edson Jean. Each tells their story of interpreting the world as they see it.

Oolite Arts 2020 Studio Residency Program offers studio spaces in Miami Beach for exceptional visual artists working in a range of disciplines. Oolite Arts Residents are provided the space from which to develop their practice and are invited to actively participate in Oolite Arts’ programs including exhibitions, public programming, studio visits, and our community outreach initiatives.

Take a musical journey with Nu Deco Ensemble by exploring their specially created a playlist of 12 songs featuring some of their favorite guest artists, new music artists, and even a couple of songs from their debut album!
The City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs staff is available to assist artists and arts organizations in identifying nationwide and local recovery resources for artists and arts organizations. If you or your organization has been impacted by Covid-19, you may be eligible for assistance. Learn more at our  Recovery Resources   portal. The site is frequently updated, so be sure to check back often.

Still have questions? Some of them may be answered in the  Arts & Culture Small Business Webinar , hosted by Mayor Dan Gelber. Originally hosted on Monday, April 6, the archive is available on Facebook  here .

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