Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting on March 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom. The arts celebration will feature special guest speaker Janet Erlick, executive artistic director of Florida Children’s Theatre (FCT), plus an interactive student panel discussion and performance.
The award-winning Florida Children’s Theatre offers year-round classes, productions and outreach programming. Erlick teaches, directs and acts in the community and developed the theatre’s comprehensive outreach program that now serves over 25,000 people, yearly. The FCT’s in-school programs include conflict resolution, literacy improvement through drama and arts infusion across the academic curriculum.
Erlick is also responsible for creating ongoing partnerships with many cultural and social service organizations, frequently working with families dealing with terminal illness and children with special needs or living in residential centers. Currently, she serves as chair of Broward County’s Cultural Executives Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Broward Cultural Council and is involved with Leadership Broward and Broward Women’s Alliance, among others.