Island SPACE, the first and only Caribbean heritage museum in the United States, is celebrating its second anniversary and the #GivingSeason with a series of opportunities for patrons to support its mission to elevate the profile of Caribbean art, history and culture throughout the diaspora.
Starting with Island SPACE Milestones 2022, the museum will recognize some of South Florida’s outstanding Caribbean trailblazers while celebrating its two-year anniversary. This casually elegant event will be a night of fundraising, fashion, celebration and connection held on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, at the Broward Mall in Plantation. For a suggested donation of $100 or above, art enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists are invited to join the celebration of Caribbean excellence. Tickets can be reserved at Island SPACE [islandspacefl.org/anniversary].
The following day, Island SPACE will participate in one of the nation’s foremost 24-hour annual giving events #GiveMiamiDay. On Thursday, November 17th, the online campaign “where all locals are philanthropists” encourages donors to find a nonprofit they believe in, like Island SPACE. Make a personal or corporate charitable donation at www.givemiamiday.org/islandspace.
Finally, from #GivingTuesday on November 29th through New Year’s Day, Island SPACE invites the generations of Caribbean people they represent, the companies they work for and their friends and family who love Caribbean culture to support the museum through multiple platforms including GoFundMe, Facebook and AmazonSmile, as well as Benevity for corporate giving. In addition, donations can be made directly through PayPal or Zelle to [email protected], or email the museum for details at [email protected]. For more information go to islandspacefl.org/giving.
Previous supporters have included Florida Power & Light Company, Grace Foods, and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation.
Board president Calibe Thompson said, “We’ve made great strides in promoting exceptional Caribbean arts and cultural programs.This giving season, we aim to earn the financial support of a broad community so we can do even more in ‘the place where Caribbean cultures unite.’”
Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora.
Since November 16, 2020, Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, located at the northeast entrance to the Broward Mall, has provided an information-rich journey through the history of the Caribbean region. The facility’s main feature is its archive, where ancient Taino artifacts as well as contemporary cultural relics and information about the region’s past and its current impact in the United States is detailed. The museum is also home to an art gallery and multi-purpose space.
The privately managed 501(c)(3) organization has sustained its operations and programming, thus far, with the support of grantors like the Community Foundation of Broward, the Florida Division of Arts and Culture and Florida Humanities. The museum presents quarterly fine art exhibitions and monthly cultural activities including talks, themed exhibits, children’s events and more.
The public is invited to visit the museum Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. General museum entry is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Visit islandspacefl.org to learn more.