The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is the main source of information on
arts and culture in the Keys. FKCA is a non-profit cultural advocacy and
networking organization, connecting performing, literary and artists and
cultural organizations with each other, with local audiences and with visitors.
The Board of Directors and advisory board represent all the arts from Key
Largo to Key West. The staff of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts also
serves as staff to two other county-wide cultural advisory committees: the
Monroe County Art in Public Places Committee and the Cultural Umbrella
Committee. Members of these two committees are appointed by the Monroe
County Board of County Commissioners. The Council currently manages
residencies and concerts by performing and literary artists, rotating exhibits
in public buildings by visual artists, and music in public places by local
With the support of board and advisory board members and dedicated
volunteers, the Council also maintains an artist registry; publishes and
distributes a weekly and quarterly Cultural Calendar, gallery guide, and a
map to historic WPA artwork; and maintains a website at www.keysarts.com.
The Executive Director serves as staff and liaison to the County Art in Public
Places Committee and the City of Key West Art in Public Places Board. Other
ongoing initiatives include mini-grants, workshops; and managing a county-
wide Performing Arts Network, a Children's Festival of the Arts, and tourist
tax funding for promotion of cultural events. The Monroe Council of the Arts
Corporation DBA Florida Keys Council of the Arts is the designated Local
Arts Agency for Monroe County (the Florida Keys and Key West).
The arts council facilitates rotating art exhibits in eleven public buildings and
several commissioners’ offices, all curated by volunteers. Musicians are
sponsored in concert series in the lower keys hospital and six senior citizen
centers, and the airport features original local recorded music.
Additionally, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts serves as staff to the Art in
Public Places committee. The AIPP committee is charged with purchase
and installation of artwork under a 1% for art program in any new major
The first 1% project, The Roth Building on Plantation Key, is completed.
Projects underway include the Freeman Justice Center in Key West; Fire
Stations in Key Largo, Big Pine and Conch Key; the Key West International
Airport and the Murray Nelson Government Building in Key Largo.
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts
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Video on Sculpture Key West