National Partner

Live Arts Miami

Live Arts Miami (LAM) is an action-driven, people-centered platform for powerful performances, impactful community programs and learning experiences that spark dialogue, raise awareness around pressing issues, and open minds and hearts. Its mission is to empower artists, audiences, and students to cultivate change through transformative programs and performances that broaden the local horizon of possibilities to create Miami’s brightest future through the live arts.

Created in 1990 by Arts impresario Olga Garay, Live Arts Miami is proud to be a part of Miami Dade College’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Its programs strive to empower historically underserved cultural producers and audiences, including the MDC student body, the largest, most diverse and one of the most economically underprivileged in the nation.

LAM envisions a democratic creative culture which celebrates the rich complexity of its multicultural city. It embraces practices that restore balance and connection to its communities and the planet we inhabit. Live Arts that foster transformation and advance local and global struggles for justice, equity, and freedom. A culture not just unfettered and free, but one that frees and empowers people to actively participate in the (re)creation of our collective future.