TOURISM AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - INTRO
Miami Beach has a rich history as a trend setting arts center, from the world famous nightclubs of the 50's, to the rich cultural life of today's modern South Beach. The City of Miami Beach has an identity that is intrinsically linked to the arts, and today our entertainment, production and arts communities are stronger than ever. Miami Beach is truly a major international entertainment and cultural destination.
The Department supports, maintains and develops quality programs, which generate, satisfy and enhance the City’s cultural institutions and infrastructure, as well as the City’s cultural and tourist industries, while striving to provide year-round tourism activity that enhances both the visitor’s experience and the quality of life of our residents.
The Department was established to centralize the City’s tourism and cultural initiatives and programs through the unification of the Special Events Office, Film and Print Office, Entertainment Industry Office, Art in Public Places, Cultural Arts Council, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, Byron Carlyle and Colony Theaters, and the Office of Tourism and Conventions. The Department also partners with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (VCA) and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) to market and promote the City of Miami Beach as a destination. The aforementioned areas have been reorganized into functional areas (Entertainment, Culture and Tourism) based upon their core business to gain efficiencies and take advantage of potential synergies. Please refer to the organizational chart for a detailed illustration of the department.