Florida’s New World Symphony has received $500,000 to create a Fund for New Ventures, which will support a variety of new programs, projects, productions, and experiments, following a gift from longtime orchestra supporters Robert and Diane Moss. The fund will provide artistic risk capital for the projects, and will also leverage the facilities of the New World Center and staff expertise in creating artistic and educational content. In announcing the gift, the orchestra noted that a “dedicated source of artistic risk capital is a rare phenomenon” at cultural institutions, where “ideas and projects usually need to be accommodated within the constraints of an annual operating budget.” NWS President and CEO Howard Herring said, “Bob and Dede Moss understand the complex process that takes an artistic project from dream to reality. With the Fund for New Ventures, they are investing in that process at New World.”

Posted November 26, 2018