Film, Music, Arts & Culture (FMAC) Conference



The Knight Foundation Arts In The Gardens Conference focusing on Film, Music, Art and Culture (FMAC at JITG) provides professional development and networking opportunities for arts managers and organizations, artists, community and economic development professionals, students, educators, and others working in the arts and cultural industry in South Florida and across the Nation.

This conference will change the way people think about South Florida’s film, music and art scene through exposing them to some of the best artists across diverse genres and highlighting a wide array of homegrown talent.


FMAC at JITG is a multi-purpose event that will educate, showcase and celebrate the diversity of art forms and artists in and around South Florida.

FMAC is a one and a half-day conference filled with intimate discussions with prominent figures in the art industry covering a wide-range of topics to include but not limited to:

  • Filmmakers will obtain insight into developing ideas, making films and getting them seen
  • Musicians will be inspired by industry professionals who understand their music and how to connect them with their audience
  • Artists will obtain insight on how to monetize their art and maximize their reach
  • Leaders will explore how art can be used as a catalyst for social change and economic development
  • Music, Film and Art lovers will benefit from art exhibits, art installations, interactive art experiences, performance art stations and Q&A sessions

Other aspects of the conference include:

  • Finals of the National Poetry Competition (cash prize)
  • A juried competition for musicians (cash prize)
  • A showcase of locally produced films
  • A concluding luncheon featuring a robust panel discussion with industry leaders to talk about longevity, how to reinvent yourself as a businessperson and other topics of interest (Women’s Panel)