DWNTWN Arts & Culture was founded in 2010 as part of Miami DDA's efforts to promote culture in the District, and aid a more cohesive Downtown arts and culture community.

It is a program designed to bring together and promote cultural institutions as well as facilitate and incentivize art exhibitions and cultural events, with the intention of linking culture and business.

Miami DDA Arts and Culture Advisory Group 

The Miami DDA Arts and Culture Group fulfills an advisory capacity to the Miami DDA and Miami DDA's Creative Advisor Claire Breukel, and is comprised of individuals from Downtown's arts and culture institutions, organizations and key partners , including:


  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
  • Arts & Business Council of Miami
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Bayfront Park Management Trust
  • Cannonball, Miami
  • Centro Cultural Español, Miami
  • GMCVB Cultural Affairs
  • Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
  • HistoryMiami
  • Miami Children's Museum
  • Miami Dade College
  • Miami Dade Dept. of Cultural Affairs
  • Miami Science Museum
  • New World School of the Arts
  • Perez Art Museum, Miami
  • Port of Miami
  • R&R Studios