As Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Miami Beach, Brandi Reddick serves as the City’s liaison to local and international arts and cultural organizations. She manages citywide cultural activities in all aspects of the performing and visual arts through an extensive set of grant programs, special projects and policy-setting initiatives. She oversees the City’s Cultural Arts Grants programs, which award close to $1M annually to arts and cultural organizations presenting work in Miami Beach and supervises the management of City of Miami Beach owned cultural facilities, including the Colony Theatre and its resident company, Miami New Drama. Ms. Reddick represents the City on the boards of The Bass Museum of Art and Miami New Drama and serves the 11-member Cultural Arts Council and 7-member Art in Public Places Committee, advisory boards entrusted with setting policy for the Cultural Affairs Program. Ms. Reddick is currently overseeing the implementation of $7.1M in public art commissions for the new Miami Beach Convention Center, the largest single commission by municipal percent-for-art program in U.S.
Prior to this position, Ms. Reddick served for thirteen years as the Curator for Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places in the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs where she oversaw the commissioning process and curatorial direction for multi-million dollar, highly integrated works of public art, including artworks for the Miami Marlins Stadium, PortMiami, Zoo Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami-Dade Animal Services, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Miami International Airport, and City of Miami Beach Convention Center, among other public institutions. Working collaboratively with internationally noted and Miami-based contemporary artists, Ms. Reddick curates public spaces that attracted national attention, vitalize the community’s visual signature, celebrate diversity, strengthen economic development and tourism, and engage broad audiences.
Ms. Reddick has advised and consulted on the creation and implementation of art and culture programs nationally and internationally, including the Arts Council of Pittsburgh, PA; City of Miami, FL; Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, PA; City of Macon, GA; Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), FL; City of Miami Gardens, FL: City of San Salvador, El Salvador; among others. As well, she has presented lectures on public art at state-wide and international conferences, including The International Symposium on Public Art in Taipei, Taiwan; Hocus Pocus, MARTE Contemporary in San Salvador, El Salvador; The International Sculpture Center Conference, Miami, FL; Florida Association of Public Art Administrators Conference, Jacksonville and Miami, FL; Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY and the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Conference, Nashville, TN, and Chicago, IL, among others.
In addition to her work in public art, Ms. Reddick has also implemented professional development opportunities for visual artists. From 2008-2016 she directed the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program for Visual and Media Artists, an annual program which offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States. From 2006-2009 she was the curator of The Art Gallery at Government Center, an exhibition space dedicated to showing the work of Miami based artists.
Brandi Reddick has lived in Miami for nearly two decades. She received her B.A in Art History from the College of Charleston and completed graduate coursework in Art History and Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has been adjunct lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami and has produced catalogues on public art as well as contributed essays to multiple national and international publications.