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We’re living in a pivotal moment, and what we do today will shape our city’s future for generations to come.

Society has always been shaped by the small few who have vision. Even more so, those who are willing to invest in those visions. 

We stand at a special point in our young city’s young life. We find ourselves in this foundational time. And we have the unique opportunity to shape what our city will become decades and even centuries into the future. 

The investment of the House of Medici in the 15th century has shaped Florence’s creative heritage even to this day. And in the same way, we have a unique opportunity to plant seeds now that will set Orlando on a creative trajectory that will transform the world.

I want to invite you to join us as we work to “cultivate a thriving arts community in Central Florida” and “Elevate Orlando as a global hub for creativity and innovation.” Let’s embrace the vision of that future and work together to bring it to life!

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Cole NeSmith, Executive Director of the Creative City Project

 

Join The Society for Arts Innovation now :

JOIN THE SOCIETY NOW

Four ways we’re elevating Orlando together :

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1. Produce weekly programming that connects nearly 750,000 people this year with important arts and cultural experiences across Orlando.

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2. Connect new audiences with existing arts organizations.

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3. Foster innovation in the arts across Central Florida by recognizing innovative organizations, leaders, and artists; and through artist workshops and seminars.

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4. Create innovative and important arts experiences audiences can’t have anywhere else in the world — both at our annual event, IMMERSE, and throughout the year. 

Join now to become a founding member :

JOIN THE SOCIETY NOW

Three amazing membership experiences :

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1. Two seats for the 4-course Dining Experience at IMMERSE 2018 in partnership with The Dinner Party Project. October 19 or 20, 2018. 

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2. Tickets for two to an exclusive, Society-Members-Only event in the spring : “Moments of Innovation in Classical Music” featuring Eric Jacobsen and an ensemble from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

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3. VIP access to an upcoming, 2019 Creative City Project Special Event

Click here to get these perks and more!

JOIN THE SOCIETY NOW

Thank you for your investment into elevating Orlando as a hub for creativity and innovation.

Join us for IMMERSE 2018 : October 19-20, 2018
1,000 artists
40,000 guests

And join us in dreaming about the future : IMMERSE 2020
A 4 day event that platforms artists from around the world for an audience of 100,000


Unique experience with incredible artists

 The Orlando Ballet performs excerpts from Swan Lake (photo : Charles Schuett)

The Orlando Ballet performs excerpts from Swan Lake (photo : Charles Schuett)

 The Orlando Philharmonic performance "Fanfare for Orlando" by local composer, Keith Lay(photo : Vine and Light Photography)

The Orlando Philharmonic performance "Fanfare for Orlando" by local composer, Keith Lay(photo : Vine and Light Photography)

 The Orlando Philharmonic performance "Fanfare for Orlando" by local composer, Keith Lay (photo : David Lawrence)

The Orlando Philharmonic performance "Fanfare for Orlando" by local composer, Keith Lay (photo : David Lawrence)

 The Immersive Orchestral Experience with the Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

The Immersive Orchestral Experience with the Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

 DRIP performance with colored smoke and light (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

DRIP performance with colored smoke and light (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

Cultural performances from around the world

 Brazilian Capoeira (photo : Charles Schuett)

Brazilian Capoeira (photo : Charles Schuett)

 (photo : David Lawrence)

(photo : David Lawrence)

 Cultural dance (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

Cultural dance (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

 Performances from across Latin America (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

Performances from across Latin America (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

More unique arts encounters than ever before

"Dear Citizen O" was a large post office installation. Guests were invited to write a letter, drop it in the mail slot, and then take a letter written by another guest from one of the mailboxes.

 Letter writers submitting their letters (photo : Charles Schuett)

Letter writers submitting their letters (photo : Charles Schuett)

 After submitting a letter, participants opened one of dozens of mailboxes to receive one to open (photo : Charles Schuett)

After submitting a letter, participants opened one of dozens of mailboxes to receive one to open (photo : Charles Schuett)

 Letter recipients opening their letters (photo : Charles Schuett)

Letter recipients opening their letters (photo : Charles Schuett)

 A letter recipient (photo : Jacob Dempsey)

A letter recipient (photo : Jacob Dempsey)

Other projection, visual art, and interactive installations were spread throughout the IMMERSE footprint. 

 Interactive visual art installation by Jeff Ferre (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

Interactive visual art installation by Jeff Ferre (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

 Playground City created place-based learning engagements for kids and families through an over-arching narrative (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

Playground City created place-based learning engagements for kids and families through an over-arching narrative (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

Platforming a new generation of performers

 Hip-Hop artist, Jaden Froze (photo : Charles Schuett)

Hip-Hop artist, Jaden Froze (photo : Charles Schuett)

 The Dr. Phillips Center "Docs and Dellas" (photo : Charles Schuett)

The Dr. Phillips Center "Docs and Dellas" (photo : Charles Schuett)

A diversity of arts offerings – from hip-hop to classical, break dance to ballet

 The Lake Mary High School Step Team (photo : Charles Schuett)

The Lake Mary High School Step Team (photo : Charles Schuett)

 Opera from Opera Orlando (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

Opera from Opera Orlando (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

 The Red Bull BC One B Boys (photo : Michael Alfonso)

The Red Bull BC One B Boys (photo : Michael Alfonso)

 A ballet performance from Aretuza's Ballerina Project (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

A ballet performance from Aretuza's Ballerina Project (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

 The Mood Designers brought a high energy performance with DJ, live drums, sound, lights, and projection (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

The Mood Designers brought a high energy performance with DJ, live drums, sound, lights, and projection (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

 The Red Bull BC One Bboys.

The Red Bull BC One Bboys.

A heightened guest experience

 The IMMERSE 2017 app allowed guests to view performances, times, and locations. They could then "favorite" acts they wanted to see and plan their trip in advance (photo : Charles Schuett)

The IMMERSE 2017 app allowed guests to view performances, times, and locations. They could then "favorite" acts they wanted to see and plan their trip in advance (photo : Charles Schuett)

 Digital wayfinding signs helped audience members navigate the event throughout the night (photo : Charles Schuett)

Digital wayfinding signs helped audience members navigate the event throughout the night (photo : Charles Schuett)

 An amazing team of volunteers to help facilitate a fantastic guest experience (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

An amazing team of volunteers to help facilitate a fantastic guest experience (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

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(photo : Vine and Light Photography)

 Our collaboration with The Dinner Party Project featured a 4-course meal and exclusive performances (photo : Charles Schuett)

Our collaboration with The Dinner Party Project featured a 4-course meal and exclusive performances (photo : Charles Schuett)

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Art-centric brand engagements that added value to our guests

 Our 2017 presenting sponsor, the Orlando Magic, was present throughout the event with unique, large scale installations and performances. Here, 16 members of their Rhythm and Blue Drum Line perform atop a 46' scaffolding structure (photo : Charles Schuett)

Our 2017 presenting sponsor, the Orlando Magic, was present throughout the event with unique, large scale installations and performances. Here, 16 members of their Rhythm and Blue Drum Line perform atop a 46' scaffolding structure (photo : Charles Schuett)

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 Stage sponsors were featured throughout the event footprint (photo : Charles Schuett)

Stage sponsors were featured throughout the event footprint (photo : Charles Schuett)

 The EA Sports Stage (photo : Charles Schuett)

The EA Sports Stage (photo : Charles Schuett)

 A three-story immersive projection installation sponsored by Siemens (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

A three-story immersive projection installation sponsored by Siemens (photo : Vine and Light Photography)

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 Inside the projection installation (photo : Luis Diaz)

Inside the projection installation (photo : Luis Diaz)

Inspiring our largest, most diverse audience yet!

 The audience experiences the drum line performance (photo : Charles Schuett)

The audience experiences the drum line performance (photo : Charles Schuett)

 A huge crowd along Orange Ave (photo : Charles Schuett)

A huge crowd along Orange Ave (photo : Charles Schuett)

 Something for everyone means a huge diversity of guests (photo : Charles Schuett)

Something for everyone means a huge diversity of guests (photo : Charles Schuett)

IMMERSE 2017 was made possible by these amazing partners.