ICE Mission Statement
ICE, a 501c-3 not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to enhancing local arts and supporting young artists. ICE accomplishes these goals by bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents, and with the proceeds provides art, music, and dance scholarships and grants to local students and in-school programs.
ICE subsidizes most events to keep the prices within reach of everyone. In addition, ICE also presents arts workshops for local students featuring professional artists. ICE also provides venues for young artists to present their talents.
ICE student arts enhancement grants and scholarships are used by students for a variety of purposes including: funding private instruction, purchase of musical instruments and art supplies, music camps, dance lessons, college prep, etc.
ICE program grants fund in-school music, visual arts, video production, theater, and dance programs.
This is only a partial list of what ICE does for the community. With generous donations, ICE has presented the Keys with their crown jewel performance venue: the beautiful Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park. ICE manages this venue free of charge and brings to our islands a river of amazing events – the annual Bay Jam and Baygrass Bluegrass festivals as well as numerous individual performances. ICE also provides infrastructure, consulting and support to many other local and national not-for-profit organizations.
ICE believes that the support of the arts is integral to the health and well being of society, and that children provided with a with a rich exposure to the arts will grow to be more compassionate adults.