We’re visual artists runNING an artist space WHO really love seeing other artists grow and thrive.
Ignacio Font received his MFA from SVA and has been an educator for more than 20 years. Jean Font has worked in both non-profit and for-profit organizations in Miami for more than 20 years.
Together, these practicing artists bring a lifetime of combined creative experiences as curator, arts administrator, marketer, and educator.
Font Squared was developed with one goal in mind: to work with visual artists to develop their professional careers. We do this three ways:
AFFORDABLE STUDIO SPACE: We provide five affordable studios within Warehouse 4726 for our resident artists. Having artists making work on-site is a part of our mission statement and vital to creating a space that encourages creativity, free thinking, and free expression.
BUILDING COMMUNITY: We reach beyond our immediate community of artists in residence to provide workshops and conversations on the creative process to artists in the region. We host conversations about the process of becoming an artist, making art and supporting the art making process. We are members of Common Field, a grant recipient from the Awesome Foundation, and are working in a collaborative county-wide open studio project with The Fountainhead Residency, funded by The Knight Foundation. Through Miami Young Artists Collective, we’re creating a community of Miami’s next generation of professional visual artists.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT: We collaborate with other artists and organizations to identify and share information on venues for exhibitions, artist residencies, and calls to artists and help artists to develop careers and artistic practice. Website, social media, and e-mail marketing workshops are hosted quarterly and are geared towards helping artists to build a voice, grow an audience, and establish a professional career. Warehouse 4726 has hosted exhibitions and has worked with private and public organizations to curate exhibitions, presenting works that explore social, cultural, religious, and personal issues with Miami-based artists.