North Miami’s City Council Earmarks Nearly $2 Million for MOCA North Miami

North Miami’s city council has voted to approve about $1.8 million in funding for the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Included in that amount is a $650,000 loan that the museum’s nonprofit wing, MOCA, Inc., will receive to build an “organizational and physical framework” that’ll help the institution work with private donors and apply to grants, reports the Miami Herald’s Lance Dixon. Dixon also notes that the newly approved funding follows a $500,000 loan the city granted the museum last fall to assist with Art Basel programming.

“There is no downtown—there is no city redevelopment—without restructuring and maintaining the image of MOCA and we have to be serious about that,” said mayor Smith Joseph.