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New Knight report: Art that builds community

Acts of Culture, All Communities, Dance, Music, Poetry, Theater // April 23, 2015

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By Dennis Scholl Six years ago, Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibargüen asked me to develop a national arts program for the foundation focused on building community through the arts. Today, I’m excited to share a new report that chronicles our progress and introduces you to the many people and projects that have surprised us with […]

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St. Paul: Send in your best ideas for the Knight Arts Challenge

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // April 20, 2015

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The door is (officially) wide open St. Paul: Starting today, you can send in your best ideas for the arts for a chance at funding through the Knight Arts Challenge. The deadline is May 18th, the application available here at KnightArts.org, and there are just three rules to follow: The idea must be about art. […]

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In Miami, new funding and new beginnings in the arts

KAC Miami, Miami // March 8, 2015

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By Alberto Ibargüen  Each year, Knight Foundation’s trustees visit different Knight communities, to see and feel the work being done in the cities where Jack and Jim Knight once owned newspapers. This year, we put the spotlight on Miami, with a day that began in Wynwood and culminated in a community gathering at the Perez Art […]

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Writing Miami’s next chapter: Cultural tourism takes center stage

Miami // April 24, 2015

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami More than 150 guests convened at the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Miami on April 2nd for the 11th Annual Breakfast with the Arts and Hospitality Industry. Hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Miami in conjunction with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event […]

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AUTOMAT finds footholds with new space for emerging artists

Philadelphia // April 24, 2015

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April, in addition to being the start of beautiful spring weather in Philadelphia, is also the inaugural month for the latest collective featuring work by emerging artists: AUTOMAT. In order to kick off this creative journey, the space is showcasing work by member artists in a debut exhibition entitled “Hello, My Name is AUTOMAT.” The […]

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‘The Leisure Pit’ at PAMM: Pools and the precarious nature of Miami

Miami // April 24, 2015

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Pools have always been integral to the image of Miami. Of the warm-weather city of sun and fun, of the ostentatious show of wealth that pools often convey. They are also high maintenance, requiring tons of water to be replenished constantly, and chemicals to keep them clean. We are floating here in Miami, in liquid […]

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Akron Baroque to present “Venetian Splendor” in upcoming concert

Akron, Music // April 23, 2015

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If it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it. That could be a twist on the cooperative way that Akron Baroque, a Knight Arts grantee, goes about the business of planning concert programs. For the upcoming “Venetian Splendor” concert that will feature composers Tomaso Albinoni and Antonio Vivaldi, organist and harpsichordist Valerie Thorson took the collaborative lead […]

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Seeing the Forest for the Art: LandLab residency concludes

Philadelphia // April 22, 2015

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By Christina Catanese, Director of Environmental Art, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education at Schuylkill Center On Sunday, April 26, seven Philadelphia artists will open up their studios, inviting the public to see how they’ve paired art and science in the LandLab artist residency at the Schuylkill Center. But these studios aren’t buildings, aren’t indoors at […]

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Artist Nick Cave invades Detroit for ‘biggest, baddest’ performance series

Detroit // April 22, 2015

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Now through the fall, Detroit will become the backdrop for artist Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date, including seven months of events and his first solo exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum, all funded by the Knight Arts Challenge. Here Cranbrook Curator Laura Mott writes about Cave’s first stop in the city, where he travelled […]

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Tough questions and answers at “Gentrification and Urban Development” at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

Detroit // April 22, 2015

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A diverse audience was gathered at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art on Thursday, April 16th, for the final installment of a three-part panel series on gentrification–this one on the subject of “Gentrification and Urban Development.” The panel was moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, and comprised of Malik Yakini, founder and […]

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Destination Downtown: Second Street block party and spring cleanup

Dance, Macon, Music // April 21, 2015

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The Georgia Municipal Association is a nonprofit conglomerate that was created to go to bat for cities in Georgia. As of this date, 521 townships are members of the Georgia Municipal Association, which provides a plethora of services to help its members make their cities prosper. The Georgia Municipal Association, also referred to as GMA, […]

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Help create Baba Yaga with Shira Abergel

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // April 21, 2015

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Innovative theater begins with Shira Abergel. Her traveling theater wagon concept won a Knight Arts Challenge grant and, despite the pot holes and glitches along the way, she’s ready to get hers built. This Thursday, April 23rd at the Miami Theater Center, the spirit of Baba Yaga (a supernatural being from Slavic folklore) emerges during […]

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