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Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation VP/Arts, chats with Barry’s Blog about thinking out of the box, the evolving needs and trends in arts philanthropy  and the challenges facing the arts philanthropic community. Enjoy an excerpt from the interview below and click here to read the interview in its entirety. BARRY:   In a general sense, what […]

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By Donna Frisby-Greenwood, program director/Philadelphia  At a packed house in Philadelphia’s City Hall, Knight Foundation, in partnership with The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy and Springboard for the Arts, recently launched Community Supported Art.  The idea of Community Supported Art is based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, which allows local residents to buy […]

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By Chana Budgazad Sheldon,  Locust Projects The 2012 Locust Arts Builders have been developing their collaborative exhibition in Locust Projects’ main gallery for over 2 weeks. Be sure to visit the opening reception for this important program on Saturday, July 14 from 7-10pm! The exhibition will be on view through August 1, 2012. Participating Artists: […]

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By Emil Stefanutti, Miami Music Project On June 6th, Miami Music Project (MMP) celebrated its 2011-12 season with a sold-out “Fantastic Season Finale” concert, full of smiles and great music. The Miami Music Project Orchestral Academy (MMPOA) started in Doral less than two years ago, with a small orchestra of 15 young musicians and dreams of […]

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On July 10, NPR celebrated composer Philip Glass’s 75th birthday with a commissioned “flash choir” in Times Square. Enjoy the video at this link and count down with us as we hit 1,000 Random Acts of Culture™. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses […]

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By Jessica Gokhberg, Walker West Music Academy  July at Walker West Music Academy means the kick-off of the Summer Music Enrichment Program!  For three weeks, students explore a variety of musical instruments and vocal performance, all culminating in a final recital.  The instruments include the violin, piano, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and African drums.  We provide the […]

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By Monica Rosale, Miami-Dade County Public Schools The 2011 DocMiami International Film Festival launched its “DocMiami Save the Arts in Public Schools” initiative with special screenings for public school students. In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public School’s Cultural Passport program, students from Westland Hialeah Senior High School were able to attend screenings hosted by Millennia Atlantic University. Attendees […]

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By Jill Overacker, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival The 2012 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival ran June 9-24 in venues throughout metro Detroit. The Festival presented more than 20 performances of chamber music with a focus on music from Russian composers. With the support of a $20,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight […]

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By Barbara Johnson Ross, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum held its children’s summer program, SOOMA Kids, on the new Museum campus. With the opening of the City of Biloxi Center for Ceramics, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (OOMA) was proud to announce the beginning of the annual SOOMA Kids program, which gives children access […]

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art During Open Studio Saturday on July 14 from noon to 1:30 PM, McColl Center for Visual Art is pleased to present a free lecture and reading with author and Knight Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Kellie Jones. The presentation will feature selections from her book EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (Duke University Press 2011), […]

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