San Jose and Silicon Valley

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in San Jose and Silicon Valley that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Special Assistant to the VP/Community and National Initiatives George Abbott.

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By Mythili Kumar, Abhinaya Dance Company Abhinaya Dance Company recently received a grant from Knight Foundation for our fall and spring production. We are presenting “Gandhi‘ as our fall concert on November 17,18, 2012, here’s some insight into events leading up to this recital. Abhinaya presented an excerpt of the “Gandhi” production as part of […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ – San Jose, California from JD Andrews on Vimeo. Knight Foundation is celebrating its 1,000+ Random Acts of Culture™ with four big, blow-out performances in San Jose, Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia. The fun kicked off Sunday, Aug 5 with a 250-person surprise performance at the Target Pops Summer Festival at San […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ surprised employees and guests at Intel’s corporate headquarters Monday June 18! Dancers Karen Gabay and Maykel Solas from Ballet San Jose burst into the lunch room with a bold and beautiful ballroom dance number. Intel requested the event on June 18th so they could include a group of VIP’s from Korea […]

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By ZERO1 staff ZERO1 officially unveiled the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, Seeking Silicon Valley, early this month with two bi-coastal press launch events. Hosted by Boyd Level and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in New York City and San Francisco respectively, ZERO1 is happy to report that attendance was robust and filled with our media friends, […]

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Starting today, the Cinequest film festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley will showcase films created by young people, using their stories as a way to inspire positive social change. Picture the Possibilities empowers young people from all over the world with the innovative tools, mentors and training necessary to produce the films. The program also connects them with leaders […]

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By Randy Bobst-McKay, Symphony Silicon Valley Valentine’s Day brought Carmen to the San Jose International Airport.  Nine Random Acts of Culture™ performances featured Symphony Silicon Valley’s concertmaster on violin and two singers from Opera San Jose bringing to life Bizet’s most familiar music.  The performances at various gates while passengers waited for their flights and at the baggage […]

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By Randy Bobst-McKay, Symphony Silicon Valley Valentine’s Day brought Carmen to the San Jose International Airport, Intel’s corporate headquarters, several area malls, restaurants and even the 500-member San Jose chapter of Rotary International.  These 17 Random Acts of Culture™ performances featured Symphony Silicon Valley’s concertmaster on violin and two singers from Opera San Jose bringing to life […]

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Submitted by Moy Eng, Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) As I reflect on the holiday season and the pervasive, rampant gift buying, the greatest gift we can receive is love.  Love given openly, freely, generously.  This is what I love about working at a music and art school.  Every day, every single day, a […]

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On May 24, Ballet San Jose surprised workers at Intel World Headquarters with performances of Dancing on a Dime. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses on promoting informed and engaged communities. To that end, we strongly believe in the potential of the […]

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On Oct 1, Opera San Jose surprised attendees at the Grantmakers in the Arts conference with a performance from Carmen. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses on promoting informed and engaged communities. To that end, we strongly believe in the potential of […]

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