San Jose

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in San Jose 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 San Jose Program Director Daniel Harris.

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The Random Act of Culture® love continues to spread. HuffPost named Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation VP/Arts and Random Act of Culture® creator, its Greatest Person of the Day Monday, June 20. The HuffPost piece outlines Random Act of Culture’s intention (“Scholl wondered if the most modern way of promoting classical music and performance was to […]

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By Evy Schiffman, Marketing & Communications Director, Community School of Music and Arts For teacher Celeyce Matthews, the words – “Witnessing the transformational power of the arts” – really ring true. Celeyce teaches in the Art4Schools program of the Knight Arts-funded Community School of Music and Arts at Lyndale School, part of the Alum Rock Union […]

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By Judith Kleinberg, Knight Foundation Program Director for San Jose and Silicon Valley Saturday, May 7th, 2011, was “Knight night” at Opera San José, a free night of opera made possible by a grant from Knight Foundation.  The beautifully restored downtown California Theatre was the scene of a capacity crowd  to attend a performance of […]

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By Margot Helm, Opera San José Imagine, if you will, a completely full house at the theatre- one comprised entirely of individuals who had never seen a live opera before, or not within the last five years. The singers, orchestra and crew are close to the end of a successful run of La bohème—one of […]

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By Karen Park, Arts Program Manager, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose The San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with EmcArts has selected seventeen local San Jose arts organizations for New Pathways for the Arts|San Jose, a model innovation program directed by EmcArts, a leading not-for-profit provider of innovation services for the […]

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There’s a little celebration going on today amongst the contributors and staffers of KnightArts.org. This is our 1,000th post! KnightArts.org was started by Knight Foundation as a way to inform and engage the community about the Knight Arts Challenge in Miami. It has grown into an internationally read commentary on culture in America. We are […]

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By Dennis Scholl and Tatiana Hernandez Today, the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) released its Knight Foundation funded report on the current state of arts education. For those of us passionate about the arts and concerned over recent trends, this report couldn’t have come at a better time. The Committee found that, […]

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By Margot Helm, Opera San Jose On Saturday, May 7th, over one thousand Bay Area residents will get their first taste of opera by attending a special performance of “the greatest love story ever sung”: Puccini’s beloved classic, La bohème.   With support from the Knight Foundation, Opera San José is excited to share the […]

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By Akron Art Museum Staff The Akron Art Museum has a bestseller: Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore, co-published by the museum and Damiani, an Italian publisher.  The book, produced for an exhibition organized by the museum last summer, is in its third printing just 8 months after its release.  It was just named one […]

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Random Acts of Culture ™ arrived with a bang in San Jose last week as Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale surprised audiences with spontaneous performances of Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts and Shenandoah.

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