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 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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By Alan Rapp, Managing Editor for New City Reader For the past six weeks, a weekly newsprint publication, the New City Reader, has been produced on the gallery floor of New York’s New Museum. One of several projects installed in the context of the exhibition, “The Last Newspaper,” the New City Reader takes on fundamental […]

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Who loves Random Acts of Culture™? You do! Knight Foundation’s national initiative to bring the classics out of the performance halls and onto the streets has caught your eye – to the tune of over 500,000 page views on KnightArts.org and three million YouTube hits, most notably the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s performance of Hallelujah […]

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