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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Macon 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 Program Director Beverly Blake.

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Brothers Brax and Tate Bragg, two young Macon musicians who were killed in a car accident in 1999, have posthumously continued to contribute to Macon’s music scene. The Bragg Jam Music Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, was born as a tribute to the brothers, and has been attracting musicians to our town in their name […]

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Taste of the Arts is a fundraiser that in the past has had themes like ‘A Red Carpet Affair’ and ‘Studio 54: A Night of Disco.’ This year’s event is influenced by the idea of Havana Nights. The objective of this benefit is for local arts groups to create a competitive dish for the taste […]

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Almost eight years ago, Pastor Keith Watson came to Macon and developed a faction of  New City Church. This concept of this faith consisted of setting up churches smack dab in the middle of cities. Before setting up shop, he embraced people who ranged from homeless to key political figures. As a matter of fact, […]

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Macon has produced two significant poets: Sidney Lanier and John Oliver Killens. For almost 12 years, Poetic Peace Arts, a Knight Arts grantee, has sought to nurture that tradition by providing a stage for poets and other artists to express themselves in Macon. Although poetry is the essence of this grassroots movement, many people who […]

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Although the Macon Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, will holds its main event from July 16-19, the programmers keep the organization’s mission alive throughout the entire year. During October 2014, the Macon Film Festival partnered with the Tubman Museum, Mercer University, Middle Georgia State College and Wesleyan to launch a series of free screenings and […]

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  The Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, will hold its 3rd Annual Arts Advocacy Breakfast on June 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m. This early-morning program provides a platform for local artists to display their talents. At the beginning, a light breakfast is served for attendees to network and socialize. Afterward, scheduled individuals and […]

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The free outdoor movie screenings hosted by Macon-Bibb Parks & Recreation, a Knight Arts grantee, have proven to be successful and well-attended. Actually, this concept has a global appeal. People all over are watching video on outdoor screens and structures. Last year, Macon-Bibb Parks & Recreation started a movie series. Their program entails showing throwback […]

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The College Hill Alliance was established to revitalize the College Hill Corridor and connect Mercer University to downtown Macon. Over the years, working with funding from a Knight Foundation grant, the group has worked to make the historic neighborhoods that comprise the Corridor places where folks want to live, work and play. The goal is […]

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It’s been 14 years since construction began on the new Tubman Museum, a Knight Arts grantee. Although it was not intentional, the wait was definitely worth the while. The new Tubman Museum, which opens at 310 Cherry Street on May 16, is the largest of its kind in the state and the Southeast. This beautiful […]

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On May 4, the Riverside Cemetery and Conservancy, a Knight Arts grantee, will host Full Moon Euphoria, its annual fundraiser benefiting preservation efforts in the cemetery. The focus of the event is moonlight photography–an activity that is increasingly popular nowadays. During Full Moon Euphoria, professionals will teach those in attendance various techniques that can be used […]

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