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Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding through the Knight Arts Challenge, an initiative seeking arts ideas and projects that will benefit the local community. Knight looks to build on the momentum in the Miami art scene, sharpening the focus of existing efforts using the community’s unique strengths. We seek the best and the brightest and we encourage arts organizations to reach for the next level in programming and organizational capacity.

For more information about the Knight Arts Challenge visit our Knight Arts Challenge page. Sign up for e-mail updates to receive the latest information about challenge winners, projects and upcoming deadlines. If you have specific questions about receiving an arts grant in Miami, please e-mail our staff at arts@knightfoundation.org.

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art According to Marcel Duchamp, “all artists are not chess players — all chess players are artists.” Visitors to Collins Park can now put this assertion to the test by playing chess on Miami-based artist Jim Drain’s newest work, Chess Tables (2014), located just off 22nd Street, opposite the […]

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Residencies to open horizons

Published on 19 December 2014 by in KAC Miami, Miami

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ArtCenter/South Florida, as promised, is continuing to expand its scope. In its 30th year anniversary, the center has already announced that it has sold its flagship building at 800 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach, which is giving it a massive infusion of funds to re-open another space elsewhere and expand programming significantly (as of now, […]

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By Rhett Del Campo, managing director of Seraphic Fire, a Knight Foundation grantee During the first week of December, a time that marks the start of endless Nutcrackers and Messiahs (rinse, repeat), I had the privilege of learning from both Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Albert Ibargüen, president of […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer There comes a dire moment when you realize it was a mistake to have undertaken a journey, when you question the whys and what-fors. But once you’re at the dance, you dance. You resign yourself to a journey that for Miamians takes place at a home that has […]

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By Locust Projects Locust Projects is pleased to announce that artist Ron Terada has been selected to create a new commissioned work for Art on the Move, part of an ongoing public commissions initiative, by the project’s guest curator Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island […]

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Borscht is back!

Published on 18 December 2014 by in Miami, Theater

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It’s that time of year again when the boys (and girls) from the Borscht Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, come out to play (on the big screen) at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall. It’s also the time when the community comes together for a few rounds of machete fencing. (More on that later.) […]

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By Stephanie Portalatin, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus On November 18, 2014, Emilio Cueto, Cuban attorney, author, and actor, delivered a lecture and visual presentation to approximately one hundred Hialeah community members including Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus students, faculty and staff on his latest book La virgen de la Caridad del Cobre: en el […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer The work of Andy Warhol set the art world on its head, blurring the lines between high and low and the notions of what defined artistic and commercial work. It is only fitting then that “Andy: A Popera,” a show exploring Warhol’s life, work and legacy, started […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami The 2014 edition of Art Basel week in Miami featured the perfect marriage of arts and business. The city was alive with high-end private parties; pop up exhibitions and roving ads on cars, scooters and even people. Millions of dollars in art sales, restaurant meals, hotel rooms, […]

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  The main galleries upstairs at the Freedom Tower, part of MDC Museum of Art + Design gallery system, are expansive, white-walled spaces. They can have a tendency to dwarf the art that is shown in them; it can be a tricky place to exhibit certain types of works. Such is not the case with […]

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