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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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This month was a special edition of Big Night in Little Haiti. Big Night celebrated Haitian Roots Month (November) with the US debut of Lakou Mizik, an amazing Haitian musical collective, and brought a taste of the signature monthly event to The Swamp at the 31st Miami Book Fair International. The Rhythm Foundation, producers of Big […]

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Shen Wei.

Art Basel is one of the most adrenalized and splendidly exhausting art events of the year. It’s the Black Friday of the art world, and the unofficial launch of the ‘season’ in Miami. The Miami Beach Convention Center alone receives about 75,000 visitors over five days, and that doesn’t include the tens of thousands of […]

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Diana Lowenstein opened up a gallery 25 years ago in Buenos Aires, originally called Der Brücke (named after the early 20th-century German Expressionist movement); it opened up in Miami 15 years ago, first in Coral Gables and now in Wynwood. She has featured many artists from her homeland through the ages, being the first to […]

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  By Caridad Castro, Miami Dade College Liberal Arts & Sciences Department “Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council […]

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By Daniel Peabody, director Elizabeth Leach Gallery Advice Station for Miami Basel is the latest project by multimedia artist MK Guth. Advice Station will be presented at Aqua Art Miami December 3-7 2014. Advice Station is part psychiatry office and part information booth where visitors can sit and talk about their experiences and offer their […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer In the Puccini operatic canon, Madama Butterfly occupies no middle ground as to audience views. Those who adore Puccini’s exquisite Oriental painting with passion á la italiana will never make peace with those who can’t stand the story of a geisha deceived by lo yankee vagabondo and who, […]

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By Mark Hart, executive and artistic director Community Arts Program, a Knight Arts Challenge South Florida winner to create the Miami Jazz Institute  Since its inception in the early 20th century, jazz has been a reflection of American culture and is widely considered the truly original American art form. Yet many graduate from high school with […]

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There is a super cool new addition to this year’s Miami Book Fair International, which will culminate this weekend Downtown. Artist Amanda Keeley has “opened” her new arts book lounge during the fair, which offers a mix of literary and visual arts fare. Called EXILE Book Lounge, in retrospect it’s a wonder that this type […]

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By Ceci Dadisman, director of communications Palm Beach Opera, a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge South Florida More than a year ago, we were excited to learn that we would receive an $80,000 Knight Arts Challenge matching grant from Knight Foundation. The funds from the Knight Arts Challenge were awarded to help subsidize […]

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Open Studio at the AIRIELAB

Published on 20 November 2014 by in Miami

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By Deborah Mitchell, AIRIE/Artists in Residence in Everglades Regina Jestrow is the AIRIE November resident. She has been walking the trails of the park, creating “rubbings” of her surroundings, and paintings about her research. Canoeing, slogging, visiting the archives and python lab, and hands-on fun in the Royal Palm Interpreters Room have nurtured her curiosity […]

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