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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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The Wolfsonian-FIU is in a transition period, awaiting to see what imprint the new director will have after the departure of longtime head Cathy Leff; with the downtown expansion; and anticipating the big Art Basel-timed exhibit “Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture,” which will open 100 years after the start of […]

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Ligabue. Photo: Chico De Luigi.

The Rhythm Foundation’s 27th Season opens with Italian superstar Luciano Ligabue, one of Italy’s most popular contemporary musicians (and filmmakers) who broke a European concert attendance record when 165,264 diehard fans showed up. Ligabue comes to Grand Central on Sunday, October 26th to celebrate the release of his 10th studio album, Monodovisione. Born in Correggio, […]

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And suddenly, the season is full flower. This weekend is one of the many overbooked ones between now and April, and here’s a look at the reasons why: Miami Music Festival From Around the World: Newly renamed in its third season, Adolfo Vidal’s four-concert series opens Friday night at Florida International University’s Wertheim Concert Hall […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami Alyce Robertson is Executive Director of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority. The Great Recession wreaked havoc on downtown Miami with empty condos and a surplus of office space that even the most bullish economists thought would take a decade to absorb. But the turn-around has been quicker […]

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Duval-Carrié joins ranks of art elite

Published on 21 October 2014 by in Miami

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Edouard Duval-Carrié needs no introduction to the local art world, or to the socially active community. Fresh off his highly acclaimed solo exhibition at PAMM last spring, Duval-Carrié has cemented a permanent place in Miami’s art pantheon. But he now joins nationally significant art practitioners such as Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Theaster Gates, Meredith Monk […]

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“Daydreaming with Jean” by Marissa Alma Nick. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

This weekend I headed to the Design District to see a series of roving, site-specific, 30-minute performances. I didn’t want to go out, but I did, and it was (more or less) worth the 10-minute drive. The evening began on the gorgeous rooftop terrace of The Garden Building. We entered through a private back entrance […]

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By Arnold Mittelman, National Jewish Theater Foundation The National Jewish Theater Foundation has designated the Miller Center at the University of Miami as the permanent home for its digital Holocaust Theater Catalog (HTC)- a website project of the NJTF Holocaust Theater International Initiative (HTII). “The UM Miller Center and Feldenkreis Program are deeply honored to serve […]

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Starting today, all you need is a cellphone to help a local artist’s dream project come to life. We just launched the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award in South Florida, where you, the public, helps decide which of six local arts organizations receives $20,000 for their idea. It’s a text-to-vote campaign: pick your favorite […]

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It’s a big year for Knight Arts. Knight Foundation and VP/Arts Dennis Scholl have been nominated for four Suncoast Emmys. Art Loft Episode #236, a Knight-funded program created in conjunction with WPBT, was nominated for Arts/Entertainment – Program Special. Dennis Scholl produced and directed two of the three Art Loft segments in the nominated episode: […]

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A burst of new painting from Glexis Novoa

Published on 17 October 2014 by in Miami

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Glexis Novoa is one of Miami’s more prominent and well-known artists. His black-and-white graphite constructs of a utopian metropolis gone wrong – cold, otherworldy, bereft of emotion – often site-specific to gallery and museum walls, have become part of the lexicon of contemporary art being made in Miami. But before he set up in Miami […]

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