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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 Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami More than 150 guests convened at the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Miami on April 2nd for the 11th Annual Breakfast with the Arts and Hospitality Industry. Hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Miami in conjunction with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Long-awaited debuts and interesting programming are in store for fans as South Florida’s 2014-2015 music season draws to a close. First, Anne-Sophie Mutter is scheduled to perform with the New World Symphony, conducted by Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, in the same program they will perform […]

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Pools have always been integral to the image of Miami. Of the warm-weather city of sun and fun, of the ostentatious show of wealth that pools often convey. They are also high maintenance, requiring tons of water to be replenished constantly, and chemicals to keep them clean. We are floating here in Miami, in liquid […]

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Innovative theater begins with Shira Abergel. Her traveling theater wagon concept won a Knight Arts Challenge grant and, despite the pot holes and glitches along the way, she’s ready to get hers built. This Thursday, April 23rd at the Miami Theater Center, the spirit of Baba Yaga (a supernatural being from Slavic folklore) emerges during […]

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Poet meets Everglades

Published on 20 April 2015 by in Miami

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By Nancy Krim, AIRIE Boundaries between earthwatersky melt here, blur. You are 4000 years in the past, 200 years in the future; you are DNA, corpuscles, marl, periphyton. You are limestone pockets, banyan root, propagule, gallinule, ghost orchid, ancient mahogany hidden in hammock. Dry and wet cycles let the same parts of the earth switch […]

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A Zine scene shining bright

Published on 18 April 2015 by in KAC Miami, Miami

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The iconic Bacardi building complex on Biscayne Boulevard has always been a beacon, with its distinctive architecture and the stained-glass horizontal tower lighting up the neighborhood even during its bleakest days, promising better things to come. But when the YoungArts Foundation (which has received multiple grants from the Knight Foundation) decided to transform the spaces […]

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We’re well past the spring holidays, but the season hasn’t quite ended yet. Indeed, there are several concerts taking place just this weekend, plus earlier this month, the Mainly Mozart music festival announced programming that will go through June. Seraphic Fire This week’s concerts feature three vocal soloists and a small chamber orchestra in two […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer April is being kind to conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley. First, an interview and a great review of Seraphic Fire’s latest CD appeared in this month’s issue of the prestigious classical music magazine Gramophone. Then, he is scheduled to conduct the chamber version (started by Arnold Schoenberg and finished […]

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Rehearsals. To Accept, Dial 5 by M.J. Fievre

At the Centro Cultural Español, of course! Every Wednesday and Thursday during the month of  April, the O, Miami Poetry Festival has partnered with MicroTheater Miami, both Knight Arts grantees, to bring you O, MicroTheater. On these nights, O, MicroTheater will feature Plays on Verse: short plays, usually lasting no more than 15 minutes, written […]

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Spirit is the guiding element behind the alternative art gallery Swampspace, a recipient of a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge grant. A spirit of collaboration and camaraderie is indeed the underpinning of the latest exhibit opening on April 11, according to founder and director Oliver Sanchez. “Coworker,” he says, shouldn’t be taken literally as a show […]

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