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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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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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The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day hopes to top last year’s $3.2 million total of giving in this year’s 24-hour donate-a-thon that begins Thursday. A lot of worth nonprofits are competing for dollars in this event, and that includes arts groups: Seraphic Fire, the Miami Symphony, the SoBe Arts Institute, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer In uncertain times, when the music world faces conditions more precarious than usual, it is important to recognize the young people who play important artistic roles in our city, a city that needs to make good use of their enthusiasm, impetus and energy if it is to attain […]

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Happy 30th, ArtCenter

Published on 18 November 2014 by in KAC Miami, Miami

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This is a year of big birthdays for South Florida’s art world. The Bass Museum had the major one – 50 years; but others too. Margulies has been around now for 15 years, Diana Lowenstein for 25, and the ArtCenter/South Florida will be celebrating 30 years, starting tomorrow night. “Thirty Years on the Road” will […]

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By Dana Keith, Miami Beach Cinematheque The early films of Andy Warhol are a mystery to most people, mainly because he is so well known as a graphic artist as opposed to a filmmaker, and also partly because the later more narrative features of his career (actually directed by Paul Morrissey, in most cases) were […]

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Madama Butterfly. Brittany Mazzurco

Despite the incessant coughing and overtly assertive scent of floral perfume filling up the Arsht Center, soprano Kelly Kaduce (Cio-Cio-San/”Butterfly”) and mezzo-soprano Caitlin McKechney (Suzuki) delivered an extraordinary performance in “Madama Butterfly” on the opening night of Florida Grand Opera‘s 74th season. On the surface, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa’s libretto is a cliché written […]

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By Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder and chair of the Miami Book Fair International Miami Book Fair opens Nov. 16, and for the 31st year in a row, the streets of downtown Miami will fill with books and the people who love them. With more than 600 authors in town, our city, for the next eight days […]

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At the Bridges: some terrific offerings

Published on 14 November 2014 by in Miami

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Duane Hanson might be the most famous artist to have lived and worked in South Florida, and who may be more familiar elsewhere. His eerily life-like figures and busts have been shown in museums across the world, and reside in collections such as the Saatchi Gallery, the Whitney, the Smithsonian and numerous others. But Hanson, […]

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