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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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When the new Liam Neeson thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones, makes its debut Friday, at least one Miami man will be watching with more than the usual interest. That’s because Carlos Rafael Rivera wrote the score for the film, and the University of Miami lecturer found his first experience writing music for a movie […]

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Some crosstown art action

Published on 16 September 2014 by in Miami

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The artist-run downtown space Dimensions Variable has decided to throw a show across the causeway in collaboration with ArtCenter South Florida in the main Lincoln Road gallery, cleverly called “On Location.” The three featured female artists, Nellie Appleby, Allison Matherly and Cristina Lei Rodriguez, all work with nature, or how we end up interacting and […]

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#6WordsMiami

Published on 15 September 2014 by in Miami, Poetry

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This year the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI) is looking for six-word stories inspired by life in Miami. The genre is up to you: fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, romance. All you have to do is conjure up a story and submit it for the challenge. My nonfiction #6WordsMiami story: “Concrete tunnel. Queer. Never dull. Locos.” Here […]

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By now, the distinctive markings of Santiago Rubino, the very figurative drawings often devoid of much color, often featuring a raven-haired, voluptuous woman, should be familiar to many. His works, large and small, have been exhibited on walls of establishments and galleries all over, although generally here in Miami through Spinello Projects. But in fact […]

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By Julie Travers, Arts & Business Council of Miami Recognizing the booming enthusiasm for the arts in Miami, it is wonderful to feature dance change makers like Gentry Isaiah George in our new blog forum. Born in Miami Gentry’s local roots run deep. He began his artistic studies with Linda Agyapong at the Community Book […]

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Little LAB: September 20

Published on 12 September 2014 by in Miami

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Locust Projects invites artists age 4-13 to participate in Little LAB, a hands-on program where children create a project amidst our current exhibition: Sunday in the Park by Sarah Crowner with Sari Carel and Exile Books. Saturday, September 20, 11am-1pm Please RSVP: info@locustprojects.org or 305-576-8570 ABOUT LOCUST PROJECTS Locust Projects is a not for profit […]

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We all sweat. It’s the body’s way of cooling us down, especially on those lovely August days in Miami when there are no clouds in the sky and the sun can have its way with us. However, for Mexico City-based artist Miguel Rodríguez Sepúlveda, sweat serves a higher cultural purpose. This Saturday, Locust Projects presents Emergía […]

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Anyone who’s talked to Patrick Dupré Quigley over the years at some point becomes aware that he is a committed advocate for American choral music and choral ensembles. Quigley’s latest recording with his Miami-based Seraphic Fire concert choir, released Tuesday, is a collection of American music spanning about 120 years, from the anonymous hymns of […]

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Jude Broughan plots her ground

Published on 09 September 2014 by in Miami

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You would not be off base if you got the feeling that the works of New Zealand-born Jude Broughan, now showing at Dimensions Variable, had a kinship with another exhibition up right now, that of Adler Guerrier’s solo outing at PAMM. In fact, Broughan’s exhibit is called “Plot,” and Guerrier’s exhibit is titled “Formulating a […]

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Fernando Landeros.

In 2012, Forbes ranked Miami the most miserable city in America, and for some reason the article has resurfaced as if were new news. The Misery Index, developed by economist Arthur Okun, takes employment and inflation into account. For this study, Forbes also analyzed violent crime rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, political corruption and the […]

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