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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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Francois Sagat Zombie make up

Last summer I became obsessed with “Face Off,” the competitive reality show on the Syfy Channel. Every week the producers challenge special effects makeup artists to create magical and sometimes spectacularly haunting characters based on a theme. At the end of the season, one winning artist walks away with $100,000 and, most importantly, a huge jump-start […]

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By Thalissa Woodcock, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus The Hialeah Campus Arts & Cultural Programs’ mission is to celebrate and preserve the arts and culture in Hialeah by bringing together artists and the community through events and exhibitions. The Hialeah Campus Arts & Cultural Programs support the historical significance of the Hialeah community by sharing […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer In the last concert of the 2014-2015 season, Seraphic Fire performed a contemporary piece that, harking back to the past, proved yet again the virtues of a choral ensemble that reaffirms its artistic growing year after year. An essential contribution to the evening’s resounding success was the presence […]

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By Anne Tschida, Miami arts blogger When events collide, the stars align, we call that happy coincidence, “serendipity.” That’s what happened with a newly-formed Miami-Havana exchange program called Dialogues in Cuban Art, says the organizer and curator Elizabeth Cerejido. The project won a $60,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant in 2014. The funds were quickly matched […]

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Last week, Centaur Records released the second of two recordings containing the complete works for violin and piano of Franz Schubert, as played by violinist Tomas Cotik and pianist Tao Lin. Both are veteran performers on the South Florida scene, and Cotik, an Argentinian who holds a doctorate from the University of Miami, is a […]

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Before Wynwood become the gritty urban oasis and hotspot for world travelers, gawkers and graffiti aficionados that it is today, The Miami Light Project (a Knight Arts grantee), under the stewardship of Artistic & Executive Director Elizabeth Boone, set up shop. Built The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Provided more than just a space, but […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer “To this we’ve come…,” laments Magda Sorel in her great aria from The Consul, the opera that closes Florida Grand Opera’s season and marks the climax of Gian Carlo Menotti’s grim and most famous melodrama. If the aria bears some similarity to Vissi d’arte in Tosca; in fact, […]

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Even before entering the Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) in Downtown, you know you are in for something special. The 1912 building sits in the heart of what remains of the historic center of Miami, still populated by buildings with deco facades, awe-inspiring lobbies and soaring ceilings. Climbing up the outdoor stairs, the […]

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By Thalissa Woodcock, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus On April 15, 2015, Hialeah Performance Arts Club presented the 2015 Spring Concert to Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus students, faculty and staff. The Hialeah Performing Arts and Music Club promotes cultural enrichment amongst the student body, thus allowing students to gain an artistic view through events […]

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The third annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair, a Knight Arts grantee, will be held this weekend, beginning with an opening reception on Saturday evening and running through Sunday, May 24th at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. The Haitian Caribbean Book Fair is part of a boom in literary culture in South Florida. Not too long ago, […]

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