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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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Mix a display of sculptures by a major West African artist with an art song recital, and what do you get? Something, perhaps, that’s half art exhibit and half concert, or maybe something that glides between the two worlds ably enough that an audience member would be unaware of any obvious joins between the two. […]

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By Laura Bruney and Sonia Hendler,  Arts & Business Council Miami When talking entrepreneurialism, innovation and Miami all roads lead to Matt Haggman. As Miami Program Director for Knight Foundation he is a visionary that is facilitating the growth of a technology and start-up boom in our community. His change making leadership can be seen […]

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Free from labor, free to visit PAMM

Published on 26 August 2014 by in Miami

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The forecast for Labor Day: still pretty hot and humid. It may be best to make plans indoors during the day and delay the picnic till evening. So it would be a good day to take advantage of PAMM’s Labor Day special. There will be two free tours, at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., of […]

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Reading Queer Executive Director Neil de la Flor and Program Director Jose Portela. Photo by JeanPaul Mallozzi

I founded Reading Queer to promote queer literary culture in South Florida. One way we are doing this is through our first annual Reading Queer Literary Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, which drew a large, enthusiastic crowd to its Inaugural Reading at B Bar at The Betsy hotel. Writers Jan Becker, Sandra Simonds and Julie […]

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The Reading Queer Literary Festival opens this Friday, August 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the B Bar at the Betsy Hotel South Beach. Florida-based writers Julie M. Wade, Jan Becker and Sandra Simonds kick off the Inaugural reading for the first-ever queer-focused literary festival in Miami. Reading Queer (a Knight Arts grantee) was […]

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There’s nothing like a 10-course meal set to a montage of romantic endings, especially when chef Tanner Gill is behind the meals. Next Wednesday, August 27th at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Pioneer Winter and Indiefilmclub/Film Gate Miami Interactive Festival will present “Romantic Endings,” a film-inspired event that pairs 10 of the most memorable romantic death […]

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Karl Staven: Resident Animator

Published on 17 August 2014 by in Miami

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Although I grew up in Georgia, since I graduated from high school I’ve spent most of my time in the northeast. When I was accepted into the AIRIE program more than a year ago, I was excited to return to the deep south, about as deep as you can get (Key West is its own […]

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On the walls of the lobby of a dental office in a space that is called art@work, Onajide Shabaka’s small drawings and paintings of plant life lull you into a sense of peace and contemplative thoughts. They are generally two-toned – maybe a black sprig or twig against on off-white canvas with burnt-looking edges. Delicately […]

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Guillermo León Gómez brings sound, body and high tea to Inkub8 during the month of August. The FIU artist is midway through his residency at Inkub8, where he’s expanding his personal investigation into replication, consumerism and artificiality. Using sound and image, Gómez creates short, single-channel videos in which he uses every day items to investigate […]

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By Carolina Wilson, Miami-based freelance writer Tarrell Newell, a rising senior at Miami Jackson Senior High School, wants to attend Full Sale University in Winter Park, Fla., to study music management and sound engineering. It’s an aspiration that’s been nurtured by The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit after-school program that uses the arts to inspire youth […]

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