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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 Jamie Dianne Acebo, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus On February 11th, 2015 the Hialeah Cultural Center will be presenting a musical performance by the Miami based band PALO! PALO! is a unique band that produces a genre of music called “Afro-Cuban funk”. Based right here in Miami the band consists of five members, Leslie […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The sight of a Miami concert hall overflowing with enthusiastic young people is invigorating. It is a welcome rarity that should stop being rare as soon as possible. And because these days attracting new devotees to classical music is close to a feat, every means is justified, not […]

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Marissa Alma Nick and John Kirkscey. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

If you missed ScreenDance Miami from Tigertail Productions, you missed a week of extraordinary dances made specifically for film and camera. The week-long festival highlighted filmmakers from New York, Memphis, Montreal and Spain, as well as South Florida-based choreographers, dancers and filmmakers who exhibited work at PAMM, The Screening Room, Inkub8 and the Miami Beach Cinematheque. […]

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A concert devoted only to new work

Published on 28 January 2015 by in Miami

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Here’s something unusual for this weekend at the New World Symphony: Three world premieres. In an ambitious move, the orchestral academy’s director, Michael Tilson Thomas, is leading his charges in pieces by Miami Beach’s own Michael Gordon, New Voices commission recipient Ted Hearne, and orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin of three songs written by University of […]

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Fountainhead focuses on local art

Published on 27 January 2015 by in Miami

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The Fountainhead enterprise continues to spread its wings. There is the Fountainhead Residency program, which has brought some great artists to town, many of whom have then had exhibits in Miami; the Fountainhead Studios, which houses myriad artists and has open studio nights; and now there is Your Fountainhead, a semi-nomadic exhibition space (currently in […]

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By Robin Haines Merrill, Upper Room Art Gallery Tonight in Fort Lauderdale, the Upper Room Art Gallery will kick off a yearlong public art project centered around the traditional art of creating dugout canoes. Below, the gallery’s Robin Haines Merrill writes about the project and the importance of keeping the art alive. I’m not a […]

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By Adria Greenhauff, Miami City Ballet Twenty 1st and 2nd grade students from Fienberg-Fisher Elementary School in Miami Beach are learning to dance through Miami City Ballet’s Explore Dance Program. This educational outreach program is designed to promote the arts to our community’s youth through weekly classes held at MCB Studios. Led by esteemed MCB School […]

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Dorabella, Fiordiligi, Ferrando & Guglielmo. Photo by Rod Millington for FGO.

The Florida Grand Opera‘s uberly relevant Così fan tutte, exquisitely directed by Bernard Uzan, grabs you from the beginning and never lets go. It was a fantastically fun, semi-farcical romp through librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte’s tale of relationships, wife-swapping, the futility of fidelity and, most importantly, our desperate need for human connection. The opera’s contemporary […]

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More than 8,900 ideas. 241 projects. $25 million. All since 2008. The numbers of the Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida, which opens for entries today, provide an overview of the program — but they don’t tell the full story. There has been support for pop-up artists’ bookstores, preserving Haitian rara music, developing the local […]

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Mark your calendar! On Thursday, Jan 29 artist Nicole Cherubini, whose newest body of sculptures are currently on view at PAMM, will speak about the works of the revolutionary ceramicist George Ohr and his artistic process, including his inventive experimentation with clay. The discuss is free with admission, but space is limited (first come, first seated). […]

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