CCEMiami (Centro Cultural Español en Miami), the Spanish cultural arm here, too often falls of the radar when it comes to the arts. Since moving into the bustling downtown area on Biscayne Boulevard (from its sometimes forbidding building in the Gables), it may be that some people simply don’t know they are there. Time to [...]
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.
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By Rebecca Casamayor, Florida Grand Opera Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) in-school educational programs allow students to engage in the art of the opera without having to leave the classroom. This past Wednesday, May 22, the company’s head of costuming, Camilla Haith, visited Richmond Heights Middle School to talk to students about the importance of subjects [...]
Next Friday, May 31, Dance Now! will host its first annual Gala Fundraiser honoring City of Miami Beach Mayor Matti H. Bower. The proceeds raised from the gala will go towards Dance Now!’s Summer
Margarita Cabrera burst onto the contemporary art scene a few years ago at Art Basel Miami Beach when she showed a crazy life size VW Bug made out of vinyl (see image below). It was an instant sensation. Cabrera was recently a resident at the Knight Foundation-funded McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC where [...]
By Arsht Center Staff Most local dancers who wanted a career in the arts once had to leave Miami for New York to pursue their dreams. That changed when Peter London, a former principal dancer with Martha Graham and Jose Limon Dance companies, decided to create Peter London Global Dance Company. Now gifted dancers from [...]
The Fountainhead Residency program is one of the better incubators for Miami’s art scene, with about six artists from all over the world coming to work in a house in Morningside for several-month stints. But there is also the Fountainhead Studios, also spearheaded by Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, which while not a residency aims to [...]
Today, ArtPlace America, a nationwide initiative that puts the arts at the heart of community revitalization, announced $15.2 million in funding for new projects in 44 communities across the United States. We’re excited to see that arts leaders in seven of the communities where Knight invests – Miami, Philadelphia, St. Paul, San Jose, Macon, Detroit and [...]
Longevity in the arts, like any field, requires constant learning. Performance labs provide this space. It’s where artists can experiment, research and refine their skills. In these labs, sometimes new ideas emerge and old ideas
Last week I had the good fortune of being asked to deliver the commencement address for the New World School of the Arts College. New World School of the Arts is a Miami-based, dual enrollment arts-centric institution that has been named one of the nation’s top 100 schools numerous times. Admission is by portfolio review [...]
Miami is currently in the throes of its annual celebration of piano music, the Giselle Brodsky’s Miami International Piano Festival, which began its 16th incarnation last night with a concert by the young Russian pianist Nikolai Khozyainov, who played music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Prokofiev. Tonight, it’s a debut for the German pianist Wolfram [...]