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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 Ceci Dadisman, director of communications for Palm Beach Opera, a 2013 winner of Knight Arts Challenge South Florida With our free concert, Opera @ The Waterfront right around the corner, we are putting the finishing touches on our custom mobile app to make the concert completely interactive for audience members. We were awarded a $30,000 […]

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By Ardia Greenhauff, Miami City Ballet 20 first & second 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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I survived Miami’s art week…

Published on 08 December 2014 by in Miami

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I survived Miami’s big art week, but I was left with a nagging desire for radical change within the art world. I’m tired of seeing women and their anatomy used as objects (subjects) of sexual desire or pleasure, who are often bound up and/or forced to pose like robotic Barbies. I’m tired of seeing art […]

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All the hype surrounding Art Basel, all the emphasis on big ticket items and yachts and celebrity sightings (which are annoying, but this is a commercial fair week after all), does obscure what can be a great opportunity about this time in December. Miami has an interesting, burgeoning art scene, but it is not an […]

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Belaxis Buil at &Gallery

Published on 04 December 2014 by in Dance, Miami

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Belaxis Buil.

Last year, I interviewed artist Belaxis Buil. Her responses, like her explosive personality, overwhelmed my senses. She is the proverbial force of nature to be reckoned with, and that makes me happy. Her work challenges the viewer and makes him or her sit up and listen, even if it makes us feel excruciatingly uncomfortable. Last […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami ABC: What role do see the arts playing in Miami’s growth as a global community? The arts are the core of what started the growth of Miami as we know it today. When I first moved here in the late 80s I came to such an […]

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It’s Art Basel week, and amid all the interest from the outside world, as well as the tremendous amount of art by creators from outside the country, there are a number of local shows in which Miami and South Florida artists are drawing attention to their work, hoping to be seen in the middle of […]

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Small gems in a huge fair week

Published on 02 December 2014 by in Miami

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Art Basel Miami Beach hasn’t officially begun yet, but some art peeked through early, maybe so as not to get lost in the shuffle. And sometimes, even in the biggest, most cramped fairs, just a few good pieces are enough to satisfy, maybe even letting you feel less hollow when you leave after only seeing […]

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Knight Arts grantee The Embrace Music Foundation snagged a bit of press last month in the Sun Sentinel. Reporter Fallan Patterson visited Somerset Academy Central Miramar for an in-person preview of the students’ upcoming event at the Miramar Cultural Center. Click here to read the complete story and read below for an excerpt. Cross posted […]

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Each year since 2008, Knight Foundation has asked South Florida, “What’s your best idea for the arts?” Looking back on the growth of the arts in our community these past seven years is astounding. Last year, we celebrated the opening of the Perez Art Museum of Miami, YoungArts’ new home in the Bacardi Building, and […]

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