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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.

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One of the most popular venues – and rightly so – during Art Basel has become the outdoor sculpture park in front of the Bass Museum: a local and free spot with internationally acclaimed works. But up until this year, it only lasted for the week around the art fair. Thanks to Knight Foundation funding, […]

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By Fernando Gonzalez, Miami-based arts and culture writer Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the treasures of South Florida, is also the setting for one of the area’s most intriguing musical events. Now in its third year, Fairchild’s GardenMusic Festival, a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge winner, offers chamber music—with a twist. The festival, which runs […]

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“Antigonón” un contingente épico”. Teatro El Público (Cuba).

My resolution for 2015: never miss another FUNDarte event, ever! Although this may be impossible, I’ll work my socks off to keep it. For four nights (January 22-25), FUNDarte – in collaboration with The Miami Dade County Auditorium – presents Teatro El Público’s Antigonón, a tragically absurd and poetic revisioning of the myth of Antigone, […]

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By Rhett Del Campo, managing director of Seraphic Fire cross-pol·li·na·tion noun 2. Influence or inspiration between or among diverse elements I stood at a panoramic wall of windows in the new and stunning Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). My gaze alternated between thought-provoking works of art and the colorful, trance-inducing Miami skyline as it reflected on […]

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During National YoungArts Week, which takes place in Miami each year, approximately 170 YoungArts Finalists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts to work with distinguished master teachers and mentors in their field. Each night these talented young artists will wow audiences through performances, film screenings, an art exhibition, writers’ readings and a jazz […]

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art Possibly the best part of being the Bass Museum’s Knight Curatorial Fellow has been the opportunity to get to know Miami’s art community. Along with attending exhibitions, talks and other events, one of the most important ways to get to know what’s going on in a place is […]

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art According to Marcel Duchamp, “all artists are not chess players — all chess players are artists.” Visitors to Collins Park can now put this assertion to the test by playing chess on Miami-based artist Jim Drain’s newest work, Chess Tables (2014), located just off 22nd Street, opposite the […]

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Residencies to open horizons

Published on 19 December 2014 by in KAC Miami, Miami

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ArtCenter/South Florida, as promised, is continuing to expand its scope. In its 30th year anniversary, the center has already announced that it has sold its flagship building at 800 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach, which is giving it a massive infusion of funds to re-open another space elsewhere and expand programming significantly (as of now, […]

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By Rhett Del Campo, managing director of Seraphic Fire, a Knight Foundation grantee During the first week of December, a time that marks the start of endless Nutcrackers and Messiahs (rinse, repeat), I had the privilege of learning from both Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Albert Ibargüen, president of […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer There comes a dire moment when you realize it was a mistake to have undertaken a journey, when you question the whys and what-fors. But once you’re at the dance, you dance. You resign yourself to a journey that for Miamians takes place at a home that has […]

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