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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 Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie Seems hard to believe nowadays, what with all the artistic and cultural growth in South Florida, but at one point, a three-building contemporary art exhibition space and residency haven located in Lincoln Road was the place for new artists, development, and exhibitions. ArtCenter/South Florida contributed to making Lincoln Road, and by extension […]

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On March 3rd, the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU opens (for members only) “Cinema Judaica: The War Years 1939-1949.” The exhibition, which comes from the Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, features

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More painting like this, please

Published on 11 February 2014 by in Miami

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The two rooms in the spacious building on North Miami Avenue that houses Edge Zones Projects this month is just right for the large-scale paintings that are hanging there for “Clean Dressed, Dirty Mouth,” featuring seven painters and curated by David Marsh. But the site-specific one, painted directly onto a makeshift wall, lords over the […]

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In 2012, Miami Dance Mecca, run by Brazz Dance Theater, was awarded a $45,000 Knight Arts Challenge Miami grant to build Miami’s reputation as an emerging center for contemporary dance. Brazz Dance & MDC set out to create new works, help dancers develop professionally and launch a Brazilian dance festival. This month, part of that […]

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By Hunter Braithwaite The collection of Pulitzer-Prize winning photographs which opens at the Frost Museum this week brims with pathos and the passage of time. The photos are expertly composed; that’s quite a feat, as most were shot in what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “the decisive moment”—that split second when everything makes sense, only to descend […]

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The Moving Perspective Festival at Inkub8, a Knight Arts Grantee, is described as “a series of individually conceived weekly workshops, “labjam “sessions and intensives designed as an open dialogue to identify meanings and procedures from idea to presentation.” But what the festival represents is Inkub8′s and its allies’ insistence that Miami become a center for […]

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And this particularly commercialized holiday is intricately associated with flowers. Every ad tells you to buy the blooms for someone, anyone, to prove your love — it’s a great gig for the flower industry. That industry is something that New York artist Virginia Poundstone has been intrigued by for years. […]

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Video: From WPBT2 on YouTube What do you need to win the Knight Arts Challenge? A great idea, of course! This is an ideas contest, after all, and the readers will base their initial decisions on the project’s merits. That said, Arts Program Officer Tatiana Hernandez has a few tips on how to make your […]

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By Valerie Ricordi, MOCA Over the last decade and a half, the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, has grown to be the second most prolific in the world, after India’s Bollywood. Its acclaim was initially restricted to Nigerian and African audiences but as an English language art form, its productions are now widely-distributed in the UK, […]

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Thru and ‘Trued’ canvases

Published on 06 February 2014 by in Miami

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The slightly askew white walls, the unfinished, splotchy concrete floor of Dimensions Variable (a Knight Arts grantee) turns out to be a great backdrop for the five large-scale paintings of Miami-based artist Lynne Golob Gelfman that are currently on display. There is something topographical about the abstract paintings, most of which are recent work, which […]

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