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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 Joann Yarrow, director of Teatro Promoteo Teatro Prometeo is getting ready to present one of the most exciting international children’s theatre festivals in Miami this fall during the Miami Book Fair International! Companies arriving from from Italy, Colombia, Chile and Argentina are joining three amazing Miami-based groups who have partnered with other local arts […]

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Now that Halloween is over, the election is around the corner and the first winter blast of the season has hit, it’s time to get serious. Dig out those scarves, wool mittens and Uggs and brace for what’s to come. First up, the all-important Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Awards. The governor’s race is important, […]

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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 […]

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By Lissette Mendez, director of programs for Miami Book Fair International The Swamp, a new event space at Miami Book Fair International sponsored by Knight Foundation, celebrates the writers, filmmakers, visual artists and musicians (and some who fall between those disciplines!) who are creating work and defining culture in the Sunshine State. Among those culture […]

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Carol Damian is stepping down as director of the Frost Art Museum-FIU. She’s been at the helm as both the museum and the arts community as a whole in Miami have exploded. Six years ago, the Frost unveiled their three-story new museum building on campus – a significant statement, as it literally moved from small, […]

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Art + tech + waffles is a winning combination any day of the week, but we hope you will come enjoy it next Wednesday, Nov. 5 at a very special edition of #WaffleWednesday, hosted by LiveNinja. The weekly tech meet-up in Wynwood is welcoming the South Florida Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award nominees. Over breakfast, the […]

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Godoy & Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

Once upon a time, in a decade not too long ago, Wynwood was a gritty working-class neighborhood that housed Miami’s fashion district. It’s where I would go once a month to buy spools of thread, invisible zippers, muslin and needles from Scott Notions to restock a small sewing factory that I started in the mid-’90s. […]

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Becoming Juliet

Published on 30 October 2014 by in Miami

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By Emily Bromberg, MCB corps de ballet dancer One of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, Juliet, is a young girl who believes in eternal love, so much so that she trades her life for it. She is a girl we all know well, but what does it mean to a ballet dancer to get to become […]

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The poet and the painter

Published on 29 October 2014 by in Miami

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It took a long time for Miami to stand center stage, literally, as a culturally important city. So long identified as a vacuous vacation land filled with beach bunnies and cocaine cowboys, the city’s transformation into a much more significant force seemed to finally be acknowledged when homegrown Richard Blanco read his poem at the […]

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Camp X-Ray

Kristen Stewart stars as a Guantanamo Bay guard in “Camp X-Ray,” an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival. “Camp X-Ray” is a drama that takes the viewer inside the mysterious labyrinthine world of Gitmo through the eyes of a female guard. Originally written for a man to play, Stewart, best known for her role as […]

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