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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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To end its fifth-year season, ARTtuesdays/Miami will talk all about Opa-Locka. That is the city in Miami-Dade with maybe the most eccentric architecture in Florida, and that’s saying something. Although the name derives from a Seminole word, the Moorish Revival-style buildings are meant to evoke Arabian Nights and Middle Eastern terrain more than a subtropical […]

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Jose Luis Rodriguez

“Resonancias,” presented by FUNDarte‘s Miami On Stage: Knight New Works Series, opens May 8th and 9th, at the Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box Theater. The performance is an interdisciplinary and multicultural collaboration conceived by Flamenco guitarist and composer Jose Luis Rodriguez. The work includes images and staging by Alexey Taran and Carla Forte, […]

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Cellist Dane Johansen played Coral Gables last night as a member of the Escher Quartet, joining British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for a concert of music by composers including Dvořák and Dutilleux. But tonight, he’s in Palm Beach, where the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach is holding a fundraiser for his solo project, which begins […]

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By Laura Bruney and Etain Connor, Arts and Business Council of Miami Sitting on the 8th floor of the Gibraltar Bank offices, we are first struck by the incredible views of downtown Coral Gables. We are here to meet Adolfo Henriques a paragon in our cultural community and an enthusiastic supporter of the arts both […]

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Above: Poets from the Omari Hardwick Blueapple Poetry Networks, a program of the Jason Taylor Foundation. Photo credit: O, Miami/Gesi Schilling. I’m excited to share the list of 75 finalists in this year’s Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida.  This year, we received more than 1,100 ideas from artists, thinkers and South Florida’s creative community. Each was […]

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Connie Mae Oliver.

My organization, Reading Queer (a Knight Arts grantee), launches the Reading Queer Writing Academy this weekend with “In Defense of Forgetting,” a two-day, two-hour intensive workshop open to anyone inquisitive about creative writing. The workshop will incorporate color photography taken by participants who will then use those prints as a prompt for writing poems. The […]

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The art action in South Beach on Wednesday night moved to the second floor of the ArtCenter/South Florida’s project space at 924 Lincoln Road, one block west of its main space. It’s a building that has come into active use since new leadership came to the Center, and often involves interactive activity. A packed room […]

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O, Miami, the monthlong poetry festival, is alas, o,ver. Thankfully, though, you can relive it anytime you like through images, video and the words written to capture the Knight Foundation- sponsored event that aims to bring a poem to every Miamian in April. The festival’s bookends are indicative of the electic event: O, Miami officially […]

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This is the wrap-up weekend for two local orchestras, with the New World Symphony and the Miami Symphony Orchestra ending their seasons in big fashion. The New World offers another in its cycle of symphonies by Gustav Mahler as conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. This time it’s the Seventh, usually considered the least commercial of […]

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Amanda Keeley. Photo by Jorge Graupera.

In 2013, FEAST Miami, co-founded by Chef Loren Pulitzer and producer/curator Susan Caraballo, won a Knight Arts Challenge grant to support artistic and cultural initiatives through direct grants to artists and arts organizations. The grants are awarded during vegan pop-up dinners at art venues, and the diners who attend the dinners will vote for one […]

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