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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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The French pop duo known as Daft Punk almost never perform anywhere without their robot helmets, preferring to see their music as the creation of an entity outside themselves as two young European men. But even they might be surprised to hear their music treated in an orchestral fashion, as the trumpeter, arranger and composer […]

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There’s one more week to catch the results of Locust Projects’ unique summer programming, culminating with a closing reception and exhibit on Saturday. For the fifth year in a row, Locust invited a group of high school students, chosen after an open call, to come and make art. After starting out fairly small, this year […]

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Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees, when standing in the middle of fairly dense foliage. Which is what we are doing in the artscape of South Florida today – there is a lot going on here. Even in the middle of summer there are new shows, new projects being unveiled […]

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Sheri Allender

Sheri Flanders studied improv at The Second City Training Center and iO (formerly Improv Olympic) in Chicago, as well at Just The Funny’s conservatory in Coral Gables. She is a director, actor, multidisciplinary artist and cast member of Just The Funny. On Saturday, August 23rd at 9 p.m., join Flanders and Cheap Trills – Musical […]

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By Rudy Sablon, The Motivational Edge Rudy Sablon is the Director of Programs for The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit that uses the arts to inspire youth towards academic achievement, increased self-confidence and building essential life skills. Below, he writes about a student performance showcasing many of the lyrical expression and audio recording program students, which […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami The offices of Zyscovich Architects looks out on the sun flecked waters of Biscayne Bay. In the foreground is renewed Bayfront park and across the bay South Beach. Views of cultural venues like Museum Park and the Adrienne Arsht Center showcase the arts that are helping […]

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The representation of Latin musical influence in American music and pop culture has gone through any number of mutations. At times it has lent a certain panache, such as with Latin jazz, or the smooth sounds of the bossa nova. It’s associated with the ultimate suave dance with the big-band 1950s music of the mambo; […]

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By Leilani Lynch, Locust Projects In June and July, 25 South Florida high school students come together to create a collaborative exhibition at Locust Projects’ gallery in Miami’s Design District. Now in its 5th year, the Locust Art Builders program began in 2010 with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. […]

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ArtWorks creative writing co-op perform original song by ATA Angelica Cabrera and original score by Reyln Myrthil.

Today is the last day that I will lead the creative writing co-op as a Master Teaching Artist (MTA) at ArtWorks, a paid summer internship program in the arts for high school students. It will be the hardest day of my teaching/mentoring career because the job allowed me to be extraordinarily vulnerable. It forced me to […]

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Throw your hat in the residency ring

Published on 01 August 2014 by in Miami

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These have been a couple of eventful and expansive years for Cannonball, for 10 years known as LegalArt, which rebranded itself and with a Warhol Foundation grant has been growing its offerings and services. In June it hired well-known artist and critic Gean Moreno as artistic director, kicking off another growth spurt, with more programming […]

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