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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 Pati Vargas, Viernes Culturales Join us for another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday.  Little Havana’s popular art, music and culture festival for everyone.  Come and enjoy the music of Lucy Grau, Latin tropical diva and Vicentico y su Sonera, a touch of Cuban sones.  Little Havana comes to life the last Friday of every month, enjoy music, […]

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Never let it be said that Emanuel Ax lets any compositional grass grow under his feet. The veteran Polish-Canadian-American pianist, who begins a three-day residency starting Friday with the New World Symphony, is in the middle of a project inspired by the music of Brahms that will see him perform music by four contemporary composers […]

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For several years now, the Deering Estate in Cutler Ridge has experimented with exhibiting contemporary art. It started off with a show that featured large-scale sculptures spread across the sprawling grounds of the historic estate, curated by sculptor Ralph Provisero. This October, it moved entirely indoors to the villa and smaller house with another intriguing […]

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By Bryan McGovern Wilson, AIRIE On October 1st, 2013, the Federal government initiated a series of closures for the entire United States, suspending and furloughing many federally run programs, institutions and their employees.  The National Parks fell within the crosshairs of this government shutdown. Access was cut off to the Everglades National Park and the […]

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New World Symphony, new world art

Published on 19 October 2013 by in Miami

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In its glamorous new digs in the New World Center, the New World Symphony has decided this year to actively use those beautiful screens that frame that lovely stage with some commissioned video programs from international video artists. It’s a great statement for this young orchestra moving forward – NWS has always had an air […]

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CASK | Marissa Alma Nick. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

Marissa Alma Nick takes on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of of Amontillado” in “Cask,” a risky surrealist performance piece set to open next Thursday and Friday (October 24-25) at 9 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Taking on iconic works by iconic writers, such as Poe, can prove fatal when adapting them for live theater, […]

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A varied art night at ArtCenter

Published on 15 October 2013 by in Miami

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True to its new mission to expand the programming — both in quantity and to varied disciplines — ArtCenter/South Florida (a Knight Arts grantee) will host a number of events tomorrow, Wednesday night, that should offer up a little something for everyone. Starting the evening off will be an artists’ talk revolving around the exhibit in the 924 […]

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Hey South Florida, it’s that time of year again! The humidity is letting up and the arts community is prepping for our annual pilgrimage of arts enthusiasts. We’re prepping too. We will announce this year’s winners of the Knight Arts Challenge on Dec. 2. Before we do, we need your help. It’s time for YOU […]

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Erin Belieu. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

No one remembers Juana; almost everything’s forgotten in time, and if I tell her story, it’s only when guessing

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One gallery, two shows, two locations

Published on 12 October 2013 by in Miami

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One definition of the word “Palimpsest” is “something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.” It is also the title of a new group show curated by William Cordova that loosely fits into this descriptive, at Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art. There are traces of themes, of narratives, of histories, but […]

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