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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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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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In his tale of the star-bellied sneetches, Dr. Seuss made a compelling and lasting case against racism and discrimination, and made it fun to read and look at all the while. The arts are ideal for getting complex ideas across, especially to young people, and this weekend at the Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest, Orchestra Miami […]

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Lately, Frank Falestra has been making more noise than usual, something long overdue and welcomed by many. He has been defying the expected standards of what music is for some 30 years now, with Miami’s iconic Churchill’s Pub as his inner sanctum since 1980. And as a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge winner, Falestra is now […]

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Some Thursday-night art specials

Published on 04 February 2014 by in Miami

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Saturdays are so over for seeing art. Many opening nights had switched to Fridays, but now Thursdays are where it’s at. This Thursday, for instance, one of Miami’s new generation of art pride will have a solo show, Luis Gispert. “Tender Game” at David Castillo Gallery boasts new photographic works from the artist who now […]

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By Hilary Saunders, New World Symphony One week before the members of United Nations convened in Switzerland for the Geneva II conference about the Syrian Civil War, hundreds of New Yorkers began to amass in Carnegie Hall. They, along with musicians representing some 70 orchestras, ensembles, and freelancers, came to the famed institution on a […]

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JuanCarlos Zaldivar. From “Shift”.

I stole some of these questions from Juan Carlos Zaldívar’s project, “Shifting Nature,” in which Zaldívar questions the ever-changing nature of being human. We are in constant motion, constant transformation, even when we don’t feel like we’re doing anything. Oh,

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By Cathy Leff, The Wolfsonian-Florida lnternational University  Cathy Leff is director of The Wolfsonian-Florida lnternational University in Miami Beach. Below, she writes about “Power of Design 2014: Complaints,” a multidisciplinary event slated for March 20-23. The festival is sponsored by Knight Foundation and curated and organized by The Wolfsonian in partnership with WLRN and the Miami Herald. Everyone has complaints, […]

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By Cammy Richards, WPBT Knight Foundation supports WPBT2/Community Television Foundation of South Florida to produce original content about the regional arts scene. Below, Cammy Richards, director of communications for WPBT2, writes about the anniversary of the series “Art Loft,” which first aired Feb. 5, 2013, and a new series of profiles. Funding from Knight Foundation, […]

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