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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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The aching beauty of fragile art

Published on 28 February 2014 by in Miami

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One of the large sculptures from New York-based Colby Bird is disarmingly fragile. The gentle, serpentine-like piece made from wood holds a real green apple and a lemon within its curves, and several hand-crafted fruits. It appears to be propped up by a single, slim metal rod. It’s also made from pieces from Thonet café […]

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Carnival Arts

Published on 27 February 2014 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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Carnival Arts.

Carnival Arts is an arts learning program for youth living in crisis shelters across the state of Florida. Since 2007, Carnival Arts has introduced more than 1000 young people to dance, drum and mask-making traditions from carnivals from around the world, led by more than 75 professional artists in these traditions and assisted by more than […]

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There is a simply lovely exhibit called “Human, so human” that feels both futuristic and also is an homage to early 20th-century Russian and German avant garde art at the Farside Gallery. It’s a solo show from Angela Valella, an artist, curator and this year’s winner of the Cintas Foundation grant, a well-deserved recognition for […]

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This week, the 15th Tropical Baroque Festival got underway at Miami Beach Community Church. It lasts through March 6 for a total of 11 concerts, one each day. On the lineup this year are a number of leading early music performers, such as gamba specialist Jordi Savall and cornett master Bruce Dickey, and groups including […]

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Six secrets to crowdfunding campaigns

Published on 25 February 2014 by in Miami

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Secrets to Crowdfunding with Vann Alexandra Daly from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Power2Give open up a new world for artists seeking funding – allowing small projects to reach a mass audience in ways that only large organizations with big budgets could in years past.  To many artists, crowdfunding […]

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“Frida: Unmasked”

Published on 24 February 2014 by in Miami, Theater

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Frida Kahlo de Rivera, Diego Rivera and Malú Block by Carl Van Vechten, 1932.

“I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior.” —Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is the subject of a performance created by award-winning theater artist Deborah L. Sherman. “Frida: Unmasked,” a new commission by Next@19th, examines Kahlo’s life through a Jewish […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer  “Many years ago, my sole intention was to create an oasis of good music on Sunday afternoons,” said the indefatigable Doreen Marx on the stage of the University of Miami Gusman Concert Hall when she announced her decision to close the Sunday Afternoons of Music series at the […]

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It’s hard to believe that the Pérez Art Museum Miami has now been open about three months, but it’s clear it didn’t take the crowds that long to discover it. The gleaming museum-palace on the bay is filled with people on a daily basis, including cloudless, sunny Miami winter Sundays. What a joy to see. Hopefully, […]

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Being trapped in a room with three damned souls and no exit is existential and literal hell. “No Exit,” the next performance in the Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places series by the Florida Grand Opera (a Knight Arts grantee), adapts existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre’s play of the same name. The one-act opera by Andy Vores […]

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Companhia Urbana de Dança

If FUNDarte produces it, I’m there. Since 2003, FUNDarte’s Founder & Executive Director, Ever Chavez, has brought some of the most dynamic, cutting-edge international performing artists

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