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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 Cleveland Orchestra makes it first reappearance of the season this week with two evening concerts at the Knight Concert Hall, escaping the polar vortex as it settles in on northeast Ohio. But the orchestra actually will begin shaking off the cold tomorrow morning with a children’s program for fourth-graders in the Miami-Dade County school […]

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Kind of like fireworks, Emerson Dorsch is finishing off its innovative programming, called “thisishappening,” with an explosion of happenings all this week. Writers, performers and visual artists from here and across the country will transform the outdoor courtyard garden into a unique project space each day though Sunday. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Rob Goyanes – a […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts & culture writer Mario Ernesto Sanchez, founder and producing artistic director of Teatro Avante and the International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami, received the 2014 Legacy Award in Los Angeles, Sunday. The honor recognizes “outstanding individuals whose lifelong commitment to Latino Theater in the United States and Latin America will […]

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By Lissette Mendez, director of programs for the Miami Book Fair International Each year, Miami Dade College throws a party for book lovers in Downtown Miami. About 200,000 people join us to hear from some of the world’s greatest authors, in one of the biggest book fairs in the country, under our warm November sun. […]

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“La Reunión” is…um…awesome

Published on 10 November 2014 by in Miami

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Suddenly, I’m jerked back to life and I’m out of my funk. It’s like witnessing the first night launch of the space shuttle as a child. As it ascends like a reverse meteor headed for the blackened sky, everyone around you is crying and you don’t know why, but your bones tell you it’s right. […]

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By Adria Greenhauff, Miami City Ballet This season, bring the family together to witness the #1 holiday spectacular as performed by “one of America’s most beloved dance companies.” Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and an epic battle between toy soldiers and mischievous […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer For dancer and choreographer Hattie Mae Williams, the question is not whether all the world’s a stage but why shouldn’t it be? She has taken her self-described guerrilla approach to dance performances to supermarkets and churches, subway platforms and cemeteries. “Culture Concrete,” her site-specific dance film project […]

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By Angelica Arbelaez, Locust Projects Locust Projects will produce a major new installation by New York-based artist Daniel Arsham in his hometown, Miami.  For the installation, entitled Welcome to the Future, Arsham transforms the gallery into an excavation site, digging a trench in the gallery’s floor that holds thousands of calcified artifacts—a muted cacophony of […]

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Weighty new shows hold up the Frost

Published on 07 November 2014 by in Miami

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The Frost Art Museum is opening up its two main Art Basel-time shows tomorrow – they couldn’t be more different, but both have real heft. “Wang Qingsong: ADifinitum” is the freshest, with huge photographic prints covering the entire third floor from the contemporary Chinese artist. Wang is not one of the youngest of the new […]

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By Steven S. Klotz, Executive Director, Embrace Music Foundation The musical journey known as Rhythms of Africa / Music Around the World has found its way back to Miramar, where 50 children from Somerset Academy, all musical novices, embrace the intricacies of African-based rhythms and the varying cultures, customs, and languages of pre-Diaspora populations that […]

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