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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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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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By Carolina Candelaria, Arts for Learning/Miami Arts for Learning’s ArtWorks interns and students participated in a workshop led by Argentinian artist Santiago Cucullu on Thursday, December 5, 2013. ArtWorks Interns from summer, as well as ArtWorks School Year students took part in this unique Art Basel Miami Beach experience, organized by ArtWorks partner organization, UBS […]

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If you’re thinking of applying to the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida, we hope you will join us for one of six Community Q & A sessions taking place Feb. 3 – 11. We will be traveling from Marathon, to West Dade, Fort Lauderdale, and more neighborhoods in between to answer questions about […]

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By Gina Russo, Locust Projects Locust Projects is pleased to announce an open call to South Florida high school students for a chance to participate in a collaborative exhibition at the organization’s 5,000 square foot exhibition space in Miami’s Design District. Locust Projects is alternative, not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual […]

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Art meshes with dance on film

Published on 28 January 2014 by in Miami

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Last week Tigertail Productions inaugurated a film festival, ScreenDance Miami, a four-day event. First time attempts like these can be filled with new energy — or not quite ready for prime time. Fortunately, the first was the case. Offered up on screen was an interesting mix of short films that highlighted just how prolific our arts […]

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Miami International Film Festival from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. With the foundation’s roots in journalism, Knight believes in the power of storytelling to bring communities together. Over the past few years, we’ve watched independent filmmakers in the communities where we work engage audiences across the globe. Their stories are told in voices that could only come from […]

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