By Stephanie Necuze, Florida Grand Opera This September, Florida Grand Opera, a Knight Arts grantee, will be launching a new education program called Teen Council. This year-long, career-centric high school program is designed to give students who are interested in the arts a real world look at arts administration and to introduce them to the South [...]
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 dizzying speed that Chinese contemporary art became popular, and profitable, is head-spinning. Paralleling the rise of the juggernaut economy, Chinese art went from piquing a niche interest in the 1980s
By LeToya Stairs, Rhythm of Africa Music Program & 2010 Knight Arts Challenge Winner Summer break usually means an unlimited supply of popsicles and trips to the playground, but at New Mirawood Academy, summer camp means learning about the world in unique ways. The humble multi-ethnic community day care and summer camp, made up primarily [...]
The National Endowment for the Arts releases a free podcast each Thursday featuring one-on-one interviews with personalities ranging from NEA Jazz Masters to leading arts experts to National Medal of Arts winners. This week’s podcast features three of Miami’s cultural organizers, and Knight Arts Challenge winners, discussing the power of art in building community. Beth Boone, [...]
Let the (dancing) games begin. This Friday, July 29, the Little Haiti Cultural Center presents “The Games We Play,” an evening of multicultural performances by choreographers who blend traditional and contemporary dance styles from West African, Afro-Caribbean,
These paintings in the ground-floor entrance area of the Bass Museum (a Knight Arts Challenge winner) are figurative, seemingly bucolic, most of them small. They are punctuated by a triptych in the middle, facing the ramp that leads to the Bass’s main galleries upstairs. The works are from Madrid-based Peruvian artist Sandra Gamarra, part of ”At the Same [...]
Last week I spoke to Carlos Garcia, owner of The Stage, the state-of-the-art live music venue that will host The 1st Annual Soul Fest Weekend from July 29 through 31, 2011. Soul Fest will feature top-notch live musical performances from groups such as Albert Castiglia, Electric Piquete, Stokeswood and Joel DaSilva
2010 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner Borscht Film Festival was awarded $150,000 to shape Miami’s cinematic identity by showcasing and creating original films that tell unique Miami stories. This week, FilmMaker Magazine celebrated Borscht’s approach, calling it “the perfect example of local, sustainable filmmaking.” Borscht’s Minister of Agriculture Andrew Hevia contributed a piece to the magazine, touching [...]
By the lights of mid-July, all of us having endured a spring and early summer of downbeat news in the form of brutal weather, a sordid trial and a miserable economy, the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in late April seems like a rare moment of unalloyed fun. One of the many [...]
Sometimes, works of art are so attractive, so compelling, that you just have to move closer and hope they are as complex as they are good looking. Throughout the last year, Dimensions Variable, a Knight Arts Challenge finalist for 2011, has delivered on both accounts in its site-specific exhibitions. The latest show from Magnus Sigurdarson, [...]