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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 concert season is still going strong even as the weather warms up, and we’re starting to head into the heat and humidity that will be with us for most of the rest of the year. Here’s a look at some concerts coming our way in the next few days: Seraphic Fire: This is the […]

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A “Carnival” of arts at MIA

Published on 09 April 2013 by in Miami

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Dealing with airports can often be a pain. But if you want to arrive early to our own MIA – or just make a trip of it – there is a very special treat awaiting on the fourth floor of the South Terminal, and it will make the whole airport hassle float away. The art show, […]

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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College Miami Dade College’s (MDC) popular MDC Live Arts series closes its 2012-13 season with Argentina native, Brooklyn-based bassist, bandleader and producer Pablo Aslan and his quintet performing Piazzolla in Brooklyn, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at The Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road. With Piazzolla in Brooklyn, Aslan […]

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Marie Chouinard

“Marie Chouinard has consistently produced intriguing visual and highly physical works that at the same time support the intellect. Her pieces stand alone in the lexicon of dance.” —Mary Luft, Executive Director, Tigertail Productions.

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Robert Pruitt and his fun, serious art

Published on 05 April 2013 by in Miami

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Miami has never really developed a serious, and secure, African-American art scene. We have black artists, and artists steeped in urban American culture, but it can’t compare to a place like Houston. That city has one of the most thriving and exciting African-American art scenes today, grounded in a long-rooted black community and bolstered by […]

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O, Miami, Opening at Palacio de Los Jugos

As National Poetry Month swings into gear, the O, Miami Poetry Festival, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, returns with the goal of delivering a poem to all 2.6 million Miami-Dade residents. This is a giant task, but poetry has enormous

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When the Civil War came to the United States, it came to a people who, musically speaking, were a churchy lot. But they were also a people of sentimental secular song that hymned home and hearth, of minstrelsy and spiritual, and to hear the music of this time is to gain a greater understanding of […]

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Pepe Mar’s cabinets of wonder

Published on 02 April 2013 by in Miami

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Anyone who has seen Pepe Mar’s work won’t forget it. He has created one of the more distinctive looks – punctuated by his distinct color palette – around town. Until now, the Mexico-born Miamian with a BFA from the California College of Arts (and, recently, an MFA from FIU) would be best known for his funky […]

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Head to the Gables Tuesday, April 9 as Knight Foundation’s VP/Arts Dennis Scholl and Miami-Dade County’s director of cultural affairs Michael Spring discuss “how to keep the arts viable in tough times.” Carol Damian, director of the Frost Museum at FIU, will moderate the discussion promising topics like: What are some of the best strategies […]

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Nonprofit Quarterly salutes O, Miami for “innovating with the unexpected.” Click here to read the entire piece and below for an excerpt… “Three years ago, I and a group of friends started to dream up what a lot of people considered impossible: a festival that would bring poetry to all 2.6 million residents of Greater […]

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