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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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By Arsht Center Staff Miami’s wildly diverse audiences deserve category-defying culture. Live At Knight, a new series of performances in the Adrienne Arsht Center’s acoustically-renowned Knight Concert Hall, aims to please by presenting stars from rock, soul and hip-hop, comedy, literature and current events. From the inaugural season’s lineup, which starts in October: The Florida […]

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By Betsey Greene Freeman, Miami International Film Festival The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) was proud to participate in Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Cultural Passport program during its 29th Festival.  More than 1200 high school seniors attended screenings of “In the Name of the Girl” and “Unfinished Spaces”: two of MIFF’s 2012 official selections. At […]

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By Janet Batet, Miami Arts Journalist We are finally freed of any epic destiny. Any heroic aim seems to be defeated. Post-modernism is just another fallacy. The real thing is that we are just sitting there on the middle of nowhere, killing time frenetically because we desperately need something to happen or maybe not. In […]

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Delou Africa. Photo by Neil de la Flor

I spent last weekend at the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC) for the 3rd annual Africa Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida presented by Delou Africa. The weekend, which featured drum, dance and singing workshops for children and

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Today’s opera world is heavily influenced by the vision of the stage director, particularly in Europe, where theater visionaries (some successful, some not so much) have rethought stage works old and new in ways that use the plot as a stepping-off point rather than a reference. Raffaele Cardone will have none of it. “We are […]

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The art of the LEGO

Published on 07 August 2012 by in Miami

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There’s still time to catch Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO creations at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (a Knight Arts grantee). Yes, his work has shown here twice before, but what has turned out to be a real summer blockbuster for the center is still an unexpected delight. First off, don’t be fooled by these […]

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Pax madness

Published on 06 August 2012 by in Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater

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Marissa Alma Nick. | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Last Thursday night PAX (Performing Arts Exchange) hosted Velvet Glove, an underground circus held above ground because if you dig too deep in Little Havana, you hit limestone and then saltwater. The night featured local musicians, rappers, break

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Locust Projects (a Knight Arts grantee) has come up with a neat idea for “art films & food,” together with another Knight grantee, O Cinema. Starting next week and then periodically through November, films about art (not arty films) will be coupled with a meal from Harry’s Pizzeria for the Locust Projects @ O series. […]

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Stillness & Movement. Photo by Neil de la Flor

For me there is stillness in movement and in movement there is stillness. When my body is still and I inhale all of the oxygen my lungs can handle, my mind zooms far from rest and jumps from one thought to the next like a rabid couch potato surfs the web from one hyperlink to […]

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Seraphic Fire, the Miami-based concert choir that snagged two Grammy nominations earlier this year, announced this week that it’s signed with Naxos of America in a three-year deal to distribute its recordings. A news release from Seraphic Fire quotes Jim Selby, the CEO of Naxos of America, which is based near Nashville, this way: “We […]

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