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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 Reina Chadwick, Arts & Business Council Cultural Tourism is exploding here in a Miami – in a good way according to Bruce Turkel, CEO of TURKEL, a travel and tourism marketing Firm in Miami. “It makes sense that when you have people coming from all around the world there are so many advantages,” says […]

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If you didn’t know that FIU just recently opened its Miami Beach Urban Studios on Lincoln Road, this week is a good time to discover it. Hoof it up to the fourth floor for both an art show and the first in a series of art talks that will in a sense inaugurate this new […]

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In celebration of National Dance Week, Dance NOW! Miami, Florida Dance Association and the Little Haiti Cultural Center presented an eclectic and diverse sampling of local modern dance companies and choreographers during the revival of the Daniel

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Art up and about

Published on 27 April 2012 by in Miami

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An interesting trend has emerged (again) in the art-exhibiting world. Maybe as a result of one of the deepest recessions and maybe responding to a need for more and less structured venues, one-off art shows have become common place. Nomads really. For instance, as of now, Spinello Gallery has no set home — it has […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer From Bellini to Delius – and counting Prokofiev’s ballet and Bernstein’s West Side Story – the lovers of Verona have been an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Svendsen, Stenhammar and Nino Rota are only some of the composers who fell under the spell of Shakespeare’s immortal play. […]

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This weekend, a Miami landmark takes an important step into the digital future of film. The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a benefit concert Saturday, bringing together local leaders and talent as part of  its new campaign to digitally upgrade the 86-year-old theater. The effort is part of an overall […]

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This weekend coming up is a good one for music, as a large chamber music festival gets under way Sunday, the same day a children’s choir performs a remarkable opera that is at once an anti-bullying statement and a poignant reminder of the Holocaust. The Mainly Mozart Festival, now in its 19th year, is situated […]

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Let’s dance, Miami

Published on 26 April 2012 by in Dance, Miami, Poetry

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As the sun sets on Miami this Thursday and the crescent moon rises, the Miami Dance Festival will open on the grounds of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, where a choreography of movement by the Florida Dance Theatre will take shape under

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Foreign cinema close to home

Published on 24 April 2012 by in Miami

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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College Dubbed the finest state-of-the-art theater in the South in 1926, the Tower Theater is now Miami’s premier art cinema and continues to serve as a historic and cultural gathering place. In fact, USA Today named it one of the “10 great places to see a movie in splendor.” Under the […]

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Art that can make an impact

Published on 24 April 2012 by in Miami

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The movie “Bully” created a lot of talk and controversy since its recent release — which is a good thing. The difficult topic of childhood bullying got an amazingly moving hearing in this documentary, and coincidentally, another powerful project was being released in Miami aimed at addressing violence and bullying in the schools. Posters were created […]

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