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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.

The Cosmic Dancer

Published on 27 September 2012 by in Miami, Theater

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Dance Now! Miami | Photo by Neil de la Flor

When Shiva dances, his soul is free from the illusions that cripple him. Everything disappears. Light and dark. Yes and no. Now and then. Right and wrong. You and me. Just one. When Shiva dances, the universe is uncluttered and clear as day and what blinds him (and us) from his true nature emerges pure, […]

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By  Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College Award-winning choreographers and founders of the renowned Nuevo Ballet Español, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez, will present Cambio de Tercio for the first time in the U.S. as part of Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts performing arts series at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 – 6, at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. At the forefront of emerging […]

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CIFO and the Latin discussion

Published on 25 September 2012 by in Miami

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It doesn’t seem like nine whole years since CIFO started its Grants and Commissions Program, which supports, promotes, then highlights mid-career and emerging artists from Latin America. This is a unique program, where chosen artists participate in creating art around a theme, come to Miami, and then have the program-specific work shown at the CIFO […]

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Alleluia, it’s Junot Diaz

Published on 24 September 2012 by in Miami, Theater

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Junot Diaz | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Dropping F-bombs in church may seem sacrilegious, but it’s not, especially when those bombs are dropped by Junot Diaz, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008). If you’re not

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The 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami is bigger and better than ever with the addition of its first People’s Choice Award. Knight Foundation has selected five local nominees from this year’s group of finalists – the rest is up to you. Vote for your favorite and the winner will receive $20,000 for their Miami art project. […]

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In art, the remains of the global day

Published on 21 September 2012 by in Miami

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The very small, cardboard sculptures hanging on the walls of the Alejandra von Hartz Gallery don’t necessarily draw your eye immediately – you have to search them out a little when you stop in to the well-done, handsome exhibit from Ana Tiscornia titled “Other impertinences.” They are almost like 3-D architectural blueprints, scaffolding of a […]

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Melody Life | Dance NOW! Miami

The Performing Arts Exchange (PAE), the annual performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference, is already in progress but there’s time to catch the juried showcase performance scheduled for this Thursday and Friday, September 20th – 21st at the Colony Theatre. The juried

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The season proper gets going this weekend with concerts by the New World Symphony (in a “pre-season” free event) and the first concert in this year’s season of eight in the Sunday Afternoons of Music series. Saturday night, it’s the young British conductor Michael Francis leading the fellows of the New World in music by […]

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The actual art of Fredric Snitzer

Published on 18 September 2012 by in Miami

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Fredric Snitzer runs the most prominent contemporary art gallery in Miami, there’s little doubt about it. He sits on the board of Art Basel Miami Beach (his gallery is always included in the main fair) and has taught at the New World School of the Arts since the 1990s. But few may realize that he […]

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Gema Calero | The Underground

“You can’t be deep without a surface,” author Jonathan Lethem writes. Sometimes surfaces are physical barriers that block us from seeing what’s beneath. Sometimes surfaces are also imaginary barriers that we erect out of fear of failure or success. Sometimes digging beneath and breaking these surfaces yields

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