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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 Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer He comes to Miami directly from Basel and has nothing to do with Art Basel, but rather with a diametrically opposed and equally valuable art form. Since January, Argentine Pedro Memelsdorff has been at the helm of the famous Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, a music academy and research institution […]

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Opera makes reading fun again

Published on 27 February 2013 by in Miami

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By Stefanie Hew, Florida Grand Opera From maracas to the triangle, every child has the opportunity to play a part in the story with Florida Grand Opera’s Read Along, Sing a Song program – a free literacy workshop series that incorporates music into the reading process. In partnership with Miami-Dade County and Broward County Public […]

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If it’s March, it must be time to celebrate the music of the Baroque, and this Friday, the 14th iteration of the Miami Bach Society’s Tropical Baroque Festival gets under way. The Society, founded more than two decades ago by the University of Miami’s Donald Oglesby, routinely gathers a number of excellent ancient-music ensembles to […]

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If you’re like, ahem, 90 percent of applicants to the Knight Arts Challenge Miami, you’re waiting until the last minute to submit your ideas for funding. So we thought you might enjoy a few extra tips on helping your application stand out before the March 4 deadline. Here goes: 1) First the basics: Browse through […]

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Rhythms of Africa rocks the world

Published on 26 February 2013 by in Miami

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By Steven S. Klotz, Embrace Music Foundation When at long last the applause died down, with the audience filing out of the filled-to-capacity Adrienne Arsht Performing Center, the buzz began. “That might have been the best show I’ve ever seen in this hall,” an usher commented.  “It’s hard to believe what I just saw — those […]

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By Stefanie Hew, Florida Grand Opera It is said that a teacher’s proudest moment is to see a student achieve. In the same way, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) takes special pride in the highly successful productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Bellini’s La sonnambula, which showcased graduates of the company’s acclaimed Young Artist studio […]

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Catch up on some black art history

Published on 26 February 2013 by in Miami

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There are a number of shows and events associated with Black History Month around town. Although work from African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and Africans show up on walls throughout the year here in Miami, it’s not with enough frequency as our diverse population would warrant. Maybe that can start to change. Over at University of Miami’s […]

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By Roofless Records 2013 is shaping up to be even busier than 2012. International Noise Conference 2013 (10 Year Anniversary) We’re only just now recovering from the 4 day marathon of madness that was the 10 year anniversary of recent Knight Arts Challenge winner Frank “Rat Bastard” Falestra’s International Noise Conference. Every year the festival […]

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A Prooper Marriage | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Co-dependence is like a binary star-system where two stars orbit one another around their center of gravity. They can’t escape, and they’re stuck in an almost eternal dance until they exhaust their nuclear reactors. However, if the two

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A site-specific night and day to remember

Published on 22 February 2013 by in Miami

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For the second year in a row, the Deering Estate has taken a chance with an outdoor (and some indoor), site-specific sculpture, part of its Festival of the Arts. It’s well worth the jaunt down south. On opening night, the works were lit up, creating a glowing ambiance in the gorgeous grounds on the bay. […]

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