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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.

Welcome to your Thought Loom

Published on 03 September 2012 by in Miami

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By Letty Bassart, Thought Loom The idea for Thought Loom began with my memory of James Burke’s Connections. It was circa 1980 when I first watched him urgently address the camera and describe the connection between the hulls of massive ships and Strauss’ Indigo.  It changed my entire world view. With a child’s logic, I […]

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Marissa Alma Nick | Photo by Neil de la Flor

I read Ruth Benedict’s “The Individual and the Pattern of Culture” while sipping iced coffee at Starbucks on the corner of Lincoln Road and Pennsylvania Avenue while I waited

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer As in an opera, the curtain has risen and the mystery has been revealed: the Florida Grand Opera has a new CEO. After a months-long worldwide search and lengthy deliberations, the company announced Susan T. Danis, currently executive director of the Sarasota Opera, as its new general director. On Oct. […]

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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. Click here to watch profiles […]

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MDC Galleries open new doors

Published on 31 August 2012 by in Miami

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Few people may realize that Miami-Dade College’s Art Gallery System has more than 1,600 artworks in its permanent collection. But they’ve sometimes been hard to find and see. That could be about to change as the college transitions into the freshly named new MDCGalleries of Art + Design and the MDC Museum of Art + Design, which […]

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Elska Zeidel LAB at Inkub8

Published on 31 August 2012 by in Dance, Miami

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Elska Zeidel Inkub8 September 2012

In many ways, dance is the art of flight and finding a way to lift our bodies against the pull of gravity may be the closest we’ll ever get to freedom — at least that’s how

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Growing up in the Florida-panhandle town of Niceville, Lloyd Reshard remembers hearing the spirit really move the older members of his Southern Baptist congregation. “They would just be completely a cappella, and they would be these long, drawn-out things. They would sing ‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’ … and they would sing some melody […]

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By Viernes Culturales Join us on August 31, 2012 for another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday.  Little Havana’s popular arts and culture festival. Enjoy music, discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th Street and SW 15th Avenue, and visit the many fine art galleries along Calle Ocho. […]

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By David Brown, Urban Tour Host During the 2011-2012 school year, The Urban Tour Host featured its Urban Parks of Greater Miami Tour highlighting the Ecology and History of Miami’s Downtown Region. Four parks in the City of Miami were featured including:  Simpson Park, Miami Circle Park, Bayfront Park and Lummus Park.  This program toured approximately 800 […]

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A new cultural ‘Message’

Published on 28 August 2012 by in Miami

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It will have been hard to miss the work of Rashid Johnson this year if you have even a passing interest in art. The unique output of this Chicago-raised artist, who became a hit almost the moment he entered the scene in his early twenties in 2000, has gone solo on the walls of the […]

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