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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 Nowadays few remember Esa-Pekka Salonen’s notable last appearance in Miami. It was March 1999 at the helm of his (then) orchestra (the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra) in the cavernous Dade County Auditorium for Judy Drucker’s concert series. At that time, the constant parade of first-class orchestras and conductors made […]

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Writers of the world, apply

Published on 13 April 2012 by in Miami

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“Art criticism doesn’t pay anything. And in all likelihood in the future it will pay even less so. So what that means is that you have total freedom in what you write about. There is no writing for money. You’re writing for the reader, and reading about art can be as exciting as looking and […]

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Have a “Field Day”

Published on 12 April 2012 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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Art is a playground of energy + imagination. It’s a force that cannot be contained and often stops us in our tracks — and sometimes it gives us

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Aside from its political and commercial global familiarities (Evita Peron, gauchos, big sides of beef), Argentina can boast major literary figures such as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar and even Manuel Puig. It also has some considerable classical musical figures, such as Alberto Ginastera. But the most well-known of its composers worldwide is surely Astor […]

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By AIRIE Staff AIRIE and Everglades National Park are pleased to invite the community to visit our Artists in Residence, Joanna Kidd and Danni Downing, at the Anhinga Trail on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Joanna and Danni will be on site from 2:00p-5:00p and will be working on a video inspired by their experiences, particularly […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Effervescent, natural and energetic, French tenor Sébastien Guèze is a rising young star in the international opera scene. The Florida Grand Opera’s audience discovered him last season when he played Christian in David DiChiera’s Cyrano. The FGO now brings Guèze back in a mainstay of the French repertoire, the […]

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By Teatro Avante Teatro Avante is back from a successful international cultural exchange with Spain. Aire frío (Cold Air), a free version by Raquel Carrió of the epic play by Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera, directed by Mario Ernesto Sánchez, was presented at the Teatro Circo de Murcia (Murcia), Teatro “Villa de Molina” (Molina de Segura), Teatro […]

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By Stefanie Hew, Florida Grand Opera Unfolding behind the scenes at Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) production of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette is a budding romance.  It is not the star-crossed lovers you would expect, but rather two sword fighting opera singers on opposite sides of the Montague-Capulet fence. They are real-life opera couple Ryan Milstead and Courtney […]

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The annual “Aesthetics & Values 2012″ exhibit, organized by the Honors College at FIU, has matured with age, until this year, when it has reached prime time. The show combines students — many of whom have no connection to an arts program — with established artists, who together come up with a survey of local […]

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By Nina Johnson, The Miami Rail For about a year now I have been working on developing The Miami Rail. The idea was born when Phong Bui came to Miami to give the opening lecture at Lester’s and asked what I would think about “franchising” The Brooklyn Rail down to Miami. I am thrilled to […]

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