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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.

Shira Abergel: Here & Now

Published on 31 January 2013 by in Dance, Miami, Music

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Shira Abergel

Shira Abergel has wings and she plans to use them to fly over the Appalachians during Miami Light Project’s Here & Now: 2013 — a Knight Emerging Artist Series — at The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse. During the festival, Abergel will debut

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By Jenna Buehler, Knight Foundation Ranjana Warier calls herself a computer science and engineering geek with a passion for Indian dance tradition. As 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner, she is fusing her passions together to produce western fairy tales that demystify classic Indian culture. Warier, a cyber security expert by day, says her technical […]

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John Cage was one of the great provocateurs, inventors and innovators of his time, and of his art. A measure of his influence even now, some 21 years after his death, can be measured in the blowup that’s followed a highly critical essay by Daniel Asia in The Huffington Post, to which Asia responded again […]

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It’s hard to believe the New World School of the Arts is barely 26 years old. The amount of talent that the high school and college has produced in visual arts in that short period of time is astounding. You’ve got Hernan Bas and Jen Stark, Bert Rodriguez and Leyden Rodriguez Casanova. Passing through those […]

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By Frank Falestra In its 10th year, the International Noise Conference returns to Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave.,  on February 6-9. This year, with funding from Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, the experimental music festival will expand to four nights. It is an exceptional opportunity for South Florida musicians to perform and network with […]

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By Andrea Askowitz, Lip Service Last Saturday Lip Service Institute, the teaching arm of Lip Service, teamed up with Dharma Yoga Studio for our first one-day yoga/writing retreat.  It was awesome!  Yoga has a magical affect on the mind.  The body, sure, but especially the mind. The ten participants were leery at first.  Well, I […]

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Arts checklist: 13 for 2013

Published on 28 January 2013 by in Miami

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By Laura Bruney, The Arts & Business Council If you are like the dozens of business professionals I meet each month, you want to get involved in the arts, attend events and programs and make 2013 art-mazing! The Arts & Business Council created the Arts Checklist: 13 Arts Highlights for 2013 to get make it […]

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Matthew Evan Taylor: Here & Now

Published on 28 January 2013 by in Dance, Miami, Music

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Matthew Evan Taylor

There’s a first time for everything and Miami Light Project’s Here & Now: 2013, a Knight Emerging Artist Series, is a good place to find genesis. Miami Light Project’s Here & Now commissions South Florida based artists

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2013 at the Miami Lyric Opera

Published on 28 January 2013 by in Miami

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By Raffaele Cardone, Miami Lyric Opera The recent year end recess has given the opportunity to reflect with maturity on MLO’s upcoming challenges and how to face the in moments of economic uncertainty. Needless to say that our tenacity and enthusiasm has been reinvigorated by the artistic success of the past season at Gusman Center’s […]

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By Deborah Briggs, Betsy Writers Room Many Miami pre-war hotels had ‘Writing Rooms’ for travellers and guests. In a continuing effort to link past and present through the arts, The Betsy-South Beach opened a ‘Writers Room’ in Spring 2012 during National Poetry Month; poets Tom Healy, Billy Collins, Daniel Halpern, Campbell McGrath, Scott Cunningham, and […]

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