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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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Knight Foundation and its partners are celebrating three Suncoast Emmy nominations today. The first (above) is a series of interviews exploring the digital age’s impact on our communities and our democracy. Nominated in the Interview/Discussion category, the Digital Revolution & Democracy features Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, Reed Hunt, former FCC chair and Paula Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The New World Symphony embarked on its 25th season with The Russian Soul as motif and figurehead. The festive atmosphere that permeated opening night posed an invitation to play with meanings and coincidences at a concert that was simultaneously conventional and wisely programmed. Throughout two centuries, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky have […]

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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College International music sensation Yemen Blues will dazzle Miami audiences with an eclectic brew of West African grooves, American jazz, blues, and funk one night only at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., downtown Miami. This special performance is presented by Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts series. […]

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By Hannah Sampson, The Miami Herald The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts wants you to come for the show and stay for the art. With the help of a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the center has launched a permanent art collection and plans to sell limited edition prints […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council Why do successful business executives join arts boards and support the arts? The Arts & Business Council of Miami asked that question of Miami’s very own dynamic duo, Dennis Edwards and Mark Steinberg. They define what it means to be good corporate citizens. For more than two and […]

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ArtCenter puts on new ‘Wheels’

Published on 16 October 2012 by in Miami

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It’s time for the ArtCenter/SouthFlorida (a Knight Arts grantee) to spread its wings. There was nothing really wrong with just showing exhibits in its Lincoln Road-facing space, but it was getting a little lost in the big art crowd. With so much going on in Miami these days, a trip over to this area of South […]

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Santiago Betancur is present

Published on 15 October 2012 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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Santiago Betancur | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Last Friday I had the day off and spent it anchored to a wooden chair grading student essays inside Panther Coffee in Wynwood. Panther is a kaleidoscopic merry-go-round of Miami’s glittery and gritty art scene. It’s where I feel centered amidst the dance of baristas and their giant robotic coffee machines, visual and performing

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Solo shows and group shows are very different animals. Each has its special rewards and difficulties. Solo artist exhibits can be more cohesive by nature – they come from the hand of one artist. But if the work is not strong, or simply not appealing to an individual eye, then the whole show can fall […]

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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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Emma Trelles

Every day poetry has the power to move us. It can speak for us and to us in ways that can’t be easily understood or quantified. The power of poetry is intuitive and it lives somewhere between the soul and the stars. In many ways,

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