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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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We had a great turnout last night at Fort Lauderdale’s Cinema Paradiso, our first of 4 Community Q & A sessions on the Knight Arts Challenge that are taking place this week around South Florida.  We wanted to share what’s on people’s minds ahead of the March 4 application deadline, and some tips and insights […]

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More art than we can see

Published on 15 February 2013 by in Miami

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Once again, this thankfully chilly weekend offers up so many art events, you’ll have to make some choices. Tonight, Friday, for instance, there are a plethora of riches. Starting up in Broward at the Girls’ Club Collection (a Knight Arts grantee), one of Miami’s most consistently interesting artists, Karen Rifas, will give a talk about […]

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Embark on “A Mozart Journey”

Published on 14 February 2013 by in Miami, Music, Theater

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Mozart

Last month the Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” blew me away. FGO turned one of Mozart’s most popular and beloved operas into a spectacular living performance that was pure fun to hear and see. It was energetic, modern and

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Children’s music, from the heart

Published on 14 February 2013 by in Miami, Music

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s for kids, too, at least as far as the Miami Piano Circle is concerned. And this morning, they’ll be hosting Tuneful Tales, a group of classical children’s music performers, at ArtSouth in Homestead. They’ll perform The Lion and The Mouse, by Boca Raton-based composer Clark McAlister, a version […]

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By Alejandra Serna, Florida Grand Opera As we move closer to March, things are gearing up for an innovative new project at Florida Grand Opera. As part of the Knight Arts Challenge, the company is getting ready to present the first installment of Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places, a program designed to reach new audiences […]

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The Miami City Ballet has had its share of difficult headlines of late. Artistic director Edward Villella announced his final season, the organization ran out of cash and its executive director left. But, things seem to be turning around, as Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser noted in the HuffPost. Kaiser notes: “Recently I went to […]

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By Pati Vargas, Viernes Culturales Join us for another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana’s popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music, discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th St and SW 15th Ave, and visit the many […]

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There have been grumblings since December about the proliferation of fairs during Art Basel. Some feel that the amount of art and fairs is overkill, and blurring the lines between quality art and junk. Not to mention that fact that it got close to impossible to even get to some of the fairs because of […]

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By Justin Moss, Florida Grand Opera On January 24, 2013, students and invited donors filled the Ziff Ballet-Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. It was dress rehearsal night and excitement filled the hall as everyone prepared to take their seats for a preview of Florida Grand Opera’s […]

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Matthew Evan Taylor’s “Elvrutu’s Fall” | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Miami Light Project’s Here & Now festival offered Miami theatergoers a glimpse into the creative minds of Miami-based performing artists Liony Garcia, Matthew Evan Taylor, Ivonne Batanero and Shira Abergel. The artists created works, commissioned by the Miami Light Project

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