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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 Lucas Leyva, Borscht Film Festival There is just one week left to submit your project to be considered for a commission in the form of funding or production assistance from the Borscht Film Festival! It’s quick, free and easy to apply on our website the deadline is June 1st. There are no limits on applicant age […]

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A closer look at Jose Bedia

Published on 22 May 2012 by in Miami

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Anyone who knows art in Miami, knows Jose Bedia. After rising in the art world in his native Cuba in the 1980s — he was part of the first and second Havana Biennial, the latest edition of which just opened earlier in the month — and becoming part of a new wave of artists known as the […]

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By Victoria Galan, MDPS The Miami-Dade Public Library System is looking for 20 teens, ages 13-18, who are interested in working alongside award-winning young adult author Kekla Magoon. Ms. Magoon is the recipient of the America Library Association’s Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award for New Talent and is the author of The Rock and […]

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By AIRIE Staff Calling all creatives! South Florida is home to the only subtropical wilderness area in the country, and Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is the only program bringing artists to the Everglades. AIRIE’s purpose is to inform, connect, and support artists, writers and musicians who wish to be ambassadors for the Everglades by […]

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David Zambrano. Photo by Neil de la Flor

David Zambrano’s “Soul Project” is genius. Presented by the Miami Light Project, Zambrano’s show opened at The Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse. It was an improvised, funkadelic and soul-lifting performance that eliminated the distance between audience and dancer.

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Perceptions of modern-day life, and the blurring of dimensions, tie two shows of new works from two local women artists in fascinating ways. Although Felecia Chizuko Carlisle deals in cold, hard edges and angles, and Michelle Weinberg has a much more decorative aesthetic, their shows currently up in the sprawling Dorsch gallery space, speak to […]

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By Mimi Schultz, Fantasy Theatre Factory This year, Fantasy Theatre Factory (FTF) celebrated 30 years of partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Since 1982, FTF has created original quality educational theatre programs for children – reaching 150,000 children annually. Many FTF programs emphasize environmental and literacy education. Through Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Cultural Passport program, nearly […]

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By Sharon Caughil, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Four Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program™ students recently participated in local competitions. Arantza Espinoza and Eddy Camacho won the group instrumental/vocal category in the Young Talent, Big Dreams competition sponsored by The Children’s Trust and Actors’ Playhouse. Arantza and Eddy, both legally blind, beat hundreds of […]

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Below you’ll find a live video stream for Ragnar Kjartansson’s opening night performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, which is holding the artist’s first solo American museum exhibition, “Song.” The performance, of Mr. Kjartansson’s recent work Du Holde Kunstis, is being streamed live via the museum’s website, who were kind enough to […]

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David Zalben

Sometimes the only poetry we understand is the poetry of love and loss, relationships and sex. We can enter these poems more easily because of their universal themes. We’ve all fallen in love or we have fooled ourselves at least once that it was love we fell into. As we enter theses poems through the […]

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