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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 Sue Arrowsmith, Pig Iron Philadelphia-based Pig Iron Theatre Company will take South Florida by storm for the first time with their OBIE-winning quirky melodrama Chekhov Lizardbrain at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Mar. 23 – 24, at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, 1040 Lincoln Road. Presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, Chekhov Lizardbrain is a unique blend of […]

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By Kristin Korolowicz, Bass Museum of Art This week at the Bass Museum of Art artist Jillian Mayer will have a new collaborative project on view. Mayer’s practice investigates the intersections between art, media, entertainment and pop culture. She is best known for her successful viral video projects, which are intended to circulate in both the […]

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If you’re looking to hone your talents, then go to MAD. Cherilyn Marrocco’s MAD (Marrocco Academy of Dance)  is open to students of all ages with varying abilities who have the desire to a nurturing, non-competitive environment to develop their talents in various disciplines. Classes in ballet, theater, singing and songwriting are offered at the […]

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Way way back in the day, when I inherited some albums from my uncle, the world changed. As a kid, the music I could hear after putting a record on my dad’s turntable, moving a needle back and forth over and over, would leave me forever mesmerized by songs from Santana, David Bowie, The Velvet […]

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On Feb 19, 2012, The Miami Music Project, the Frost School of Music and the Cuban Classical Ballet surprised shoppers at Bayside Marketplace with a Random Acts of Culture™ cultural bonanza. Performances included Swan Lake, West Side Story and Don’t Mean a Thing. Enjoy the video above. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? […]

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Don’t miss your chance to apply to the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami. There’s only a few days left to submit your idea before Monday’s deadline. If you have a great idea in the arts we want to hear from you (and soon!) The challenge seeks to draw the best and most innovative ideas out of […]

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For every group of budding musicians that get together to form a rock band, there seem to be almost as many classical groups these days doing the same. One of the most popular ensembles to form is the string quartet, which has a vast and beautiful repertoire at its beck and call. A string quintet, […]

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“Moscow” in March

Published on 15 March 2012 by in Miami, Theater

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We live in Miami. By the ocean. We know tides and waves are fickle and that we shouldn’t turn our backs on the sea. In 1962, Miami — and the United States as a whole — was in flux. Especially momentous for Miami and its sizeable Cuban population were the “Cuban Democracy Act,”

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The Miami Herald today profiled several Knight Arts Challenge Miami winners – ahead of Monday’s deadline for the annual contest seeking the region’s best ideas for the arts. Writer Howard Cohen visited the Everglades’ Artist in Residence program, which hosts artists who live and work onsite in a 1960s cottage at the Ernest Coe Visitor’s […]

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By Victoria Galan, Miami-Dade Public Library System The Miami-Dade Public Library System is in the process of recruiting a dynamic and engaging Young Adult author to be its 2012 Young Adult Writer-in-Residence. The 2012 Young Adult Writer-in-Residence program is designed to encourage teens, 12-18, in the creative writing process during a three-month residency which will run […]

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