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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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Eduardo Marturet uses a computer metaphor when he talks about the impact of new music on listeners. “I love to give you music, that when you come in and sit in your chair, and you’ve come in from your work and you’re tired or whatever, it’s music that really shakes you,” he said. “I usually […]

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The city of Venice’s location in the north of Italy, as a port on the Adriatic, likely was the reason it became a magnet for migrants and refugees throughout its fabled history, and the reason it became a hotbed for creativity and ingenuity, a thriving merchant and artistic center for most of its existence. The […]

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By Harrison Hollingsworth, Sixth Floor Trio Bassoonist/Violinist Harrison Hollingsworth is currently on tour with Teddy Abrams and Johnny Teyssier, with whom he forms the Sixth Floor Trio. They are the artistic directors of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s music festival GardenMusic, which is a Knight Arts grantee. Today he checks in with a report from Miami. It was […]

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By Barbara S. Stein, executive producing director Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre We are grateful for the outstanding support of  Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Cultural Passport program, which has allowed Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to provide students with thousands of free tickets to our Mainstage and Musical Theatre for Young Audiences matinees. The […]

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Moving images at “Soulé”

Published on 20 August 2012 by in Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry

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Soulé | Pioneer Winter | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Last week we told you about “Soulé,” a one-night performance that extended traditional flamenco into a contemporary dance context. The presentation, which took place Friday, didn’t necessarily persuade everyone in attendance. But what “Soulé” lacked in energy and connection with the audience, the dancers made up for in grace and beauty as they illuminated the […]

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Bal Harbour gets arted up

Published on 17 August 2012 by in Miami

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Why should only certain sections of a city be relegated to “art”? Well, they shouldn’t. As many European cities long ago realized, art and aesthetic beauty are part of what makes a metropolis whole and pleasing to live in. So kudos to Bal Harbour for making an effort to move in this direction. The latest […]

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I couldn’t let the Community Arts Program at Coral Gables Community Church go without a mention again today, because the great American jazz bassist Christian McBride closes out the series with his trio tonight. McBride, 40, is one of the better-known contemporary jazz musicians, a worthy successor to Ray Brown and Charles Mingus who, like […]

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Carlota Pradera. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

Carlota Pradera doesn’t want to touch you. She wants to dance and move in her magic pants in open spaces, jam-packed parking lots and highrise office buildings. She wants to plot our concrete landscape with her footprints and presence. She wants to dance in Publix and CVS, Morningside Park and 7-11 and engage

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An art scene blooms in the north

Published on 14 August 2012 by in Miami

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Over the last decade, Miami has become known internationally for its street art. Thanks to rogue individuals, graf groups, real estate moguls – a big mish-mash of people in fact – the façades of Wynwood are covered with some of the most interesting art to be found, indoors or out, anywhere. North of our border […]

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Two big events, one weekend

Published on 13 August 2012 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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“Aire Frío”/”Cold Air”

The city is big and our schedules are tight, but there are two extraordinary must-see events opening this weekend: “Soulé” and “Aire Frío”/“Cold Air.” “Soulé” is a contemporary flamenco rhythm and blues fusion that runs for one night only, Friday, August 17th at 8 p.m. at On.Stage Black.Box Theater at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. The performance extends […]

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