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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 Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer “I think our aim should be to have more and more access to the enjoyment of life” said John Cage (1912-1992) one of the most remarkable and controversial artists of the second half of the 20th century, who would have turned 100 last September. Tremendously influential and seldom […]

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Moreno and Oroza explore urban creation

Published on 05 February 2013 by in Miami

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Some of what Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza are trying to get at in their collaborative works are a little hard to comprehend, but usually they are interesting and intellectually challenging contemporary explorations. This should hold true for “Drywood,” opening up at Wynwood’s Alejandra von Hartz Gallery on Thursday. Like some of their other collaborations in the past, […]

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Ivonne Batanero: Here & Now

Published on 05 February 2013 by in Dance, Miami

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Ivonne Batanero

Ivonne Batanero grew up a shy girl in a cruel world where dance became here preferred mode of communication. Through dance, Batanero reveals the world of extremes by pushing the limits of human

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By P. Scott Cunningham, University of Wynwood Ever considered working for a fake university? How about a scientific lab? How about both? University of Wynwood and Coral Morphologic are searching for qualified candidates for a full-time Operations Manager. The new Operations Manager will be someone who has a passion for organization and demonstrable experience managing […]

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Today, we’re excited to begin accepting applications for the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Miami.  Each year, we’re in awe of what South Florida comes up with – innovative ideas, truly Miami ideas, ideas to engage our neighborhoods in the arts. Because of the quality of your submissions, we recently decided to extend the contest for […]

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Weird destination: next stop Hialeah

Published on 01 February 2013 by in Miami

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Hialeah is a state of mind as much as a physical place. A badge of honor to some, it also has been ridiculed as a wasteland. What’s great about the city (it’s the fifth largest in Florida) is that it has a bit of everything – it’s quirky and kitchy, a working class town with […]

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By Justin Moss, Florida Grand Opera The incomparable Maria Callas, known to many as “La Divina,” made her mark in the opera world with her mastery of the bel canto style. In 1957, Milan’s famous Teatro alla Scala presented a production of Bellini’s La sonnambula at the Edinburgh Festival, with Callas as the star.  It […]

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Shira Abergel: Here & Now

Published on 31 January 2013 by in Dance, Miami, Music

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Shira Abergel

Shira Abergel has wings and she plans to use them to fly over the Appalachians during Miami Light Project’s Here & Now: 2013 — a Knight Emerging Artist Series — at The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse. During the festival, Abergel will debut

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By Jenna Buehler, Knight Foundation Ranjana Warier calls herself a computer science and engineering geek with a passion for Indian dance tradition. As 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner, she is fusing her passions together to produce western fairy tales that demystify classic Indian culture. Warier, a cyber security expert by day, says her technical […]

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John Cage was one of the great provocateurs, inventors and innovators of his time, and of his art. A measure of his influence even now, some 21 years after his death, can be measured in the blowup that’s followed a highly critical essay by Daniel Asia in The Huffington Post, to which Asia responded again […]

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