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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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The 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami is bigger and better than ever with the addition of its first People’s Choice Award. Knight Foundation has selected five local nominees from this year’s group of finalists – the rest is up to you. Vote for your favorite and the winner will receive $20,000 for their Miami art project. […]

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In art, the remains of the global day

Published on 21 September 2012 by in Miami

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The very small, cardboard sculptures hanging on the walls of the Alejandra von Hartz Gallery don’t necessarily draw your eye immediately – you have to search them out a little when you stop in to the well-done, handsome exhibit from Ana Tiscornia titled “Other impertinences.” They are almost like 3-D architectural blueprints, scaffolding of a […]

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Melody Life | Dance NOW! Miami

The Performing Arts Exchange (PAE), the annual performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference, is already in progress but there’s time to catch the juried showcase performance scheduled for this Thursday and Friday, September 20th – 21st at the Colony Theatre. The juried

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The season proper gets going this weekend with concerts by the New World Symphony (in a “pre-season” free event) and the first concert in this year’s season of eight in the Sunday Afternoons of Music series. Saturday night, it’s the young British conductor Michael Francis leading the fellows of the New World in music by […]

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The actual art of Fredric Snitzer

Published on 18 September 2012 by in Miami

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Fredric Snitzer runs the most prominent contemporary art gallery in Miami, there’s little doubt about it. He sits on the board of Art Basel Miami Beach (his gallery is always included in the main fair) and has taught at the New World School of the Arts since the 1990s. But few may realize that he […]

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Gema Calero | The Underground

“You can’t be deep without a surface,” author Jonathan Lethem writes. Sometimes surfaces are physical barriers that block us from seeing what’s beneath. Sometimes surfaces are also imaginary barriers that we erect out of fear of failure or success. Sometimes digging beneath and breaking these surfaces yields

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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College With generous support from Terra Group and Bacardi, which now celebrates its 150th anniversary, Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design presents an evocative, retrospective exhibition spanning three decades of creative collaboration between award-winning fashion designer Isabel Toledo and her husband, artist Ruben Toledo. TOLEDO/TOLEDO: Full Circle will take place at MDC’s Freedom Tower, the landmark Mediterranean […]

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By Lauren Reskin, Sweat Records When Sweat Records first opened in 2005, there wasn’t nearly as much happening around South Florida as there is today. Because of this, we felt it our duty as music and culture junkies to let our customers know not only about our own in-stores, but about every interesting/cool/worthwhile concert and […]

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Trading studio and museum space

Published on 14 September 2012 by in Miami

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It’s always illuminating to visit an artist working in his or her studio. There is a permanent mystery when viewing art – where did it come from, how was it birthed? Artists themselves have also enjoyed the interaction with a form of public while in the process of creation. MOCA has latched on to both […]

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Man Research Theatre. Photo by Neil de la Flor

In Aimé Cesairé’s Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, the Martiniquan poet writes: “The only thing worth beginning: the end of the world of course!” Of course! What? I had no idea what Cesairé was talking about until I heard Cornell West lecture last year at the University of Miami. During that lecture,

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