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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 Mayur Patel and Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation Five years ago, Knight Foundation took a leap of faith and launched the Knight Arts Challenge, a $40 million initiative to accelerate the momentum in South Florida’s cultural community. We called it a leap of faith because the arts challenge was one of Knight Foundation’s first contests. […]

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Vito Acconci has had a profound impact on contemporary art for decades. Not only as a provocateur performance artist – which he truly was – but also as a pioneer of what we now call conceptual art, as a designer, sound artist, architect. But maybe just as important, as an insightful commentator on all these […]

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El Field in Spanglish

Published on 18 October 2012 by in Dance, Miami, Poetry, Theater

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Octavio Campos | Photo by Neil de la Flor

After 39 years of trying to speak fluent Spanish, I give up. But, I’m fluent in Spanglish, which I believe is way more fun than Spanish or English because I have to use my body as well as my mouth to communicate what I want to say. El Field, which is the Spanglish version of […]

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By P. Scott Cunningham, co-founder and director of O, Miami Poetry Festival The idea of making recordings of poets reading their work is as old as records themselves. Ezra Pound, Vachel Lindsay, T.S. Eliot, and many others poets put voice-to-vinyl in the early days of the technology; Sylvia Plath’s voice has survived thanks to the […]

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This week and weekend have almost the same level of classical arts activity that’s typical of the busier parts of the season. As well as Festival Miami, which continues Sunday with a youth orchestra event, there are plenty of worthy concerts in line over the next few days: Seraphic Fire: Patrick Dupré Quigley’s choir opens […]

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Knight Foundation and its partners are celebrating three Suncoast Emmy nominations today. The first (above) is a series of interviews exploring the digital age’s impact on our communities and our democracy. Nominated in the Interview/Discussion category, the Digital Revolution & Democracy features Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, Reed Hunt, former FCC chair and Paula Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The New World Symphony embarked on its 25th season with The Russian Soul as motif and figurehead. The festive atmosphere that permeated opening night posed an invitation to play with meanings and coincidences at a concert that was simultaneously conventional and wisely programmed. Throughout two centuries, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky have […]

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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College International music sensation Yemen Blues will dazzle Miami audiences with an eclectic brew of West African grooves, American jazz, blues, and funk one night only at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., downtown Miami. This special performance is presented by Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts series. […]

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By Hannah Sampson, The Miami Herald The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts wants you to come for the show and stay for the art. With the help of a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the center has launched a permanent art collection and plans to sell limited edition prints […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council Why do successful business executives join arts boards and support the arts? The Arts & Business Council of Miami asked that question of Miami’s very own dynamic duo, Dennis Edwards and Mark Steinberg. They define what it means to be good corporate citizens. For more than two and […]

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