San Jose and Silicon Valley

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in San Jose and Silicon Valley that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Special Assistant to the VP/Community and National Initiatives George Abbott.

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By Serlin Quah, ZERO1 Is meditation performative when a simple technical system is constructed to make visible the performer’s state of mind? This is the question that artist John Slepian asks as he experiments with a new kind of embodiment in the digital world. In Transcendence, the artist is literally levitated through the power of […]

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By Serlin Quah, ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network Opening the BRING IT! Performance Art Series is a live performance double feature by animator, designer, and multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek. Internationally recognized, Matreyek is based in Los Angeles and creates animated short films that integrate animation, performance, and video installation. Arriving to animation from a […]

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By Serlin Quah, ZERO1 ZERO1 is excited to announce the line up for our summer-long 
BRING IT! Performance Art Series, supported by the Knight Foundation. We’ll be featuring six innovative performances by artists who are pushing the boundaries of digital culture. Performances take place at the ZERO1 Garage located at 439 S. 1st Street, San […]

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By Serlin Quah, ZERO1 ZERO1 is thrilled to announce the unveiling of BRING IT! 2014. This summer, through the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we’re handing over the ZERO1 Garage to innovative performance artists who are pushing the boundaries of digital culture. We are combing our way through the proposals received […]

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Arts for Learning Teaching Artist Yanira Collado is working with high school students from Coral Gables Senior High to launch a school year portion of A4L’s innovative ArtWorks internship program.  Through a partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Honors and Executive Internship Program, students learn crucial job skills in and through the arts.  Here Yanira […]

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By Anne Younan, City Lights Theater Company of San Jose “Why?”  “To what end?”  If you are not asking yourself that, you should.  I have recently become a huge fan of “strategic thinking.”  I personally do a lot of what I do from instinct, or “gut feeling,” trusting that my accumulated experiences continue to strengthen […]

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By Anne Younan, City Lights Theater Company of San Jose I can’t tell you how excited I am about Amadeus at City Lights.  I underestimated the size and scope of the overall project, but experience tells me that the projects that are the hardest – that pose the most challenges, are ultimately the most fun and fulfilling. […]

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By Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, MACLA At MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana), we see youth as cultural innovators on their own terms.   They are the next generation and the voice of the future.  We have an awesome responsibility to construct a safe space for them to gather and create.  Perhaps most importantly, we offer […]

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Today, ArtPlace America, a nationwide initiative that puts the arts at the heart of community revitalization, announced $15.2 million in funding for new projects in 44 communities across the United States. We’re excited to see that arts leaders in seven of the communities where Knight invests – Miami, Philadelphia, St. Paul, San Jose, Macon, Detroit and […]

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By Mythili Kumar, Abhinaya Dance Company At the conclusion of our ‘Gandhi” performance in Fremont on March 31st, Abhinaya dancers proceeded to meet the appreciative audience in the theater lobby. One woman brought her two children who were excited to meet Gandhi, and they were somewhat disappointed that it was me as I was playing […]

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