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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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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By Mythili Kumar, Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose Abhinaya Dance company productions for Spring 2013 start off this weekend with the restaging of Gandhi on Sunday, March 31st at Ohlone College at 4pm and on Saturday April 6th at Cabrillo College at 7pm.  This repeated performance of our fall 2012 show was made possible by […]

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Mythili Kumar, Abhinaya Dance Company January 2013 came and went by in a whirl. The year began with remembering my late father by whose initiative and drive alone, my career in dance took off. It was therefore appropriate for the local Indian senior center where he had been active to invite me to give a […]

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Congratulations to ArtPlace’s 104 finalists for 2012-13 Creative Placemaking grants. The finalists represent 72 communities in 33 states, including the Knight resident communities of Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose and St Paul. The finalists were selected based on their potential to transform communities art and culture. The 104 named today were chosen from […]

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Abhinaya Dance Company’s  fall concert on “Gandhi”  received excellent comments by the Silicon Valley audience. With publicity and tickets extending to Zevents, Goldstar, Dancers’ group, etc. we had a significant number of new audiences that had never attended an Indian classical dance performance before.  Some comments here include those from a number of non- Indians […]

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