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  The Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, will hold its 3rd Annual Arts Advocacy Breakfast on June 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m. This early-morning program provides a platform for local artists to display their talents. At the beginning, a light breakfast is served for attendees to network and socialize. Afterward, scheduled individuals and […]

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Before Wynwood become the gritty urban oasis and hotspot for world travelers, gawkers and graffiti aficionados that it is today, The Miami Light Project (a Knight Arts grantee), under the stewardship of Artistic & Executive Director Elizabeth Boone, set up shop. Built The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Provided more than just a space, but […]

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A few weeks ago, in full stealth-mode, I snuck into the Miami Light Project to borrow their bench and ice-cold air. A rock was propping the side door open. It was hideously hot, and the air conditioning at the Wynwood Warehouse, where I was working across the street, wasn’t cutting it. I’m not shy, so […]

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M. Lamar. Photo by Michael Benabib.

The 2015 Out in the Tropics Festival, produced by FUNDarte, a Knight Arts grantee, runs from Tuesday, May 5th through Saturday, May 9th. The festival features work from innovative local, national and international GLBTQ artists, including Chely Lima, M. Lamar, Marga Gomez, Caridad Svich and John Moletress. The festival opens on May 5th at 7 […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger Mu Performing Arts has become a national leader in developing and supporting the work of Asian-American playwrights, actors and musicians. Mu has also become a hub of education, community outreach, and a strong voice advocating for social justice. As Mu gets ready to start work on its Knight […]

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By Dennis Scholl Six years ago, Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibargüen asked me to develop a national arts program for the foundation focused on building community through the arts. Today, I’m excited to share a new report that chronicles our progress and introduces you to the many people and projects that have surprised us with […]

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Innovative theater begins with Shira Abergel. Her traveling theater wagon concept won a Knight Arts Challenge grant and, despite the pot holes and glitches along the way, she’s ready to get hers built. This Thursday, April 23rd at the Miami Theater Center, the spirit of Baba Yaga (a supernatural being from Slavic folklore) emerges during […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger The Winding Sheet Outfit is a group of theater artists focused on creating small experiences with seemingly random objects in ways that marry the silly and the sinister. Their project, “The Theatre of the Tiny Clandestines,” was awarded a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul grant and now […]

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Rehearsals. To Accept, Dial 5 by M.J. Fievre

At the Centro Cultural Español, of course! Every Wednesday and Thursday during the month of  April, the O, Miami Poetry Festival has partnered with MicroTheater Miami, both Knight Arts grantees, to bring you O, MicroTheater. On these nights, O, MicroTheater will feature Plays on Verse: short plays, usually lasting no more than 15 minutes, written […]

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In collaboration with FUNDarte, a Knight Arts grantee, Elizabeth Doud brings Climakaze to Miami. Climakaze is a three-day, participation-driven series of dialogues, performances and gatherings to connect the community, create awareness and incite action around the issue of global climate change. Aimed at artists, scientists and change-makers concerned about climate-change, Climakaze is a catalyst for […]

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