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By Caili Quan, BalletX Dancer Dance encompasses a broad range of movement. Dance is a performance. Dance is a play. Dance can express emotion, tell a story without words. I remember spending my school days getting excited for my next dance class.  So when BalletX Co-Artistic and Executive Director Christine Cox presented the opportunity to […]

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The following profile of P. Scott Cunningham is crossposted from FIU Magazine By Dan Grech The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible. He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in honor of poet Adrian Matejka, and you’re invited. If you didn’t know Cunningham, you might read “old-fashioned” and think this was a poetry […]

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If you’ve stepped into your local library recently, you know that it’s a vital community resource and a vibrant hub of creativity – a space that is as much about creation as collection. A recent article in the Pacific Standard touted the importance of libraries saying, “the best-kept secret about America’s libraries is that they […]

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I have a confession. I’ve been following the peripheral shenanigans coming out of Sochi – the security concerns and journalists’ hotel horror stories, funny Putin-in-triumph photos – with far more relish than I have the actual games. But when news of a one-night-only performance of “Tonya and Nancy: The Opera” hit my inbox a couple of weeks […]

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By Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at Knight Foundation Great photojournalism is a strange sort of art. Many of its creators do not see themselves as artists, but as truth-tellers who bristle at the notion that they could be creating salable art objects. Yet what they do falls rather easily within the definition […]

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By Hunter Braithwaite The collection of Pulitzer-Prize winning photographs which opens at the Frost Museum this week brims with pathos and the passage of time. The photos are expertly composed; that’s quite a feat, as most were shot in what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “the decisive moment”—that split second when everything makes sense, only to descend […]

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Miami International Film Festival from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. With the foundation’s roots in journalism, Knight believes in the power of storytelling to bring communities together. Over the past few years, we’ve watched independent filmmakers in the communities where we work engage audiences across the globe. Their stories are told in voices that could only come from […]

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‘Yearbook’ Trailer from The Playlist on Vimeo. For Bernardo Britto, the road to Sundance was paved with 2,000 drawings, by hand, pencil on paper – a rarity these days for animators. It paid off. The South Florida native’s animated short film – produced by the Knight-funded Borscht Corp. – just won Sundance’s Short Film Jury […]

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Above: Live@Sundance 1/18 – Host: Shira Lazar via YouTube I’m at Sundance this week in Park City, joined by four filmmakers from Miami and Philadelphia who have been named the festival’s first Knight Fellows. Each of these filmmakers are here to experience the event, meet with industry players, learn from the seminars and get to know each other […]

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We’re days away from opening applications for the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for the arts in South Florida. (Update: applications now open.)  This is our seventh edition of the challenge. And over the past few years, we’ve increasingly seen great ideas, the kind of ideas you can’t wait to like, […]

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