Today, we’re excited to begin accepting applications for the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Miami. 

Each year, we’re in awe of what South Florida comes up with – innovative ideas, truly Miami ideas, ideas to engage our neighborhoods in the arts. Because of the quality of your submissions, we recently decided to extend the contest for three more years, through 2015.

Applying, though, continues to be as easy as ever. In this first stage, we need just a 150-word description of your project.

We have been inspired too by the geographic reach of our recent winners, who are helping to weave culture into neighborhoods stretching from Delray Beach to Opa-locka and Hialeah. So this year, we’ve decided to host small Q & A sessions in four neighborhoods: South Dade, North Central Dade, Hollywood and Downtown Miami. Knight Foundation staff will be there to answer questions.

Dates and times  for these community roundtables are below. Sign up for our eblasts and follow us @knightarts to find out more.

Hope you can join us at one of these events, and I’m looking forward to reading your applications.

Dennis Scholl, VP/arts at Knight Foundation

Community Roundtables: (Updated list)

  • Fort Lauderdale: 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Cinema Paradiso,  503 SE 6th St.
  • North Central Dade: 7 p.m. Feb. 19: Opa-locka City Hall, 780 Fisherman St., Second Floor
  • Downtown Miami: 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Cannonball, 1035 N. Miami Ave., Suite 200
  • South Dade: 7 p.m., Feb. 21, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St.

9 Responses to “South Florida – we want your best ideas for the arts!”

  1. Rita LInder says:

    Would you consider funding a project in Key West? Thank you.

  2. Marika says:

    Hi Rita, Yes, projects in the Florida Keys are eligible. Best of luck, Marika

  3. Brandy says:

    Is West Palm Beach/Palm Beach eligible? We are still South Florida.

  4. cheryl says:

    How do you know if your submission was recd

  5. nor says:

    When you say 150 words does that include title?

  6. Cristiane Perry says:

    I wonder if the project should already be underway or we can work only with the basic idea of what would be the project itself

  7. Did I read somewhere that you will not be considering architecture and design proposals? Only fine arts? Please clarify. Thanks.

    • Marika Lynch says:

      Hi Mary Jo, The challenge is for all artistic disciplines, including architecture and design. Best, Marika

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