In December 2010, 27 ideas won $3.8 million in funding through the Knight Arts Challenge Miami. Read more about them below.
Miami 2010 Winners
Project: 'The Record' Exhibition Outreach
To enhance an exhibition on the role of art in vinyl record covers by creating an outreach series of performances, lectures and other events.
Miami City Ballet (a Knight Arts grantee) had a banner year. After yet another remarkable and well-received season, MCB, as it is known, traveled for the first time ever to Paris and made an outstanding foreign debut. Then, it made its premiere appearance under a national spotlight when it were featured in PBS’s “Great [...]
Sometimes a painting is just beautiful. It can have deeper meaning or a complex make up, but some works just hang there and say, look at me, I am so good-looking. That’s the case with the nature-inspired pieces of Greg Lindquist in the group show of New York artists, “you are here forever….” curated by [...]
Amount: $ 40,000
To expose and promote Miami artists globally by creating a series of original videos for the Web.
Project: Big Night in Little Haiti
To showcase Haitian music through a monthly concert series in Little Haiti featuring the country’s diverse rhythms.
Project: Close Encounters of the Jazz Kind
To provide new opportunities for jazz musicians young and old by creating a venue for them to jam together both in front of an audience and on air.
Project: Creative Writing Fellowship Program
To advance South Florida’s literary community by creating a Knight fellowship program in creative writing for fine arts graduate students at FIU.
To help arts groups expand their audience by partnering with an online coupon site to offer a cultural “deal-of-the-week.”
Project: Curatorial Fellowships
To foster dialogue within the Miami arts community by creating three one-year curatorial fellowships in contemporary art at the Bass Museum.
Project: Architecture Contest
To explore innovative architecture by sponsoring an annual architectural contest resulting in the creation of a temporary structure.