We had a great turnout last night at Fort Lauderdale’s Cinema Paradiso, our first of 4 Community Q & A sessions on the Knight Arts Challenge that are taking place this week around South Florida.
- Make the title catchy, not necessarily descriptive.
- Use your 150 words to get to the point – what’s unique about your project?
- Don’t write your proposal in isolation. Share it with friends for their input. Make sure they understand what you’re trying to convey.
- Present the idea as personal and show your passion, but stay away from the words “I want to.” Ideas should put the community first.
- If you’re an individual artist seeking funds for a project, remember it has to be in service to the community. Ask yourself, how will this engage South Florida? Will my project make South Florida a better place to live?
- How many ideas can I submit? As many as you like!
- Can the project be nationwide? As long as it follows the three rules, which includes that the project takes place in or benefits South Florida.
- How provocative can the program be? Be provocative. Be creative. We are not the thought police.
- 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, Downtown Miami, 1035 N. Miami Ave., Suite 200
- South Dade: 7 p.m., Feb. 21: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St.
Thanks again to all of our hosts for these gatherings: Broward County Cultural Division, WPBT, Business for the Arts of Broward, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, the Opa-locka CDC, Hot 105, WEDR, M Ensemble, Urgent Inc., Miami Children’s Initiative, Miami-Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami New Times, Cannonball, Miami Light Project, Sweat Records, Bass Museum of Art, Bas Fisher Invitational, Karen Peterson Dancers and ArtSouth.